Monday, March 19, 2018

Mercado Taco Bar to Open in Bertucci's Space at Faneuil Hall in Boston

by Marc Hurwitz

A couple of months ago, we reported that a local chain of Italian dining spots was closing its location in downtown Boston. Now we have learned that a Mexican restaurant appears to be taking over the space.

According to a poster within the Friends of Boston's Hidden Restaurants Facebook group page, Mercado Taco Bar is planning to open in Faneuil Hall, moving into the space wher Bertucci's had been. A Facebook page seems to confirm this, while a photo from the poster in the Facebook group indicates that it could be opening this summer. No other information appears to be available for Mercado at this point in time, so keep checking back for updates.

The Faneuil Hall location of Bertucci's shut down in mid-January after nearly 30 years in business, and with the subsequent closing of its Kenmore Square location earlier this month, there are now only two outlets left within the Boston city limits--in the Longwood medical area and in West Roxbury.

The address for the upcoming Mercado Taco Bar is 22 Merchants Row, Boston, MA, 02109.

[April 4 update: Eater Boston mentions that Mercado plans to be a sit-down restaurant that offers tacos inspired by beachside taco shacks found in Mexico as well as street food spots in both New York City and Los Angeles, and that it hopes to get a full liquor license so tequila and mezcal may be part of the plans as well. It looks like Mercado could be opening late this summer if all goes well.]

[Earlier Article]
Bertucci's at Faneuil Hall in Boston Is Closing

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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]