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Border Cafe

128 Middlesex Tpke. (Burlington Mall Rd.)
Burlington, MA 01803
Cuisine: Tex-Mex / Cajun
Shoppers from the nearby Burlington Mall flock to this busy Tex-Mex spot where huge margaritas flow, and overstuffed burritos dominate the menu.
Openings: Lunch & Dinner daily


  • Parking lot
  • Dress code: Casual

Border Cafe Restaurant Review:

This busy Burlington hangout, which is popular with local shoppers and visitors alike, offers heaping portions of inexpensive Tex-Mex and Cajun eats. Everyone likes the complimentary warm homemade tortilla chips covered in salt, served with a side of chunky salsa and washed down with a top-shelf margarita. From the overflowing platters of nachos with black beans, pico de gallo and melted cheese to sizzling Rio Grande fajitas and blackened catfish prepared New Orleans-style, you don’t need a black American Express card to feast. Stick with the comfort food plates like the shrimp and crawfish quesadillas, marinated chicken enchiladas, soft tacos and corn and black bean empanadas. There are also burgers, a nice selection of salads and vegetarian dishes. No desserts are available. While the service can be underwhelming at times, after a couple of margaritas, you won't seem to notice. Whether you come for the tequila-infused drinks or a quick Tex-Mex fix, it’s almost impossible not to have a good time.

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