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Cactus Club

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Back Bay
Southwestern, Caribbean, Mexican
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939 Boylston St, Boston, MA 02115 (Hereford Street)
Take the green line to Hynes Convention Center/ICA. When you exit the T station take a left onto Massachusetts Ave. Take your first left onto Boylston Street. Cactus Club will be one block down on your left side, on the corner of Boylston and Hereford Street after the fire department and across from Hynes Convention Center.
(617) 236-0200
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Today
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Mon - Thu 4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Late Night
Good for:
Casual Dining
Bar scene
Large groups
Outdoor seating

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 15
    Excellent
  • 25
    Very good
  • 15
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Great restaurant with kids

My kids (3 of them under age 11) love Mexican food - this restaurant is great. Kids meals are $6 and the size of the meals were plenty for our 11 year old. Great food - has a lot more than the basic Mexican menu !

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 17, 2014
chrisrow1x
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Linwood
Good for:
  • Casual Dining
  • Bar scene
  • Large groups
  • Outdoor seating
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Late Night
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Linwood
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

My kids (3 of them under age 11) love Mexican food - this restaurant is great. Kids meals are $6 and the size of the meals were plenty for our 11 year old. Great food - has a lot more than the basic Mexican menu !

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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37 reviews 37 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

I left the hotel and was in the mood for Mexican food so I searched and found this place. I should have kept walking down the street, there were countless other nice ( and crowded) places. When I walked in I should have gotten the clue. There were more employees in this place than customers . Since I was by... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

I don't even know where to start. It begun with phoning to make a reservation - the girl hung up on me mid-sentence, half laughing. Good start. Decided to give it a go anyway as we were with a large group of people and there weren't many budget options. I specifically inquired whether they were up for it. They said... More 

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Weston, Massachusetts
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47 reviews 47 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Nice little cozy place, sometimes has too many college students, sometimes it doesn't. Either way, the blue mayan bowl is the best thing I've ever tasted and it's a great start, middle, and/or end to every night out and the reason I never remember to ask why they have a giant buffalo on their ceiling.

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Alfred, New York
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68 reviews 68 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2014

Nothing was terrible, nothing was phenomenal. The food was all ok, the drinks were good, service was not great, all around just an ok place. We went here our first night in town and did not make it a point to return. I would go back if others wanted to, but would not make it my first pick either.

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57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2014

The review I read that says the drinks are great, but Taco Bell has better food, hit the nail right on the head.

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Bermuda
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19 reviews 19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013

Went there for a girls night.. SO MANY THINGS WERE TERRIBLE. 1. called us to say they were going to cancel our reservation for being late, which we could not figure out as we had 1/2 of our party checked in and they were told it was no issue to go hang out at the bar while they waited 2.... More 

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Lexington, Kentucky
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2013 via mobile

Go here for drinks. Food was not good - tasted like microwave food. We had appetizers only. I would come back for drinks only. Good music.

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74 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2013

We went after a baseball game. It had a great vibe, great music and delicious margaritas. We tried the originals, jalapeno and cucumber ones and we loved all of them. We didn't eat, but the food we saw looked good....I'd go again!!

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Ottawa
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32 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2013

We first tried the Cactus Club a few years ago when we were visiting Boston. We noticed it was busy and felt like Mexican so we dropped in. We loved it and returned again a week ago when in Boston for a Sox game. There were six of us including two children. We tried the guacamole as an appetizer along... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 939 Boylston St, Boston, MA 02115
    (Hereford Street)
  • Public Transportation: Take the green line to Hynes Convention Center/ICA. When you exit the T station take a left onto Massachusetts Ave. Take your first left onto Boylston Street. Cactus Club will be one block down on your left side, on the corner of Boylston and Hereford Street after the fire department and across from Hynes Convention Center.
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Boston>  > Back Bay
  • Neighborhood: Back Bay
  • Phone Number: (617) 236-0200

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 30 - 30
  • Cuisine: Southwestern, Caribbean, Mexican

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Bar scene, Large groups, Outdoor seating
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
11:30 am - 12:00 am

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