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  2. Distance: 0.69mi
  3. Distance: 0.73mi
  4. Distance: 0.95mi

About Merengue Restaurant

Welcome to Merengue!
Every day we serve to a very diverse ethnicity of clientele, who through our dishes, experience something that we have called “A Dominican Dining Experience”, which takes them back to our roots. We were the first Latino restaurant to have delivery service. The first to have a variety of dishes as daily specials, plus an extensive menu full of Dominican and International dishes; and the first, to have a professional Catering Service that has become the most prestigious and renowned in the state of Massachusetts.
We have catered from the State House to the most famous Universities and exclusive function rooms, like “The City View Room”, located at the observatory in the John Hancock building in the City of Boston, where dignitaries, personalities and famous artists have enjoyed our food. Come experience what everyone else is talking about...at Merengue!

156 Blue Hill Ave
Boston, MA 02119
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Latin American, Caribbean

Hours of Operation:

Lunch: Daily: 10:00AM - 4:00PM.
Dinner: Daily 4:00PM - 10:00PM.

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(617) 445-5403

Website:
http://www.merenguerestaurant.com/

Catering:
Let us help you celebrate in style and make your day truly memorable! Whether you are planning the wedding of a lifetime, retirement celebration, anniversary celebration, the party of the year, or your daughter's sweet sixteen, we will take care of all your planning needs.

Public Transit:

Blue Hill Ave @ Julian St (45)
Blue Hill Ave @ Clifford St (45)
Blue Hill Ave @ W Cottage St (45)

Executive Chef:
Hector Pina

Private Party Facilities:
With luxe design inspired by the look and feel of the most exclusive venues in the area, Sofia’s Banquet and Meeting Room boasts a dynamic atmosphere created to enhance your experience by providing visual elements in strategic high spots.

Private Party Contact:
Nivida Pina: (617) 445-5403

Additional:
Banquet, Beer, Delivery, Full Bar, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Merengue Restaurant Ratings and Reviews

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4.1

Overall Rating

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food

4.1

service

3.9

ambience

3.9

Noise

Moderate

90% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (48)
Good for Groups (47)
Fit for Foodies (30)
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Hot Spot (16)
Special Occasion (13)
Great for Lunch (12)
Kid-friendly (11)
Romantic (9)
Late-night Find (5)
Great for Brunch (3)
Great for Outdoor Dining (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
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 (New England)·Dined on August 22, 2015

Everything that came to our table was out of this world. We'll be going back again and again!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New England)·Dined on July 15, 2015

Love the food it's amazing ..love the service ..My favorite waitress is la Colombiana she's the best.. I must say no one will regret eating here ...

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 (New England)·Dined on June 13, 2015

Great food

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 (New England)·Dined on December 27, 2014

The food is always amazing but this time around the service was a bit choppy. Would definitely return as it is one of my favorite places.

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 (New England)·Dined on December 6, 2014

I'm from the Caribbean, so I know & grew up with good food. This restaurant is the truth. It DOES not disappoint. Service could have been better but the great food FAR outweighs this one factor.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Hot Spot, Kid-friendly, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New England)·Dined on November 15, 2014

I drive 45 min to come and eat here, love this place excellent food love the tres leche for desert.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on August 23, 2014

Great food my only complain was the host, she was rude, they didnt ask us if we want something to drink. We got there around 9:40 pm and she told us that the restaurant its almost closing , but you guys have reservation for 9:45 that means that kitchen should be open past 10pm but other than that love this place

Tags: Great for Brunch
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 (New England)·Dined on August 22, 2014

Gladys was extremely warm, sweet, patient and professional. Service was quick, but not too quick, so we were able to truly relax and enjoy. Live music was an unexpected treat. The singer sounded professional, my friend literally could not believe it was not a recording! A neighboring table was celebrating a BDay, and the staff & singer sung to her in English & Spanish. Nice homey touch. I paid with a Gilt voucher, and they were accommodating without any issue whatsoever. We felt we were treated like VIP.

Tags: Good for Groups, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem
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food5
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 (New England)·Dined on June 15, 2014

Amazing Dominican authentic food. I would recommend this restaurant to all my family and friends.

Tags: Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New England)·Dined on May 21, 2014

Just delicious. Went here with my boyfriend on a recomendation from a friend, was worth it, I'd go again.

Tags: Good for Groups
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 (New England)·Dined on April 5, 2014

I am Dominican, and I have to say that Merengue is the best Dominican restaurant in the Boston area. We just celebrated my husband's birthday and the staff was very professional and service was great. The food was amazing....well presented, flavorful and plenty! You get the Latin flavor as soon as you walk into the restaurant. It is beautifully decorated with authentic Dominican decor. If you are looking for a great experience, you will not be disappointed.

Tags: Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on March 20, 2014

I thought it would be tastier, but it was so dry.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (New England)·Dined on November 6, 2013

What more can I possibly about this place. its amazing and I have never been disappointed.

Tags: Good for Groups, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on November 2, 2013

First impressions are welcoming. The hostess made us wait with no explanation for our table even though many tables were open. The food was good, the service faire, though very slow. It was nearly impossible to get water.
The seafood paella was well seasoned but mostly rice and the bits of seafood way overcooked. Tre leche cake and yuca frieds delicious.
The big downer of the evening was the live music which was blasted from one corner of the room, two tables away from us, effectively making it impossible to converse with our table. A request to bring down the music was turned down. The music itself was nice, but we came to enjoy food and friends, not for a concert. That very much dampened the night.

Tags: Good for Groups
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 (New England)·Dined on August 9, 2013

3 things that I ordered were not available on a Friday night. Not sure if that is a common occurrence.

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 (New England)·Dined on June 11, 2013

The food at Merengue is always great and the pops of color enveloping the restaurant adds to the ambiance. Its a true caribbean feel.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on May 29, 2013

Four of us dined here. We ordered enough food for 6 or 7. The items all 4 of us agreed were excellent:
Mofongo,
Paella Marinara,
Sweet Plantains,
Banana Shake,
Strawberry Daiquiri,
Flan.

Some liked and some did not:
Grilled Calimari,
Shrimp Cerviche
Steamed Vegetables

Skip:
Spanish Rice and Beans,
French Fries,

Tags: Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New England)·Dined on May 24, 2013

....just kidding! The waitress took our order three times: when we came in, then after the fryer broke, then again after it was fixed. We waited 40-50 minutes for dry fish and a chicken that was smothered in so much sauce, you couldn't see it. It was very underwhelming and I definitely do not plan on going back anytime soon.

Tags: Good for Groups
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 (New England)·Dined on May 10, 2013

Excellent food, fresh squeezed "adult: beverages, and a fun atmosphere!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Great for Lunch, Kid-friendly
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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 7, 2013

Good food. Service could be improved.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on March 31, 2013

my dinner came out 30 minutes after all the others' at the table. While the server and host were apologetic, there wasn't much I could do but wait. They did give us a free desert. Nice staff, but something went wrong in the kitchen.

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 (New England)·Dined on February 12, 2013

Great food and fruit shakes. I've had the asopao de langosta several times and the bowl is full of lobster meat. One small issue is that things tend to be a bit salty, but otherwise, everything is flavorful and the service is friendly.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on February 12, 2013

Passion fruit daiquiri is fantastic. Great service and delicious food.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New England)·Dined on February 7, 2013

Fantastic Paella! Very friendly. Would go again.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on December 7, 2012

Lots and lots of fun. The food wasn't our preference, but that may have been a personal taste thing. Great vibe, super upbeat, and real nice owners.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 24, 2012

Neighborhood a little intimidating but great spot for a quick and inexpensive lunch. My seafood platter was so so but my hubby enjoyed his steak. Great ambiance and decor and very clean. Wait staff very attentive.

Tags: Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Orlando)·Dined on November 16, 2012

Amazing restaurant! Great service, delicious ethnic food, and a wonderful experience. Restaurant accommodates my group of 27 very well. Will be coming again and again!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion, Hot Spot
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 (New England)·Dined on November 16, 2012

Never a disappointment...Great ambience and finger licking food. Must have Maduros or tostones

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Hot Spot
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 (New England)·Dined on May 20, 2012

Awesome authentic dominican food I have been to Merengue countless times and never had a bad meal

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot
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 (New England)·Dined on April 7, 2012

Great food (only complaint is that it was a bit salty), excellent variety and prices. Good value.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on March 31, 2012

Diamond in the ruff! THe whole red snapper in coconut sauce is a must try. Everything was affordable. The drinks were stiff and delicious. The service was definitely slow.. very Dominican. So if you are on a time crunch, this is not the place for you. However, if you want to kickback and sip on a cocktail while your dinner is served up, this is a fun place. Great music. Fun, colourful ambience. I will definitely go back.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New England)·Dined on March 16, 2012

this was our second time at Merengue. The food was just as tasty and plentiful as we remembered (oh the Mofongo and Fried Yucca... So good). However, the service was slow and unfocused. Our waitress forgot our fried yucca, we flagged another waitress (20 minutes later) who said she would put in the order... we never did get that yucca. There were 3 missed drink orders as well and our water glasses were often empty. All that being said - we'll still be back.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on January 31, 2012

Everyone should escape the standard fare and reach out to experience life and food. The Merengue Restaurant is just that experience. It is comfort food from the Dominican Republic. Don't let the location deter you because you will miss something special. I'm making plans to another visit soon.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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