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Cafe Jaffa

48 Gloucester St, Boston, MA 02115-3141 (Back Bay)
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Ranked #369 of 2,816 Restaurants in Boston
Price range: $0 - $20
Neighborhood: Back Bay
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Neighborhood: Back Bay
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79% Recommend
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English first
Toronto, Canada
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157 reviews 157 reviews
151 restaurant reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014 via mobile

The place is tucked between Newbury and Boylston, by the Haynes Convention Center. It is fairly large, but spacious, the food is great and fresh, good selection of beers to go with the food too. I ordered a shishlick and hummus sandwich and it was large, freshly made and tasy. Idid not care much for the chips from the bag,... More

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Naples, Florida
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30 reviews 30 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

This is a great little restaurant in the Back Bay of Boston. It serves Middle Eastern Food, Great grilled lamb kabobs , greek salads, hummus and Falafel. We love going there for lunch or taking the food to go !

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21 reviews 21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

Great casual restaurant just off Newbury Street. Big portions of food at a good price, and the staff were friendly. The only downside was that I found the hummus to be too salty.

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Top Contributor
104 reviews 104 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014 via mobile

Great little Mediterranean Restaurant. We had the mixed Kabob Plate for two with a side order of Hummus & Pita bread. everything was delicious...lamb, chicken and beef with a salad and incredible rice. More then enough for two people. We took plenty of left overs home for a second meal. We will be back!

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Boston, Massachusetts
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014 via mobile

I work next door, and I love their food. everytime I go in they messed up my order, and now that I have complained I feel as though they are behaving spitefully towards myself. Buyer beware: complaints get the amount of food ordered chopped in half, and the cooks are so inflexible that they will not even give you a... More

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falmouth, maine
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262 reviews 262 reviews
143 restaurant reviews
159 helpful votes 159 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

We went on the strength of a magazine article which raved about its hot green sauce which miraculously shows up on the table but isn't on the menu. Overall, I thought this was very good. Busy, good wait staff (frankly no place in Boston or NYC has really wonderful service, there's always that sort of tired, yeah, we're in Boston... More

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Ottawa, Canada
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2014

The staff were fairly friendly and attentive and the food came quickly. However, I thought for Middle Eastern food the dishes were very bland. The Baba Ghannous had no garlic and neither did the Hummus and pretty well tasted alike. The Pita bread was warm and soft which was good. The stuffed grape leaves looked lovely but were again bland.... More

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Tampa, Florida
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37 reviews 37 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

the food here is very good - although the wait staff are not open to substitutions (just deletions)... the baba ganoush is the best I've tasted in years. the others in the party loved the hummus and falafal as well as the beef wrap.

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Chicago, Illinois
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76 reviews 76 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

Jaffa is my favorite middle eastern place in Boston. I have named a few places I like-- Rami's (brookline), Falafel Palace (Cambridge), and each has its strength. Jaffa is great because it really excels in every way- all food is good: falafels are delicious, schwarma is the best in the city, salads are fresh, and all food is excellent. They... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
13 reviews 13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

I've lived in Boston for 4 years and this is the first time that I have had amazing falafel in the city! The service was great and they have Middle-eastern beer which was fun to try.

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