Tuesday, February 26, 2019

Taqueria El Barrio Is Opening in the Former UBurger Space by the BU West Campus in Boston

by Marc Hurwitz

It looks like a Mexican restaurant is on its way to Boston, and it will be moving into the space where a location of a group of burger spots had been.

According to a Twitter post from @sit4aspell, Taqueria El Barrio is opening in the former UBurger space by the BU West Campus, with the Commonwealth Avenue storefront showing a "coming soon" sign for the place. A Twitter page for the eatery is now up as well, though no tweets have been posted as of yet and a search online does not give any hints as to who might be behind the place. As soon as we get more information on Taqueria El Barrio, we will post an update here.

UBurger closed its outlet by BU West last October, as its lease expired and they decided not to renew it. (Locations of the burger place in Kenmore Square, Northeastern University, and Andover remain in operation.)

The address for the upcoming Taqueria El Barrio is 1022 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA, 02215.

[April 30 update: A Facebook post from Alex Saenz of BISq in Cambridge confirms what we had learned several weeks ago, that Taqueria El Barrio has a connection to both BISq and Bergamot in Somerville--and Saenz says that the place is "very close" to opening.]

[August 2 update: Eater Boston states that Taqueria El Barrio opens on Tuesday, August 6, with the restaurant offering tacos, tortas, and quesadillas.]

[Earlier Article]
UBurger by the BU West Campus 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]