Open Hours:Lunch & Dinner daily
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- 98%Budget Travelers
- 98%Family Travelers
- 98%Nightlife Lovers
- 51%Local Culture
User Reviews (10 Reviews)
- Border CafeOct 20, 2013
Border Café is one of the few Mexican restaurants in the Harvard Square area. As such, there is usually a decent wait to get a table on most nights. The food is not really authentic Mexican; it has more of a Tex Mex flair to it. I really like their salty chips (which come free with salsa) and homemade guacamole, as well as the shredded beef soft tacos. They also have great sangria and margaritas! Definitely recommend it!
- Border CafeMember ofLocal CultureFoodiesLuxury TravelersAug 22, 2012
Probably the cheapest option for food in Harvard Square, this place is student wallet friendly in its Harvard Square location. Decent Mexican food (although I was spoiled by California Mexican food by the time I got here). Also pretty good margaritas in a few different flavors. I am partial to their fajitas, their menu is huge though, so you definitely have a lot of options. There is a crowded bar upstairs where groups wait for their tables, there is also a lower level to extend the dining room space.
- Border CafeMember ofLocal CultureBudget TravelersFoodies+ 7Jul 04, 2012
Cheap, cheesy (literally) Mexican and margaritas. The waiter was super efficient and matter of fact - when someone at my table mentioned that they didn't taste the tequila in their margarita, he grunted in a thick Boston accent, "That's why they're cheap." A good-natured, rowdy way to get a buzz and some food in Harvard Square.
- Border CafeMember ofLocal CultureFoodiesLGBT+ 1Jul 04, 2012
So 5 stars, but I guess I should qualify. No, this isn't a gourmet meal in a posh setting; it also won't cost you an arm or a leg-- or even a hand.
My group came here (on one of their busiest nights of the year) in search of margaritas and mexican food. The food was so-so. That may be a result of being from areas of the US that have freakin' fantastic mexican food; it wasn't bad, it just wasn't great.
The margaritas were pretty good. Not very strong, but a good margarita shouldn't put you under the table necessarily; that's what three margaritas are for-- which you'll be able to afford at Border Cafe; everything was pretty cheap.
What takes this place from 4 stars to 5, though, is the service. Good, attentive, efficient, friendly waiters are always appreciated, and the seasoned staff at Border Cafe didn't disappoint.