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The Purple Cactus

674 Centre St. Send to Phone
617-522-7422 | Menu
Start the day right with breakfast wraps and quesadillas, and return in the afternoon for overstuffed burritos.
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The Purple Cactus Restaurant Review

: Choice is on the menu at The Purple Cactus, where customers build their own wraps and burritos. It starts with the tortilla selection: white, whole-wheat, spinach or red chile. Next come the fillings of grilled chicken or steak, pork, poached shrimp, grilled vegetables, tofu, brown rice, black beans and so on. House-made guacamole, chipotle chile, salsa fresca, Mexican oregano, and low-fat yogurt follow. Other options include pozole and chili made with poultry (rather than the customary higher-fat meats), a gargantuan nacho plate, and salads like the Santa Fe with grilled chicken, black beans, brown rice and shredded carrots topped with Monterey Jack cheese and a light cilantro-lime vinaigrette. Freshly squeezed juices and smoothies crafted with peaches, bananas, pineapple juice and mango add California sunshine. At lunchtime, the place is usually packed, but the line moves quickly. Take a cream cheese brownie or peanut butter chocolate chunk cookie to go.

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