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Taste of DTX: Let’s Do Lunch in Downtown Crossing

Can’t decide where to go on your next lunch outing? Downtown Crossing is your spot for yummy meals, great deals and your choice of outdoor or indoor seating. Check out some of our top picks for lunch in Downtown Crossing!

Legal Crossing (558 Washington St.)

Legal Crossing has a full line-up of delicious lunch options for you. This stylish seafood restaurant will not leave you disappointed.

Perks of lunch at Legal Crossing

  • It is an urban neighborhood restaurant with a vibrant feel

  • They have a beautiful patio along Avenue De Lafayette

  • Inside contains a lounge and dining room overlooking the kitchen

  • $2/hr parking before 4 pm!

A few Lunch Menu Options

  • Soups and salads: The Crabmeat & Avocado Salad +  New England Clam Chowder

  • Endless sandwich options: A juicy lobster roll + the Tuna Burger

  • Main entrees: Fish Tacos and Korean Rice Bowls

  • There is also a gluten free menu!

(15 West St.)

Papagayo is a vibrant Mexican restaurant, perfect for a “mid-day escape.” Unwind and indulge in any of these sizzling, flavorful Mexican choices from the lunch menu!

Perks of Lunch at Papagayo

  • This Mexican restaurant has an upbeat atmosphere and colorful decor

  • They can seat groups of just about any size

  • Papagayo has a customer loyalty app which offers great deals!

  • There is easily accessible parking meters close to the front door

A few Lunch Options

  • Unique soup and salad options: Chicken tortilla soup and Chipotle BBQ Chicken Salad

  • Sandwiches: The Mexican burger and Grilled Chicken Sandwich

  • Entrees: Tacos, enchiladas, quesadillas & burritos

  • Small tacos deal: $3.50 tacos at the tequila bar, which is open all day! + Their fresh “hand-hacked” guacamole!

JM Curley (21 Temple Pl.)

Come enjoy some true American comfort food at JM Curley. The pub’s menu is sure to satisfy almost anyone!

Perks of Lunch at JM Curley

  • This restaurant has a relaxed, “hipster” vibe, very welcoming and friendly

  • There is a secret “adults only” section of the restaurant which makes relaxing and talking with friends even easier

  • Their lunch menu offers “HOOK IT UP” add-ons at reasonable prices!

  • Temple Place has plenty of parking not far from the restaurant  

A few Lunch Options:

  • JM Curley’s lunch salad:  A large, loaded  Chopped Salad loaded

  • For the sandwich lovers: BBQ Pork sandwich, Grilled Cheese and Veggie or regular Burger

  • Special entree: Cast Iron Mac & Cheese with BBQ sauce

  • Satisfying sides: Fried pickles, deviled eggs and hand-cut fries

Serafina (10 High St.)

Serafina is a casual Italian restaurant with an all day menu that you cannot resist!

Perks of Lunch at Serafina

  • Serafina has a chic, classy and fun environment

  • Beautiful and bright decor

  • It’s a lively space for the mid-day work crowds!

  • There is street parking and a garage nearby on High St.

A few Lunch Options:

  • Choose from a variety of soups and salads: the Shrimp and Avocado Salad and a different soup of the day every day!

  • A Boston special: Lobster Mac and Cheese

  • Pasta dishes: Lobster Ravioli and Penne Alla Vodka

  • Their lunch special includes: Mortadella, Prosciutto di Parma and more for as little as $5!


Are you interested in trying all of these tempting restaurants at once? Join us at Taste of Downtown Crossing on Sunday, September 25th from 12-4 pm!

More about Taste of Downtown Crossing:

Taste of Downtown Crossing is a celebration of diverse food, culture and entertainment. The event is gated on Avenue de Lafayette; patrons may purchase tickets online prior to the event for $15/person or at the event for $20/person. For more information about Taste of Downtown Crossing visit Check out event updates on Facebook or Twitter. You can also join the conversation using #TasteofDTX.