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Teranga

1746 Washington Street, Boston, MA (South End)
617.266.0003
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Ranked #323 of 2,818 restaurants in Boston
Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: African
Neighborhood: South End
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Neighborhood: South End
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  • English first
  • Italian first
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English first
Boston, Massachusetts
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

After seeing the restaurant on channel 2, We were pumped to try African dishes. Well after being there almost 2 hours only 2 out 3 entries arrived paid our bill and we left. The restaurant was half filled and it took 45 mins for appetizers and 1 hour for salads. 4 or 5 of other dinners had simmer experiences that... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

This is a fairly unprepossessing restaurant in Boston's lovely, cosmopolitan, but unpretentious South End, a wonderful locale not just for dining but for a before or after dinner stroll. The food in this Senagalese restaurant is, however, delightful, exotic, and surprising, with combinations of ingredients and flavors that I never would have imagined. We enjoyed the bissap juice,a main ingredient... More

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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

There should be more West African eateries in this country. The blends of spices and slow cooking make for absolutely scrumptious dishes. Teranga brings Senegalese cuisine to Boston in a cozy restaurant featuring very nice cuisine. The mafe - lamb stew - is to die for, with succulent, tender meat cooked slowly in a delicate blend of spices. The yaasa... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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17 reviews 17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

I went to dinner one Friday with three friends. One of my friends had been here a few times before and the owner recognized him and was very welcoming. We were seated and waters were provided, but it was approximately 30 minutes before someone came to take our order. Our waitress seemed new and did not understand English well so... More

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West Hemptead
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35 reviews 35 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

I spent a weekend in Boston. I had this restaurant saved in my TripAdvisor for months. The restaurant's look was nice/regular. The waiter was very nice, but didn't come to the table enough to check on us. The restaurant isn't big so it should been easy to make "eye contact" with him, but he didn't look. The owner came out,... More

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Falls Church
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014

This is a true gem in Boston. If you want something different and are willing to venture out, this is one place to come and dine. The Mishoui arrived on my table and I was in awe; a large lamb drumbstick sat right next to a bed of quinoa. It was amazing! There was little to no effort in getting... More

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63 reviews 63 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

Great location. Wonderful food. Fresh juices and incredible drinks. The service is a little slow but that is the African way! The lamb was perfect. The atmosphere is not overly African but there is some great local music.

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Acton, Massachusetts
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27 reviews 27 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

Teranga offers the authentic flavors and foods of Senegal and also the ambiance and hospitality of the country. The staff (and owner) are open and welcoming and the feeling is much more of being invited into their home as an honored guest or old friend. The room is decorated with artwork and materials from Africa; the music playing in the... More

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Wellesley, Massachusetts
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285 reviews 285 reviews
185 restaurant reviews
97 helpful votes 97 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2014

Teranga is an exotic restaurant. Staff are very friendly and welcoming. We visited on a Saturday night. The place was loud and crowded, good indication of a well liked restaurant. The ambience is artsy and unique. We ordered shrimp and fish appetizers, lamb and chicken main dishes paired with a nice South African red wine. Good attention was given to... More

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Boston, Massachusetts, United States
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2014

If intimate and singular is your style, Teranga, one of Boston's few Senegalese eateries, will delight with comforting delicacies that fuse French richness with African spicy flavor combinations. The tastes and textures are down home and thus not overwhelming. Lamb fried rice brings in an oriental flair and is good paired with the peanut sauce. Vegetarian selections are no less... More

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