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Border Cafe

483 Stanton Christiana Rd, Newark, DE 19713-2119
+1 302-633-6400
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good29%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“fajitas” (60 reviews)
“crawfish” (20 reviews)
“chips and salsa” (36 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 am - 10:00 pmAll hours
Mexican, Southwestern, Cajun & Creole, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
483 Stanton Christiana Rd, Newark, DE 19713-2119
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1 - 10 of 652 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

Wife and I split an order of fajitas. NOT the fajitas for two. Plenty of food. Chips and salsa were good. Menu is very diverse, cross btwn cajun and Mexican.

Thank 325bradleyd
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Surprises all around! My wife and I were passing through the area when we saw a roadside sign outside a building, that read in gigantic letters: EAT That amused me enough that I snapped a quick photo of it and tweeted it out, saying something...More

Thank Claude C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Never had a bad meal at this restaurant. However, it’s to popular. Sometimes the waits to get in are over an hour. Just not worth it. They have room to grow but for some reason they have not over the years. I have had almost...More

Thank xoxoxo2093
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The food is pretty decent. Mexican/Cajun influences. But it is ALWAYS busy and its extremely crowded and noisy. Not a very relaxing place to eat, but good if you have kids because it won't matter if they're a little on the loud side.

Thank Amber S
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

You can't go wrong eating here! Good food, drinks, and service! You do need to expect a wait since this is a popular place, but they are pretty accurate about the wait times. We usually sign in and sit outside or in the car until...More

Thank mndtruitt
Reviewed 9 November 2017 via mobile

My wife and I have been to Border Cafe many times. The food is very good, very fresh and have never had a bad experience. Tonight was no different. My wife got her usual Tostada Grande salad. I had the Salmon San Sebastian. Our server,...More

Thank crabman272017
Reviewed 6 November 2017

My family has been dining here regularly since the restaurant opened. Everything we’ve tried has been delicious, but the fajitas are a favorite for everyone in my family. Portions are huge, and we always take home leftovers. We have taken several out of town guests...More

Thank Leslie719
Reviewed 31 October 2017

Tex-Mex cantina atmosphere with the usual dishes of this type restaurant. The standout is the sweet cornbread - could be a desert. Large portions and very attentive and friendly staff. Very reasonable, with any meal choices under $10.

Thank DelMarVaJohn
Reviewed 29 October 2017 via mobile

Great food, great staff. Came in here with a large party and were taken good care of. One couple with us had been there earlier that morning for breakfast and brought back their receipt. They planned ahead because our table of 16 got 10% off...More

Thank Jamie S
Reviewed 28 October 2017 via mobile

Overstaffed and underpriced and way too much food for the money!!! Flavorful and generous portions and reasonably priced. My wife and I love our meals and walked out stuffed for under $20. This place has 3X the staff of most restaurants and they were helpful...More

Thank Hogan5D
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Questions & Answers
11 March 2017|
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Response from Shanon J | Reviewed this property |
They don't do reservations. This place is too busy all the time. Unless you talk to a manager and go before or after a select time.
Lisa J
7 February 2015|
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Response from luc17 | Reviewed this property |
The kids menu is great and they are good variety. All the kids meals come with a candy dessert and I don't think any are more than $5. Most times my boys have left overs for next day lunch.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 15 - USD 20
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
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 - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 483 Stanton Christiana Rd, Newark, DE 19713-2119
  • Location: United States  >  Delaware (DE)  >  Newark
  • Phone Number: +1 302-633-6400
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