Unique in its kind in the city of Boston, has been carefully designed with an island environment and atmosphere. Inviting them in bright colors to arouse curiosity and cheer the soul as a delicious food delights. Located in the heart of Villa Victoria representative and testament to the struggle of the Puerto Rican community in Boston.
We invite you to live this experience with us and feel welcome right from their site of preference Vejigantes when you want to take that trip back to the authentic flavors settled with the Puerto Rican sofrito and adobo.
Always a great place
The Mofongo is SO good!!
Creative cuisine, great drinks, busy, buzzy place on Saturday night.
I absolutely love this restaurant! I've lived in Boston for the past few years and struggled to find a great Puerto Rican spot. I've now been to this Vejigante Restaurant multiple times and even ordered through Uber Eats when I need my Puerto Rican fix. I have yet to have something that I didn't like, but my favorites are definitely the Churrascon con Salsa Chimichurri and Trifongo.
Please has great food and an awesome ambience. Came from Worcester to eat there.
Excellent food. Love the Mojitos de parcha!
My friends and I had a good time! Food was great! However we felt rushed by the staff. It was a Wednesday night, we wanted to relax and have good time, but we hardly could because we were pretty much being signaled to pack up when we weren’t even done with our meals. We looked around and there was no other party waiting, and there were plenty of other tables. So it was awkward.
I loved it! The food was delicious and the service was great. I asked our server, Gabriella, for recommendations and she was a huge help! I will definitely be coming back!
The service was not that good. We had to wait about 25 min to get seated and they messed up our food order. The food also came out at different times so some people were done eating by the time their meal came out. The food tasted good it was just the service.
Food was amazing. Although we did feel a bit rushed.
The place is beautiful and we were seated pretty promptly. Our waitress got our drink order (mango mojito, passion fruit margarita and margarita brava) and they came out fast and were delicious. We ordered relleno de papas, platanutres with guacamole and yuca frita con mojo as appetizers. The rellenos were wonderful, the rest were good. For our meal we split the 3 mofongo sampler and the bistec encebollado with arroz con gandules. The mofongos were all good. The bistec was just ok, nicely seasoned but too tough. I am used to bistec encebollado that is so tender that you don't need a knife. This one wasn't. I found the arroz con gandules dry and a bit flavorless. The one I cook is much better. :)
My biggest issue is that we fell rushed the entire meal. The waitress kept coming back asking if we wanted a doggy bag even though we had told her that we were still working on it. Our (2nd) drinks were almost full when they started to clear our table. Puerto Ricans dinners are all about chatting and having a relaxed time, not being rushed. Despite the food being good, I don't know if I will return.
Loved the food and drinks
While everything was great, but the appetizers were outstanding! I highly recommend getting a bunch of apps to share with friends or just for yourself! The tostones with crab stew was one of the best things I have ever eaten. The portions are plentiful and easily shareable!
Good food is on point every time
Love the food; however, they need to improve with the service. It takes too long to serve the drinks, and overall.
Love this place
Loved the tamarind margaritas!! The plantain chips served with guacamole and pico were an interesting variation to Nachos. I loved the chicken and chorizo paella! And the tres leches was yum!!
As always great food. It is refreshing to have a tamarind martini.
Horrible food that seemed to have been cooked long before it was served. Won’t be back.
We didn’t really like that we had to ask for extra napkins or to have a water glass filled up but other than that everything was outstanding.
I was celebrating my birthday with my family. The service and food was upstanding. There has not been a time when I have been disappointed at Vejigantes.
Everything was wonderful will be returning! Absolutely fantastic food!
The waitstaff did not listen to basic request..ie side of ice. Beef was leather. Noone could chew it.
Excellent food. Everything on the menu is great. The flavored margaritas are delicious.
Love the food here and drinks :)
The best alcapurias the food amazing. The only thing that i didn't like was the mofongo because it was hard like a rock, but our waiter took care of it. It's my second time and yes i will be back.
We loved it! Thank you!
Second time going to the restaurant food is great. But I ordered the Paella Marinera obviously for one but I wanted it with the Plantain bowl the server never informed me that the one with the plantain bowl was for 2 people. So when i got the bill and it was 47 dollars I was shocked. I had talked to the one who was taking my bill and told her the issue but was not understanding and wouldnt adjust my bill! Never going back to this restaurant again!
The AC was off because front windows were a little open but inside was hot, ny whole table was sweating. Food was good and also every time they were to play the happy birthday song the speakers made a loud noise and the music was also loud. The place is good but they should think more about the comfort of their costumers which are the ones bringing business.
Loved the food. This is was my husband's first time and he said we could add this to his list of favorites and he is super picky
For some reason the food is not as good as before. Last time we went was over the holidays and it was still really good, but this time the food was not even close to what it used to be. The service was also slow.
Excellent service, great vibe in restaurant, great music. Very good cocktails and food.
Good service, great food!
Quick service.. chicken was a little rubbery i should had asked for it well done
Ordene el churrasco con salsa chimichurri 3/4 y estaba mas cocido
mi novia ordeno lo mismo termino medio y estaba 3/4
Amazing everything! Can’t wait to go back.
This was my second time going to this restaurant. Both times that I went, the food was amazing. I’m Puerto Rican and I’ve tasted various Puerto Rican dishes from different restaurants, both here in the US and in PR. However, the second time I went to this restaurant, it was confirmed that the service is not too good. I went on Monday, August 19th at 7:15 pm. When I was seated, I told the host/server that a friend was meeting me a little later, however, I will be ordering food even while I wait for her. I began to sit for a few minutes and no one came to even see if I wanted something to drink. Last week, I went to the restaurant for the first time and it was crowded with people. This time, on August 19th, the restaurant was not crowded, only a few guests eating, and it still took long for staff to check in with me. I had to grab the server’s attention and ask her if I could order something to drink. Soon after, another staff came with water while the server came with the beverage I ordered. I ordered food at the same time. The food came in a timely manner. After a couple of minutes, I am used to a server coming over to ask me how the food tastes/ask if need anything like hot sauce, etc. After I got my food, no one came over to check with me about the food. Several minutes past and still nothing. My friend came and the server finally came over, to see if my friend would like to order anything. My friend said she was all set.
The good thing about this night was that I asked the server if she could charge my phone inside the restaurant (I sat on the patio). She was very understanding to my needs, if I asked her. I gave her a 14% tip because I’m also a server in restaurant and I understand how hard it can be. Still, I wish the quality of the service matched the quality of the food.
Vejigante Restaurant does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats.
Vejigante Restaurant is rated 4.5 stars by 687 OpenTable diners.
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