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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)
111 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!
    Upvoted 3 weeks ago
  • 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!
  • Dan O.
    Dan OConnorMay 12, 2010
    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!!!
  • Erin J.
    Erin JoyceMay 6, 2014
    Food is hit or miss, along with the service. Hostesses aren't nice. Where are the Mexicans?! For a Mexican restaurant there sure are a lot of white people.
  • 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.
  • 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!
  • 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.
  • Courtney
    CourtneyAugust 12, 2013
    The queso and quesadillas are very good. Looking forward to going again one day.
  • vicenta p.
    vicenta pylesDecember 14, 2012
    Can't go wrong with anything on the menu..except the eggplant dish... Plate of melted cheese and soggy eggplant...
  • 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!
  • Adela G.
    Adela Garrido EcheverriaDecember 5, 2013
    Fue Veracruz Fisher tacos were delish!!!!!! And the Salmon San Sebastián too. Will come back. ..soon!
  • 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
    Chicken bandara is amazing. Mesquite steak salad is awesome. Chimichuri steak is awesome. Guac rocks!
  • Peter K.
    Blackened anything is fabulous. Normally I have the salmon but this time I had the chicken fajitas.
  • 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
  • Hannah S.
    Hannah SwiftJuly 1, 2012
    Try the empanadas even if you're not veggie! So banging. Also, always add guacamole .
  • Meredith G.
    Meredith GriffinAugust 23, 2011
    The Blackened Salmon is great! Can't go wrong with the Half and Half Fajitas either.
    Upvoted 4 weeks ago
  • George D.
    George DrahuszOctober 15, 2012
    My favorite drink is the Arnold Palmer, and I always get a side of Jambalaya.
  • Danielle P.
    Danielle PedersenDecember 22, 2013
    Best thing here is the jumbalaya. Everything else, including the beer, is very mediocre 😞.
  • Kristin Z.
    Kristin ZJune 15, 2011
    the shrimp and crawfish enchiladas with crabmeat on top r great..drinks r good 2
  • Chris G.
    Chris GoforthJune 5, 2015
    I've never had a bad meal. The tortilla chips are made in house.
  • Tony W.
    Tony WileyAugust 16, 2012
    The "Burros" is amazing. One of the best burritos I've had in a long time!
  • Tammy K.
    Tammy KalpJanuary 17, 2015
    There's nothing on the menu that's not worth trying! Fast, hot, quality food!!!!
  • Monica V.
    Monica V2 weeks ago
    Cheap and cheerful - this place has awesome food and it comes out quick.
  • Evan B.
    Evan BrownSeptember 1, 2014
    Quesadillas, steak, margaritas, fajitas, appetizers, chorizo, Mexican beer
  • Georgi G.
    Georgi GenovMarch 27
    Food is very good. Hostess and seating for groups need a lot of work.
  • Doo C.
    Doo CrawfordAugust 29, 2010
    Great place for Tex-Mex. If you are in the area. Always stop here first!
  • Michael M.
    Michael MurrayFebruary 18, 2013
    Camp town shrimp is amazing but don't eat it quick without milk it's very spicy
  • Bill M.
    Bill MeidenbauerJuly 22, 2015
    Etouffe, swordfish tacos. Salsa was mediocre. Food and service EXCELLENT
  • Carole T.
    Carole TrzepaczJune 8, 2013
    Any dish with the marinated shredded chicken in it is a winner!
  • 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
    Love the chips and salsa... French Quarter Chicken is good too!!
  • Dexter C.
    Dexter ClarkeOctober 4, 2011
    The Gumbo is the best and the Blackened Salmon or Chicken is great as well
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Ben H.
    Ben HewittDecember 18, 2014
    Everything is so good ..worth the trip..wish one was in Baltimore:-)
  • Lauren J.
    Lauren JJanuary 5, 2013
    Best chips and fries at a Mexican place I have ever gotten. MUST EAT!
  • Don S.
    Don SantiagoJanuary 5, 2013
    Mad busy but it was hella good like you'll thank yourself really
  • 🍹🌺🐨 Brandy
    🍹🌺🐨 BrandyOctober 3, 2011
    You know you come here a lot when your phone connects right to their WiFi as soon as you walk in. LoL.
  • Rich M.
    Rich McCannNovember 15, 2010
    fajitas are amazing and reasonably priced.
  • Dan S.
    Dan StrachanJuly 4, 2010
    The chips are the best I've had in the east.
  • Greg D.
    Greg DDecember 23, 2014
    Chips and salsa. Margaritas are very good.
  • Haig K.
    Haig KarakashianJanuary 25, 2012
    Every time I come here, I get fajitas. Never had anything else.
  • Vince S.
    Vince ShavicoFebruary 5, 2012
    Chile Relleno is awesome and try the Eggplant Royale!
  • Ashley C.
    Ashley CooperJuly 5, 2012
    Best chips ever! Everything is so cheap and spicy, favorite place!
  • Mike L.
    Mike LewisMay 4, 2010
    The gulf coast enchiladas are insanely good.
  • Chris D.
    Chris DahmsJanuary 24, 2015
    Music is too loud ur workers. Announcing tables annoying. Grow up.
  • Rory S.
    Rory SullivanApril 20, 2012
    Amazing food, dirt cheap, and great atmosphere.
  • Sean E.
    Sean EricksonOctober 22, 2011
    Try the chicken & chorizo etouffee.
  • 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!
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