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605 W Kendall St, Cambridge, MA 02142-1110
+1 617-252-0707
Mon - Fri 11:00 - 20:00
Sat 11:30 - 20:00
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Acton, Massachusetts
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565 reviews
325 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 209 helpful votes
Reviewed today NEW

Dont get here too late for lunch or the line is insane. Is a cafeteria style and a number of tables to sit at. I think it is ok having eaten here a number of times. The falafel could be better, can be dry. Otherwise a decent place for a fast lunch

Thank MikeBirdman
Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

If you want a good shawerma roll just like a real arabic shawerma.. this is the best in boston We always order a chicken shawerma roll up with garlic, lettuce, tomatoes, Pickles and French fries.. Their katayef is amaaazing but they only serve it in ramadan

Thank meyassara
AceitunaGrill, Public Relations Manager at Aceituna Grill, responded to this review

Hi Meyassara, Thank you so much for the positive review! We're so happy to hear you love our shawarma. Keep your eyes peeled for our new restaurant location opening in Seaport within the next few weeks! More 

Cambridge, Massachusetts
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187 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 July 2016

Perfect for a quick lunch - the food is super fresh, regular (normal) portions and absolutely delicious. You definitely do need to know what you want, as you're waiting in line -- this guy can give the soup nazi a run for his money. The tabbouleh was amazing. But - I loved it - it's worth it. There are some... More 

Thank ninska_10
AceitunaGrill, Public Relations Manager at Aceituna Grill, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your excellent review, ninska_10! We're proud of our food's freshness (we chop all the vegetables in house daily) and are so happy to hear you love it, too. Thank you for your feedback, we hope to see you back again soon! More 

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632 reviews
345 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 184 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 May 2016

This is a order at the counter and take food to go or sit type of restaurant, no table service. Once you get to the counter it will be a quick process, the food is prepared, and the meat is cooking on the rotisserie so your order will be processed fast. However be prepared to wait a short bit in... More 

Thank Travelbugsforlife
AceitunaGrill, Public Relations Manager at Aceituna Grill, responded to this review

Hi Travelbugsforlife, Thank you for your review! We're happy to hear you enjoy eating at Aceituna Grill. We work hard on keeping the lines moving and serving people fresh Mediterranean food quickly. Hope to see you in again soon. More 

Worcester, Massachusetts, USA
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 8 May 2016

Food is good, limited menu but delicious food with simple portion size. Enjoyed Lunch several times. decent price.

Thank RV2013MA
AceitunaGrill, Public Relations Manager at Aceituna Grill, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to leave a review! We're so glad to hear you enjoyed your lunches with us, hope to see you back again soon. More 

Redmond, Washington
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63 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2016

The food was alright. They had a nice variety of sides and a few meat options, as I expected going in. They gave a lot more hummus/baba ganoush than I had enough pita for and I'm not a fan of putting it on the meat so consider ordering an extra pita. The rice and meat were a little more sour... More 

Thank Aboten
AceitunaGrill, Public Relations Manager at Aceituna Grill, responded to this review

Hi Aboten, Thank you for taking the time to leave a review! We're pleased to hear you enjoyed your sides and were satisfied with the cost. Customer service is our #1 priority, and we will make sure to pass along your feedback to our staff. We hope to see you in again soon. More 

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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 December 2015 via mobile

Great falafel & hummus but not a great variety. The price is very good. I was in the mood for a falafel pita roll-up so if you are too then this is the place. Many natives so you know the food is good & authentic. Try it!

Thank Abinaderg
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49 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 November 2015

It wasn't cleaf from the other reviews I read that this is essentially a fast food outlet. It's counter service and the seating area's not that comfortable. The food was OK.

Thank ukulelemaybe
Miami, Florida
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118 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 October 2015

I was in a quick Business Trip and my Brother in Law told me about this Cafe for a Lunch... i was very surprise and glad that i take his advice!!! they have plenty of options on the salad bar and the Shawarmas are GREAT!!! Very Clean!!!

Thank Mario K
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 September 2015

For those not in the know (like me before I went there): aceituna == olive (in Spanish) This is a good value Mediterranean restaurant. Don't come here for a quiet lunch. You've got lots of people from the surrounding office buildings getting good, reasonably priced food in a fairly quick (would be quicker without the long lines) time. They do... More 

Thank co_buckfast

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$10
Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Lebanese
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Open Hours
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:30 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 605 W Kendall St, Cambridge, MA 02142-1110
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Cambridge
  • Phone Number: +1 617-252-0707
Aceituna [ah•say•tuna] is the word many in the Mediterranean use to call their beloved Olive.
Our menu is authentic, approachable, healthy, and naturally delicious. And like the simple olive, all our food is scratch-made using simple ingredients and traditional recipes straight from the Mediterranean.
At the core of our offering is the SHAWARMA, a method of slowly cooking deliciously marinated meats on a rotating vertical grill.
This slow-cooked method drains away the fat but allows the meat to stay tender and warm until it is hand-carved to order, which means you'll never find our meat sitting in a steam table container.Unlike some gyro or doner meat, the chicken breast, beef, and lamb we use at Aceituna is the REAL, unadulterated stuff and absolutely never processed. And because of its versatility, it's great on a bed of rice, atop one of our tasty salads, or the traditional way in a pita roll-up.
We also take immense pride in our authentic MEDITERRANEAN SALADS.
Our salads are full of tomatoes, green peppers, cucumbers, parsley, onions, garlic, fresh mint, extra virgin olive oil, and other zesty, savory seasonings.
We always start with fresh vegetables and herbs, chopped right here in our kitchen and mixed to create salads that celebrate the best flavors of the Mediterranean. That's not to mention our falafel, hummus — both made with chickpeas that never come out of a can — and other delectable traditional favorites made right here in our kitchen.
The BENEFITS of a Mediterranean diet have been widely documented and are no
 secret. We here at Aceituna Grill believe we have crafted a healthy, mouthwatering menu you can enjoy multiple times a week while, giving you the opportunity to experiment, try new things, and always feel great about the food you just put into your body.
Healthy eating should still be DELICIOUS and AFFORDABLE, and we do our best to bring that to you in a hospitable environment, with all the convenience of an efficient dine-in or take-out experience.

We hope we've convinced you to stop in and enjoy a little taste from a part of the world we love so much!

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