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Merengue on Blue Hill Ave / NY Times Post

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Merengue on Blue Hill Ave was written up in the Sunday NY Times as having the best Dominican food in Boston. They said "you will be blown away". Sounds very chow-ish, has anyone been?

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  1. I was there about 3 months ago. The restaurant was bigger and nicer than I expected. Most dishes around $12-16, friendly service, lots of photos of baseball and celebs on the wall. Worth checking out.

    http://www.merenguerestaurant.com/

    1. I love this place. Especially the paella - the rice is a delicious sponge that soaks up all the seafoody goodness. The lobster dish is ridiculously generous with lobster pieces. I also think the Tres Leches cake is one of the best I've had in this city.

      1. Yes--I like this place a lot. I don't know if I would say "blown away," but it's tasty, homey food in very generous portions and a nice environment. I love the mofongo. I have never run into David Ortiz there despite rumors of his frequenting the place, but I did see Cardinal O'Malley there once!

        1. been there a couple of times and really liked the mofongo. i had a ceviche there and didn't really care for it as it seemed that they used white vinegar and it was a little too harsh.

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          1. re: ScubaSteve

            Ceviche is NOT at all Dominican. If you ordered it at any place local they would not even know what you are talking about.

            1. re: StriperGuy

              i didn't say it was Dominican. i just said that they offered it, i ordered it, and it wasn't that good to me.

              if your point was that i should of known better, then yes, i should have.

              1. re: StriperGuy

                Actually, Dominican's eat plenty of seviche. They call it "cebiche".
                I ate a ton of it on my latest trip to Santo Domingo.
                Merengue is delicious BTW.

                1. re: FastTalkingHighTrousers

                  Interesting that they eat ceviche or Cebiche in SD. I grew up in a Dominican neighborhood in NYC and never saw it on the menu in any of the local places.