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“BEST SOUTHWEST FARE AROUND”
Review of Border Cafe

Border Cafe
Ranked #1 of 358 Restaurants in Newark
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $15 - $20
Cuisines: Cajun & Creole, Mexican
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Restaurant details
Good for: Bar scene, Families with children
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations
Landenberg, Pennsylvania
Level 4 Contributor
24 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“BEST SOUTHWEST FARE AROUND”
Reviewed April 8, 2013

My family has been enjoying this restaurant for probably 5 years and keep going back. Food is excellent and portion size is rather large. We usually eat half the meal and bring what is left home for lunch the next day. Prices are VERY REASONABLE. My only complaint, which is minor in my opinion, is that they do not have draft beer (bottles only) and they do not take reservations. Wait times for a table can be very lengthy on Friday and Saturday nights.

  • Visited December 2012
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English first
Pennsylvania
Level 3 Contributor
22 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“FANTASTIC”
Reviewed April 7, 2013

This place is great!!!! Great Tex-Mex food at incredible prices! Atmosphere is awesome. A Must Try!!!

Visited March 2013
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Wilmington, Delaware
2 reviews
“Large groups (5+) should avoid rush times”
Reviewed April 5, 2013

Large groups (5 or more) should avoid at rush times - very limited seating for groups, and will not accommodate by putting tables together. Food is good and reasonably priced.

  • Visited April 2013
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Reading, Pennsylvania
Level 6 Contributor
171 reviews
135 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
“Fast hot fresh”
Reviewed April 3, 2013

This place is fantastic every time we go. It is a New Orleans's type Mexican. Some of my favorites are Gulf Coast Seafood Enchiladas, Cheese Enchiladas, and Chicken or Cheese Quesadillas. This place is so popular that you can't order takeout or an extra meal to go. If you want a meal to take home or an app, entree, maybe an extra side, then ask for a box. They have never put a limit of the amount of food you can order. The margaritas are also great.

  • Visited March 2013
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Narvon Pa
Level 6 Contributor
201 reviews
128 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
“Gotta Try This Place”
Reviewed March 16, 2013

Many of the excellent reviews on food were right on. The noise level is high in the front but is much quieter in the back section. The server Chelsey R was one of the best we have had in quite sometime in any restaurant. She certainly is cruise line material; super attentive. Try to get her if she is there. Never was there anything that was approaching empty that wasn't filled. Food is great tasting and fresh. They have a great business but work hard to get people in. The Fahita wraps are small so I put two together and solved that problem. Talked to the manager and complemented him on food quality and service.

  • Visited March 2013
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Thank Bob1789
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