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Border Cafe

) #2 of 422 Restaurants in Cambridge ₹₹ - ₹₹₹, Mexican, Southwestern, Bar
32 Church St, Cambridge, MA 02138-3768
+1 617-864-6100
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good37%
  • Average11%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Mexican, Southwestern, Bar, Cajun & Creole, Vegetarian Friendly
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32 Church St, Cambridge, MA 02138-3768
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Reviews (697)
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1 - 10 of 697 reviews

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Visiting Texans and the food was good! Had the expected TexMex taste down, with good quality and executed well. The margaritas are fantastic! Atmosphere helps the place feel alive while not being loud or 'busy'. Recommended and would go back again if in the area.

Thank Matthew H
Reviewed 6 days ago

Have been coming here for 30+ years. Love it for the atmosphere, fast service, and delicious food. Inexpensive and tasty!

Thank John B
Reviewed 1 week ago

Close to Harvard University, metro station and very well cometed, this is a real mexican restaurant with great food, ambience, servíce, and decoration. Congratulations!

Thank Dulia O
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

No complaints really, the food is decent, it's great for crowds, it's cheap, fills the belly. It is a fun atmosphere and a lot of young people/families go here for these reasons.

Thank Kath12
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We really enjoyed the evening among the student crowd, with reasonably priced beer and margaritas, good Mexican food, and nice staff. Cannot expect more!

Thank KristoferER
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Been here so many times I can't remember I've tried nearly everything on the menu and it was all great, try the margaritas and chimacurri steak or blackened cat fish, sword fish or tuna

Thank Philip M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Good selection of food, be advised you will have to wait for a table. But it's well worth the wait. Food was great, atmosphere and staff friendly.

Thank lanzarote75
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very lively Mexican restaurant with good food, very close to Harvard Square. Also has a lively bar as well.

Thank Jerome B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I love mexican food and she remembered eating here many years ago and wanted to come back. We were not impressed at all with the burros, gumbo wasn't great and the guac was skimpy. It was disappointing.

Thank mkvt802
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I love it . It has a great menu friendly a long wait for a table but it was definitely worth the wait I'd visit again

2  Thank avamcsherry6
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Kelley D
Where can I get gift certificates other than the restaurant
17 December 2015|
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Response from Michael M | Reviewed this property |
Hi. All of the answers from previous reviewers I read regarding getting a gift certificate are the ones I would have suggested. They are very accommodating and I'm sure a quick phone call will get the result you want.
Kelley D
Where can I get gift certificates other than the restaurant
17 December 2015|
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Response from Ellen M | Reviewed this property |
Have you tried calling the restaurant directly? Or looking online?
Do you have a kids menu? Or just simple soft tacos with hamburger filling?
7 October 2015|
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Response from Charles B | Reviewed this property |
As far as I can remember there is no Kid's menu but it never stopped us from bringing our daughter - from the time she was a baby up to now (she's 6). Border Café has plenty of dishes that can be shared with a kid... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 20
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
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
  • E-mail