Wednesday, April 13, 2016

North End Oyster to Replace Urban Cantina in Boston's North End

It looks like a space in Boston's North End where a Mexican restaurant currently resides could be taken over by a new eatery.

A post from indicates that Urban Cantina on Salem Street is looking to transfer its liquor license to a dining spot called North End Oyster, though few other details have been given other than the fact that the new restaurant could be open until midnight and that no renovations to the space are planned for now. Urban Cantina first opened in September of 2014, offering such items as quesadillas, burritos, tacos, enchiladas, fajitas, and burgers; previously, Ferrara's had been in the space, and before that, Caffe Nuovo, both of which had the same ownership. (Urban Cantina had different owners.)

The address for Urban Cantina (and the proposed North End Oyster) is 76 Salem Street, Boston, MA, 02113.

Thanks to the Boston Hospitality and Tourism Industry Blog for bringing this to our attention.

[April 14 update: A new post from states that the North End / Waterfront Neighborhood Council (NEWNC) has unanimously approved of the license transfer from Urban Cantina to North End Oyster, with the proposed restaurant being described in the meeting as "Neptune Oyster on steroids."]

[June 23 update: mentions that Urban Cantina is now closed.]

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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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