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Border Cafe

$$ - $$$
Mexican, Southwestern, Bar
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128 Middlesex Tpke, Burlington, MA 01803-4417
+1 781-505-2500
11:30 - 23:00
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Sun - Thu 11:30 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 23:00
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Danvers, Massachusetts
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65 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Yes, I am sensitive to salt in my food. I try to keep sodium intake to a minimum but once in a while I'll indulge in Tex-Mex or Chinese. I know what I am getting and make an informed choice. However, I was blown away by the Border Cafe. Each mouthful was like licking a salt block. We didn't finish... More 

Thank BigGuy01923
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29 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is very fun to go to! The interior is very fun and the food is excellent! The only thing I was disappointed with was the salsa.

Thank Kimberly M
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107 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is more of a family place than their Cambridge one. More spacious with ample parking. The best part is that they serve the same tasty food and drinks. Never to miss place.

Thank manish_mkj
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20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Everyone was very friendly. Service was quick. I get fajitas at every Mexican restaurant. These were the worst. Too spicy. Steak was really chewy. Also - there is absolutely no dessert menu. None.

Thank Debi H
Navi Mumbai, India
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19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 March 2017

We had to wait for the table even though we went there in the mid of the week. Really like the food and Queso (if comparing with Margaritas, will come next on the list) and chips was good. Order empanedes and eggplant...lol was vegan for the day... Liked the entrees and Margarita was good, Heads up : they dont have... More 

Thank jyo4travel
Burlington, Massachusetts
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225 reviews
137 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 March 2017 via mobile

The worse thing can happen with a couple is to go out to have a good dinner and find a place so noisy! No, it was not the worst . The worst is you take a table and after 10 minutes ask to the waiter if they have any food without pepper and listen: no! It's a Mexican restaurant.... but... More 

Thank Maria Beatriz L
Glastonbury, Connecticut
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109 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 March 2017

This is just a good place to eat. Food tastes great. Service is good and the prices are average for Burlington. Used to be a better value compared to local restaurants but prices have gone up. Oh! If you have a salt problem - a high blood pressure problem - probably better to go elsewhere. Food is tasty but really... More 

Thank Bill K
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 25 February 2017 via mobile

Go here once or twice a week, in fact, I'm going right now! The chicken fajitas are amazing. The homemade chips and salsa can't be beat. Great environment, usually always packed.

Thank Josh B
Santa Ana, California
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 February 2017

To the people who like this place all the best. I don't know what they are eating but if they like it who am I to say they shouldn't....But this place ain't Tex and it ain't Mex....maybe if you cross your eyes and eat a single chip it might pass for Mex. Cajun/Mex mish mash...really a joke. Terrible guacamole entire... More 

1 Thank Ray H
Arlington, Massachusetts
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29 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 January 2017 via mobile

Really a great spot. I go for the blackened catfish and jambalaya every time. Service is always good. The big bummer....they don't recycle. Maybe management can tell us why.

Thank djpboston

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Southwestern, Bar
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Kids, Groups
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?