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“Average burritos, liked the salad” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of Purple Cactus Burrito & Wrap Bar

Purple Cactus Burrito & Wrap Bar
Ranked #745 of 3,179 Restaurants in Boston
Price range: $0 - $20
Cuisines: Mexican, American, Southwestern, Fast Food
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Seating, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Neighborhood: Jamaica Plain
Boston, Massachusetts
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72 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
“Average burritos, liked the salad”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 20, 2011

Purple Cactus is like a locally-owned Qdoba - kind of lacking in personality, average food. Burritos are ok and I really liked the Santa Fe Chicken Salad -- massive salad, fresh veggies and cilantro-lime dressing. Overall not bad, but nothing special.

  • Visited January 2011
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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English first
Boston, Massachusetts
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Fresh and healthy”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 6, 2011

Love the santa fe salad with chicken, burrito bowl and chicken burrito. Went there many times. I love that the food tastes fresh and healthy and not overally seasoned. This place is packed during lunch and dinner for a reason.

  • Visited May 2011
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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“The Santa Fe Chicken Salad is the best.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 30, 2008

The Santa Fe Chicken Salad is the best.

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“Average in mostly every way.”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 14, 2008

Purple Cactus clearly tries to be trendy but, when you get past the art-deco-ish seating and the decor, you'll realize that Purple Cactus is just another eatery on Centre Street, trying to attract the young, "with-it" crowd in Jamaica Plain.

I stepped in one evening for a chicken burrito with brown beans, rice, and a mild sauce. Overall, quite good. But definitely nothing, at all, to write home about, or enthusiastically invite my friends to join me in revisiting.

Purple Cactus can also get very noisy. I went in there one evening, thinking I might like to get another one of those burritos, but the noise inside drove me out within a minute.

They're situated in a corner store-front with a smallish seating area that can fill up quickly. I think the tile floor and walls make for a VERY acoustically-active space, hence the noise.

As Purple Cactus is average, I'd go only if I were really hungry and not up for the more expensive venues around, but otherwise I'd skip it.

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“Just a so-so burrito place, Boca Grande is A LOT better”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 11, 2008

Just a so-so burrito place, Boca Grande is A LOT better

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