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Border Cafe

$$ - $$$Mexican, ,
32 Church St, Cambridge, MA 02138-3768
+1 617-864-6100
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Overview
  • Excellent50%
  • Very good37%
  • Average11%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“fajitas” (75 reviews)
“chips and salsa” (41 reviews)
“crawfish” (8 reviews)
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CUISINES
Mexican, Southwestern, Bar, Cajun & Creole, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
32 Church St, Cambridge, MA 02138-3768
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1 - 10 of 710 reviews

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Great location in Harvard Square. We had great service. Huge fresh iced tea. Chips and salsa yummy. Rest of food ordered for lunch was average. Seems like more of a bar atmosphere for the night time. Would be good for a large group.

Thank Cancersucksprep
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Spent 2 hours here with my friend and certainly enjoyed their signature Margarita! Jambalaya is great too, a very good spot to hang out with close friends!

Thank Jessica Y
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Border Cafe has a great selection of menu options and side dishes. Be sure to ask prior to ordering about the heat level in the spices used. The chef's idea of spice is quite a bit different than what I can handle. The atmosphere...More

Thank NottageCottageHawaii
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was there for lunch. The service was fast and accurate. The food was fresh and tasty. the best part was the environment that felt warm and inviting.

Thank Shmuel K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We hadn’t visited this Mexican in a while but our last 2 visits were pleasant surprises. The food is much better than in past years & the margaritas good as always. I would definitely recommend this Mexican place.

Thank Bea M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I have been visiting Border Cafe the last 12 years! The food is always amazing, the staff is really nice and helpful, the vibe is good! Keep up the good work!!!

Thank StarlaGreece
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Delicious food, excellent service, and surprisingly quick seating for a Saturday night! The steak fajitas were great!

Thank jskeelz
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Lunch; chicken fajitas tasty but too salty. Same goes for jambalaya side which I had in place of rice & beans. Downstairs somewhat quieter than main floor, excepts for constant hammering going on.

Thank solomover
Reviewed 14 October 2017

We dropped in for a quick lunch and loved the vibe when we walked in. Brightly painted, fun atmosphere, with very good food at incredibly reasonable prices, and attentive service. Ron ordered the Texas Border Chili with a side of Corn Bread, Pacifico Beer with...More

Thank Linda M
Reviewed 12 October 2017

Obviously, due to the location - it is packed a lot of the time. I prefer less noisy spots. HOEWEVEr, if you don't mind a long wait which happens a lot-, go for it. The food is terrific. We go to other locations outside the...More

Thank Lolabowla
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Kelley D
17 December 2015|
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Response from Michael M | Reviewed this property |
Hi. All of the answers from previous reviewers I read regarding getting a gift certificate are the ones I would have suggested. They are very accommodating and I'm sure a quick phone call will get the result you want.
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Kelley D
17 December 2015|
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Response from Ellen M | Reviewed this property |
Have you tried calling the restaurant directly? Or looking online?
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7 October 2015|
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Response from Charles B | Reviewed this property |
As far as I can remember there is no Kid's menu but it never stopped us from bringing our daughter - from the time she was a baby up to now (she's 6). Border Café has plenty of dishes that can be shared with a kid... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$20
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Groups, Child-friendly, Bar Scene
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Monday
11:00 AM - 1:00 AM
Tuesday
11:00 AM - 1:00 AM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 1:00 AM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 1:00 AM
Friday
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
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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