Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Chilacates Is Opening a New Location in Boston's Mission Hill Neighborhood

A pair of Mexican eateries in Jamaica Plain will be expanding to a third location not too far away from the others.

Eater Boston is reporting (via a poster on Twitter) that Chilacates is opening in the Mission Hill section of Boston, with the Tremont Street spot joining shops on Amory Street and Centre Street in JP. The article says that a lease has already been signed for the space and that a buildout will now take place, which could take four to six months.

Chilacates first opened its original Amory Street shop in the summer of 2015, offering such items as burritos, tacos, quesadillas, and tortas; the second location opened this past February in the Centre Street space where Pink Samurai was supposed to have been. The pair of restaurants have been media and industry darlings since opening, with Boston Magazine giving it a "best of" for Mexican food this year.

The address for the new Chilacates in Mission Hill is 1480 Tremont Street, Boston, MA, 02120.

[January 22, 2019 update: A licensing board hearing page indicates that the long-awaited Mission Hill location of Chilacates could finally be a step closer to opening by this week, as a meeting on its application for a Common Victualler License is scheduled to take place tomorrow. This could still end up being its third location even with outlets in the South End, Roslindale, and Chestnut Hill now in the works as well, though an Instagram post from last month hints that the Chestnut Hill shop may also be close to opening.]

[February 11, 2019 update: Eater Boston mentions that the Mission Hill location of Chilacates opened its doors yesterday, becoming the fourth location of the group of Mexican restaurants (as stated here earlier, the Chestnut Hill location opened on Friday).]

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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]