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Border Cafe

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  • Mexican, Cajun & Creole, Southwestern
  • 32 Church St, Cambridge MA02138 42.374396 -71.120497
  • (At Palmer St)
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  • (617) 864-6100
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Cajun Appetizers

Cajun Popcorn shrimp fried, spiced with cajun seasonings and served golden brown with our own bayou sauce.   6.48
Blackened Chicken Fingers using a time-honored cajun technique, boneless chicken tenders are marinated, spiced, seared on a cast-iron skillet and served with a cajun marmalade sauce.   5.96
Camptown Shrimp shrimp steeped in a hearty new orleans style sauce and accented with negra modelo beer. reduced to a spicy, rich, brown sauce, it is then placed atop grilled french bread with an extra piece to dunk with.   6.99
Crawfish Etouffee crawfish tails sauteed with fresh vegetables, herbs, and seasoning combined to form a rich brown gravy over white rice.   6.85
Louisiana Gumbo  cup 2.47bowl 3.95

Mexican Appetizers

Guacamole our own guacamole made from scratch with whole avocados, tomato, onion, cilantro, and seasoned as in old mexico.   3.95
Pastelitos flaky pastries filled with a chicken-cilantro mix. made in-house and served with a chimi verde sauce.   6.88
Chorizo Mexicana authentic mexican chorizo, tomatoes, onions, and mushrooms baked with bubbling poblano jack cheese. served with fresh, warm flour tortillas.   6.83
Chorizo Flambado homemade cajun sausage baked with green chilis, tomatoes, and monterey jack cheese. served with fresh, warm flour tortillas.   6.94
Chili Con Queso dip our crisp, fresh-made corn tortilla chips in this hot, spicy cheese dip and you're hooked.   5.98
Tejas Chicken chicken tenderloins lightly fried and dipped in our secret tejas sauce accompanied by bleu cheese dressing & celery sticks.   5.96
Border Chili a hot and spicy bowl of texas chili topped with cheese and sour cream. chopped onions available on request.   4.97


Mesquite Grilled Salmon Salad mesquite wood fired, lime-soy glazed, fresh salmon fillet, over field greens with a citrus vinaigrette. jose recommends,"try the salmon blackened."   8.98
Shrimp And Crawfish Caesar Salad the traditional caesar salad with a cajun twist! we top our caesar with sauteed gulf shrimp and louisiana crawfish.   7.85
Caesar Salad the traditional caesar salad. crisp romaine tossed with caesar dressing, croutons, and parmesan cheese.   5.75
with grilled chicken   7.46
with blackened chicken   7.46
Blackened Salmon Caesar fresh salmon fillet seared with traditional cajun spices. served over our classic caesar salad.   8.98
Mesquite Grilled Chicken Fajita Salad marinated chicken or beef, mesquite grilled and placed on top of crisp lettuce with vine ripened tomatoes, shredded cheese and sauteed onions.   7.97
Route 66 Chop Salad mesquite grilled chicken tossed with iceberg lettuce, red onion, a corn and black bean relish, fresh red peppers, monterey jack cheese, diced avocado, crispy tortilla strips, and our kickin' chipotle lime sauce.   7.96
Steak And Bleu Cheese Salad we toss our greens with crumbled bleu cheese, mushrooms, red onions, tomatoes, and red peppers, then top it off with mesquite grilled steak. a texas taste combination.   8.88
House Salad fresh lettuce mix with tomato wedges, smoky bacon, and two cheeses.   3.98
Tostada Grande our special chicken or pulled beef with black beans, cheeses, lettuce, tomatoes, guacamole, red onions, mushrooms, and peppers piled into a crispy tortilla shell.   7.88


All Burgers Are Made With Angus Beef.

Hamburger made from fresh ground chuck. served with a slice of red onion and a heaping portion of crisp fries.   5.96
cheese   .47
crisp bacon   .75
Cajun Burger our mesquite broiled hamburger rubbed in cajun spices and covered with poblano jack cheese. served with fries.   6.87
Mexican Burger our mesquite broiled hamburger topped with guacamole. served with pico de gallo and fries.   6.88

Cajun Favorites

Chicken And Chorizo Etouffee sauteed chicken and spicy chorizo in a classic cajun etouffee sauce with sweet onions, red peppers, ripe tomatoes, and fresh mushrooms. served over white rice.   9.49
Blackened Salmon cajun spiced salmon fillet, blackened on a cast iron skillet. served with our own seasoned corn and black beans and jose's rice. perfection on a plate.   14.78
Blackened Swordfish a fresh 10oz. swordfish steak dipped in lip searing cajun spices and cooked on a blackening skillet. served with our own seasoned corn and black beans, jose's rice and mango salsa.   15.95
Filet Mignon Jim Bowie Style jim bowie loved exquisite food and fine wine. jose proudly presents jim's personal new orleans favorite. seared medallions of beef tenderloin, cooked medium, covered with a secret cream sauce with shrimp and fresh herbs.   14.95
Crawfish Etouffee crawfish tails sauteed with fresh vegetables, herbs, and seasoning simmered in a rich brown sauce over white rice.   10.84
French Quarter Chicken a sauteed breast of fresh chicken embraced by a tangy lemon pepper sauce.   9.96
Eggplant Royale a bubbling-hot blend of cheeses, lump crabmeat and cajun spices, served over a delicately fried eggplant. this is a creole family tradition as served on royale street in new orleans' french quarter.   9.86
Catfish New Orleans a large fresh fillet of catfish, royally seasoned, deep fried with a shrimp and basil cream sauce.   11.88
Blackened Chicken our tender marinated breast of chicken, blackened on the outside, spicy and juicy on the inside and served with a cajun marmalade sauce.   8.97
Blackened Catfish a fresh catfish fillet dipped in blackening seasoning and seared on a cast-iron skillet.   10.88
Gulf Coast Seafood Enchiladas fresh flour tortillas stuffed with sauteed shrimp, crawfish and melted poblano jack cheese. covered with a cajun spiced three cheese and lump crabmeat sauce.   11.48


Beef Or Chicken first we marinate the beef or chicken in a secret blend of spices, then we grill it over mesquite wood and serve it sizzling hot.   11.48
Blackened Chicken   11.48(for two) 21.96
Blackened Catfish our fresh blackened catfish served line dancing under a fresh mango salsa.   11.98
Vegetable Fajitas a medley of vegetables tossed with seasonings, sauteed and served fajita style with black beans and white rice.   10.48
Rio Grande boneless breast of blackened chicken and your choice of tender marinated beef or chicken fajitas grilled over mesquite logs.   17.96
El Pueblo succulent louisiana gulf shrimp and your choice of marinated beef or chicken fajitas slowly grilled over mesquite logs to celebrate the big boss' favorite taste combination.   17.96

Mesquite Grilled

Mesquite Swordfish a fresh 10 oz. swordfish steak grilled over a mesquite fire, glazed with jalapeno butter. served with our own seasoned corn and black beans, jose's rice and mango salsa.   15.95
Chicken Bandera a mesquite grilled chicken breast seared with a kicked -up chipotle lime glaze. served with grilled avocado, mango salsa and crispy shoestring fries.   9.88

Mexican Specialties

Gaucho Chicken tender, marinated chicken breast, grilled over a mesquite wood fire with blackened vine-ripe tomato, and a chimi verde sauce with fresh herbs. served with crispy shoestring fries.   8.99
Chimichurri Steak an authentic argentinean style flank steak grilled over mesquite wood, cooked medium, sliced and served with a choice of our fresh herb chimi verde sauce or a robust chimichurra sauce.   11.98
Chicken Guadalajara a boneless marinated chicken breast filled with authentic chorizo, red peppers and spinach, roasted with poblano jack cheese.   9.88
Salmon San Sebastian mesquite grilled, 10 ounce salmon fillet, mixed field greens, seasoned corn & black beans and chimi verde sauce with fresh herbs.   14.97
Corn And Black Bean Empanadas four flaky handmade pastries stuffed with seasoned corn, black beans, peppers, fresh cilantro, and monterey jack cheese. served with roasted red pepper sauce.   7.47
Burros you choose from our seasoned pulled beef or tender marinated chicken and we'll stuff it into a large, fresh flour tortilla, add plenty of cheese and bake it in homemade enchilada sauce.   7.96
Soft Tacos two fresh flour tortillas stuffed with your choice of pulled beef or marinated chicken and pico de gallo.   6.85
Enchiladas stuffed corn tortillas baked in cheese & homemade enchilada sauce. stuffed with cheese and diced green chilis.   6.59
with pulled beef   6.95
with marinated chicken   6.95
Taco And Enchilada combine any of our pulled beef, marinated chicken or cheese enchiladas with a pulled beef or marinated chicken taco.   6.89
Swordfish Tacos Veracruz fresh swordfish blackened on a cast iron skillet, served in fresh flour tortillas with chipotle cole slaw, pico de gallo and mango salsa. accompanied with fresh field greens and a mesquite grilled avocado.   10.88


Quesadilla melted monterey jack cheese and salsa, stuffed in homemade flour tortillas.   6.95
with pulled beef   7.98
with marinated chicken   7.98
Vegetable Quesadilla fresh vegetable medley in a steaming cheese quesadilla.   7.68
Shrimp And Crawfish Quesadilla a delicious blend of two worlds! a fresh flour tortilla is stuffed with shrimp, crawfish, bubbling monterey jack cheese, and our cajun chef floyd's secret sauce. floyd says he had to wrestle an alligator to get the recipe.   8.93
add fresh guacamole   .95


Jambalaya spicy cajun style andouille sausage and chicken rice. large enough for two.   2.99
French Fries crispy shoestring fries.   1.50
Mixed Vegetables sauteed with jose's special seasoning.   1.95
Corn Bread   (2) 1.47
Sour Cream    .95
Pico De Gallo    .95
Sliced Avocado    .95
Black Beans    .95
White Rice    .95
Jose's Rice    .95
Cheese    .95
Flour Tortillas   (4) .95



Vegetable Quesadilla lightly grilled fresh vegetables medley in a steaming cheese quesadilla.   7.68
Guacamole our own guacamole made from scratch with whole avocados, tomato, onion, cilantro, and seasoned as in old mexico.   3.95


Black Bean Tostada Grande we fill a crisp, flour tortilla shell with lettuce, black beans, cheeses, and vine-ripened tomatoes. garnished with mushrooms, peppers, red onions and guacamole. a meal in itself.   6.88
Caesar Salad the traditional caesar salad. crisp romaine lettuce tossed with caesar dressing, croutons and parmesan cheese.   5.75


Vegetable Fajita a medley of fresh vegetables tossed with seasonings, sauteed and served with black beans and white rice.   10.48
Corn And Black Bean Empanada four flaky handmade pastries stuffed with seasoned corn, black beans, peppers, fresh cilantro, and monterey jack cheese. served with roasted red pepper sauce, black beans, and white rice.   7.47
Bean Burro a large, fresh flour tortilla stuffed with plenty of black beans and cheese, all baked in our homemade ranchero sauce. served with black beans and white rice.   7.96
Cheese Enchiladas corn tortillas stuffed with cheese and green chilis, covered with our homemade ranchero sauce and baked until piping hot. served with black beans and white rice.   6.59
Vegetable Jambalaya straight from jose's garden! a medley of fresh vegetables and rice, lightly tossed in our spicy ranchero sauce. a vegetarian's delight.   6.92
Eggplant St. Charles delicately fried eggplant topped with a blend of bubbling cheeses and cajun spices.   7.79


Kids Meals $3.98

All Kids Meals Include

French Fries    
Soft Drink, Milk, Or Apple Juice    
M&M's Or Starburst    

Kids Meals - Entree Option $3.98

Chicken Taco    
Chicken Fajita    
Cheese Quesadilla    
Chicken Fingers    
Cheese Pizza    
Grilled Cheese    
Kids Meals Not Available At Cambridge, Ma Location

Non Alcoholic

Fresh Lemonade    2.25
Orange Juice fresh squeezed.   2.25
Bottled Spring Water aqua panna brand.   2.75
Root Beer in de and nj, we offer ibc brand. in ma, we offer border cafe root beer.   2.25

Soft Drinks $1.98

Diet Coke    
Ginger Ale    
Iced Tea    
Hot Tea    
Free Refills


Margarita Grande a blended combination of tequila, triple sec and lime juice.   5.75
Strawberry Or Melon    6.75
"New Orleans Style" with cointreau   7.75
Sauza Gold made with sauza gold tequila.   6.75
Conmemorativo three steps above gold. the world's finest tequila.   8.00
Texas Margarita the original texas margarita. made with cointreau and tequila.   6.75
Gold Margarita made with cuervo gold tequila.   6.75
Gran Gold made with cuervo gold and gran marnier.   8.00
Tradicional made with jose cuervo tradicional 100% blue agave tequila and cointreau.   8.00
Hornitos sauza hornitos and grand marnier.   8.00
Patron Margarita patron silver and cointreau.   8.75


Sangria made in house with fresh squeezed oj and gran marnier. frozen or on the rocks.   5.75

Bottled Beer $4

Corona Light    
Negra Modelo    
Dos XX Amber    
Dos XX Lager    
Modelo Especial    
St Pauli Girl N/A    
Additional Selection Vary By Location

Wines By The Glass

Chardonnay $6

DeLoach california   
Estancia california.   
Lagaria italy   

Merlot $6

Casa La Postalle chile   
14 Hands washington state   


Penfolds australia   6.00


Border Cafe
32 Church St
At Palmer St
(617) 864-6100
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