32 Church St
Cambridge, MA 02138-3730

Border Cafe

Neighborhoods: Harvard Square
Cuisine: Mexican, Cajun, Creole

Border Cafe is a Mexican, Cajun, and Creole restaurant where most Menuism users came for a meal on the go, paid between $10 and $25, and tipped between 15% to 18%.

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  • 3/11/2018

    A Mexican food lover from Fairfield, ME tried it.

  • 10/29/2016

    A Mexican food lover from Brooklyn, NY tried it.

  • 12/01/2015

    A diner from Brooklyn, NY tried it and liked it.

  • 3/06/2014

    A diner from Ashburn, VA tried it.

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 Cambridge, MA

Good Mexican, Good Prices, Great Margaritas

The Food
Border Cafe is like the Chili’s of Tex-Mex food (maybe a little nicer). They have the typical quesadilla, burrito, taco set and some cajun food as well. Oddly, they don’t have nachos but the tortilla chips and salsa they give you are delicious. Make sure you try a margarita, they are good and large. The was good as well, but nothing really inspired.

The Place
Border Cafe is located a block away from Harvard Yard and the center of Harvard Square, near the movie theatre. It’s decorated like a Mexican Chili’s so it’s by no means fancy. Not the best place for a date, but great for eatting/drinking with friends. I’ve heard it gets really busy on weekends.

Prices were very reasonable. The Mexican food ranged from $7-$10 and the cajun dishes were around $10-12. Margaritas (quite large, mind you) were $5-8.


Fried fish with some peppery cream sauce on a soft taco. The two tacos came with rice and beans. Very tasty!

Grande Margarita (Frozen)

A little weak, but large. Definitely got my money’s worth. Comes in a goofy glass.

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 Cambridge, MA

Nice laidback Mexican/Cajun restaurant with good prices. ...

Nice laidback Mexican/Cajun restaurant with good prices. Not very authentic cuisine, but it’s decent, and a good place to go with friends. Yummy fish tacos!


I love the fajitas and the margaritas. The atmosphere is ...

I love the fajitas and the margaritas. The atmosphere is fun, too, but the wait can be a little insane for the type of food it is.

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 Boston, MA

Food is excellent Tex-Mex and is the only...

Food is excellent Tex-Mex and is the only place in Boston I’ve tried which makes ‘authentic’ margaritas that are comparable to ones I’ve had in Dallas/Austin. Prices are low, portions are huge, and the ambience is lots of fun! Be prepared to wait, cause the lines, even when Harvard is closed for the summer, are crazy….good time to grab a drink and ‘pre-game’

Mexican Margaritas Harvard
Mon-Thu 11:00AM - 12:45AM
Fri-Sat 11:00AM - 01:45AM
Sun 12:00PM - 12:45AM
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Border Cafe is located near the cities of Jericho, Harvard Square, Somerville, Mid Cambridge, and Allston.
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