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Border Cafe

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Mexican, Southwestern, Cajun & Creole
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32 Church St, Cambridge, MA 02138-3768
+1 617-864-6100
11:00 - 02:00
Open now
All hours
Sun 12:00 - 00:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 01:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 02:00
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Boston Ma
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38 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Fun place with great food!!! We decided to stop after walking around all day! So glad we did....the food was fantastic!!!

Thank Kristi W
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16 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice place!! Friendly staff!! Best service!! I come here often sometime for diner Its always nice and busy place!!

Thank Js S
Milan, Italy
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219 reviews
170 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was here with 4 friends for dinner and I really appreciated the food. The only problem we had is that the place was crowded, and we were sitting quite close to the entrance. It was so noisy that it was almost difficult to talk with my friends, less than 1meter away. I've been told that at the other floor... More 

Thank Pece_77
Berwyn, United States
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Border was quite the hopping place on a weeknight. Seems to be a big pull for the local college kids, but there were plenty of us past that age. The food was really good, service was friendly, fast and helpful with the menu since it was our first visit.

Thank Julia F
Adams, Massachusetts
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64 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I will preface this by saying I am from Texas and am very particular about my tex-mex food. The food here is OK, I had the enchilada. I think the quesadilla, which my friend had, would have been much better. The margarita was also OK. The service was good. It is a big place, so we were seated almost immediately... More 

Thank Emily M
New York City, New York
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22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

People seem to be happy and the walls have fun pictures. Everybody including the waiters and waitresses were smiling. This is definitely a place to go for any occasion!

Thank OffWeGo2010
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Margarita (s) were great , food delicious my favorite was soft fish tacos , but everybody in the family were happy with their choice(steak fajitas, blackened salmon salad) Chips were hot and fresh , salsa very good Plenty of food , if you don't want black beans and rice also delicious they can give you yummy vegetables

Thank vildangok
Cambridge, Massachusetts
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My young kids loved Border Cafe. The waiter was awesome and kept the chips coming. The atmosphere was fun, and my kid keeps asking when we get to go back. Definitely get the small cups for your kids, though, because the normal glasses are about 1/2 gallon. For real. And I could have easily split my meal with one of... More 

Thank Siri P
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120 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 179 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed 4 days in the Boston area, and were astounded by how bad the food consistently was at even top-rated places. This was by far my favorite, with creative and delicious Cajun/Mexican dishes. I did the popcorn shrimp, gumbo, and Cajun catfish; plus a margarita, which were all perfect. Be warned that it will be packed, as they are... More 

Thank J P

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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
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Kids
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?