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Border Cafe

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32 Church St, Cambridge, MA 02138-3768
+1 617-864-6100
11:00 - 01:00
Closed now
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Sun 12:00 - 00:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 01:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 02:00
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Boston, United States
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4 reviews
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I've been going to this place since I was in high school (many, many years ago), and it's changed little since. That's a good thing. Food is delicious, margaritas are flowing, and the prices are so reasonable that you will do a double take when your bill arrives. Go there! But be prepared to wait a while if it's busy... More 

Thank dianacX8787KS
Twyford, England, United Kingdom
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45 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week 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
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Thank John B
Santiago, Chile
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56 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks 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
Level Contributor
42 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
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
Erlangen, Germany
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55 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
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
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 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
Dublin, Ireland
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64 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
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
Columbia, Maryland
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200 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
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
West Glover, Vermont
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48 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
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

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 20
Mexican, Southwestern, Bar, Cajun & Creole, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Groups
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

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?