Boca Grande Changes Ownership, Will Open New Restaurant in Cambridge
What was once a local group of Mexican restaurants is now down to just one, but that will apparently be changing as it comes under new ownership.
According to an interview in the Cambridge Chronicle and Tab, Boca Grande has changed hands and is now owned by longtime employee and district general manager Silvia Whitman, who took it over from original owner Mariko Kamio who recently made the decision to retire. In the interview, Whitman says that renovations will be coming to the sole remaining location on First Street in East Cambridge, while a second shop is in the works in an undisclosed location in Cambridge, with that one possibly opening in November. Whitman also says the menu will be expanded to include more vegetarian options while also keeping existing menu favorites, and daily specials will also be offered as well.
Boca Grande, which started out in 1986, is known for its Mexican and Tex-Mex dishes; there were once locations of the eatery near Cambridge's Porter Square, Brighton Center, Brookline's Coolidge Corner, and Boston's Kenmore Square, but all of those have closed, with the Porter Square shop shutting down a couple of weeks ago.
The website for Boca Grande can be found at http://www.bocagranderestaurant.com/
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