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Merengue on Blue Hill Ave / NY Times Post

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Chicky Jun 3, 2008 05:52 AM

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. Joanie RE: Chicky Jun 3, 2008 06:02 AM

    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. Prav RE: Chicky Jun 3, 2008 06:20 AM

      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.

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        BostonCookieMonster RE: Chicky Jun 3, 2008 06:24 AM

        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. ScubaSteve RE: Chicky Jun 3, 2008 06:51 AM

          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
            StriperGuy RE: ScubaSteve Jun 3, 2008 07:18 AM

            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
              ScubaSteve RE: StriperGuy Jun 3, 2008 12:05 PM

              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
                FastTalkingHighTrousers RE: StriperGuy Jun 3, 2008 04:46 PM

                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
                  StriperGuy RE: FastTalkingHighTrousers Jun 4, 2008 07:51 AM

                  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.

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