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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

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  • 26
    Excellent
  • 15
    Very good
  • 5
    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
Such a wonderful surprise, a must for foodies!

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 17, 2015
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Melbourne
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English first
New England, United States
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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 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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99 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 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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Hingham, Massachusetts
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

If you're in the mood for something a little different, Teranga is a great option. The dishes are flavorful and unexpected, and the drinks are great (alcoholic and non). I am a big fan of the vegetarian menu, particulary, the thiou legumes, which is perfectly spicy and filling. Vegetarian Nems are also a favorite, but you may need two orders,... More 

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Long Beach, California
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38 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

We were staying in south shore and found this spot (snow kept us within a few blocks radius) and let me tell you, I'm glad we did. The owner/chef is a contestant from Chopped (we learned afterwards) and made an incredible meal. I ate with three vegetarians and they were awed by the levels of flavors their meals had. They... More 

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Naples, Maine
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9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

Was meeting with some friends down in Boston and we had originally anticipated on going to Toro down the street, but the wait was over an hour and my friends didn't feel like waiting. So, we decided to try Teranga just down the street, which was completely empty. The fact that it was empty kind of put a negative first... More 

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Lebanon, New Jersey
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Found this restaurant by accident, what a nice surprise. Senegal decor makes you feel you are in another world. The restaurant was very quiet the night we visited, one other table occupied. The food was very tasty & well presented, my one complain was the plates were cold. The waiter was very friendly and returned several times to make sure... More 

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Torrance, California
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44 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

When I was there, they had only one other table with 2 people to serve. Still, service was not too attentive and was very slow. The two waitresses pushed hard to order their appetizers which I declined to do. I had the national dish: white fish with thick and tiny thin bones - not my thing. I did like the... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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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usa
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19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 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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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
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?