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Border Cafe
Tex-Mex Restaurant$$
Today 11:00 am – 12:00 am
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Harvard University 32 Church St Cambridge, MA 02138
32 Church StreetUSMassachusettsCambridge02138
(617) 864-6100bordercafe.com
$$Tex-Mex Restaurant, Latin American Restaurant
Tex-Mex Restaurant
Latin American Restaurant
Mexican Restaurant
Catering
Bar
Today 11:00 am – 12:00 am
Monday 11:00 am – 1:00 amTuesday 11:00 am – 1:00 amWednesday 11:00 am – 1:00 amThursday 11:00 am – 1:00 amFriday 11:00 am – 2:00 amSaturday 11:00 am – 2:00 amSunday 11:00 am – 12:00 am
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Festive spot offering Cajun & Tex-Mex chow (including veggie options), plus margaritas, beer & wine.- Google
"Their cajun popcorn shrimp, gaucho chicken & chicken bandera are to die for!"
"Try not to fill up on chips and salsa, because the entrees are worth the wait."
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Christopher Plasse
2 weeks ago
First off let me begin by saying that the food here is great. They have good mexican food, and reasonably priced. However when we went there, while going to pay the check, we gave the waitress 2 cards and asked her to split it between the 2. She comes back with 1 card, and the whole amount on that card. When I asked her where my card was, she gave an attitude, and swore we only gave her one. It is 100% fact that there were 2 cards given, and she lost/stole mine. It wouldn't have been as bad if she handled it in a more professional manner, E.G. "I'm so sorry, let me take your information and I will get back to you if we find it." Instead she decided to get confrontational, and deny the fact that 2 cards were given. Needless to say, I have to cancel my debit card and won't be able to withdraw for a few weeks until the new one comes in. Will not be returning for a long time.
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Julia Cheong
5 months ago
My guilty pleasure restaurant! It's by no means authentic Mexican, but I'm not going to argue with super tasty food. I've been going to this place since I was in college and still love it when someone suggests going there for a meal. It's loud and packed almost all days of the week at any time of the day, so be aware. Also know to expect a wait; on Fridays and weekend dinners, it can get quite long. They don't take reservations, and they won't seat you until everyone in your party is there. All the hassle aside, the food is so worth it! I'd definitely recommend the strawberry daiquiri. If you're a non-drinker, get the virgin type - it's so delicious! I'm not a fan of tequila, but friends that have gotten the house margarita say they're decent as well. They have the best chips and salsa here - the chip is freshly fried from tortillas, in-house, and the servers are generous with refills. Try not to fill up on chips and salsa, because the entrees are worth the wait. For entrees, I love the crawfish etouffee, shrimp and crawfish quesadilla, seafood enchilada, and the steak fajitas. My boyfriend loves getting an extra order of the steak fajitas, specifically to let it sit in the fridge and have it as leftovers the day after. It is definitely better after a day in the fridge!
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Ashley Dos Santos
7 months ago
Margaritas, margaritas, margaritas!! Decent tex mex as well though I'm not a huge fan of their chips. Service is decent but they're very busy most nights so be prepared to wait... by the bar. It is so often chosen for get togethers though that you kind of become bored with going there for tex mex!
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Adrian Dalca
8 months ago
Great (though loud) atmosphere, good (usullay verry relaxed) service. The shrimp quesadillas are fantastic :)
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Nick Huber
a month ago
Great mexican food for a great price. One of my favorite places!
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Doreen D'Amelio
2 months ago
the waitstaff is always very caring and cher full. Not t O mention anything you order is always fresh and delicious
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Sujeidy De Jesus
8 months ago
Oh gosh! Where do I start? Margaritas are amazing and cheap! Chips and salsa are made in house and are always hot, fresh and great. The food is okay. To be honest you mostly go back for the Rita's and chips!
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Amanda Colby
9 months ago
The food and the drinks here are worth 5 stars but the service is what gets it only 3 stars. They make you wait until your ENTIRE party is present to be seated and that can get pretty annoying/lengthy. Service is also a little slow/brisk. I really love the food though and the margaritas are a great value. Its not my first stop in the area for Mexican but definitely a crowd pleaser, especially with out of town guests.