Terrible news - I ate at Taqueria Mexico just this past weekend! It may explain the slightly somber mood there, though. I was also a bit disappointed that they were playing one of the local rock station rather than the usual excellent, old-school mariachi music (or maybe the Waltham location is where I hear that...)
A commenter on the linked post said that there were already several other burrito places nearby, but what I liked about Taqueria Mexico was that they had a wider menu range than just burritos, tacos, and quesadillas. They will be missed, and not just because Brookline doesn't need another sushi restaurant.
Taqueria Mexico is really tasty, cheap and fairly authentic. What a shame.
I'm not really a fan of that place, and though I don't eat sushi, I do agree there seem to be a large amount of sushi places popping up in coolidge corner. However, that area does have a rather large population of Japanese people (the Lawerence school is something like 30% Japanese) - also keep in mind that just because a place has 'sushi' in the tag line doesn't mean that is all it serves.
It is akin to the huge glut of Thai places Boston and Waltham had, which has thinned out a bit in recent years.
As for mexican...tequills downtown is pretty good, and I stick by Anna's...though Coolidge Corner seems to be a magnet for mexican foods.
Interesting question - consider the jewish and japanese population of Brookline, then consider the number of Delis vs Japanese Places. (Korean Japanaese does not count) -
You might be surprised by the answer.
Korean Japanese places owned by Jewish Korean women?
at Lawrence? I don't think so. 30% Asian sounds about right. The Japanese population in Brookline is relatively high...at around 2%. There's not a lot of us outside of Hawaii and California...
17!? Wow. Seems a bit much. but better yet, send them to my neighborhood (Davis) - I would love to have a little less italian and a little more sushi.