Wednesday, April 04, 2018

Dockside Restaurant in Chelsea Is Closing; El Potro Taking Over Space

by Marc Hurwitz

A trio of restaurants featuring classic American fare will be down to just two, while a trio of Mexican spots is expanding into the space.

According to an email from the place, the Dockside in Chelsea is shutting down on Saturday, April 7, after six years in business and that it is being sold to El Potro Mexican Bar & Grill. The email says that all gift cards and loyalty membership points will be honored at the other two Dockside restaurants, which can be found on Centre Street in Malden and Main Street in Wakefield. It is not known when the new location of El Potro might open, so stay tuned for updates as they come in.

Currently, locations of El Potro can be found in Lowell, Malden, and Somerville.

The address for Dockside in Chelsea (and new location of El Potro) is 170 Everett Avenue, Chelsea, MA, 02150. The website for the Dockside is at while the website for El Potro is at

[May 18 update: A Twitter post from the place, El Potro plans to open its new Chelsea location in June.]

[July 1 update: A new Twitter post indicates that the Chelsea location of El Potro is now open.]

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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]