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Cafe Jaffa

48 Gloucester St, Boston, MA 02115-3141 (Back Bay)
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Ranked #333 of 2,820 Restaurants in Boston
Price range: $0 - $20
Mon - Fri 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Sat - Sun 10:30 am - 4:00 pm
Neighborhood: Back Bay
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Neighborhood: Back Bay
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United States
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

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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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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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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28 restaurant reviews
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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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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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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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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
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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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25 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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