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Border Cafe

$$ - $$$
Mexican, Southwestern, Bar, Pub
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128 Middlesex Tpke, Burlington, MA 01803-4417
+1 781-505-2500
11:30 - 22:00
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Sun - Thu 11:30 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 23:00
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Arlington, Massachusetts
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29 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Really a great spot. I go for the blackened catfish and jambalaya every time. Service is always good. The big bummer....they don't recycle. Maybe management can tell us why.

Thank djpboston
Boston, United States
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22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We often stop here on our way to or from the Burlington Cinema. The menu is pretty standard - my favorite is the spicy chicken tender appetizer - spicy and tasty. The standard margharitas are a bit to sweet for me. I always ask them to make a drink from scratch.

Thank Nathaniel W
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I love this restaurant, the atmosphere makes me feel like I'm on vacation. This place is always packing in the crowds! Good food, cold beers and great staff.

Thank MikeCapone
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35 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016 via mobile

Visited with a group from work and was surprised by the cajun-mexican menu. The food was surprisingly very good and everyone in the group enjoyed their meal. Good drink specials too. Recommend going for the fish.

Thank aespur
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51 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016

I ate here for dinner on a Saturday evening - by 5 PM it was already fairly crowded/almost full (perhaps the holiday rush?). By 6 PM, there was a crowd waiting to be seated. I ordered the crawfish etouffee. It was good - the seafood was well cooked and not overdone/chewy. It was also not drenched in sauce. There were... More 

Thank TomfromBoston
Wilmington, Massachusetts
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18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016

Our family absolutely loves Border Cafe. In addition to the amazing margaritas, they serve the best guacamole ever. They cater nicely to my gluten free husband as well. It is a favorite family go-to!

Thank danimax2016
Desert Hot Springs, California
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23 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2016 via mobile

I came here with my family and really enjoyed the food. My family had the fajitas which they really enjoyed and I had the New Orleans Catfish - excellent.

Thank Richard B
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2016

Everything is pretty good, but sometimes a little salty, so if you're on a low salt diet, this is not the place for you

Thank Michelle E
New York State
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65 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016

We try to hit this place on off-hours as there is usually a wait during lunch and dinner hours - so we tend to do late lunch, early suppers. Good basic Tex-Mex. Our 6 yr old Grandson loves the place, enjoys the chips and the Quesadillas as well as the M&Ms he receives at the end of his meal. Never... More 

Thank Rose-n-Frank
Boston, United States
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51 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016 via mobile

You always get salsa and corn chips! This is a Mexican style restaurant and the food is on point. They margaritas are awesome! Service is fast and reasonable price. Great music too.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Southwestern, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Groups, Cheap Eats, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?