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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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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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New York City, New York
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21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I'm an ethnic food lover and seek out the best ethnic restaurants when I travel. My recent travels took me to Boston so I went searching for an African Restaurant and came across Teranga, a Senegalese Restaurant. For those who know me, I love my Thiebou Jenn....The Thiebou Jenn here was bland and not presentable; the food seem like it... More 

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Thank TheGlamLotus
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2016 via mobile

I'm of Senegambian background and was in town visiting Boston and missed some home cooking...ordered thieb only to be sadly disappointed. This is our national dish, and should represent a great marketing strategy because it's so good. The meal unfortunately was a poor representation...it was oily, not well seasoned, over cooked veggies and the fish was flavorless. Really hope it... More 

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Thank Isatou J
Seattle
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2016

We were lured there by the owner's statement of commitment to customers and by some of the reviews of the food. Our first thought was that the waitress made no attempt at all to engage us. She was not rude, just not at all friendly or welcoming. We ordered an appetizer-Croquetts De Poisson, which was excellent. My guy got the... More 

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Kingston, Jamaica
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42 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2016 via mobile

We all had different dishes, from lamb, to fish, to vegetarian. Everyone enjoyed their food ( mine was a bit too peppery). Staff were friendly, and the music was a nice accompaniment to the meal. Perhaps the lady waiting on us could have been more au fait with the wine list, but that wasn't a biggy. Worth a visit!

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Thank Colleen W
Fairfield, Connecticut
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18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2016

My husband and I never grew up eating lamb but are true converts now, having had the most delicious lamb here. We ordered the Michoui, lamb shank and couscous with a tangy sauce....falling-off-the-bone amazing. We also enjoyed the Accara appetizer, recommended to us by the owner, as a dish she fondly remembers from her childhood. The mango tarte with ginger-flavored... More 

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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 January 13, 2016

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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239 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2016

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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119 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 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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Managua
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Cuisine
African
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
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
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

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  • 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.