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48 Gloucester St, Boston, MA 02115-3141 (Back Bay)
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East Greenwich, Rhode Island
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72 reviews 72 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

Found this place as a result of researching on trip advisor. It is a funky, reasonable priced restaurant with fantastic food! The server, Kim was sweet and efficient. Highly recommend!

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2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

Only a few blocks from where Steve's Greek use to be, tucked into an alley where you'd never see it. Great food and variety, good prices, polite, if not overly friendly staff - worth a check-it-out. I know we'll be back...

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United States
16 reviews 16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

This place has excellent food. I tried the Greek salad and falafel platter. The salad was amazing, i loved the dressing on my salad. The quantity was great for the value.Falafel plate was big with soft pita, delicious hummus, just perfect. I would definitely recommend this place.

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109 reviews 109 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

I had take out from Cafe Jaffa so I cannot speak to the sit-down dining experience. The food was delicious. It was my first time having Middle Eastern food and I was pleasantly surprised. We ordered one of their "for two" combos and it was a perfect amount of food. Everything was super yummy, but felt healthy and fresh. I... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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177 reviews 177 reviews
169 restaurant reviews
86 helpful votes 86 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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56 reviews 56 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 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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Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 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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173 reviews 173 reviews
159 restaurant reviews
81 helpful votes 81 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
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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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300 reviews 300 reviews
164 restaurant reviews
180 helpful votes 180 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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Additional Information about Cafe Jaffa

Address: 48 Gloucester St, Boston, MA 02115-3141
Phone Number: 617-536-0230
Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Boston>  > Back Bay
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:30 am - 4:00 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Saturday 10:30 am - 4:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 0 - 20
Cuisine: American, African, Greek, Middle Eastern, Café

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