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Merengue Restaurant

33 reviews
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$30 and under
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Latin American
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  • Neighborhood Gem (48)
  • Good for Groups (47)
  • Fit for Foodies (30)

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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 Merengue!
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Latin American, Caribbean
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Hours of operation

Lunch: Daily: 10:00AM - 4:00PM.
Dinner: Daily 4:00PM - 10:00PM.
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Phone number
(617) 445-5403
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Hector Pina
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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.
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Private party contact
Nivida Pina: (617) 445-5403
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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.
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Public transit

Blue Hill Ave @ Julian St (45)
Blue Hill Ave @ Clifford St (45)
Blue Hill Ave @ W Cottage St (45)
Banquet, Beer, Delivery, Full Bar, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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4.1  based on all time ratings
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90% of people would recommend it to a friend
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JMendes (New England)
5.0  Dined on August 22, 2015

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

OpenTable Diner (New England)
5.0  Dined on July 15, 2015

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

OpenTable Diner (New England)
4.0  Dined on June 13, 2015

Great food

OpenTable Diner (New England)
4.0  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.

Cassandra (New England)
5.0  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.

OpenTable Diner (New England)
5.0  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.

OpenTable Diner (New England)
4.0  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

JustMe (New England)
5.0  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.

PuertoRicanGirl84 (New England)
4.0  Dined on June 15, 2014

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

BrightonFoodie (New England)
5.0  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.

marasara (New England)
5.0  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.

vipOpenTable Diner (New England)
4.0  Dined on March 20, 2014

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

OpenTable Diner (New England)
5.0  Dined on November 6, 2013

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

zestnzen (New England)
3.0  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.

Newtob (New England)
2.0  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.