Boston Cambridge Restaurant Reviews

BTR Boston: Border Cafe – Cambridge

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Border Cafe is a fun Mexican and Cajun restaurant located just off Harvard Square. Its walls are completely covered in colorful murals depicting heroes of the Wild West, beer brands and Tex-Mex landmarks. It’s everything you’d want to see inside a Mexican restaurant.

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After an exhausting day of sightseeing in Boston, I was very hungry and thus excited that my hunger was immediately subdued with tortilla chips! They were hot out of the oven (frier? pan?) and were delicious! The accompanying salsa was spicy and not the best I had. However, I couldn’t stop munching on the chips until my entree came out.

For my meal, I ordered the Chicken Fajitas ($12.95), and I got a ridiculous amount of food. It seemed all the more ridiculous because I had successfully stuffed myself with the delicious tortilla chips. I got a sizzling skillet of chicken grilled with onions, a side of black beans with cheese, rice, a plate of toppings (namely, an absurd amount of cheese) and tortillas.

border cafe cambridge review

Chicken Fajitas

My tortilla chip overdose may have impaired my judgement, but these were not the best fajitas I’ve had. I felt that the food was not of great quality. From the chicken to the rice to the cheese, it was also all very salty. At least we were given HUGE cups of water. The meal was too heavy for a hot summer’s day. My friend got a salad, which looked great. Next time I’d try something lighter like that.


The bottom line is that Border Cafe has a fun atmosphere, but the food is nothing special.
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