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“Good, cheap, Tex-Mex”
Review of Border Cafe

Border Cafe
Ranked #3 of 642 Restaurants in Cambridge
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$1 - US$20
Cuisines: Southwestern, Cajun & Creole, Mexican
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Good for: Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Groups
Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Dinner, Lunch
Reviewed 4 June 2014

Great location in Harvard Square, fresh guacamole, quick service, good margs and very reasonable prices....what more could you ask for out of a Tex-Mex joint?!

Thank W T
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Reviewed 28 May 2014

Been a few times for delicious mexican (or texmex?). Thurs or weekend nights you'll be standing in line for a while, but the chips are worth it. I've heard good things about the margaritas but haven't tried myself.

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Thank Ben T
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Reviewed 28 May 2014

The food is great! from the chips to the food. it is a tad loud so if you want somewhere romantic dont go here. but a casual place is perfect.

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Thank Nathan Y
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Reviewed 26 May 2014 via mobile

The staff!! Even though its an amazingly busy place anytime of day you are never at the mercy of a grumpy staff member.
I don't agree with others that say its gone downhill, I've been an under the radar regular here for years & its just as tasty as the first time.
Texas margarita on the rocks is my staple ($7) if your'e budget conscious & have college taste buds, any of the others above that one on the menu for ($6) but its not fresh.
Be warned unless you order food you will be cut off after 3 'Rita's even if you're almost 40!! ( at the bar) & i was denied booze at 35 while eating with my parents so bring a solid ID. Don't get rude with waiters, underage drinking carries a huge & black mark on a waiter in Cambridge

Perfect meal for me Pastelitos app & catfish new Orleans your mouth will go bananas...just make sure you're wearing comfy clothing & plan to relax after.
Affordable delicious food that is made better with fresh lime juice margaritas.
Eating my last meal right now (catfish new orleans) as a single gal & several margaritas...might treat myself to a patron Rita at only $9 there is no reason not to love this place

Thank Sasha g
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Reviewed 20 May 2014

The food is 'great' in both ways, tasted wonderful and it was huge. In Boston it would be the first place I would take someone for a meal.

Thank iamthenewno2
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