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Border Cafe

Mexican Restaurant and Cajun / Creole Restaurant$$$$
Newark
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  • Tony W.
    "The "Burros" is amazing."(3 Tips)
    Kim G.
    "Love the Gulf Coast Burrito!"(3 Tips)
    Meredith G.
    "Can't go wrong with the Half and Half Fajitas either."(11 Tips)
    Gina L.
    "The blackened salmon is the bomb.😀"(3 Tips)
113 Tips and reviews
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  • Carrie K.
    Carrie KaioApril 9, 2015
    LOVE this place. Had a racist waiter once. But that's the only time I've had a bad experience. Food is delish. Atmosphere is amazing. Definitely a must if ur in the area!
  • Kristine C.
    Kristine CuddyAugust 18, 2014
    This place does not look like much when you drive into the parking lot but it's very cool inside great food and great service! Way better than any chain restaurant!
  • Amalia V.
    Amalia VavalaNovember 17, 2014
    Cheapest, best TexMex in the area. The burros are a personal fave and their shrimp and crawfish Caesar salad is to DIE for.
  • Courtney
    CourtneyAugust 12, 2013
    The queso and quesadillas are very good. Looking forward to going again one day.
  • Ben H.
    Ben HewittFebruary 15, 2015
    Everything things so good ..love the fajita so and pastino appetizers so good and filling .awesome salads ad well.
  • John M.
    John McCauleyApril 16, 2012
    Popular and sometimes tight seating, but well worth it. Don't expect dessert, but with the quality and quantity, you will not have room!
  • vicenta p.
    vicenta pylesDecember 14, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Can't go wrong with anything on the menu..except the eggplant dish... Plate of melted cheese and soggy eggplant...
  • Adela G.
    Adela Garrido EcheverriaDecember 5, 2013
    Fue Veracruz Fisher tacos were delish!!!!!! And the Salmon San Sebastián too. Will come back. ..soon!
  • Benjamin K.
    Gaucho chicken is very good ! Love the guacamole !
  • Ms P.
    Ms PleasantApril 30, 2014
    Fajitas are love, great customer service, food feels like it's done as soon as you place the order
  • Kathy S.
    Kathy SlaterMarch 31, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Chicken bandara is amazing. Mesquite steak salad is awesome. Chimichuri steak is awesome. Guac rocks!
  • Dan O.
    Dan OConnorMay 12, 2010
    Been here 50+ times
    The wait looks daunting, but they have a ton of tables and lots of turnover. It is tough for a couple to spend over $30 on dinner, and noone leaves hungry. Must stop!!!
  • George D.
    George DrahuszOctober 15, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    My favorite drink is the Arnold Palmer, and I always get a side of Jambalaya.
  • Hannah S.
    Hannah SwiftJuly 1, 2012
    Been here 50+ times
    Try the empanadas even if you're not veggie! So banging. Also, always add guacamole .
  • Tony W.
    Tony WileyAugust 16, 2012
    The "Burros" is amazing. One of the best burritos I've had in a long time!
  • Peter K.
    Peter KamenikJune 10
    Been here 10+ times
    Blackened anything is fabulous. Normally I have the salmon but this time I had the chicken fajitas.
  • Evan B.
    Evan BrownSeptember 1, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Quesadillas, steak, margaritas, fajitas, appetizers, chorizo, Mexican beer
  • Meredith G.
    Meredith GriffinAugust 23, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    The Blackened Salmon is great! Can't go wrong with the Half and Half Fajitas either.
  • Chris G.
    Chris GoforthJune 5, 2015
    I've never had a bad meal. The tortilla chips are made in house.
  • Monica V.
    Monica VJuly 8
    Been here 10+ times
    Cheap and cheerful - this place has awesome food and it comes out quick.
  • Joni H.
    Joni HachFebruary 2, 2014
    Great time to come as it looks like everybody is at a Super Bowl party! I am loving it!
  • Kristin Z.
    Kristin ZJune 15, 2011
    the shrimp and crawfish enchiladas with crabmeat on top r great..drinks r good 2
  • Michael M.
    Michael MurrayFebruary 18, 2013
    Camp town shrimp is amazing but don't eat it quick without milk it's very spicy
  • Carole T.
    Carole TrzepaczJune 8, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Any dish with the marinated shredded chicken in it is a winner!
  • Heather K.
    Heather KasterJuly 4, 2012
    I called on July 4 th to see if they were open n they said yea that's y I aNswered the phone great service
  • Lauren J.
    Lauren JJanuary 5, 2013
    Best chips and fries at a Mexican place I have ever gotten. MUST EAT!
  • Georgi G.
    Georgi GenovMarch 27
    Food is very good. Hostess and seating for groups need a lot of work.
  • Ben H.
    Ben HewittDecember 18, 2014
    Everything is so good ..worth the trip..wish one was in Baltimore:-)
  • Kayla G.
    Kayla GibsonOctober 1, 2011
    Awesome crawfish étouffée! My very favorite restaurant and I live 350 miles away!!!!
  • Robert G.
    Robert GSeptember 23, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Love the chips and salsa... French Quarter Chicken is good too!!
  • Stefanie S.
    Stefanie SpatolaJanuary 12, 2015
    There's always a wait so go early! It's also really loud inside. Always good food and fast service.
  • Tammy K.
    Tammy KalpJanuary 17, 2015
    There's nothing on the menu that's not worth trying! Fast, hot, quality food!!!!
  • Ashley C.
    Ashley CooperJuly 5, 2012
    Best chips ever! Everything is so cheap and spicy, favorite place!
  • Dexter C.
    Dexter ClarkeOctober 4, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    The Gumbo is the best and the Blackened Salmon or Chicken is great as well
  • Vince S.
    Vince ShavicoFebruary 5, 2012
    Chile Relleno is awesome and try the Eggplant Royale!
  • Don S.
    Don SantiagoJanuary 5, 2013
    Mad busy but it was hella good like you'll thank yourself really
  • HoneyBadger
    HoneyBadgerJune 28, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    Shrimp & crawfish quesadilla
  • Doo C.
    Doo CrawfordAugust 29, 2010
    Great place for Tex-Mex. If you are in the area. Always stop here first!
  • Danielle P.
    Danielle PedersenDecember 22, 2013
    Best thing here is the jumbalaya. Everything else, including the beer, is very mediocre 😞.
  • Greg D.
    Greg DDecember 23, 2014
    Chips and salsa. Margaritas are very good.
  • 🍹🌺🐨 Brandy
    🍹🌺🐨 BrandyOctober 3, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    You know you come here a lot when your phone connects right to their WiFi as soon as you walk in. LoL.
  • Bill M.
    Bill MeidenbauerJuly 22, 2015
    Etouffe, swordfish tacos. Salsa was mediocre. Food and service EXCELLENT
  • Meg H.
    Meg HutchinsJune 23, 2014
    Best strawberry margaritas and great food.
  • Bruce E.
    Bruce ElliottApril 15, 2013
    Order the Seafood Enchiladas. Category 6 mouthgasm.
  • Rory S.
    Rory SullivanApril 20, 2012
    Amazing food, dirt cheap, and great atmosphere.
  • Marc S.
    Best fajitas on the east coast. Really.
  • Sean E.
    Sean EricksonOctober 22, 2011
    Try the chicken & chorizo etouffee.
  • Paris W.
    Paris WatermanOctober 21, 2015
    Best Margs in Northern De!
  • Chris M.
    Chris MooreMay 17, 2014
    Fajitas are a winner.
  • Joshua W.
    Joshua WalkerAugust 7, 2014
    Crawfish dish, best around
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