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Border Cafe

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Mexican, Southwestern, Cajun & Creole, Bar, Pub
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32 Church St, Cambridge, MA 02138-3768
+1 617-864-6100
11:00 - 01:00
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Sun 12:00 - 00:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 01:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 02:00
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Hartford, Connecticut
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73 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We have been coming here for 25 years--it never disappoints. We all had chicken dishes--the chicken is clearly grilled very fresh--a family favorite!

Thank Airedalesrock
Boston, Massachusetts
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80 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

If we want to go and chat with friends after dancing, this is the place! Honestly, I've never had a meal there but have had many baskets of chips, salsa and guacamole. I don't drink but those who do always get the margaritas. I've never heard a complaint about them. The guacamole is made with fresh avocados and chunks of... More 

Thank Wildflower01945
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12 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Awesome meal and the service is outstanding. Free chips and salsa all homade chips are warm when they get put on the table parking is a nightmare because of it being Cambridge

Thank Jeremy F
Newton, Massachusetts
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257 reviews
173 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We tried out this restaurant on a weekend night. It was spectacular. Service was outstanding (our server refilled our chips and soda/water). Chips were fresh and warm and were excellent. Food was superb. We ordered a salad with salmon, chicken fajitas, and a quesadilla. Prices were less than other venues. We will definitely return.

Thank esj59
San Jose, Costa Rica
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39 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Although the food was excellent, we didn't the feeling of an authentic mexican restaurant. The service, variety and prize were good.

Thank Rasch55
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very nice place that we had to wait for a place Very nice food that came in plenty The margarittas and sangrias were good too

Thank Yalim A
Attleboro, Massachusetts
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34 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Here's how it goes down: You'll be quickly seated because even though this place is super-busy, they have lots of seating. You'll immediately be greeted by your server, who will bring you a bowl of HOT FRESH tortilla chips and salsa. A bottomless bowl. The menu is large. The food is great. Not fancy, "executive chef" crap but just solid... More 

Thank hamjambo
Boston, Massachusetts, United States
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26 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

No matter how crowded the place is, you never have to wait and the food is always perfect as is the service! The margaritas are great too!

Thank Kathy M
Mukilteo, Washington
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362 reviews
176 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 130 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were late for an evening of music. Decent food, good margaritas. And when we told them we were tight on time got our meal and were out the door in less than an hour.

Thank Richard R
Boston Ma
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38 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2016

I have been going to Border Cafe for over 25 years since it first opened and I worked in Harvard Sq. When my kids were growing up, this was the place where they wanted to go to celebrate the first and last day of school. They are grown up and we moved away but visited when ever we were in... More 

Thank tutelee

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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
Mexican, Southwestern, Cajun & Creole, Bar, Pub
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Cheap Eats, Groups, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?