Friday, December 16, 2011

Don Ricardo's in Boston's South End Has Closed; Vejigantes To Move In

photo of Don Ricardo's, Boston, MAA Brazilian and Peruvian restaurant in the South End of Boston has decided to close its doors, and a Puerto Rican eatery will be moving into its space. According to Eater Boston, Don Ricardo's on West Dedham Street closed last weekend after being in business for about eight years (Botucatu had been in the space previously, and before that, Buteco II). The article mentions that a new spot called Vejigantes will be replacing Don Ricardo's, though no specific opening date has been given.

[June 6, 2012 update: Vejigantes appears to be close to opening, as the restaurant just received a business license to operate, according to a post on the EveryBlock Boston site.]

[July 13, 2012 update: Thrillist Boston is reporting that Vejigantes is planning to have a soft opening next Tuesday (July 17). The article also mentions that the couple behind the new restaurant are the owners of  Merengue in Roxbury.]

Don Ricardo's was known as a low-key, casual, and reasonably-priced eatery that was a decent alternative to some of the more trendy and higher-priced restaurants nearby. The menu offered a mix of Peruvian and Brazilian dishes, as well as some Mexican and Spanish items. Our sister site (Boston's Hidden Restaurants) had featured Don Ricardo's within the website, with the review being at the following link:

http://www.hiddenboston.com/DonRicardos.html

The address for the now-closed Don Ricardo's (and upcoming Vejigantes) is 57 West Dedham Street, Boston, MA, 02118.

For more on this story, please go to the Eater Boston link below.

Don Ricardo's Closes, Vejigante to Take Its Place

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