Saturday, May 22, 2010

Zocalo Cocina Mexicana to Reopen in the Back Bay

A Mexican restaurant in Brighton that recently closed will soon be open once again, though at a new location in another section of Boston. According to the restaurant's website, Zocalo Cocina Mexicana is going to be opening somewhere in the Back Bay in early June. A note on the Boston's Hidden Restaurants Facebook page from the owner of the restaurant mentions that the new spot should be open on June 4, though the restaurant's website says June 1.

The space on Commonwealth Avenue in Brighton that has been vacated by Zocalo will soon be taken over by a new French bistro called Chez Jacky, with a possible opening before the end of this month. The people behind Chez Jacky also run Petit Robert Bistro in the South End, Kenmore Square, and Needham.

[May 24 update: A message from the owner of the restaurant indicates the address of the new Zocalo will apparently be 35 Stanhope Street, which is where Stix Restaurant and Lounge currently resides.]

[June 10 update: A May 25 post on the Grub Street Boston site mentioned that Zocalo's moving into the Stix space wasn't definite because no contracts had been signed, but on June 7, EveryBlock Boston showed a license for withdrawal by Stix as well as a license issued for Zocalo at Stix's address, so it now appears likely that Zocalo will indeed be moving to 35 Stanhope Street in the Back Bay.]

[June 13 update: Zocalo is now open at 35 Stanhope Street in the Back Bay, with 50 seats in the dining room, 80 seats in the patio, and more 25 seats in a private room.]

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