Friday, December 11, 2020

Torito Mexican Restaurant Is Opening in Former Chili's Space in Danvers

A brand new Mexican spot is coming to the North Shore, taking over the space where a location of a chain of Tex-Mex restaurants had been until closing over the summer.

According to a source, Torito Mexican Restaurant is planning to open in Danvers in the old Chili's space on Route 1, with a sign now being up for the place. An earlier page from the Danvers Select Board seems to confirm this, mentioning that Torito had been looking to acquire the liquor license from Chili's to operate in that location.

There had once been an El Torito's restaurant on Route 1 in Saugus (and elsewhere in the Greater Boston area) many years ago, but it does not appear that there is any connection; if we find out otherwise, we will post an update here.

The address for Torito Mexican Restaurant is 10 Newbury Street (Route 1), Danvers, MA, 01923. Its Facebook page can be found at

[February 1, 2021 update: According to its Facebook page, Torito is now open.]

[Earlier Article]
Chili's in Danvers 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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