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Authentic Puerto Rican Eatery Opens on West Dedham Street

Vejigante Restaurant has opened its doors in the South End.

A new Puerto Rican restaurant has officially opened in the South End. 

Vejigante Restaurant, which serves authentic Puerto Rican cuisine, opened on West Dedham Street on July 19th in the spot that used to house Don Ricardo's, a Peruvian and Brazilian restaurant, according to the Boston Business Journal

The restaurant will serve lunch and dinner, and include traditional Puerto Rican fare as well as other Puerto-Rican inspired dishes. 

"It combines authentic Puerto Rican cuisine by Cordon Bleu trained Chef Randy Muñoz and traditional décor to indulge both your sense of taste and sight," says a description on the new restaurant's Facebook page

Behind the new restaurant venture are Hector and Nivia Piña, who own Merengue, a long-time successful Dominican restaurant in Roxbury. 

The restaurant is named after a vejigante,  a clown-like character in Puerto Rican festival celebrations. 

The hours of operation are 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. on Sunday - Wednesday, and 10 a.m. to 1 a.m. on Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights. 

Tammy August 01, 2012 at 02:52 AM
My husband and I ate there Saturday night. Loved it! Definitely try the Mofongo - I had mine with pork filling. Delicious!
Harriet Finkelstein August 01, 2012 at 12:04 PM
I am totally with Tammy on this. I ordered the paella and it was served in a "bread basket" which turned out to be mashed plantains. Delicioso! Go!
Brian James Curr August 01, 2012 at 08:05 PM
Amazing food. Stiff drinks. :-)

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