Monday, October 12, 2020

Pho Viet's in Allston Is Moving into Former Taqueria El Barrio Space by the BU West Campus

Last month we reported that a Mexican restaurant by Boston University had closed, but now we have learned that a nearby Vietnamese eatery will be moving into its space.

According to a poster within the Friends of Boston's Hidden Restaurants Facebook group page, Pho Viet's has a sign up at the former Taqueria El Barrio site on Commonwealth Avenue by the BU West Campus on the Boston/Brookline border, with the sign simply saying "New Location Coming Soon!" (Taqueria El Barrio has since moved to Time Out Market in the Fenway.) It does appear that this is a move, as the original Pho Viet's is located a couple of blocks west within the Hong Kong Supermarket/Super 88 food court in Packard Corner.

Another location of the restaurant (called Pho Viet's II) can be found in Newton Centre.

The address of the new location of Pho Viet's by BU West is 1022 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA, 02215. The website for both locations is at

[February 5, 2021 update: A poster on the Friends of Boston's Hidden Restaurants page mentions that Pho Viet's plans to soft-open in its new home on Sunday, February 7, with an Instagram post from the place confirming this.]

[Earlier Article]
Taqueria El Barrio by the BU West Campus in Boston Has Closed

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]

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