Boston Restaurant Talk reports that chef Jason Santos is looking to turn the old Oak + Rowan space on A Street into another outlet of his Citrus & Salt, "which features Baja-inspired dishes found along the coast of Southern California and Mexico."
El Mundo Boston reports that El Oriental de Cuba on Centre Street has closed for good. Owner and founder Nobel Garcia died in 2021 and after two years of trying to keep it going, his daughters decided it was time to say goodbye. It will be replaced by a Mexican restaurant.
Update: Request approved, pending availability of a license.
Felipe Duran, who has been serving Dominican food at La Guira & Tambora on Washington Street in Roslindale for 13 years, is working to turn the closed Hen House at 1033 Mass. Ave. in Newmarket Square into a Mexican restaurant. Read more.
The Boston Licensing Board today ordered Rosa Mexicano, 155 Seaport Blvd., and Kava Neo-Taverna, 315 Shawmut Ave., shut for one night each after BPD detectives found them with way more patrons than allowed under current Covid-19 restrictions. Read more.
La Taqueria of Roslindale plans to open an outlet in Dedham on Monday, next to the uBreakiFix on Washington Street at the rotary with Boston Providence Highway. That's just up the street from El Centro and a couple blocks away from Pancho's Taqueria on High Street.
Around 7:40 p.m., Jeffbax checked in from the Los Amigos Taqueria in Brighton Center:
Attempting to pick up some Mexican food on Cinco de Mayo might have been one of my all-time worst ideas. Complete chaos over at Los Amigos in Brighton… Immediately ditched my order seeing this scene and hearing someone say they were waiting an hour.
The Boston Licensing Board today approved a taqueria in an Emerson College dorm on Boylston Street - but with the midnight closing time sought by the local neighborhood group, which was worried what would happen to all the freshmen in the dorm if they could get tacos after midnight - as opposed to pizza, which they can get across the street even after the neighborhood's sidewalks are rolled up. Read more.
Risky business? Taqueria would be on the right side of the building along Boylston.
The Boston Licensing Board could vote tomorrow whether to let a proposed taqueria in Emerson College's revamped Little Building stay open until 2 a.m. or whether to back a neighborhood association, the mayor and the local city councilor, who say a midnight closing would protect area students and residents from dangerous knockabouts drawn like moths to late-night Mexican food. Read more.
Even in a cold northern town like ours, there are plenty of alternatives for your burrito fix rather than at a chain that was just fined $1.4 million for "an estimated 13,253 child labor violations and other state wage and hour law violations" at its 50 corporate-owned outlets in Massachusetts.
Emerson College announced today that a bakery and a taqueria will be moving into space in its newly renovated Little Building at Boylston and Tremont streets, and that it is currently negotiating leases with an Asian noodle place and a juice bar for the building. Read more.