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Teranga

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1746 Washington Street, Boston, MA
+1 617-266-0003
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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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Boston, Massachusetts
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

From the moment we walked in the door, Teranga lived up to its name: Hospitality. With a warm smile on her face, the owner greeted us and escorted us to a table near the window. She then explained the items on the menu and shared her personal favorites while recommending meals that others have frequently enjoyed. Throughout out our dinner,... More 

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Thank xxmopar17xx
Boston, Massachusetts
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328 reviews
278 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Really a fantastic restaurant. The ambiance, decor, and staff are excellent. The croquettes de poisson (fish cakes) and vegetarian nems (spring rolls) are both great appetizers. All of the salads are excellent. Try the Salade Ordinaire The Thiéboy Djeun (National Dish) is tremendous, such flavorful fish and a slight but of heat without being acutely spicy. We tried a mango... More 

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Thank David P
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Teranga was a happy accident discovered when the wait at Toro surpassed two hours. The host is a genial, knowledgeable gentleman and their cocktails are delicious. The restaurant is beautifully decorated but fills up quickly. Once you order your food you should prepare for a bit of a wait, even for appetizers, but everything was fresh and delicious. I have... More 

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Thank Mark A
Brookline, Massachusetts
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

In general the restaurant does not accept reservations but with a large party they appreciate advance notice so they can set up an appropriate table for you. Teranga is a small to moderate size restaurant with tasteful décor and a healthy dose of American music. The clientele included a several local Senegalese men in traditional robes which hopefully meant that... More 

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Thank RitaG01
New York City, New York
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25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 26, 2016

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
1 review
2 of 5 bubbles 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
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3 of 5 bubbles 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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Thank vkflowers
Kingston, Jamaica
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45 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles 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
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5 of 5 bubbles 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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Thank carlota19
Mullica Hill, New Jersey, United States
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles 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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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: +1 617-266-0003

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

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