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Border Cafe

€€ - €€€Mexican, ,
32 Church St, Cambridge, MA 02138-3768
+1 617-864-6100
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good37%
  • Average11%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“fajitas” (78 reviews)
“chips and salsa” (44 reviews)
“crawfish” (8 reviews)
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Mexican, Southwestern, Bar, Cajun & Creole, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
32 Church St, Cambridge, MA 02138-3768
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place is conveniently located beside Harvard. Great menu and amazing prices. The food quality is high and the food is fresh and zesty. Friendly and relaxed restaurant. Definitely recommend it.

Thank BluebellGalway
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I rarely go to Tex Mex restos, but tried Border Cafe on a colleague's recommendation. It did not disappoint! Based on online reviews, I chose the Eggplant Royale. It was a huge dish, very tasty. I liked the vibe of the place. Staff were very...More

Thank necramirez
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited with two co-workers for dinner. We all had the beef fajitas. Quite tasty and sufficiently generous portions. The place seems quite popular. Most restaurants in most cities would be quite jealous of such a crowd on a Monday night. Prices reasonable for the quality...More

Thank OnTraveler_8
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Everything was delicious. Try the gumbo - just the right amount of spice. Enjoyed the bean & corn empanadas - the dipping sauce that accompanied the dish was a little more bland than expected. Salsa was chunky & flavorful. Will be back!

Thank Carissa S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We loved everything about this restaurant. It is just a few blocks from Harvard. The decor is colorful and our server was outstanding. There is a great variety of entrees on the menu, including some creative choices that would not be your typical choices at...More

Thank Hippely
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Mexican food is terrific starting with the chips and salsa and generous but not overly strong margaritas. The place is open late, which is a huge plus, and it's lively. The food can come out very quickly, so you don't always have time to enjoy...More

Thank uwra
Reviewed 4 February 2018 via mobile

Stopped in here for dinner with a friend. The food was good although not the mix you would expect. Both dinners were excellent. We went back again during our stay.

Thank Gary C
Reviewed 4 February 2018

We recently went for lunch during a snowstorm.I happen to be very fond of Border Cafe. The food and service are consistent, and the price is reasonable. Be advised that if you go on a weekend evening, you'll probably be in for a lengthy wait;...More

Thank SquamRock
Reviewed 24 January 2018

Pros: Great location in the middle of Harvard Square. A lovely atmosphere and very colorful decor. Cons: Food was average, chips were EXTREMELY salty. Service was slow.

Thank Naomi F
Reviewed 22 January 2018

RESTUARANT IS BUSY. The service was good as well as the food. I recommend the fajitas. Margarita's are awesome. The area is busy so be prepared to have struggle with parking. Lots to do in the area. there is usually a wait especially at dinner...More

Thank Joanne M
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Kelley D
16 December 2015|
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Response from Michael M | Reviewed this property |
Hi. All of the answers from previous reviewers I read regarding getting a gift certificate are the ones I would have suggested. They are very accommodating and I'm sure a quick phone call will get the result you want.
Kelley D
16 December 2015|
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Response from Ellen M | Reviewed this property |
Have you tried calling the restaurant directly? Or looking online?
7 October 2015|
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Response from Charles B | Reviewed this property |
As far as I can remember there is no Kid's menu but it never stopped us from bringing our daughter - from the time she was a baby up to now (she's 6). Border Café has plenty of dishes that can be shared with a kid... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 32 Church St, Cambridge, MA 02138-3768
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Cambridge
  • Phone Number: +1 617-864-6100
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