Thursday, June 20, 2019

Mahaniyom Is Replacing El Centro in Brookline Village

A local group of Mexican restaurants is closing one of its locations, and another dining spot will be moving into its space.

According to an article in the Patch, El Centro in Brookline Village is shutting down, with chef/owner Allan Rodriguez indicating that he has outgrown the Washington Street space. The article says that the restaurant will may in about a month, and that a Thai eatery called Mahaniyom will be taking over the space. Locations of El Centro in Boston's South End, Belmont, and Dedham will remain in operation.

The Brookline location of El Centro first opened in 2013, two years after the first location in the South End debuted.

The address for El Centro (and Mahaniyom) in Brookline Village is 236 Washington Street, Brookline, MA, 02445. The website for all locations can be found at

[August 28 update: El Centro in Brookline remains open, but not for long, as a thread within the Brookline Townwide Discussion Facebook group page mentions that the restaurant is getting ready to close for good while a phone call placed to the dining spot confirms that Friday will be its last day in business.]

[December 5 update: Eater Boston states that Mahaniyom will open in the now-closed El Centro space this winter, and it will feature both small plates and meals while also having a full bar.]

[February 28, 2020 update: A new article from Eater Boston says that Mahaniyom is now open.]

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]