Thursday, January 16, 2014

La Verdad in Boston's Fenway Neighborhood Has Closed; New Concept May Be Coming to the Space

A Mexican taqueria in the Fenway section of Boston has closed its doors, and it looks like a new concept could be coming to the space.

According to one of our readers, La Verdad on Lansdowne Street shut down last night, with the plan apparently being for a dining spot with a different theme possibly opening there in time for opening day for the Red Sox (the space is located across from Fenway Park). A check on the place by Drew Starr this afternoon seems to confirm that the restaurant is indeed gone, with the spot "locked up" and "equipment stacked on bar."

Ken Oringer (Toro, Uni, Clio, Coppa, Earth) first opened La Verdad in 2006, offering such items as guacamole, tortas, enchiladas, tacos, braised beef tongue, chipotle-stewed chicken, ancho-braised short rib, pork belly confit, and carne asada. [Ed note: As further confirmation of its closure, Oringer's website no longer shows a link to La Verdad.]

[January 16 update: Boston Magazine has given more information on the closing of La Verdad, with an attached press release saying "The ownership group of Fenway taqueria La Verdad today announced that the restaurant has closed" and Ken Oringer adding "Pretty simple: nice run, time to concentrate [on] other projects. Sold to a friend to do another project." It is not yet known who is involved with the new concept or what the concept will be, so stay tuned for updates.]

The address for the now-closed La Verdad (and the new concept apparently on the way) is 1 Lansdowne Street, Boston, MA, 02215.