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“Great food, fun atmosphere...and VERY REASONABLE pricing.” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Border Cafe

Border Cafe
Ranked #1 of 353 Restaurants in Newark
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $15 - $20
Cuisines: Mexican, Southwestern, Cajun & Creole
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Restaurant details
Good for: Dining on a budget, Special occasions, Large groups, Families with children, Bar scene, Kids
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Newark, Delaware
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
“Great food, fun atmosphere...and VERY REASONABLE pricing.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 4, 2014

One of my favorite "tried & true" spots in Newark. Can get pretty crowded, and bar atmosphere when waiting for a table is fun and festive. I do, however, ask to sit near the back as it can get pretty loud on a busy night, making it difficult to hear if you're with a group of 4 or more.

The Route 66 Chopped Salad is beyond delicious!!!!!

  • Visited February 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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English first
Wilmington, Delaware
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74 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“EAT”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 23, 2014 via mobile

Always good, always fresh, always.
Best blackened chicken you can get. The absolutely best guacamole you can get in Delaware. You will not be disappointed. The place is always jumping.

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Thank Jon D
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Audubon, New Jersey
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17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Great find!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 23, 2014

I drive back and forth from NJ to MD quite a bit, and this place was a great find right off of I-95. My boyfriend and I ate here a few weeks ago on a Sunday afternoon, and the place was packed. They get people in and out pretty quickly, so the wait wasn't too bad. Both the service and the food were very good (we had beef enchiladas and chicken tacos), and we will definitely be back!

  • Visited February 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank lnich19
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East Coast
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141 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
“Creole and Southwestern in a perfect blend”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 18, 2014

What a pleasant surprise. We found this place on yelp, saw the ratings and decided to try it. It looks a bit dodgy on the outside, but turns out to be tacky-cool decorations and great big blue sign that says "EAT!" It was two PM on a February afternoon, and the place was jammed. We had a 15 minute wait, but the staff was well organized and on top of everything, They moved people in and out without making you feel rushed. Our server anticipated our every need (extra chips, fresh salsa, drinks) without us so much as raising our eyes to look around. Three of us had dishes from the mexican side of the menu - swordfish tacos, steak fajitas and a black bean taco salad. All were amazing. The fish tacos came with a delicious broiled avocado half. I ordered something from the creole side - an eggplant plank with crab remoulade topping. It was out of this world.

  • Visited February 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Hockessin, Delaware, United States
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Surprise”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 14, 2014

My granddaughter wanted to visit this place for her birthday. I read about it being loud so I was not looking forward to our evening. Surprise-it was a party atmosphere but not too loud to talk at our table of 6. AND, the food was quite good. The kid's menu was terrific and at a cheap price. We will go back.

  • Visited February 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank Patricia F
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