Tuesday, February 28, 2023

Loco Taqueria & Oyster Bar Is Opening in the Former PlantPub Space in Boston's Fenway

It looks like the Fenway location of a vegan pub is saying farewell, and a South Boston restaurant known for its Mexican fare and seafood is taking over the space.

According to a licensing hearing page within the City of Boston website, PlantPub in the Fenway is looking to transfer its liquor license to Loco Taqueria & Oyster Bar, which would be opening at that Brookline Avenue address. It appears that this would be a second location of the W Broadway spot rather than a move, though if we hear otherwise, we will post an update here.

PlantPub first opened in the Fenway last July, taking over the former Boston BeerWorks space; the original location of the pub can be found in the Kendall Square section of Cambridge.

Loco Taqueria & Oyster Bar is part of the Broadway Restaurant Group, which includes Lincoln Tavern, Capo, Fat Baby, and Hunter's Kitchen, all of which reside in South Boston. 

The address for the new outlet of Loco Taqueria & Oyster Bar is 61 Brookline Avenue, Boston, MA, 02215.

[March 16 update: A post within the jobs section of the bostonchefs.com site confirms that this will indeed be a second location for Loco Taqueria & Oyster Bar rather than a move, as it says that it is "soon expanding," while the website for the place says that it is now hiring for its "new joint in Fenway." (The Boston Globe has also confirmed this as well.)]

[April 19 update: A post from Caught in Southie indicates that the new location of Loco Taqueria & Oyster Bar is now open in the Fenway.]

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

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