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Merengue Restaurant

$$ - $$$
Dorchester / Roxbury / Mattapan
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156 Blue Hill Ave Ste 160, Boston, MA 02119-2119
+1 617-445-5403
10:00 - 10:00
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 6 March 2017 via mobile

This place is small but it packs a big punch. The dining room feels like you are back in the islands. The food is fantastic. A true representation. You will not be disappointed except maybe by the neighborhood it's in. But everything else is great. Dont miss the wall of pictures showing all the famous people who have frequented the... More 

Thank Mercedez S
New Jersey
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97 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 November 2016 via mobile

I had high hopes for my first visit. I ordered extra food in case I wasn't happy with my first choice. Although plentiful in quantity, the items I chose aren't that tasty. Beef patties: a little bland, nice portions for an appetizer. Rice and beans: ok, but not really appetizing. Side of salad: good, and so was their balsamic vinaigrette... More 

Thank Rina R
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

This was the first time I had been to Merengue. The sangria was strong and flavorful. I was extremely happy about that. The food portions are pretty large and everything was cooked well. The menu is pretty extensive and I'm excited to go back in order to try just about everything that have to offer

Thank Wanderlust1105
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43 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 June 2016

Best food for Dominican cuisine. its not fancy but its great food. simple but awesome. arroz con habichuelas.tostones, fritura. all great! milkshakes are delicious. music playing, good atmosphere.

Thank Sirik C
Boston, MA
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156 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 January 2016

The restaurant's reputation precedes the quality of food and prices. The menu does have some variety , but there are local establishments with the same quality,or better. We had a salad which consisted of Romaine lettuce, a few tomatoes and not much more. The rice was good. People rave about this place. I don't know if I would return willingly.

Thank mcmalvarez
Boston, Massachusetts
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 26 October 2015

Great restaurant for a date: tables are lit with a candle, ambient lights are low, great music playing. It is also a great place for family and friends; they have furniture that can accommodate different size parties. They also have a bar near the entrance for those who just want a drink. The interior design captures the Caribbean atmosphere. Great... More 

Thank Fabiola M
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52 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 20 August 2015 via mobile

This restaurant was nice, ambiance was colorful & vibrant but the pictures on the wall of famous folks were fun to look at while waiting. Negative for me is the restaurant is kind of small & the waiting was kind of long. Apparently we went on a busy day but it was ok. We tried several dishes and for the... More 

Thank MzD_Boston
Denver, Colorado
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 12 August 2015 via mobile

The food was very good for authentic island food in Boston area. Had a nice atmosphere and family friendly... Bit pricey and doesn't have a kids menu but had plenty of options available to accommodate. Will return next time I visit Boston and even got a few natives to go.

Thank Ebony S
Ashland, Massachusetts
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55 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 July 2015

This is the place that I go when I want to eat food from Puerto Rico. Try the mofongo and the "Picadera Merengue" for appetizer.

Thank Dan R
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 July 2015 via mobile

We went here a couple of weeks and left the restaurant so full we couldn't even walk! The mofongo de cerdo was on point as the shrimp rice was very tasteful and plenty for two people if you want to share with your little one.

Thank Arnaldo S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 30 - USD 30
Caribbean, Latin, Spanish
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Reservations
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Open Hours
10:00 - 10:00
10:00 - 10:00
10:00 - 10:00
10:00 - 10:00
10:00 - 10:00
10:00 - 10:00
10:00 - 10:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 156 Blue Hill Ave Ste 160, Boston, MA 02119-2119
  • Public Transportation: Blue Hill Ave @ Julian St (45) Blue Hill Ave @ Clifford St (45) Blue Hill Ave @ W Cottage St (45)
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Boston>  > Dorchester / Roxbury / Mattapan
  • Neighbourhood: Dorchester / Roxbury / Mattapan
  • Phone Number: +1 617-445-5403

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?