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Border Cafe

₹₹ - ₹₹₹Mexican, ,
128 Middlesex Tpke, Burlington, MA 01803-4417
+1 781-505-2500
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  • Excellent33%
  • Very good39%
  • Average19%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“fajitas” (27 reviews)
“chips and salsa” (19 reviews)
“chicken” (17 reviews)
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Mexican, Southwestern, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
128 Middlesex Tpke, Burlington, MA 01803-4417
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Reviewed 4 days ago

This is a regular go-to spot for good, consistent mexican food! It's a lively, noisy, generally crowded spot - but for good reason. Good food, good value!

Thank ErinK20
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have been enjoying meals at Border Cafe restaurants for 20+ years. It is affordable and delicious. However, this past week, I was struck when sitting next to the artwork in Burlington, MA that portrays a scantily clad, large-assed Latina playing castanets with some foolish...More

Thank dolander25
Reviewed 15 May 2018 via mobile

We enjoyed some margaritas and entrees late on a Saturday night. The service was okay but you could tell the wait-staff were looking forward to closing soon. Our drinks were good, as was the chips and salsa. We ordered a couple of quesadillas to share...More

Thank Jim E
Reviewed 7 May 2018

first, it is a chain. So don't expect more than what chains offers. This is basically another northeast mexican restaurant. If you come from the west, you might be moving back after this.

Thank Garis S
Reviewed 29 April 2018

Friends have raved about the Border Cafe so I was expecting a lot. We were a party of four on a busy Saturday night. Margaritas were slow to arrive and then were wrong. We ordered straight margaritas and got frozen ones...we are.not the right crowd...More

Thank CrisMOS
Reviewed 28 March 2018 via mobile

I am always looking for good Mexican food or Tex-Mex in tje Boston area. Being a Texan, it is hard to find good places. I had been looking forward to eating here with a business colleague and it was close to where we had been...More

Thank Mark C
Reviewed 25 March 2018

Good service and decor A little noisy Varied Menu Black & Blue Salad was quite good Quesadilla Salad and Burger were also good Large portions

Thank Notablerose
Reviewed 24 February 2018

I have been going here for many years. It is a convenient meeting place for an out of town friend. My salad with salmon has gotten skimpier time after time and this last visit, a week ago, the salmon was burnt. It used to be...More

Thank Jo J
Reviewed 19 February 2018

Nightmare! Over the three decades, I've had bad experiences while dining out but this one yesterday topped them all. If there is a checklist of what should NEVER happen in a dining experience, this will strike all the boxes. 1. Attendants (hosts)- The attendants (two...More

Reviewed 18 February 2018 via mobile

We were told the Cajun blackened tilapia was good: Average. The side of jambalaya rice was so SALTY! Also in the platter was a bed diced lettuce that looked like it was cut 2 days ago- the edges were browning and wilted. They tried to...More

Thank Patricia Y
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
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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