Wednesday, September 02, 2015

El Jefe's Taqueria Is Opening in The Taco Truck Space in Cambridge's Harvard Square

It looks like a brand new Mexican restaurant with a familiar name behind it may be coming to Cambridge, and it would apparently be replacing an existing Mexican dining spot.

Eater Boston is reporting (via the City of Cambridge website) that El Jefe's Taqueria is looking to open in The Garage on Mount Auburn Street in Harvard Square, with the address indicating that it would be taking over the space where The Taco Truck currently resides. The hearing notice mentions that the manager of the proposed eatery is John Schall, who is the founder of Fire + Ice, a small group of custom stir-fry grills/bars that has a location on Church Street in Harvard Square, along with ones in Boston's Back Bay, Providence, Anaheim, CA, and Lake Tahoe, CA.

It is not known when The Taco Truck might close if the license is granted to El Jefe's, nor is it known what their plans are for possible new openings. (An earlier article from a few years back mentioned that the New Jersey-based group of taco restaurants and trucks had been planning to open multiple locations in the Boston area.)

[September 24 update: A new article from Eater Boston states that The Taco Truck has closed its brick-and-mortar restaurant in Cambridge's Harvard Square, and it has also pulled its food truck off the streets of the Boston area. The post mentions that the people behind the group of dining spots and trucks may return at some point, saying that "We hope to be back in the near future." For now, however, they will be focusing on growing their business in their home base of New Jersey.]

[October 26 update: The Tables section of The Boston Globe states that El Jefe's Taqueria is now open.]

The address for The Taco Truck (and new El Jefe's Taqueria) is 83 Mt Auburn Street, Cambridge, MA, 02138.

[Earlier Articles]
The Taco Truck Is Opening a Restaurant in Cambridge
The Taco Truck Is On Its Way to the Boston Area

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[A related post from our sister site (Boston's Hidden Restaurants): List of Restaurant Closings and Openings in the Boston Area]

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