Forest Hills taco place with Mexican breakfasts could open next month
Margaret Pimentel is all set to open her Achilitos Taqueria, in the new building at 38 Hyde Park Ave., where YMAA used to be, but both the mayor's office and the Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council asked the Boston Licensing Board today to defer action on her request for a food-serving license until after she can meet with the council to discuss her proposal.
Council board member Michael Reiskind told the board he is not expecting any problems with the taqueria, but said the council wants the meeting because the eatery is surrounded by numerous residences, including on the upper floors of the new building it's in. He said the council will hold a meeting on May 1.
Pimentel asked for a license letting her operate between 7 a.m. and 11 p.m. In addition to tacos, burritos and bowls, she said she would also offer Mexican-style light breakfasts - and a juice bar.
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Good Mexican food needed in Rozzie Square
When will be get good Mexican food in Rozzie Square?
Not a fan of Romano's, I take it?
There's always La Taqueria on Hyde Park Avenue. No, not the square, but not that far away (well, on wheels, on foot, yes).
I've driven by Romanos a million times, but I could never figure out if it was a Mexican or Italian place (or some weird blend of the two.) And thus I have never been there.
It's Mexican, but with pizza and subs.
It’s almost like they have pizza in Mexico.
Every time I've ordered from
Every time I've ordered from Romanos it takes SOOOOOOOOOO long to get food. Even ordering ahead and going by the estimate given, then we still sat around for 15 minutes waiting.
La Taqueria is good, though. Los Amigos is West Roxbury but pretty close. Yucatan Tacos is in the Rozzie Crimea, does that count?
We waited 15 minutes for tamales.
I was like “um—they’re tamales. Presuming they’re pretty much cooked and ready to go.” Not to mention there were no customers when we came in. It was bizarre.
I think they assemble the tamales themselves. It's not like they are unwrapping and micro-waving pre-made (old-fashioned) ball park-style tamales. Their tamales are the best I've encountered.
That whole stretch (Forest
That whole stretch (Forest Hills, across from lower bus way) seems to be the Bermuda Triangle of small businesses / restaurants. Tell her to bring a good life raft. Hopefully with the new development being built on the former parking lot she will get steady customers. All the regular customers with liquid cash flow seem to gravitate to The Dogwood and Brassica. I walk by these businesses every day and live right around the corner. I also was a patron of the gone but not forgotten Paul Griffith's (DOHH!!!) back in the day. Not much has changed overall. The whole area is still a magnet for drug and prostitution activity (usually the same faces over and over again). I hope my favorite place doesn't get gentrified out - Caribbean Liquors. Owners are by far the friendliest family to all their customers. If she gets in, I will definitely give her place a try. Best of luck!
Wonder what this will do to
Wonder what this will do to traffic on Weld Hill...guessing HPA will just have a new row of double parking like outside Fazenda in the mornings.
Oh no, the new hipper name is
Oh no, the new hipper name is Brassica. Where my ghetto ass feels completely out of place. I hear the food is good but I never tasted it. I walked in and nobody was talking to each other. They were looking at laptops and cell phones and not at their dinner guests. I was depressed and left.
It’s the one “fancy” place we go to in JP and it’s partly because the service is amazing—friendly, uber-professional—and the food is sooo good, all the veggies but also the fried chicken. 10 to 1 you’ve never set foot inside the door and you’re just talking out your arse.
Sorry Sally. Beg to differ.
Sorry Sally. Beg to differ. Everything in my post is 100% true. I could not afford the expensive breakfast items. Everyone was dressed like hipsters and not one of them were engaged in human to human verbal conversation at the same tables. The place was crowded, so yes, it must be goid as you say. But the atmosphere made me feel uncomfortable. Hey, everyone has an opinion. Calm down.
HP needs some taco love
Speaking about Mexican, It woupd be awesome is someone would open a Mexican place in Cleary or Logan sq......fingers crossed!
ISD inspect carefully
Those of who live in the immediate area became very familiar with 311 during construction of this building. One safety violation after another and it took repeated calls or app reports to get ISD to pay attention. The city doesn't give a damn about this neighborhood.
Since I saw that the new business was a restaurant rather than office or retail, I've been a little concerned. Construction was cheap box with no ventilation so heaven help the apartment above if they've cut any corners fitting out the space.
I wish the owner every success, and look forward to visiting if it works out for all.
The building also immediately
The building also immediately went on the market after they finished it, which seemed... unusual? I feel like normally either the developer already has a deal worked out with a management company or future owner, or they keep ownership and run the building for a while - throwing up a building as fast and cheap as possible and then listing it for 4 mil the second they can seems like it's a shitshow waiting to happen. When pipes start leaking and the windows are drafty, who's responsibility is it going to be?
Where YMAA used to be
is becoming a popular phrase on UHub.