Thursday, August 26, 2021

Anna's Taqueria at MIT's Stratton Student Center in Cambridge Has Closed

A local group of Mexican eateries has shut down a location that was located within the campus of a university.

According to an article in, Anna's Taqueria at the Stratton Student Center at MIT in Cambridge has closed permanently, with Anna's owner Betsy Kamio saying in an email that the location at MIT wasn't able to remain in operation because of challenges relating to the "administration's new parameters" and challenges with the space, while also stating that "MIT has decided" that the space "isn't a great fit for a restaurant" and "plans to turn the area into a student lounge." MIT Director of Campus Dining Mark Hayes hinted in an email that Anna's could possibly return at some point, though the university will also start to look at temporary and permanent alternatives for the space. The MIT location of Anna's, which debuted in early 2005, shut down last March due to the coronavirus outbreak.

The website for Anna's Taqueria can be found at

Thanks to Adam of Universal Hub for bringing this to our attention.

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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