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Border Cafe

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483 Stanton Christiana Rd, Newark, DE 19713-2119
+1 302-633-6400
11:30 - 22:00
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Sun - Wed 11:30 - 22:00
Thu - Sat 11:30 - 23:00
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Newark, Delaware
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50 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Never had a bad meal here. Always good service. Very good pricing. Down side is they are always busy and frequently have a wait.

Thank 1Johnny1
Level Contributor
6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Mango salsa mesquite grilled chicken & avocado, so tasty. Who knew a grilled avocado half could be so good!

Thank Katrine H
Brooklyn, NY
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56 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A was a little leary about cajun mexican food and the somewhat limited menu but I was pleasantly surprised. The catfish fajitas and burro was very good and the portions are large. The obligatory frozen margarita was also large and tasty. The only complaint is that it is very salty. I spent the rest of the day drinking as much... More 

Thank REGirl1
Newark, Delaware
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nice place to have a Mexican meal... great atmosphere and great food... sometimes a little spicy is good!

Thank cabbro62
Level Contributor
10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Since I really don't care for Mexican food I didn't care for this place. They have no bother options. My son loves it. Very crowded and always a wait. Good. Friendly service and drinks.

Thank Jacqulynmm
Newark, Delaware
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3 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Love the food, nice flavors. On ly complaint is the food is very salty. Did like the option of roasted veggies to replace rice- I'm allergic and found this very accomodating

Thank Dar T
Wilmington, North Carolina
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254 reviews
190 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Border Café was great when I lived in DE over 15 years ago and it is still great today! First sign of a great restaurant; long wait at 6:00 PM on a cold March evening. I thoroughly enjoyed the food here then and I loved what I ate on this trip. I am not going to get specific with... More 

Thank Marshall T
Baltimore, Maryland
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27 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I have been to the Border Cafe numerous times, and always had great food. I usually order the catfish fajitas, which are excellent, but I order the blackened chicken. The chicken was outstanding too-spicy and a great flavor. Good service too. The only negative is the the restaurant was loud at 6 pm, because it was so busy. Highly recommend.

Thank Baltimore-Bob13
Kennett Square, Pennsylvania
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18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Not a huge fan of Mexican-style food, but wanted to try this place from the looks of it. Great atmosphere! We went with the Tex items on the menu and loved them. Food was reasonably priced and there were plenty of Tex selections if you don't like the Mex side. They also had a selection of Louisiana creole spiced entrees.... More 

Thank stahlhelms
Newark, Delaware
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41 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Been here multiple times. Sometimes I go and have a beer at the bar with my meal alone or other times I bring the family of seven. Food is always good. I try new things here a lot and am never disappointed. My favorite is blackened catfish. I never had catfish till I came here a few years ago and... More 

Thank Abarone5

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$15 - US$20
Mexican, Southwestern, Cajun & Creole, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 483 Stanton Christiana Rd, Newark, DE 19713-2119
  • Location: United States  >  Delaware (DE)  >  Newark
  • Phone Number: +1 302-633-6400

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