Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Pollo Club Opening in Former El Rincon de Moody's Space in Waltham

A taqueria and BBQ spot in Waltham that abruptly shut down around the beginning of the year--and which is affiliated with an award-winning deli--is going to morph into a new restaurant.

According to an article in the Waltham News Tribune, the former El Rincon de Moody's space is planning to be home to a dining spot once again, with Alex Hage--who is the new manager of the Moody Street eatery--hinting that the restaurant will be going through changes, saying that "The concept is going to be finalized very soon and then the doors will be open." The dining spot closed with no warning around the new year, saying at the time that it would be shuttered for the winter season but it never did reopen; in addition, as mentioned in another article, both the adjacent Moody's Delicatessen & Provisions and The Backroom were forced to shut down last month because of a licensing issue, with Moody's reopening last week and The Backroom supposedly opening back up at some point. [Ed note--The Backroom is now open.]

The address for the El Rincon de Moody's space is 456 Moody Street, Waltham, MA, 02453.

[August 1 update: Eater Boston states that the new concept coming to the El Rincon de Moody's space will be called Pollo Club, a restaurant that will feature fried chicken along with vegetarian dishes, and beer, wine, and cocktails will be available as well. If all goes as planned, the new spot will open in September.]

[October 25 update: Boston Magazine says that Pollo Club has softly opened for dinner service, with its grand opening taking place on Tuesday, October 29.]

[Earlier Articles]
El Rincon de Moody's in Waltham Abruptly Closes; Will Apparently Be Closed for the Winter Season
Moody's Deli in Waltham Is Closed; Exact Status Unknown
Moody's Delicatessen and Provisions in Waltham Is Open Once Again

by Marc Hurwitz (Also follow us on Twitter at @hiddenboston)

[A related post from our sister site (Boston's Hidden Restaurants): List of Restaurant Closings and Openings in the Boston Area]