Border Cafe

(781) 233-5308 | View Website

819 Broadway, Saugus, MA | Directions   01906

42.475451 -71.023798

Open Hours

Su-Th 11:30-11, F-Sa 11:30-12am

 
Restaurants, Cafes, Mexican  more

More Cuisine: Vegetarian, Southwestern

Price: $

Tags: Cheap Eats, Family-Friendly Dining, Group Dining

Payment Methods: American Express, Cash, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

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Menu
Cajun Popcorn, Blackened Chicken Fingers, Camptown Shrimp, Crawfish Ettouffee, Louisiana Gumbo:, Guacamole, Pastelitos, Chorizo Mexicana, Chorizo Flambado, Chili Con Queso... more

Reviews for Border Cafe

Recommends
3.0
over a year ago

Mexican Food – Not bad, service and food is good. I like Cambridge better, but at least there is parking here.

Recommends
3.0
over a year ago

Mexican Food – Got stuck on RT 1 traffic and decided to grab dinner here. Food was okay, for some reason its not the same as Cambridge.

Doesn't Recommend
1.0
over a year ago

Saturday afternoon, April 4, 2009 – My husband & I decided to have dinner at your new location late Saturday afternoon. We ordered the fajitta combo for two. First, the chicken & steak were completely stuck and burnt to the skillet which made it hard to scrape the meat off and the way our waitress explained the side dishes to us was totally confusing and we ended up getting two sides of black watered down cold beans. We were both very disappointed. The jambalaya was also cold. We were unable to find out waitress and when we did I told her I wanted to replace one or both of the beans with something else. She totally ignored us. All she seemed to care about was getting us out and waiting on the next table. I thought that was rather rude! We've eaten at The Border Cafe before and have always enjoyed the food but not this time. I said to my husband as we left, we won't be eating here anytime soon.

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

Best chicken quesadillas ever!!!! – When I want Mexican, I go to Border. They have the most amazing chicken quesadillas I've ever had. They are big and stuffed. The entrees are very good too. I usually go with the enchiladas, tacos, or burros (yumm). They always give you salsa and chips when you sit down. And you must try the margaritas. They are fantastic!! In addition to the food, the atmosphere is very fun and lai d back. I highly recommend it!!

Doesn't Recommend
1.0
over a year ago

Absolutely horrible meal – I went to Border Cafe tonite for a birthday celebration. What a mistake!! The service was very good, along with the margaritas. The food was absolutely horrible. I ordered a beef fajita and it came with enough onions on it to qualify for a migrant harvest. They then loaded a train load of hot spice on it, making it uneatable! I sent it back with quite a sour expression from the manager. I told her I was unaware that this fajita was going to be spiced as it didn't indicate it on the menu and I couldn't eat it. She took it back and not 5 minutes later brings out the filet mignon with a ton of totally raw onions on top of it. Nothing was cooked, so therefore, I went without a meal at this affair. I didn't nor couldn't do a take out bag as the food wasn't worth feeding to my dogs. The manager didn't even offer to comp the meal as I certainly didn't ask. The manager was a douchbag and didn't even give a hoot about customer relations or what people were forced to eat there. I wouldn't recommend this place to my worst enemy. You want a real Mexican meal go to Jalapeno's in Gloucester. Never again. This place chupas!!!!! ahhhhhhh.

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

great mexican food – great service..great food..gets pretty crowded friday and saturday nights but worth the wait for a table!

Recommends
4.0
over a year ago

Tasty Mexican fare – Being vegetarian, I would have preferred it if there were some more options. I had the vegetarian fajita and really liked it. The service is fast - it is generally pretty crowded, expecially on weekends. I am looking forward to trying more of their vegetarian options. The salsa and chips served first are good too.

Recommends
over a year ago

Saugus offshoot of popular Harvard Square Mexican-Cajun eatery serves up cheap eats to area couples and families. – In Short
No one has ever confused the Border Cafe's sizzling fajita platters or overstuffed quesadillas with gourmet Mexican fare, but overall quality is good and portions are exceptionally large (rare is the table that orders an entree for each diner). After plowing through a basket of warm tortilla chips and fresh salsa, patrons select from the menu's lengthy listing of standard Tex-Mex (chicken enchiladas) and Cajun (spicy blackened swordfish) dishes.

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

EXCELLENT... – THIS WAS MY FIRST TIME HERE AND I WAS AMAZED AT HOW CROWDED IT WAS. WE WAITED 45 MINUTES FOR A TABLE. OUR TABLE WAS GIVEN TO ANOTHER PARTY WITH THE SAME NAME WHO HAD COME IN LONG AFTER US. BUT WE WERE QUICKLY GIVEN THE NEXT AVAILABLE TABLE. PREPARE TO STAND IN TIGHT QUARTERS TO WAIT WITH KIDS SWERVING IN AND OUT OF THE CROWD. THE FOOD WAS EXCELLENT,SERVICE WAS AVERAGE BUT VERY FRIENDLY,TABLES CLOSE TOGETHER. I WAS SURPRISED THERE WAS NO DESSERT MENU. I WAS TOLD THERE WAS ONLY BIRTHDAY CAKES. THE PRICES ARE EXCELLENT,MANY CHOICES,AND LOVE THE WARM NACHO CHIPS. LOUD ATMOSPHERE WHICH IS GREAT WHEN YOU HAVE KIDS ALONG.

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

Great food! – This is a one of a kind place! It is loud and gets crowded but the food is terrific!

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