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Aceituna Grill

605 W Kendall St, Cambridge, MA 02142-1110
+1 617-252-0707
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  • Excellent38%
  • Very good47%
  • Average15%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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“lunch” (8 reviews)
“shawarma” (6 reviews)
“rice” (2 reviews)
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Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Lebanese
605 W Kendall St, Cambridge, MA 02142-1110
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Reviewed 27 October 2017 via mobile

In the middle of Kendall square is this restaurant, does good business during lunch times, from employees of all nearby biotech companies on Kendall square. Multiple options in salads, rice and pita bread with competitive price makes it good choice for light lunch.

Thank Anuj S
Reviewed 18 June 2017

I think that Aceituna has the best Mediterranean food in the Boston area. I ordered food for 30+ people, and it was abundant and delicious...and they deliver! Excellent value.

Thank vacationhappy_11
rckboston, Owner at Aceituna Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 26 June 2017

Thank you so much for this great review! We're glad you and your guests loved the food. Be sure to call us again for your next party!

Reviewed 30 April 2017

Dont get here too late for lunch or the line is insane. Is a cafeteria style and a number of tables to sit at. I think it is ok having eaten here a number of times. The falafel could be better, can be dry. Otherwise...More

Thank MikeBirdman
Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

If you want a good shawerma roll just like a real arabic shawerma.. this is the best in boston We always order a chicken shawerma roll up with garlic, lettuce, tomatoes, Pickles and French fries.. Their katayef is amaaazing but they only serve it in...More

Thank meyassara
AceitunaGrill, Public Relations Manager at Aceituna Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 19 November 2016

Hi Meyassara, Thank you so much for the positive review! We're so happy to hear you love our shawarma. Keep your eyes peeled for our new restaurant location opening in Seaport within the next few weeks!

Reviewed 16 July 2016

Perfect for a quick lunch - the food is super fresh, regular (normal) portions and absolutely delicious. You definitely do need to know what you want, as you're waiting in line -- this guy can give the soup nazi a run for his money. The...More

Thank ninska_10
AceitunaGrill, Public Relations Manager at Aceituna Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 18 July 2016

Thank you so much for your excellent review, ninska_10! We're proud of our food's freshness (we chop all the vegetables in house daily) and are so happy to hear you love it, too. Thank you for your feedback, we hope to see you back again...More

Reviewed 20 May 2016

This is a order at the counter and take food to go or sit type of restaurant, no table service. Once you get to the counter it will be a quick process, the food is prepared, and the meat is cooking on the rotisserie so...More

Thank Travelbugsforlife
AceitunaGrill, Public Relations Manager at Aceituna Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 4 June 2016

Hi Travelbugsforlife, Thank you for your review! We're happy to hear you enjoy eating at Aceituna Grill. We work hard on keeping the lines moving and serving people fresh Mediterranean food quickly. Hope to see you in again soon.

Reviewed 8 May 2016

Food is good, limited menu but delicious food with simple portion size. Enjoyed Lunch several times. decent price.

Thank RV2013MA
AceitunaGrill, Public Relations Manager at Aceituna Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 19 May 2016

Thank you for taking the time to leave a review! We're so glad to hear you enjoyed your lunches with us, hope to see you back again soon.

Reviewed 14 February 2016

The food was alright. They had a nice variety of sides and a few meat options, as I expected going in. They gave a lot more hummus/baba ganoush than I had enough pita for and I'm not a fan of putting it on the meat...More

Thank Aboten
AceitunaGrill, Public Relations Manager at Aceituna Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 19 May 2016

Hi Aboten, Thank you for taking the time to leave a review! We're pleased to hear you enjoyed your sides and were satisfied with the cost. Customer service is our #1 priority, and we will make sure to pass along your feedback to our staff....More

Reviewed 1 December 2015 via mobile

Great falafel & hummus but not a great variety. The price is very good. I was in the mood for a falafel pita roll-up so if you are too then this is the place. Many natives so you know the food is good & authentic....More

Thank Abinaderg
Reviewed 9 November 2015

It wasn't cleaf from the other reviews I read that this is essentially a fast food outlet. It's counter service and the seating area's not that comfortable. The food was OK.

Thank ukulelemaybe
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Restaurant Details

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Average prices
US$5 - US$10
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
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Open Hours
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
11:30 AM - 8:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 605 W Kendall St, Cambridge, MA 02142-1110
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Cambridge
  • Phone Number: +1 617-252-0707
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Aceituna [ah•say•tuna] is the word many in the Mediterranean use to call their beloved Olive. THIS SAVORY, NUTRITIOUS, TINY FRUIT IS THE INSPIRATION FOR WHO WE ARE. Our menu is authentic, approachable, healthy, and naturally delicious. And like the simple olive, all our food is scratch-made using simple ingredients and traditional recipes straight from the Mediterranean. At the core of our offering is the SHAWARMA, a method of slowly cooking deliciously marinated meats on a rotating vertical grill. This slow-cooked method drains away the fat but allows the meat to stay tender and warm until it is hand-carved to order, which means you'll never find our meat sitting in a steam table container.Unlike some gyro or doner meat, the chicken breast, beef, and lamb we use at Aceituna is the REAL, unadulterated stuff and absolutely never processed. And because of its versatility, it's great on a bed of rice, atop one of our tasty salads, or the traditional way in a pita roll-up. We also take immense pride in our authentic MEDITERRANEAN SALADS. Our salads are full of tomatoes, green peppers, cucumbers, parsley, onions, garlic, fresh mint, extra virgin olive oil, and other zesty, savory seasonings. We always start with fresh vegetables and herbs, chopped right here in our kitchen and mixed to create salads that celebrate the best flavors of the Mediterranean. That's not to mention our falafel, hummus — both made with chickpeas that never come out of a can — and other delectable traditional favorites made right here in our kitchen. The BENEFITS of a Mediterranean diet have been widely documented and are no secret. We here at Aceituna Grill believe we have crafted a healthy, mouthwatering menu you can enjoy multiple times a week while, giving you the opportunity to experiment, try new things, and always feel great about the food you just put into your body. Healthy eating should still be DELICIOUS and AFFORDABLE, and we do our best to bring that to you in a hospitable environment, with all the convenience of an efficient dine-in or take-out experience. We hope we've convinced you to stop in and enjoy a little taste from a part of the world we love so much!
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