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Merengue Restaurant

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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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New Jersey
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96 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles 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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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles 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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31 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles 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
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 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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50 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles 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
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 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
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 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
Boston, Massachusetts
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65 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2014

Reading favorable reviews of Merengue Restaurant we went for lunch with high expectations. The restaurant decor was very colorful, Latin music playing in the background, and the waitress was friendly. The food, however, was a huge disappointment. We started with an appetizer sampler plate. The food tasted as if had be reheated from days ago. With both the appetizer and... More 

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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
US$ 30 - US$ 30
Caribbean, Latin, Spanish
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout
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?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?