Monday, January 14, 2019

Tex Mex Eats Is Opening in Former Tupelo Space in Cambridge's Inman Square

by Marc Hurwitz

The person behind a catering business, various pop-ups, and cooking classes in the local area is looking to open a new restaurant in Cambridge that combines the cuisines of a few different areas, replacing a dining spot that focused on foods with Southern influences.

According to a license commission hearing agenda page within the city's website, Tex Mex Eats is planning to open in the former Tupelo space on Cambridge Street in Inman Square, with the website for the business indicating that the new eatery may feature "'Texachusetts' flavors that combine Mexican dishes with local New England ingredients." The site states that Amanda Escamilla--who was part of the catering team at the now-closed East Coast Grill and who sells her foods at local farmers markets--is behind the restaurant, with her culinary influences coming from growing up on the Gulf Coast of South Texas. Based on the the menu within the Tex Mex Eats website (which encompasses what she currently offers through her business, including catering and cooking classes), the restaurant could feature such items as shrimp tamales, fish tacos, frito pie, cactus lima bean soup, arroz con pollo, enchiladas, brisket, pulled pork, ribs, cornbread, and a Latin-style whole roasted pig.

Tupelo closed in October after being in business for approximately ten years.

The address for the new Tex Mex Eats is 1193 Cambridge Street, Cambridge, MA, 02139. Its website can be found at

[April 29 update: Eater Boston states that Tex Mex Eats debuts in the former Tupelo space on May 2, and it will be an extended pop-up restaurant that is open for dinner Thursday through Saturday and for brunch on Sundays--and it will offer beer and wine in addition to Tex-Mex dishes.]

[May 24 update: The Boston Globe mentions that Tex Mex Eats plans to remain open in the former Tupelo space through the end of July.]

[Earlier Article]
Tupelo in Cambridge's Inman Square 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]