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Border Cafe

$$ - $$$Mexican, ,
32 Church St, Cambridge, MA 02138-3768
+1 617-864-6100
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good37%
  • Average12%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“fajitas” (78 reviews)
“chips and salsa” (46 reviews)
“catfish” (26 reviews)
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Mexican, Southwestern, Bar, Cajun & Creole, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
32 Church St, Cambridge, MA 02138-3768
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Reviewed 15 April 2018

Stopped for lunch and just a quick bite as we weren't very hungry. The free chips and salsa were great, the Gumbo was fantastic, but the Margaritas were just OK. Not much alcohol in them but loaded with ice. I had two, the second with...More

Thank elindoo
Reviewed 7 April 2018

My friend and I walked in just to peak at the menu but they were so friendly they convinced us to stay and I was glad they did! The chips and salsa are so yummy and the food was DELICIOUS!!! I guess I should say...More

Thank Onehotjogger
Reviewed 6 April 2018 via mobile

This is a popular (crowded) restaurant close to Harvard Yard. Our food was tasty with very large servings. The menu and decor is classic Mexican with a selection of Mexican bottled beers and margaritas available. No draft beers or local beers. It has quite a...More

Thank Marco W
Reviewed 2 April 2018

GREAT MIX OF MEXICAN, CAJUN AND AMERICAN FOOD. Great portions, absolutely stunningly cheap prices. Beautiful atmostphere, always fun music blasting. Service staff are excellent and on task and do things before you need them.

Thank 4girls2boys
Reviewed 2 April 2018

Came for a drink with a friend on a Friday at 4:30. We got a table and had guac and drinks. Both were good but it was very loud and by the time we left around 6, there was a wait for those coming in....More

Thank Debbie S
Reviewed 2 April 2018 via mobile

This was the second time at this establishment in the past year. They do not take reservations, but despite the fact that the place was packed, we only had to wait about five minutes for a table. We were a party of four. Three in...More

Thank Cnjl
Reviewed 25 March 2018

Had dinner at Border Cafe with a business colleague and enjoyed the energetic atmosphere and the plentiful food, but diners should know this is a very casual and medium quality restaurant. Border Cafe is a real college restaurant near Harvard Square, frequented by young people...More

Thank EagleFlyer
Reviewed 10 March 2018

This place is conveniently located beside Harvard. Great menu and amazing prices. The food quality is high and the food is fresh and zesty. Friendly and relaxed restaurant. Definitely recommend it.

Thank BluebellGalway
Reviewed 6 March 2018

I rarely go to Tex Mex restos, but tried Border Cafe on a colleague's recommendation. It did not disappoint! Based on online reviews, I chose the Eggplant Royale. It was a huge dish, very tasty. I liked the vibe of the place. Staff were very...More

Thank necramirez
Reviewed 28 February 2018 via mobile

Visited with two co-workers for dinner. We all had the beef fajitas. Quite tasty and sufficiently generous portions. The place seems quite popular. Most restaurants in most cities would be quite jealous of such a crowd on a Monday night. Prices reasonable for the quality...More

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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.
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?
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
  • Value
Average prices
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 1:00 AM
11:00 AM - 1:00 AM
11:00 AM - 1:00 AM
11:00 AM - 1:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
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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