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Border Cafe

Mexican Restaurant, Cajun / Creole Restaurant, and Tex-Mex 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.
    Benjamin KeeneAugust 5, 2016
    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, 2016
    Been here 10+ times
    Blackened anything is fabulous. Normally I have the salmon but this time I had the chicken fajitas.
  • David H.
    David Harrigan IIIDecember 9, 2016
    I had the enchiladas and they were amazing!
  • Evan B.
    Evan BrownSeptember 1, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Quesadillas, steak, margaritas, fajitas, appetizers, chorizo, Mexican beer
  • Monica V.
    Monica VJuly 8, 2016
    Been here 10+ times
    Cheap and cheerful - this place has awesome food and it comes out quick.
    Upvoted Feb 26
  • Chris G.
    Chris GoforthJune 5, 2015
    I've never had a bad meal. The tortilla chips are made in house.
  • 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.
  • 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!
  • Michael M.
    Michael MurrayFebruary 18, 2013
    Camp town shrimp is amazing but don't eat it quick without milk it's very spicy
  • Kristin Z.
    Kristin ZJune 15, 2011
    the shrimp and crawfish enchiladas with crabmeat on top r great..drinks r good 2
  • Carole T.
    Carole TrzepaczJune 8, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Any dish with the marinated shredded chicken in it is a winner!
  • Lauren J.
    Lauren JJanuary 5, 2013
    Best chips and fries at a Mexican place I have ever gotten. MUST EAT!
  • 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
  • Georgi G.
    Georgi GenovMarch 27, 2016
    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!!!!
  • Tammy K.
    Tammy KalpJanuary 17, 2015
    There's nothing on the menu that's not worth trying! Fast, hot, quality food!!!!
  • 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.
  • Robert G.
    Robert GSeptember 23, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Love the chips and salsa... French Quarter Chicken is good too!!
  • 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
  • HoneyBadger
    HoneyBadgerJune 28, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    Shrimp & crawfish quesadilla
  • 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
  • Doo C.
    Doo CrawfordAugust 29, 2010
    Great place for Tex-Mex. If you are in the area. Always stop here first!
  • Greg D.
    Greg DDecember 23, 2014
    Chips and salsa. Margaritas are very good.
  • Danielle P.
    Danielle PedersenDecember 22, 2013
    Best thing here is the jumbalaya. Everything else, including the beer, is very mediocre 😞.
  • 🍹🌺🐨 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.
  • Marc S.
    Marc SecciaJuly 12, 2016
    Best fajitas on the east coast. Really.
  • Rory S.
    Rory SullivanApril 20, 2012
    Amazing food, dirt cheap, and great atmosphere.
  • Bruce E.
    Bruce ElliottApril 15, 2013
    Order the Seafood Enchiladas. Category 6 mouthgasm.
  • Chris M.
    Chris MooreMay 17, 2014
    Fajitas are a winner.
  • Paris W.
    Paris WatermanOctober 21, 2015
    Best Margs in Northern De!
  • Joshua W.
    Joshua WalkerAugust 7, 2014
    Crawfish dish, best around
  • Sean E.
    Sean EricksonOctober 22, 2011
    Try the chicken & chorizo etouffee.
  • Lissa B.
    Lissa B.January 13, 2013
    Awesome food. Very kid friendly
  • Phil B.
    Phil BMay 27, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    Fantastic Tex-Mex food!
  • Haig K.
    Haig KarakashianJanuary 25, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Every time I come here, I get fajitas. Never had anything else.
  • Akili M.
    Akili M.April 15, 2013
    Sangrias are strong.. And good!
  • Rich M.
    Rich McCannNovember 15, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    fajitas are amazing and reasonably priced.
  • Gina L.
    Gina LawsonJanuary 17, 2015
    The blackened salmon is the bomb.😀
  • Kim G.
    Kim GrayNovember 23, 2014
    Love the Gulf Coast Burrito! YUM!!!!
  • Patty F.
    Patty Farren FeeneyNovember 1, 2016
    I love it at Border cafe.
  • Nicholas A.
    Nicholas AndrillaJanuary 17, 2016
    Everything was so spicy!
  • Natasha C.
    Natasha CliffordOctober 15, 2013
    Yummy margaritas, I mean soda
  • Sergios N.
    Sergios NicolaouJanuary 18, 2014
    Great service and amazing margaritas.
  • Jen D.
    Jen DFebruary 17, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    This place rocks! I love everything here!!
  • Monica M.
    Monica McLainDecember 23, 2013
    Love the food n the chips n salsa
  • Martz D.
    Martz D.July 8, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    The melon margarita is awesome.
  • Maya C.
    Maya ChikiraJuly 24, 2011
    Jambalaya was meaty and good!
  • Livia Christine
    Livia ChristineFebruary 11, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Best jambalaya ever!!
  • Scott A.
    Scott AllenderAugust 15, 2012
    Love the BBQ appetizer
  • Vanessa P.
    Vanessa PowellFebruary 2, 2016
    Tacos are good.
  • Scott B.
    Scott BealeNovember 3, 2013
    Great place to come with a baby!
  • Dan S.
    Dan StrachanJuly 4, 2010
    The chips are the best I've had in the east.
  • Joan F.
    Joan FordAugust 2, 2012
    Borders doesn't except any type of visa Gift cards.... They don't tell you until your about to pay... So if your using a visa or American express gift card Don't go!
  • Hugh O.
    Hugh OtisJanuary 2, 2016
    Everything
  • David S.
    David StylesMarch 17, 2015
    Too loud! I can't hear anyone right next to me. Food could be great but who cares if there is no socialization.
  • Edgar E.
    Edgar EstradaOctober 30, 2011
    If you give them $5 pancho villa comes out.
  • Uditha S.
    Uditha SenaratneMarch 30, 2014
    Good place to enjoy a delicious mexican dinner
  • Steff D.
    Steff DicksonSeptember 6, 2012
    Get the gumbo wow!!!
  • Bobbie R.
    Bobbie RabuckMarch 12, 2011
    Great food. Great prices.
  • Shant K.
    Shant KarakashianMay 23, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Best Kids meal value at $3.98!
  • Alice P.
    Alice PasqualeOctober 6, 2015
    Great Food, but loud restaurant.
  • Hannah S.
    Hannah SwiftSeptember 22, 2011
    Been here 50+ times
    Great food but our server wasn't too friendly
  • Andrew
    AndrewDecember 27, 2011
    The chips are great!
  • Lisa W.
    Lisa WhitakerJanuary 3, 2015
    Gulf coast seafood enchiladas
  • Karen P.
    Karen PajewskiOctober 30, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Try the Vegetable Fajitas
  • Chris D.
    Chris DahmsMarch 29, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Great food and service.
  • James H.
    James HagemanMay 14, 2011
    Beef burros are awesome
  • Amanda Z.
    Amanda ZacharkoDecember 18, 2011
    Sangria is amazing!
  • Jason F.
    Jason FrancisSeptember 6, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Chicken guadalajara is dynamite
  • Shawn A.
    Shawn AlbrittonJanuary 28, 2012
    Having dinner with favorite son Nigel!!!
  • Zack L.
    Zack LevySeptember 8, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    three words: swordfish tacos veracruz
  • Mike L.
    Mike LewisMay 4, 2010
    The gulf coast enchiladas are insanely good.
  • Hannah S.
    Hannah SwiftNovember 8, 2012
    Been here 50+ times
    I am your mayor! Request me!
  • Eric E.
    Eric EFebruary 27, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    Best Gaucamole
  • Michael M.
    Michael MurrayFebruary 18, 2013
    Beef fajitas
  • Alaina
    AlainaJune 7, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    The servers are amazingly wonderful.
  • HoneyBadger
    HoneyBadgerFebruary 2, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Free WI-FI
  • Clark W.
    Clark WillisJune 13, 2015
    Great Food
  • Sarah C.
    Sarah CarverMarch 19, 2012
    Seafood enchiladas !!!
  • Greg D.
    Greg DApril 21, 2016
    Chips and Salsa
  • Pratik P.
    Pratik PatelNovember 21, 2013
    Amazing!!!
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