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Border Cafe

) #2 of 425 Restaurants in Cambridge €€ - €€€ 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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Mexican, Southwestern, Bar, Cajun & Creole, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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32 Church St, Cambridge, MA 02138-3768
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Reviewed 2 days ago

There are not many affordable and good restaurants in Harvard Square, which is one reason that the Border Cafe seems to be always crowded. The good news is that the prices are reasonable (for Harvard Square) and the service is prompt and friendly. However, don't...More

Thank physbiz
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Getting a seat for lunch/brunch on Sundays in Harvard Square always tough so step a little bit away from the center and try the Mexican food at Border cafe. On Church Street behind the Harvard Coop, the place gets busy too but not til 1pm-ish...More

Thank David Michael S
Reviewed 1 week ago

This cafe offers a varied menu which bridges Mexican and Cajun foods. We several Mexican appetizers; the chips and salsa was delicious-and bottomless! Those who ordered Cajun meals were equally as happy. The drink selection includes several beers on tap and such specialties and frozen...More

Thank bcgbrandt
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Big place (two-story). Nice menu. Standard Mexican, but with a little twist. Some mix of Cajun and Mesquite flavors mixed with Mexican. Fajitas were very good. Big portions. Chips came right out of fryer. Server was attentive. Place is loud, but part of the college...More

Thank mikeys2
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We saw a lot of people enjoying themselves, the food looked good and smelled nice. So we waited to be seated and ordered appetizers and entrees, as well as a margarita. It was busy, so the staff were working hard but gave great service. The...More

Thank MMAH88
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were curious because it was very busy and people seemed to enjoy themselves. We had to wait for 10 minutes, no problem, and were quickly seeted. We both had delicious appetizers and entrees and a cold margarita. Would definitely come back again!

Thank Merit H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I haven't been to border cafe in 20 years. I went to school in Boston and it took me 20 years plus to come back. I haven't forgotten Border Cafe so when I went back to Harvard square, it was the obvious choice. The food...More

Thank MelAnGio
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Border Cafe is big and very popular. The service is usually pretty good, even when it's very busy. Endless chips and salsa are a big draw; the food itself is ok, nothing special. Margaritas are decent as well, but not particularly good. Overall, a good...More

Thank Madeleine O
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited this restaurant last night with friends and it was almost jam packed. There were two empty tables with four chairs each, but they didn't permit us to sit until the other couple comes. They told us that they were not sure if the...More

Thank patricia095
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Catering to the college crowd the place was casual. The food was very good and provided in large servings. Very reasonable prices for the location. In fact the most expensive part was parking in the lot across the street, I recommend taking the Subway to...More

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Kelley D
Where can I get gift certificates other than the restaurant
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
Where can I get gift certificates other than the restaurant
16 December 2015|
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Response from Ellen M | Reviewed this property |
Have you tried calling the restaurant directly? Or looking online?
Do you have a kids menu? Or just simple soft tacos with hamburger filling?
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
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar Scene, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
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
  • E-mail
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