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Cactus Club

939 Boylston St, Boston, MA 02115 (Back Bay)
(617) 236-0200
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Ranked #1,278 of 2,814 restaurants in Boston
Price range: $30 - $30
Cuisines: Southwestern, Caribbean, Mexican
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Good for: Bar scene, Large groups, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Dining
Neighborhood: Back Bay
Cross street: Hereford Street
Transit: 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.
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Nijmegen, The Netherlands
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19 reviews 19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
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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46 reviews 46 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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59 reviews 59 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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Top Contributor
184 reviews 184 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 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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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2013

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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Top Contributor
111 reviews 111 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 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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60 reviews 60 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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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York, Maine
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56 reviews 56 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
123 helpful votes 123 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

Went with a big group of 19 girls for dinner during a bachelorette party. They had a table ready for us, two servers who handled our loud group very well and efficiently. Food wasn’t bad, drinks were okay, atmosphere was just okay. During our time there, an obnoxious guy at the next table was extremely rude and started a fight... More

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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43 reviews 43 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2013

Had a good atmosphere and service was helpful and friendly. We didn't eat just had drinks. It seemed clean.

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