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Ba Le Restaurant
Fast Food Restaurant$
Today 5:00 am – 8:00 pm
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1052 Dorchester Ave Dorchester, MA 02125
1052 Dorchester AvenueUSMassachusetts02125
(617) 265-7171banhmibaleboston.com
$Fast Food Restaurant, Sandwich Shop
Fast Food Restaurant
Sandwich Shop
Takeout Restaurant
Today 5:00 am – 8:00 pm
Monday 5:00 am – 8:00 pmTuesday 5:00 am – 8:00 pmWednesday 5:00 am – 8:00 pmThursday 5:00 am – 8:00 pmFriday 5:00 am – 8:00 pmSaturday 5:00 am – 8:00 pmSunday 5:00 am – 8:00 pm
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Take-out eatery specializing in Vietnamese sandwiches & other fare, plus bubble tea & coffee.- Google
"Best REAL Vietnamese banh mi in Boston, and I've tried several places."
"They can probably make you a banh mi in less than 10 seconds."
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Ryan Schwartz
3 months ago
Yup: lovely. If you're not accustomed to Vietnamese food, get the BBQ beef Banh Mi (sandwhich) just they way they make it. Take it to your car and eat it on the spot. Fresh, crusty, french bread (made in house), mayo, beef, pickeled veggies, and fresh cilantro. And I think that's it. Maybe a drizzle of soy/fish/beef (or some such) sauce on there, but it's not powerful. My wife often gets some sticky rice "dessert" (I use quotes because these desserts are not sweet like an American would expect). They are lovely too. Have fun figuring out where the hell to order and where to pick up your food; this place is not big on organization or sinage. Just be confident!
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Demichael R.
8 months ago
SO GOOD!!! Had no clue what I was ordering but it was inexpensive and delicious!! You can't dine in but its perfect for a quick meal on the go!
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Daniel Bender
4 years ago
I drive 45 min down Mass Ave for the sandwich on a regular basis. Thinking about moving to dot.
A Google User
3 years ago
There is one thing that separates Banh Mi Ba Le from other banh mi shops- the mouthwatering hot rice entrees. Sure, there are a number of delicious foods displayed; papaya salad, desserts, nam sausage, banh xeo, colorful drinks and most importantly, banh mi- but the hot entrees are where it's at. For $7-8, expect a heaping portion of steaming hot, chewy white rice and two saucy friends accompanying it. My favorite saucy friend is the caramelized fish, where the fish is sweetened with pineapple (hey girl!). The sweet and sour vegetables are yummy too. Other options include garlic and pepper stir fried shrimp, whole fried fish, curry chicken, beef and vegetables, chopped pork spare ribs, and more. They serve different dishes on different days, so keep your eyes peeled for that caramelized fish! The women who work here are extremely efficient. They can probably make you a banh mi in less than 10 seconds. Skills! So remember- go to Banh Mi Ba Le. It is one of the few Vietnamese places that really stand out to me. The banh xeo dish is great as well if you're unsure of what to order. It's minced pork or shrimp wrapped in rice noodle where you pour fish sauce over it. This comes with fried onions, an assortment of sliced meats, and adding a fried eggroll is up to you (no it's not- do it). You will absolutely lahvvv it dahling.
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Quynh Quach
9 months ago
Best REAL Vietnamese banh mi in Boston, and I've tried several places. I grew up in Vietnam and knows what banh mi should be like and this place is the best and prices are still 3.50 unlike others that give you much less for 4 - 6 dollars per sandwich. They also have a smoothie station and a ready-to-eat food station along with assorted snacks and stuff for sell, I haven't try those but the banh mi alone keeps me going back.
Kg Nguyen
9 months ago
Need parking lot. Does anyone know how much xi muoi/lb?
A Google User
3 years ago
This is the best Vietnamese Deli outside of Toronto (well, in the Northeast at least). The Banh Mi are fantastic (and still the right price) but where this place shines is the hot table... I could eat their Bun Cha Gio all day. Yeah, they've jacked up the prices, but if you haven't noticed, the prices of everything have gone up. Having just moved from NYC where Banh Mi is the new Sushi, I'm happy to pay anything less than $6.00.
A Google User
4 years ago
Some of the most amazing sandwiches I've ever had. It's crowded and service is hit or miss, but the food will blow your mind.