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Border Cafe

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Mexican, Southwestern, Cajun & Creole
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483 Stanton Christiana Rd, Newark, DE 19713-2119
+1 302-633-6400
11:30 - 22:00
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Sun - Wed 11:30 - 22:00
Thu - Sat 11:30 - 23:00
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

A very good place no matter what time of the day or year. Very comfortable for families. Quick service and good food.

Thank Shridhar D
Wilmington, Delaware
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85 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Had an enjoyable lunch at this family friendly, loud and welcoming place. Very busy and popular. You would do well to avoid high traffic times as waits for a table will be long. Food is good with many Tex-Mex and Louisiana influenced choices. Portions are large and prices very modest. Service is fast as they seek to get turnover for... More 

Thank 1146Steve614
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Love this place, great drinks, food, service... need more tables for the crowds! One of the best places in Northern Delaware for Mexican/Tex-Mex cuisine! Delicious!

Thank 4atravelnurse
Milford, Delaware
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113 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Wife and I had an early dinner.. Food was excellent, service was excellent, cost was very reasonable.. Well worth the stop.

Thank Sakimas
Essex, Maryland
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134 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The food was great, and the service was the best! We all got the fajitas, the blackened chicken was terrific. The drink glasses are enormous, no need for refills. A very professional staff. I will be back next time I'm in town.

Thank Markoshannon
Dover, Delaware
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85 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Been meaning to check this place out for over a year and today we were in the area with the family so..... We stopped in for dinner after riding the Santa train in Wilmington. Everyone at the table complained that the food was VERY salty which pretty much ruined it for us. When we got there, I read that the... More 

Thank katshot
Wilmington, Delaware
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69 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

This casual dining room serves high quality, delicious food by consistently skilled and friendly servers! I have spoken to the managers there in several occasions... the run a tight ship which is why it is consistently good! It is one of my favorites!

Thank Sio82
Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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208 reviews
164 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

Happened by on a Sat afternoon and stopped in based on reviews. It was packed with a 10 minute wait at around 3:00 in the afternoon. Atmosphere is casual as expected for SW Tex-Mex, tables are close and it's pretty loud. Service was fast and friendly. Immediately served the tortilla chips and salsa. The chips were over cooked for my... More 

Thank Lola1958
Newark, Delaware
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

Great food, quick service! Fast seating, clean bathroom and restaurant. highly recommend. would eat there again

Thank Beth S
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016 via mobile

Best place to host a family reunion. The service was outstanding and the every staff member was professional. The hotel, their court room and the ballrooms are state of the art. The food was outstanding. Every person in my family loves every meal that was prepared and served.

Thank Steven G

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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
US$15 - US$20
Mexican, Southwestern, Cajun & Creole
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 483 Stanton Christiana Rd, Newark, DE 19713-2119
  • Location: United States  >  Delaware (DE)  >  Newark
  • Phone Number: +1 302-633-6400

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?