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Border Cafe

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32 Church St, Cambridge, MA 02138-3768
+1 617-864-6100
11:00 - 02:00
Closed now
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Sun 12:00 - 00:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 01:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 02:00
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Ontario, Canada
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13 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We were in town to attend a concert at The Sinclair. We walked passed the Border Cafe on our way to find the concert venue and decided to eat there. 3 buddies out for good, quick food and a few beers. Really glad we chose this place. It was quite busy but we got a table right away somehow and... More 

Thank Svenglen
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I visited this restarant during my stay at a trade show in the city. Guacamole was fresh, chips were warm and crunchy and fajitas were amazing. Would definitively comeback if I get a chance on my next visit to Boston.

Thank Mauricio A
New Delhi, India
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183 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Weekend it's bursting with people! 30-40 minutes waiting!Loud place,with great food.Their quesadilla, stake and tostada salad was very nice and filling!

Thank Shalu2127
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57 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Wait was only about 15 minutes on a Saturday evening. They do not take reservations. We were a party of four. The margaritas and sangria were quite tasty. Several in the party ordered fajitas which looked really good. I had ordered broiled salmon. I did ask that it be cooked well done. Although it was good, I should've asked that... More 

Thank Cnjl
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23 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We ordered fajitas and quesadillas. Very good good, huge helpings. One dish is good for two or maybe three if one is not too hungry and looking for a quick bite. The drinks are bottomless and the nacho starters are never ending. So if you wanna order, wait till you finish the nachos cause you would probably cut your order... More 

Thank Abhishek S
Kanpur, India
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29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We ordered quesadilla and fajitas and they were both good. The staff is very efficient and friendly. The quantities are huge.

Thank V3AS
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16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Delicious food, great atmosphete, informal vibe, huge portions and even bigger Margaritas! Best Fajitas i've had in my life!

Thank Tatia V
Mississauga, Canada
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stumbled upon this place randomly and I'm glad we did. The food was fantastic! We both had enchiladas that were to die for, and the margaritas were delicious! Our server was very attentive and prompt. I thought the service was quite fast! The decor was interesting and the bathrooms were clean. Loved it!

Thank imalwayslikethis
Boston, Massachusetts
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227 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

And why, especially considering we've had lunch in Harvard Square a dozen times in the past 3 years or so, did we not consider returning to the Border? Well we did return on Sunday and were glad we did. Seated with hot tortilla chips and salsa which was quickly replaced with hotter chips before the basket was even empty. Prices... More 

Thank Northern_Traveler00
New York City, New York
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10 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Delicious tex-mex food and perfect margaritas! Good service and decent prices. Word of caution: the portions are fairly large, at least for me

Thank A D

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