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Border Cafe

Certificate of Excellence
££ - £££
Mexican, Southwestern, Cajun & Creole
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483 Stanton Christiana Rd, Newark, DE 19713-2119
+1 302-633-6400
11:30 - 23:00
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Sun - Wed 11:30 - 22:00
Thu - Sat 11:30 - 23:00
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Have eaten here many times and never disappointed. A little on the noisy side but excellent food and very reasonably priced.

Thank norge53
Delaware, USA
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26 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is a pretty casual restaurant that we stop at generally after shopping in the area. My wife and I really like Borders Café. I like the Crawfish Etouffee and the Jerk Chicken and my wife like the Eggplant Royale with crab sauce. They discontinued one of my favorites Camptown Shrimp. The servings and drinks are large and the service... More 

Thank rtempman
Wilmington, Delaware
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We love to eat out. We go to San Antonio a lot! Mexican food in this restaurant is" AMAZING" Super delicious. Fun atmosphere..... Must try it soon! Addicting!!!!

Thank lillian22016
Huntingdon Valley, Pennsylvania
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44 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My step-aunt, husband and I stopped in for dinner on Saturday night. We had almost an hour wait- the place was packed! It was super loud between the roar of people talking and the music playing. Our server actually had a hard time hearing us speak and we had to repeat ourselves a few times. We got two appetizers to... More 

Thank Courtney Y
Mifflintown, PA
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120 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I’ve been driving past the Border Café since they opened on my way to the shore and have always wanted to stop. It took me about 15 years, but I finally made it and now it will be a regular stop on my way through! On this visit I sampled the house special gumbo, which had just the right amount... More 

Thank cfpsu1
Frankfort, Illinois
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Huge place. Lots of people. Very busy so not much repertoire between bartender and customers. Food wise I ordered, umm can't remember so guess not anything super delicious. Drinks were good but think they just may cater more to bigger parties. Not sure if I'd go back, think there may be less expensive better Mexican food establishments around. Just my... More 

Thank cc L
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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354 reviews
305 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I had heard excellent things about this place from numerous people, but never got around to trying it until recently. Border Cafe has delicious food. Definitely try the blackened chicken fajitas. This place was crazy busy when I went, but service was quick and effective.

Thank Shopaholic_x0
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Not ideal if you're looking for quiet meal. It's a good spot for families with noisy kids. Also be sure to try the margaritas!

Thank Stacey C
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Awesome food, reasonable price. It's a bit loud for date night, but there is a reason it is always busy.

Thank Angelo Y
Newark, Delaware, United States
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Large menu featuring Mexican food . Friendly atmosphere for families and couples. Large open space dining and separate bar area. Great Drinks and beer menu. Good portions of food for the money. The place is always busy. Get there early on Fri., Sat., and Sunday for dinner.

Thank Steve S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$15 - US$20
Mexican, Southwestern, Cajun & Creole
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?