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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” (79 reviews)
“chips and salsa” (47 reviews)
“catfish” (26 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 today

This is a great place to eat, drink, and hang out. Delicious food, tasty sangria and chips, and a fun atmosphere. If I lived near Harvard Square I would eat at Border Cafe frequently!

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Eat here with friends tonight. The food was fantastic and our waiter was great. I have to eat gluten free and there were plenty of choices.

Thank Adventurer234357
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Amazing food, huge portions and excellent service. Complimentary corn chips and salsa on arrival. The soft drinks were refillable and came in 24oz cups. My husband had a fresh lemonade which he said was tasty and refreshing, that too was refillable. Then the food. I...More

Thank anicelady
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Ate at Border Cafe today, and it was excellent! Had the swordfish tacos which exceeded my expectations. I have fish tacos at almost every place that they are on the menu, so I know a good one when I see it. This is the best...More

Thank Y2142TNmichaelk
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My daughter had been raving about this place and we finally got around to coming here for a meal. It was worth the wait! We got the chicken bandera, ettoufe entrée and the jambalaya. The strawberry margarita was big and good. The atmosphere was nice...More

Thank safety_princess
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It is a fun diversion not fancy. Good value for money and a happy atmosphere. Almost always packed, it’s a people’s favorite.

Thank Frazier E
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

5 of us had a wonderful lunch with generous portions. 3 of us brought food away because of so much food. One of us is vegetarian and she enjoyed her choices. Thanks to Trip Advisor reviews for steering us here.

Thank floramart
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Ultimate place in Boston to have Mexican food ! Around Harward the best place to try some authentic Mexican food... Oldest resaturent in town serving quality food!

Thank sanjay4
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

First they bring chips (hot out of the fryolater!) and homemade salsa...good stuff. The place was packed when we were there (party of 5 for dinner after a Harvard program). Our order was taken quickly and it got to us very quickly too. Everyone ordered...More

Thank Ladythrowback
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went after going to Harvard- really good menu, tasty food and good value for money. Would recommend!

Thank Amy G
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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, Kids, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
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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