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Border Cafe

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Mexican, Southwestern, Bar, Pub
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128 Middlesex Tpke, Burlington, MA 01803-4417
+1 781-505-2500
11:30 - 22:00
Closed now
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Sun - Thu 11:30 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 23:00
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45 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I ate here for dinner on a Saturday evening - by 5 PM it was already fairly crowded/almost full (perhaps the holiday rush?). By 6 PM, there was a crowd waiting to be seated. I ordered the crawfish etouffee. It was good - the seafood was well cooked and not overdone/chewy. It was also not drenched in sauce. There were... More 

Thank TomfromBoston
Wilmington, Massachusetts
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our family absolutely loves Border Cafe. In addition to the amazing margaritas, they serve the best guacamole ever. They cater nicely to my gluten free husband as well. It is a favorite family go-to!

Thank danimax2016
Desert Hot Springs, California
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23 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I came here with my family and really enjoyed the food. My family had the fajitas which they really enjoyed and I had the New Orleans Catfish - excellent.

Thank Richard B
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Everything is pretty good, but sometimes a little salty, so if you're on a low salt diet, this is not the place for you

Thank Michelle E
New York State
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65 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We try to hit this place on off-hours as there is usually a wait during lunch and dinner hours - so we tend to do late lunch, early suppers. Good basic Tex-Mex. Our 6 yr old Grandson loves the place, enjoys the chips and the Quesadillas as well as the M&Ms he receives at the end of his meal. Never... More 

Thank Rose-n-Frank
Boston, United States
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48 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

You always get salsa and corn chips! This is a Mexican style restaurant and the food is on point. They margaritas are awesome! Service is fast and reasonable price. Great music too.

1 Thank Albie16
Bengaluru, India
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41 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I really liked the way they have created the setting for the restaurant - right from the tables, the bar and the lighting gives a very nice touch to it. I am not saying its typically Mexican but it feels different and nice. I liked the way we were attended to and the food served was absolutely amazing. Very tasty... More 

Thank jayarajwilson
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23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Granted I live near Mexico, but this place was a disappointment as far as Mexican food goes. There was Jumbalaya on the menu for goodness sake. That said, the bar is well stocked, and chips and salsa are ok and the wait staff was fun and attentive. Don't go expecting Mexican food and you might be OK.

Thank Jon B
Boston, Massachusetts
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45 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

The manager, and wait staff were really nice. Great service. Very helpful helping get my child something to eat- given he has allergies. Excellent Margarita's too :)

Thank Abee122
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21 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

Great place for Mexican food and drinks. Very reasonable prices and good service. We arrived to town at 11pm and there were not many places serving dinner. We had the chicken breast with the vegetables and it was delicious.

Thank jambord

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Southwestern, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 128 Middlesex Tpke, Burlington, MA 01803-4417
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Burlington
  • Phone Number: +1 781-505-2500

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?