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Border Cafe

$$ - $$$Mexican, ,
32 Church St, Cambridge, MA 02138-3768
+1 617-864-6100
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good37%
  • Average11%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“fajitas” (76 reviews)
“chips and salsa” (42 reviews)
“crawfish” (8 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 1 week ago

I visited recently with friends who love the place, its noisy cheerful atmosphere and satisfying though rather heavy food. Huge plate of tortilla chips and soupy salsa usually start the meal. Most dishes are covered generously by cheese and are nicely spiced. My friends' favorites:...More

Thank Edyta O
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

stopped in here for a bite. What an interesting blend of cajun and mexican food. Everything was delicious, the server was very friendly and attentive, and the location was perfectly central. Close to the T, large menu, fair prices, clean restrooms, and plenty of seating....More

Thank o2bcre8ive
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

As Texans visiting Boston we had low expectations but Border Cafe was very good. Fresh tortillas, excellent fajitas, good queso. Everything was very fresh. It matched up well with the best of our favorites from home. It’s a Tex-Mex / Cajun place but we only...More

Thank austinmdpedi
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a regular place to visit on trips from the UK - the food is hearty, generous portions and the restaurant is always busy, which is a good sign. It's a lively place, full of atmosphere so much so that at times you almost...More

Thank JellyBean22
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Border Cafe is one of our "go to" family dinner outings. They have great fajitas and margaritas for the adults, and kids menus for young people. It is always well attended, as it's close to Harvard and in the middle of Harvard Square. I...More

Thank cyn22016
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The seating was cramped but worth it for the food. I had the fried eggplant with a crab meat cream sauce on top and a side of jambalaya and it was piping hot melted in my mouth.

Thank michelle t
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Loved the warm chips & salsa but DEVOURED every bite of the chicken bandera! It was a delicious explosion of flavors in your mouth...lime, garlic, honey & cilantro.

Thank coffeegirl_75
Reviewed 8 December 2017 via mobile

We went there for lunch. Great Mexican food, good service and the place has a really nice vibe. Would definitely go again.

Thank Andrea Bára S
Reviewed 7 December 2017 via mobile

We popped by here for a work lunch. Its laid back and casual. Service is great and the prices are really reasonable at about 13 dollars for a meal. We will definately come back the next time we swing this side of the pond.

Thank neomayemer
Reviewed 6 December 2017 via mobile

Good food, service and atmosphere. Filled with students and locals. Reasonable prices, great drinks... A fun place for a casual dinner.

Thank JWC87
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Kelley D
16 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
16 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
Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Kids, 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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