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Border Cafe

$$ - $$$Mexican, ,
128 Middlesex Tpke, Burlington, MA 01803-4417
+1 781-505-2500
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  • Excellent35%
  • Very good41%
  • Average17%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“fajitas” (27 reviews)
“chips and salsa” (18 reviews)
“catfish” (7 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 AM - 10:00 PMAll hours
Mexican, Southwestern, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
128 Middlesex Tpke, Burlington, MA 01803-4417
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Reviewed 8 November 2017

Met a friend here for dinner last night - we both had fajitas, and they were delicious. Meat was tender, tortillas were warm and just the right size. Black beans were yummy. Portion size was good, I even brought some home. The only downfall was...More

Thank Heidi T
Reviewed 28 October 2017 via mobile

One of my favorite restaurants, but I’m not alone as the place was packed when we left. It is also a popular family restaurant with lots of kids. Their complimentary salsa and chips are the best. The service is efficient and friendly.

Thank luckylady
Reviewed 18 October 2017 via mobile

The cafe is a popular place, you can hardly find a free table. I've tasted chicken fillet with melted cheese and rice. It was very delicious. I've also tasted sangria on the ice, it was superb, I even took 2 glasses :)

Thank Iuliia I
Reviewed 13 October 2017

The food and service here were both really good, however, it is SO loud! No kidding, we couldn't have a conversation at all and that was very frustrating! It has been awhile since we were here and will be another while before we go back....More

Thank McDobbie
Reviewed 28 August 2017 via mobile

We were starving, didn't eat all day because of appointments. We decided to have Mexican style food and found a restaurant near us, but after checking the reviews, we didn't want to eat there. Another quick search turned up The Border Cafe, and off we...More

Thank wilbur007
Reviewed 28 August 2017

Large square building with not much information of what lay inside, but we decided to venture there for dinner. Door opened and wow what a noise came from a packed, busy, busy restaurant serving Tex Mex food. Not had much experience of this cuisine so...More

Thank ZandaSpain
Reviewed 8 August 2017

Border Cafe food is excellent and they offer a lot of choices, the waite state is very helpful and friendly.

Thank Joseph T
Reviewed 19 July 2017

I have been trying out all of the tex-mex restaurants in the area since I moved to Reading and this one has to be my favorite! Great location in Burlington with plenty of parking. The atmosphere is fun and clean.The service was one of the...More

Thank Sabrina P
Reviewed 10 July 2017

this place is a real as it gets amazing food - wonderful drinks - great service - prices very reasonable - management walks over to every table to confirm happiness and will make corrections if needed - table over from us stated that food was...More

Thank Bert G
Reviewed 10 July 2017

This isn't a _bad_ restaurant but there's nothing that remarkable about it either. Although there's nothing to specifically complain about and more than likely you'll have a fine meal, it's not the kind of place I feel drawn to return to. The food is pretty...More

Thank Larry G
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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, Bar Scene, Groups
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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