Cottonwood Cafe 222 Berkeley Street Boston, MA 02116 • 617-247-2225


Back Bay

Cross Street
St. James


Dress Code

Private Rooms Available
Bar Dining
Full Bar
Happy Hour
Late Night Menu
Outside Garden / Patio
Takeout Available
Weekend Brunch
Wheelchair Access



Payment Methods
Dinners Club

Private Rooms
please call

Lunch Daily
11:30am - 2:30pm

Monday - Wednesday
5:30pm - 10:00pm

Thursday - Saturday
5:30pm - 11:00pm

5:00pm - 9:00pm


Menu is subject to change


Chips and Four Dips 8.85
crispy tri-color corn tortilla chips with Cottonwood house-
made red and green salsas, guacamole & chili con queso

Artichoke and Spinach Dip 8.95
artichoke and spinach dip baked and served with corn tortilla
chips, crispy bagel chips, carrots, celery and bell peppers

Snakebites 7.95
three jalapeños stuffed with shrimp and jack cheese then corn
breaded and quick-fried served with lemon wedges &
Cottonwood’s fresh cilantro mayonnaise*

Prairie Pecan Relleno 7.95
Anaheim chile stuffed with mozzarella, roasted pecans, herbs
and sun-dried tomatoes; pan toasted and served over ancho
tomato sauce and painted with garlic cream

Cowboy Potstickers 5.95
reinventing a Chinese favorite, four crispy, herbed chicken
dumplings served with our own four chile dipping sauce

Grilled Mesa Shrimp* 9.95
marinated shrimp grilled and served with tortilla strips,
lemon wedges & our house-made cilantro mayonnaise*

Grilled Calamari* 9.95
served with ancho chile, sun-dried tomato vinaigrette,
mesclun mix and French bread croutons & kalamata olive
tapenade, fried version available upon request

Crab & Brie Quesadilla* 11.95
crab, brie, scallions, dried cranberries and jalapeños baked in
a flour tortilla & served with a chipotle mango aioli

Cottonwood Sampler 18.95
a sampling of our most popular appetizers, three snakebites,
three cowboy potstickers and three mesa shrimp with four
chile dipping sauce & cilantro mayonnaise*

Soups & Stews

Six Chile Chili cup 4.50 bowl 6.75

Black Bean Soup cup 2.95 bowl 5.95
Vegetarian specialty with fresh cilantro, pico, sour and sherry

Soup of the Day cup 3.75 bowl 6.25


Santa Fe Caesar Salad 6.95
hearts of romaine tossed with red chile croutons and asiago
cheese in our house-made chipotle Caesar dressing

Anasazi Salad 7.50
roasted red and yellow peppers, plum tomatoes, feta cheese
and sliced avocado, served over a bed of mesclun greens and
drizzled with cilantro vinaigrette

Verdes Frescas Salad 6.95
crisp greens topped with goat cheese, honey toasted pine nuts
and red flame grapes in our house-made fresh herb vinaigrette

Cottonwood Dinner Salad* 12.00
extra large portion of any salad with your choice of grilled
chicken, steak or sautéed vegetables
(Substitute shrimp or salmon add $3)

Sandwiches & Bigger Bites

El Paso Pork Sandwich* 12.50
slow roasted pork loin slices w/ bacon, smoked turkey slices
and Swiss cheese, dill pickles, red onions and jalapeños,
with a basil jalapeño aioli, served on a grilled French bread
with ancho fries

Grilled Salmon BLT* 13.95
fresh grilled salmon served on top of crispy bacon, lettuce and
juicy tomatoes on grilled sourdough bread, topped with a
wasabi-caper mayonnaise, served with sweet potato chips

Vegetarian Flatbread Pizza 12.95
cornmeal pizza dough topped with tomato sauce, seasonal
vegetables, black olives and pepper jack cheese

Signature Entrees

Lobster Shrimp Soft Taco 16.95
lobster and shrimp rolled in a warm tortilla with monterey
jack cheese, shredded spinach topped with a mango tomato

Barbacoa 17.95
marinated shrimp and chicken breast grilled and served in
Cottonwood’s house-made bourbon-barbeque sauce, served
with a baked banana, ensalada mixta & achiote rice

Fire and Spice 18.95
grilled red chile sausage and smoked shrimp served on
cracked-black pepper fettuccine and tossed with sun-dried
tomatoes, shiitake mushrooms, fresh jalapenos, gaeta olives
and a roasted shallot cream sauce (spicy!)

Paella 19.95
shrimp, scallops, mussels and clams sautéed with the day’s
fresh fish in a saffron tomato broth, served over rice and fresh

Enchiladas Verdes 17.50
our famous enchiladas with grilled chicken, jack cheese,
scallions and pico de gallo, baked in soft corn tortillas served
with tomatillo green sauce, achiote rice, ranch beans,
guacamole, mixed greens and sour cream

Vegetarian Enchiladas 17.50
red corn tortillas filled with assorted veggies and a mix of
cheddar and jack cheese, served with a roasted red pepper
sauce, achiote rice, ranch beans, guacamole, mixed greens
and sour cream

Chicken Diablo 18.75
chicken tenders sautéed with sherry, butter, sweet and hot
peppers, heirloom beans, bacon, onions and pico de gallo
served with rice and tortillas (spicy!)

Daily Catch MP
one of Cottonwood’s most popular selections; Chef’s choice of
fresh seafood prepared in a unique southwestern style

Open Grilled Specialties

Cottonwood Mixed Grill* 18.95
chicken breast, pork loin and steak grilled to order over an
open flame and served with achiote rice, ranch beans, sautéed
peppers, onions & flour tortillas

Rocky Mountain Lamb Chops* MP
three rib chops grilled to order with cilantro pesto and
raspberry chipotle sauce, served with garlic mashed potatoes
and curried banana chutney (extra chop ~ $MP)

Twice Stuffed Chicken 18.95
chicken breast stuffed with cilantro pesto and a goat cheese
relleno with sun-dried tomatoes and pine nuts then wrapped in
bacon and served with raspberry chipotle sauce, chipotle
mashed potatoes and sautéed spinach with garlic

Sonoran Sea Salmon* 19.95
fresh grilled and served on chipotle sage butter topped with a
cilantro mint tomatillo chutney with oven-dried tomato fried

Cottonwood Chop* 21.95
thick porterhouse style pork chop, grilled and covered in a
roasted poblano apple glaze, served with candied ginger
mashed sweet potatoes and grilled zucchini garnished with an
apple daikon radish salsa

Angus Ranch Strip* 25.75
black Angus strip steak grilled and garnished with rosemary
jalapeno butter, accompanied by roasted garlic mashed
potatoes and sliced fresh tomatoes with basil, radicchio and

Side Dishes

Roasted Poblano Macaroni and Cheese 5.50
Cottonwood Coleslaw 4.00
Fresh Guacamole 6.50
Roasted Garlic Mashed Potatoes 4.50
Red Bliss Potatoes 4.50
Mixed Greens 5.50

*The Commonwealth of Massachusetts requires us to advise our patrons that consuming raw or undercooked meats, poultry, seafood, shellfish or eggs may increase your risk of food borne illness. Not all ingredients listed, please inform your server about any food allergies.

We validate 2 hours free parking for cars entering Back Bay Garage after 5:00 p.m. on weekdays and anytime on weekends.

18% gratuity may be added in parties of 8 or more

Rvsd 11/01/07