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Teranga

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1746 Washington Street, Boston, MA
617.266.0003
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11:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 30
    Excellent
  • 19
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Delicious

My boyfriend and I came here for dinner. It was very closed to our hotel and liked the menu options. We were quite impressed with the quality of the food. It was not busy, and had many choices for where to sit. The place is cozy and have a nice peaceful feel to it. I started with the mango... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 1, 2016
savoiei
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Fredericton, Canada
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Mullica Hill, New Jersey, United States
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

But they weren't just drinks they were very different and interesting. The staff was very welcoming to us and interesting to talk to. We would have loved to have dinner there but we had reservations at another restaurant. If you are in the area and looking for something new try this for a nice surprise.

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Thank Patt L
Cambodia
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269 reviews
210 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Sumptuous and at the same time intimate, the warm staff invites you into an exotic foray into spicy Senegalese food, beautifully prepared, revealing all manner of intriguing flavours that beguile the palate. Never mind that there is probably no other Senegalese or remotely similar restaurant in Boston. Teranga definitely brings the South End to a new level of culinary excitement!

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Thank Huitzilipoxtle
Fredericton, Canada
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100 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016 via mobile

My boyfriend and I came here for dinner. It was very closed to our hotel and liked the menu options. We were quite impressed with the quality of the food. It was not busy, and had many choices for where to sit. The place is cozy and have a nice peaceful feel to it. I started with the mango sangria.... More 

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Thank savoiei
Salem, Massachusetts
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2015

The food was wonderful. The fish cakes and spring rolls both come with a wonderful sauce. Unfortunately the service is awful. We ordered drinks, appetizers and entrees. The drinks ( mango sangria) were good but the waitress brought them to the table after the appetizers. She also forgot to place my entree order. It was difficult to even get the... More 

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Thank FidelV333
Managua
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2015

Took my daughter here for her 21st birthday for something different...the lamb-based Mafe stew was outstanding (she had never had lamb before and wanted mine!), the vegetables in 8 spices and couscous was good but not outrageous, the mango sangria (?) was strong and tasty and overall, a great meal. Its maybe not as efficient and fast as some places... More 

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Thank Steve G
Detroit, Michigan
Level Contributor
8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2015 via mobile

My husband, daughter and I visited Boston and we're excited that there was an quaint Senegalese restaurant a short drive from our hotel. My husband's from Senegal and was very pleased. My husband had the tieboudjen, which was seasoned really well with a variety of vegetables. My daughter had the Mafe, which she enjoyed and I had Michoui. The lamb... More 

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Thank DetroitMom48088
Portland, OR
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47 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2015

We were staying in the South End and one night we did not want to go downtown for dinner. Just around the block was a small place, Teranga. We had walked past it for several days and tonight it smelled great from the street. We sampled the unusual drink combinations. I ordered the Mafe' (lamb stew) which had a very... More 

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Thank FrankEPortland_OR
Brussels, Belgium
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15 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015

I am slightly bemused to read some of the comments offered here. I ate at Terenga last week and found it an extremely positive experience. It is true that the restaurant was empty when we were there late on a weekday evening, but that was the only problem for us. The food was excellent, beautifully presented and priced fairly ($15... More 

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Thank Guy B
New England, United States
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33 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

I heard about this restaurant from a show on TV and what I saw tells me the owner needs to brush up on her cooking skills and use of ingredients. Let me explain: I don't know about you, but I was taught to cook lamb in a pot large enough so as not to crowd the pieces so they could... More 

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Melbourne
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122 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

I was taken here by some locals and talk about a complete tastebud safari! I was seriously blown away, not just with the delicious meal but also particularly with the hospitable way the chef/owner came to our table to make sure we were satisfied and also when she tailor-made our dessert. Definitely recommended

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1746 Washington Street, Boston, MA
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Boston>  > South End
  • Neighborhood: South End
  • Phone Number: 617.266.0003

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: African

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in South End

Neighborhood Profile
South End
Stroll down the beautiful brownstone lined streets while capturing views of Boston’s tallest buildings from a distance. Some of Boston’s best restaurants are scattered around this neighborhood. There are many gems to be found, from jazz clubs to classy bars and restaurants. It is also home to art galleries, interesting boutiques, artsy stores and SOWA open market during the summer months. The South End is a true find in the city, with a more residential feeling than Back Bay.