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About Vejigante Restaurant

With experience of over 20 years in the culinary industry to present us with emotion and put your new project disposicnuestro "Vejigantes Restaurant". This restaurant brings the best of the traditional food of the beautiful island of Puerto Rico, carefully prepared and presented by craftsmen to fill a void in the community of Villa Victoria bastion of the fight of our community.
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.

57 West Dedham Street
Boston, MA 02118
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Puerto Rican, Latin / Spanish

Hours of Operation:
Sunday to Wednesday 11am to 10pm
Thursday to Saturday 11am to 10pm for Dinner after 10pm open for tapas until 1am

Cross Street:
Tremont St

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(617) 247-9249

Website:
http://www.vejigantesrestaurant.com/

Entertainment:
Friday & Saturday at 10pm

Catering:
We Cater! Please Request Catering Menu at
info@vejigantesrestaurant.com

Parking Details:
Street Parking Available and Complementary Valet:
Friday from 5pm
Saturday and Sunday at 2pm

Public Transit:
Back Bay Orange Line
Bus 43 Tremont & Dartmouth Stop (From Park St)
Silver Line SL5 SL4 (From Dudley St)

Special Events & Promotions:
Please Request Special Event Menu at
info@vejigantesrestaurant.com

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Vejigante Restaurant Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.3

service

3.9

ambience

4.1

value

3.9

Noise

Moderate

78% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (11)
Authentic (9)
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Neighborhood Gem (8)
Comfort Food (8)
Casual (7)
Creative Cuisine (6)
Romantic (6)
Good for Birthdays (5)
Handcrafted Cocktails (5)
Great for Lunch (5)
Tapas (5)
Worth the Drive (5)
Good for Groups (5)
Cozy (4)
Fun (4)
Great for Outdoor Dining (4)
Sunday Lunch (4)
Tasting Menu (4)
Hot Spot (3)
Quick Bite (3)
Late-night Find (3)
Great for Brunch (2)
Business Meals (2)
Kid-friendly (2)
Fit for Foodies (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
Healthy (1)
Live Music (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
People Watching (1)
Pre/post Theatre (1)
Quiet Conversation (1)
Seasonal (1)
Good for Anniversaries (1)
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined 6 days ago

Authentic awesomeness
large portions and delicious taste at reasonable prices. You must order mofongo or better yet have the mofongolitos so you can sample each variety.

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on November 14, 2017

Loved the food and staff!

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 (New England)·Dined on November 12, 2017

The mojitos were amazing, food was very tasty and full of flavor. Also the portion size were plentiful.

Tags: Kid-friendly
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·Dined on October 22, 2017

One year anniversary

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·Dined on October 14, 2017

Overall the experience was enjoyable, my only complaints would be after waiting for a while for the food it was cold when arrived. Ambience is nice, it came as a surprise the lack of well seasoning for "puertorican food".

Tags: Local Ingredients, Great for Outdoor Dining, Vibrant Bar Scene
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on October 11, 2017

The place has really changed from a year ago. The food is substandard -- dry thin porkchops, for example. And there is no long an up-beat feel.

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on October 11, 2017

A friend’s family was affected terribly by the recent hurricane. I got people together, and we collected donations for his family to help with funeral costs and repairs. The staff were incredibly wonderful as always. I eat there all the time, and I think last night’s chicharrones were the best ever. This restaurant is a huge asset to the Boston dining scene. It’s fun, a good value, and the food is great. I have a crazy number of food allergies, including the things that are pretty common in Puerto Rican cuisine, and they are always so accommodating.

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·Dined on October 6, 2017

We honestly had a really bad experience, the device was extremely slow. They took more han ten minutes to come greet us, did not refill our water, or offer to bring us another cocktail. We ordered three appetizers and two came the last one never did, when we asked the waiter her response was "you still want it? I mean, your food is on the way" once the food arrived, it was okay, tasted pretty dry as if it had been reheated in the microwave. On of the plates we ordered was a paella, once my mom pretty much finished half of her meal, we found a small plastic bag melted in the rice (where they probably put the portions of the paella clams and shrimp) they waitress apologized, but honestly that just just made my stomach turn (we literally just ate plastic) no one ever came by to refill water or ask if everything was okay.

Tags: Comfort Food
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·Dined on October 6, 2017

Food was amazing! Atmosphere outstanding and the music even better...
Truly enjoyed my self and would recommend to my family and friends

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·Dined on October 5, 2017

It was amazing. The food was cooked perfectly

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on September 30, 2017

The drink came half full. The food is way over price and not good.

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 (New England)·Dined on September 30, 2017

I rated the restaurant 3 stars for service of the hostess. She was not very personable. Our table was not ready. We were told to wait by the bar. Bar area is small and you are in the way of wait staff coming in and out of the kitchen. The waitress that we had was very good.

Tags: Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Worth the Drive, Comfort Food, Casual, Authentic, Good for Birthdays
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on September 29, 2017

If you want some great Latin food with a variety on menu this is the spot. Great portions for the price, indoor/outdoor seating, staff are very kind and warm. They had Pasteles on the menu which you don't see in many place's-Yummy!!!!

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 (New England)·Dined on September 24, 2017

Seated quickly had s reservation but no one came over for about 15-20 minutes. Service continued very slow. Food is always good. When meals arrived one entree was wrong .
My sons birthday so this messed things up

Tags: Late-night Find, Great for Lunch
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 (New England)·Dined on September 16, 2017

Vejigante offer authentic Puerto Rican food in a vibrant atmosphere reminiscent of Old San Juan at a very reasonable price. There is outside dining in warm weather. I generally order the seafood Paella because it is out of this world.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Fun, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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 (New England)·Dined on September 13, 2017

Amazing, tasty food. love the cocktails, especially the Tamarind Martini (tamarindo) and the passion fruit sangria was so delicious. The appetizers, yuca frita (fried cassava), and the ceviche OMG super good. The fried chicken was juicy and tende, the pork tender were very moistered and juicyr. Everything was delicious.
Thank you for the good food,
The Fearnley-Rodriguez Family

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Tapas, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Tasting Menu
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·Dined on September 3, 2017

Amazing food!! Felt like we were in Puerto Rico Jessica our server was great

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Tapas, Sunday Lunch
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·Dined on September 2, 2017

Always my favorite and truly reasonable for very good food. Service slow but worth waiting for. Parking horrible

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Late-night Find, Worth the Drive, Great for Lunch
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 (New England)·Dined on September 1, 2017

Sat at our table for 20 minutes and no one showed

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·Dined on August 26, 2017

The only other place you will find authentic food is if you actually travel to Puerto Rico. The food is incredible.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Hot Spot, Fun, Business Meals, Sunday Lunch, Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Tasting Menu, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Tapas, Handcrafted Cocktails, Romantic, Great for Outdoor Dining, Late-night Find, Quick Bite, Good for a Date
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 (New England)·Dined on August 22, 2017

Second time visiting Vejigantes and I love it there. I gave 2 stars for the food because the Mofongo sampler was not fresh. The plantains were either under-cooked or the mofongo may have been sitting to long as the dish was not hot. Couldn't been a bad night for mofongo but you only get 1 first impression. Other than that it is a great place

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on August 20, 2017

The service was bad , food was dry and gummy, the steak was black with no flavor , Me and my fam waited 20 min to get a side dish that never showed up , for an hour we never got refills on any of our drinks not even water ,I'll never go there again

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·Dined on August 20, 2017

Waitress put in the order on two of our meals. We didn't make a big deal about it because we didn't want to wait longer for the food to come back out. Food took long to come out and when some of it came out it was cold. Waitress will disappear for long periods of time without checking on the table.

Tags: Tasting Menu
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food4
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·Dined on August 19, 2017

Had a great dinner for a birthday celebration. Mofongo sampler was excellent. Shrimp Empanadas were unbelievable. Tender, moist and marinated. Service was very attentive and atmosphere was friendly and inviting. A a great Happy Birthday Flan to top it off!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Authentic
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 (New England)·Dined on August 14, 2017

Experience was just fine! Food was delicious and service was pretty good! I honestly have no negatives to say about this restaurant. It's authentic, delicious, Puerto Rican cuisine. However, finding a parking spot can be a hassle.

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 (New England)·Dined on August 14, 2017

Had dinner with friends, everything was great. Minus the fact that we put in an order for appetizers and never received them. I've been here many times and that has been my first and only issue.

Tags: Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Casual, Hot Spot, Romantic, Comfort Food, Good for a Date
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 (New England)·Dined on August 13, 2017

Food was perfect! The waitress was very nice and attentive. Loved the tamarindo frozen margarita. Prices are not bad, but they serve a really good portion of food. Only complaint is it was really really hot inside and I couldn't concentrate on what to order cause I was too busy trying to cool myself. Spaces in between the tables are too small to go through. Food took a little long, but it was kind of busy so I can understand, but the food was soo good that I'll drive over an hour again to visit!

Tags: Tapas, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Tasting Menu, Seasonal, Great for Lunch, Business Meals, Comfort Food, Fun, Romantic, Hot Spot, Great for Outdoor Dining, Sunday Lunch, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Casual, Live Music, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on August 4, 2017

Great variety on the menu, very authentic and great place to celebrate a birthday.

Tags: People Watching, Comfort Food, Casual, Authentic, Good for Groups
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 (New England)·Dined on July 31, 2017

Parking is a nightmare.
Staff a bit pretentious.
Hostess unwelcoming.
Alarming wait for food.

Tags: Comfort Food, Sunday Lunch
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·Dined on July 30, 2017

Portions are big and prices are good, but the quality of food is low. It depends on what you are looking for.

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on July 29, 2017

super slow service considering it was a late Saturday afternoon (around 3pm). Ordered relatively quickly as we checked the menu online and waited 45-50minutes for our food. We sat outside since the restaurant was hot and was relatively left alone on an island. No water refills. Service was lacking but the food was decent. The service will probably keep me from coming back.

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·Dined on July 28, 2017

We loved our first visit to Vejigantes! The service was a bit slow, considering the restaurant was not packed. Our waitress was nice and friendly. The food, of course, did not disappoint! El mofongo y alcapurrias fueron deliciosos y la salsa picante - perfecto! We will definitely be back to try different dishes. Buen provecho!

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on July 25, 2017

This is truly one of my favorite restaurants. I get delivery from them often, but sometimes it's nice to go into the restaurant. On this particular occasion, the song "Despacito" came on, and people of various ethnicities were all singing. The staff are always very nice. I have food allergies, including coconut, and a sodium restriction, which can make eating Puerto Rican food pretty challenging. They have always been accommodating.
The value is good, too. They could maybe use a little updating of the wine list, but otherwise I have no complaints.

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on July 15, 2017

Something different in the heart of south end. Generous portions.

Tags: People Watching
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 (New England)·Dined on July 3, 2017

I do love their food and I think their service is good. They can do a better job with music.
This time however, they did not have any of the two desserts that I asked for (surprising, knowing that you should expect a lot of clients on a day before a holiday...) and also for the second time they told me that their coffee maker was broken: a Puerto Rican restaurant without a back up coffee maker?

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 (New England)·Dined on July 1, 2017

Vejigantes is a piece of the island in Boston's south end. The food resembles much of what we normally eat back home and the prices although a bit high don't bother me whatsoever. I mean what are u gonna do? Eat a burger? This place is one of my favorites and I can't get enough of it!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Spicy, Authentic, Late-night Find, Hot Spot, Kid-friendly, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Great for Outdoor Dining, Comfort Food, Good for Groups, Great Beer, Good for a Date, Tasting Menu, Cozy, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on June 30, 2017

One of the only things my lady & I see eye to eye on when it comes to decision making on food !

Tags: Romantic, Good for a Date, Sunday Lunch
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 (New England)·Dined on June 30, 2017

Always a place I love to visit. Food is great, service is good and the customers are diverse which is always good to me. Only problems are no parking and the restaurant desperately need air conditioning. Heat inside is very uncomfortable

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining, Creative Cuisine, Late-night Find, Authentic, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 30, 2017

Tasty authentic Puerto Rican food in a fun and friendly environment. Excellent service, too!

Tags: Comfort Food, Good for Anniversaries, Happy Hour, Good for a Date, People Watching, Fun, Good Vegetarian Options, Great for Outdoor Dining, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups
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 (New England)·Dined on June 18, 2017

The ambient was perfect, food delicious cooked and seasoned to perfection. A little disappointed with dessert choices, there was only one choice.

Tags: Good for a Date, Fun, Seasonal, Authentic, Happy Hour, Handcrafted Cocktails, Comfort Food, Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Late-night Find, Sunday Lunch, Romantic, Hot Spot
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