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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

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4.7

service

4.5

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4.4

value

4.5

Noise

Moderate

100% would recommend it to a friend

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Creative Cuisine (5)
Cozy (4)
Good for Groups (4)
Worth the Drive (4)
Good for Anniversaries (3)
Romantic (3)
Special Occasion (3)
Tapas (3)
Great for Brunch (2)
Great for Lunch (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Fun (2)
Business Meals (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
Tasting Menu (1)
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 (New England)·Dined 15 hours ago

Delicious! Highly recommend

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·Dined a day ago

Celebrated my MIL birthday. From food to service every thing was perfect. Will recommend every time.

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·Dined 2 days ago

The service was good and the food was delicious. Thank you.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined 4 days ago

Excellent service and great food. I felt like I was back in Puerto Rico eating my favorite foods. Definitely just became my go-to for Puerto Rican Cuisine.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Good for a Date, Casual
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on February 3, 2018

The staff is friendly. Although some of them don't speak English, service was provided with a smile. The food is delicious.

The restaurant is very small and the parking in the South End is horrible. Open Table says there is complimentary valet parking beginning Friday's at 5:00pm. However, we arrived after 6:30pm Friday and was charged $5 for valet parking. They said they started charging in January. It's my fault for not verifying this before making my reservations.

I don't like to pay to park at a restaurant. Thus, I prefer to dine in the suburbs. So unless they start back providing complimentary valet parking, I won't dine there again.

Tags: Cozy, Great for Lunch, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Fit for Foodies
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 (New England)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Good food always a pleasure dining there... Don't get five stars because place is kinda small but other than that everything else is great

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Late-night Find, Authentic, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining, Quick Bite, Romantic, Cozy, Great for Brunch, Worth the Drive
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 (New England)·Dined on January 3, 2018

Great service!

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 (New England)·Dined on December 30, 2017

It is a typical Puerto Rican restaurant with great latino menu and comfortable environment.

Tags: Good for Birthdays
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 (New England)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Delicious, authentic Puerto Rican food. Huge portions and fast service. Noise wasn't an issue during our visit per other reviews.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Comfort Food
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 (New England)·Dined on December 22, 2017

Yummy! We'll be back.

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 (New England)·Dined on December 21, 2017

Huge portions. Excellent ‘real’ food. A bit loud music. Very nice staff...felt like a home.

Tags: Special Occasion, Casual, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New England)·Dined on December 12, 2017

Good food, very traditional Puerto Rican options. Cool list of cocktails and fruit drinks. Nice music. All in all quite pleasant.

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 (Orlando)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Great food with a great atmosphere.

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on November 24, 2017

We have been waiting for a place like this! Caribbean food, specifically Puerto Rican food, is our absolute favorite and after visiting the island 5 times, we know authentic. This is authentic. This is delicious. I’m so happy we found this treasure and strongly encourage everyone to try.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Casual, Comfort Food, Authentic
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 21, 2017

Staff was very understanding and helpful.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 15, 2017

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 11, 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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 (New England)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Love this place
Food and drink are amazing!

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 (New England)·Dined on October 21, 2017

One year anniversary

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 (New England)·Dined on October 13, 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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 (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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 (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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 (New England)·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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 (New England)·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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 (New England)·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 23, 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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 (New England)·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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 (New England)·Dined on September 1, 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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 (New England)·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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 (New England)·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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 (San Francisco)·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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 (New England)·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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