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Border Cafe

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356 Broadway, Saugus, MA 01906-1902
+1 781-233-5308
11:30 - 00:00
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Sun - Thu 11:30 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 00:00
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35 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After a busy week, if you would like to learn to relax and enjoy at crowded places, do visit Borders cafe Saugus. It a fairly busy joint, service is distinctly different and good. It is customary to order Guacamole since it taste quite fresh out here. Blacken salmon caesar goes well with other menu. You can not avoid Blacken chicken,... More 

Thank vinda c
Kingston, New Hampshire
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71 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Slow service. Hair in food. Bland flavors at best. Very noisy dining room. Not a Mexican restaurant by a long shot.

Thank Lytlex4
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114 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We wanted Mexican food in the Saugus/ Danvers area and stopped in to this local small chain restaurant on the highway. How surprised we were with the quality of the dishes! We all thought our food was delicious, actually delicious. Lots of Mexican restaurants serve variations of the same dishes of meat/chicken, cheese, glop on a dish, but this food... More 

Thank Eur0pe2013
Boston, Massachusetts
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50 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

I love this place it always has friendly staff and the food never disappoints, fresh tasty and great portions

Thank Sharon D
Wakefield, Massachusetts
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14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2017

I've eaten there any times with many different people. Everybody seems to love the food as do I. Prices are good, food is consistently delicious. Drinks are good service is excellent ... WARNING: DO NOT go there when it's crowded ... the noise will drive you crazy! Although the interior is really cool, it's not for noise control.

Thank Doctr_John
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 16 March 2017 via mobile

Food was OK but the noise level was to much for me. I couldn't talk to my friends. U had to shout. That is not a pleasant way to eat. SORRY !

Thank Stephen M
Portsmouth, New Hampshire
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139 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017

You wouldn't think a place like this makes everything from scratch, but they do. An entertaining, rustic environment is accompanied by excellent Cajun foods and great service. The menu is strong, the quality and freshness are even stronger. Loads of seating and handicapped accessibility. Clean restrooms, friendly staff and great food. If we resided closer we'd be regulars. It's that... More 

Thank jaraysco
Boston, Massachusetts
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169 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017

Came here with my son for dinner. Used to be a good place to get a quick bite cheap. The prices have definitely gone up since my last visit here. Food was just okay. Might be better off with Chipotle next time craving for Mexican food hits.

1 Thank Lillian M
Saratov, Russia
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15 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 2017

Every time I am eating the food at the Border Cafe, Saugus, Route1, I enjoy it. Always delicious food and relatively fast service. Waiting line to be seated is anindication of a good restaurant, though I wish customers could make a reservation upfront.

Thank Lora S
Saugus, Massachusetts
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 January 2017 via mobile

What a great menu, and for the money you can't beat it! The food is also consistent every time we go (which is three times a month) it's good, quick and inexpensive for the quality of food you get. It does get a little loud, but then again it's not fine dining. On the weekends get there before 5:30 because... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Mexican, Southwestern, Cajun & Creole, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Television, Highchairs Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 356 Broadway, Saugus, MA 01906-1902
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Saugus
  • Phone Number: +1 781-233-5308

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