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Purple Cactus Burrito & Wrap Bar

Jamaica Plain
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674 Centre St, Boston, MA 02130-2516
+1 617-522-7422
09:00 - 22:00
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Sun 09:00 - 21:00
Mon - Sat 09:00 - 22:00
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Boston, Massachusetts
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 7 March 2017

Purple Cactus has been in Jamaica Plain for decades (in three different locations). The food is absolutely reliable. The burrito you get today is the same one you will get next week. They are very busy at peak times but also very fast. Suggestions for improvement? Put some of the cheese UNDER the nachos. It is a top layer of... More 

Thank susan m
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 10 August 2016 via mobile

The good food is fresh and cheap and always always delicious. I always get a large Santa Fe sling it's the best drink. The nachos are perfect size and the Santa Fe salad is a safe choice for ANYONE. This is a local charm

Thank Daniel S
Boston, Massachusetts
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45 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 June 2016

I've stopped in here two or so times for lunch while in JP - they have massive salads that are okay for taste, but somewhat bland burritos. Not bad for a quick lunch when in need.

Thank Eliza D
Boston, Massachusetts
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57 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 June 2016

I have had the steak burrito both catered and from the restaurant to-go. The service is fast and eco-friendly. Making the burrito a super also made it two meals! I also had the berry smoothie and was equally satisfied with it. I will be walking here from work on many of my lunch breaks!

Thank Sing4Elohim
Detroit, Michigan
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105 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 May 2016 via mobile

Purple Cactus has been in staple in JP for years. The food is always fresh, the staff is friendly and very accommodating to dietary needs. Standouts include the wraps, smoothies and of course,the Sante Fe chicken salad. I could eat this salad everyday...greens dressed in a homemade cilantro lime dressing are topping with shaved carrots, cheese, beans, salsa and grilled... More 

Thank SMDavis2
Boston. Ma
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 February 2016

Somewhat disappointing. Had the chicken burrito but was unimpressed with the contents. Mostly rice, scant beans and little else. I have had better at many other burrito places, even at Whole Foods.

Thank Bill24Boston_Ma
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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 January 2016 via mobile

I love this place!! The burritos are delicious and very reasonably priced. They have lots of choices and I've never heard a bad review. And to make it an even better experience, the people who work there are all super friendly. My husband and I eat there (actually we usually get take out) about once a week and I could... More 

Thank Sarah A
Wellington, New Zealand
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17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 January 2016 via mobile

Felt a strange compunction to get a pork burrito, which is usually a disappointment at most places. Was delighted to find it moist, tender, well flavoured and generous. Definitely would recommend, and also cheap!

Thank Spicysi
Chilmark, Massachusetts
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30 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 December 2015

This is one of our favorite places to get take out when we visit my daughter. We call and order our food and it is ready by the time we get there. The prices are good and the menu is great.

Thank jarlan
Boston, Massachusetts
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52 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 December 2015

Fast service with great burritos and quesadillas. Standard prices but larger than average portions. Tables are hard to find at peak times tho.

Thank Joseph D

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Mexican, American, Southwestern, Fast food, Vegetarian Friendly
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 674 Centre St, Boston, MA 02130-2516
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Boston>  > Jamaica Plain
  • Neighbourhood: Jamaica Plain
  • Phone Number: +1 617-522-7422

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Jamaica Plain

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Jamaica Plain
This Boston neighborhood feels like a distinct community unique and separate from the bustle of other areas. Beautiful Victorian homes, restaurants with an emphasis on being eco-friendly and providing local and organic food, and a large Hispanic community. Visit Centre and South streets for restaurants, cafes, and little shops. The Arnold Arboretum is a beautiful, large green space well worth a visit if you venture to JP.
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