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“Pleasantly Surprised!”
Review of Border Cafe

Border Cafe
Ranked #8 of 112 Restaurants in Saugus
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $0 - $20
Cuisines: Southwestern, Cajun & Creole, Mexican
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Good for: Bar scene, Families with children, Large groups
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch
Reviewed April 5, 2013 via mobile

I was pleasantly surprised by my whole experience at this restaurant. The top shelf Magarita was very good. The tortilla chips were warm, thin and tasty. Just a little too salty though. The salsa was great as well as the gaucamole. I ordered the Mesquite grilled Salmon, it was perfectly prepared and delicious. The service was excellent as well as the prices. This is a fun restaurant for Mexican food.

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Thank diddy66
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Reviewed March 14, 2013

There are loads of restaurants on Route 1. The Border Cafe is the only one I would make the trip for. French Quarter Chicken is absolutely awesome. Homemade Chips and Salsa, fast service and a pocket friendly price. I don't know why there are not thousands of these. It's always crowded for good reason. My gold standard for fine Tex Mex. I do, however, miss the coconut shrimp of long ago. Recently I had a salad there and the home made honey mustard dressing with stone ground mustard and horseradish was amazing! Love, Love, Love it! One of my absolute favorites!!!!

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Reviewed March 4, 2013 via mobile

Love the cocktails and the whole atmosphere!very tasty guacamole and salads!large portions and friendly staff!

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Thank Kateriga85
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Reviewed February 2, 2013 via mobile

Authentic Mexican cuisine for reasonable prices. The chips are freshly made and scrumptious! Fajitas are always a best bet. Chimichangas are also a treat. If your looking for food on the lighter side they have an amazing blackened salmon salad. Only drawback is that the restaurant can be very loud. And drinks are not very strong. Try it out today.

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Thank Eme1002
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Reviewed January 29, 2013

The Border Cafe has never disappointed. The beer is always ice cold and the chips and salsa are tasty and free. The Tejas chicken appetizer is the star of the app menu. My only complaint is that the four pieces are never enough. The Jim Bowie filet mignon is by far the best entree. It's comes with fries, but I always ask for rice and beans instead. It's really a delicious meal. Fajitas are fresh, tasty and delicious. The wait staff is always top notch. It's noisy atmosphere is part of its charm. I found it humorous that other people complained about the noise level. It's a Mexican restaurant!!!!! They're supposed to be loud and chaotic. I also saw that a person complained about a salad. Who goes to a tex-mex restaurant and orders a salad?? The place is consistently awesome and you always leave with a full stomach and not an empty wallet.

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Thank Mistereatsalot
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