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Border Cafe

$$ - $$$Mexican, ,
128 Middlesex Tpke, Burlington, MA 01803-4417
+1 781-505-2500
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  • Excellent34%
  • Very good40%
  • Average17%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“fajitas” (27 reviews)
“chips and salsa” (18 reviews)
“catfish” (9 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM Hours
Mexican, Southwestern, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
128 Middlesex Tpke, Burlington, MA 01803-4417
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I am always looking for good Mexican food or Tex-Mex in tje Boston area. Being a Texan, it is hard to find good places. I had been looking forward to eating here with a business colleague and it was close to where we had been...More

Thank Mark C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Good service and decor A little noisy Varied Menu Black & Blue Salad was quite good Quesadilla Salad and Burger were also good Large portions

Thank Notablerose
Reviewed 24 February 2018

I have been going here for many years. It is a convenient meeting place for an out of town friend. My salad with salmon has gotten skimpier time after time and this last visit, a week ago, the salmon was burnt. It used to be...More

Thank Jo J
Reviewed 19 February 2018

Nightmare! Over the three decades, I've had bad experiences while dining out but this one yesterday topped them all. If there is a checklist of what should NEVER happen in a dining experience, this will strike all the boxes. 1. Attendants (hosts)- The attendants (two...More

Reviewed 18 February 2018 via mobile

We were told the Cajun blackened tilapia was good: Average. The side of jambalaya rice was so SALTY! Also in the platter was a bed diced lettuce that looked like it was cut 2 days ago- the edges were browning and wilted. They tried to...More

Thank Patricia Y
Reviewed 29 January 2018

As I am vegetarian I had ordered as per the recommendation of the waiter which turned out to be good. It was a sizzler made of vegetables with black beans and rice as sides. Nachos served in the beginning were different from what we get...More

Thank adventurous_adi
Reviewed 28 January 2018 via mobile

Very slow service. They ran out of many food items and our server had to keep coming back to ask if a substitution was ok. When food finally cam 2 if the 4 entrees were cold. To top it off we all got sick from...More

Thank MamaBird911
Reviewed 15 January 2018

I seek Mexican food in nearly every city I am in, including regularly at home. My reactions range from satisfied to in heaven. It is in fact hard to screw up.I can't recall ever leaving a Mexican restaurant anything but happy. I could find little...More

1  Thank spirittenorp
Reviewed 6 January 2018

We were lucky enough to get a snow day off of work and went out for lunch at the Border Cafe in Burlington. We had been to the Harvard Square location many times in our younger days and loved it. Our lunch at the Burlington...More

Thank SavvyTraveler66
Reviewed 21 December 2017 via mobile

The food is good but not the best. Service is great. VERY loud when busy , especially when sitting in middle where it’s an open floor plan. The food is a mix of southern and Mexican. Tex Mex. Two things, one they do NOT allow...More

Thank mari11225
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
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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