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Border Cafe

₹₹ - ₹₹₹Mexican, ,
32 Church St, Cambridge, MA 02138-3768
+1 617-864-6100
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good37%
  • Average11%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“fajitas” (78 reviews)
“chips and salsa” (46 reviews)
“catfish” (26 reviews)
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Mexican, Southwestern, Bar, Cajun & Creole, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
32 Church St, Cambridge, MA 02138-3768
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Reviewed 5 days ago

I've been to this restaurant many times and its always so good and satisfying. The location is great to walk around in, the food is delicious, the drinks are awesome, and its well priced! The trick is to make sure you have time to stand...More

Thank sivandana96
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

28 years since I came here and nothing has changed. Still the best chips and salsa in the world. The beef fajitas are exactly as I remember them to be. Missing is the cast iron bathtub full of ice and cold bottles of beer. It’s...More

Thank Jung112
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The place really looks robust and sturdy and has a massive seating capacity !! it is bustling with activity at most times !service and food both are nice

Thank Shalu2127
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Definitely worth a visit. Super fast service and solid options on the menu. It's a lively environment and then turn the tables pretty fast so even if it is busy, you'll get seated quickly. I would certainly eat here again!

Thank SMR_2
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a wonderful dinner, tasty beef fajitas, great frozen margaritas in a lavishly decorated restaurant with an inviting atmosphere. Our server, Sergio was fantastic and made us feel so welcomed and was very friendly.

Thank Sofia O
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Arrived at 9:30 on Friday night and were able to get a table in 15 minutes. I had the fajita salad and my friend had the empanadas- both tasty. Good for a quick meal

Thank Janine C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Neat restaurant, busy, 2 floors, and large menu. The field of greens salad with blackened salmon was tasty for $9.95! Taco, Chicken Enchilada, and beans and rice for $7.95! The chips were great! The food came out of the kitchen in about 15 minutes. The...More

Thank Love2Travel_FL3
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you're looking for a good, quick, reasonably priced Southwest dining experience, don't hesitate to head to the Border Cafe. It's always busy - for good reason. Very helpful, pleasant & efficient staff. Ambiance is ok but that's not the reason to go to the...More

Thank Bill P
Reviewed 8 May 2018 via mobile

Surprisingly good Mexican-Cajun restaurant that is quite affordable and right on edge of Harvard Square excitement. Very good Swordfish tacos — large portion for $13. Good cheese enchilada and beef taco for $8. Lots of other options, both unusual and standard Mexican. Very casual college...More

Thank Calif-Family4
Reviewed 7 May 2018

i took my sister here for her birthday dinner was seated right away salsa and chips were brought right away meals ordered and brought within 15 mins hot and tasty rice was a bit spicy for me no refill on water had to wait for...More

Thank F7337FRkarenp
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Kelley D
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
17 December 2015|
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Response from Ellen M | Reviewed this property |
Have you tried calling the restaurant directly? Or looking online?
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
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar Scene, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 1:00 AM
11:00 AM - 1:00 AM
11:00 AM - 1:00 AM
11:00 AM - 1:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 32 Church St, Cambridge, MA 02138-3768
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Cambridge
  • Phone Number: +1 617-864-6100
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