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By adamg - 6/30/22 - 9:58 pm

A taqueria owner who has been trying to get later hours for his Boston restaurants finally won a battle today when the Boston Licensing Board agreed to extend the closing time of one of the outlets from 2 a.m. to 3 a.m. Read more.

By adamg - 6/21/22 - 10:53 am

A Taco Bell franchisee today withdrew its request for zoning permission to raze a former tire store and replace it with a Mexican-like outlet at 1578 Blue Hill Ave. in Mattapan.

Derric Small, attorney for Cantina Hospitality of Greenwich, CT, did not provide a reason for withdrawing the application for a take-out place with a free-standing sign at a Zoning Board of Appeal hearing this morning.

By adamg - 5/12/22 - 9:57 am

The owner of a chain of local taquerias is hoping the third time's a charm with an attempt to keep one of his Boston outlets open past 2 a.m. Read more.

By adamg - 3/24/22 - 10:34 am

The Boston Licensing Board this morning granted La Neta, 255 Newbury St., permission to stay open until 1 a.m. Read more.

By adamg - 3/23/22 - 1:38 pm

Update: Board grants permission to stay open later.

The Boston Licensing Board could decide tomorrow whether to let La Neta, 255 Newbury St., extend its closing time from 10 p.m. to 1 a.m. Read more.

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By adamg - 1/27/22 - 10:43 am

The Boston Licensing Board today approved a new taqueria on Comm. Ave. in the heart of the ravenous BU campus, but rejected its proposal to stay open until 4 a.m. Read more.

By adamg - 5/11/21 - 11:53 am

Pat asks:

OK now that they've been in California for 10 years and New York for 2 years, it seems Boston is finally getting *birria* and *birria tacos* Who's got the good ones?

By adamg - 8/17/19 - 9:21 pm
La Taqueria planned for Washington Street in Dedham

La Taqueria Taco Bar and Grill, open for a couple years now at Hyde Park Avenue and Canterbury Street in Roslindale, hopes to open a second outlet on Washington Street in Dedham, at the rotary with Providence Highway - next to UBreakIFix.

H/t Robert Orthman.

By adamg - 7/24/19 - 1:11 pm
Pink Taco sign is up on Congress Street

Cynthia Donovan reports: A Pink Taco sign is finally up outside its planned location at Congress Street and Boston Wharf Road.

No word if somebody's planning on opening an adjoining seafood shack called the Bearded Clam or a hot-dog stand called Sausagefest.

By adamg - 4/18/18 - 10:52 am

Margaret Pimentel is all set to open her Achilitos Taqueria, in the new building at 38 Hyde Park Ave., where YMAA used to be, but both the mayor's office and the Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council asked the Boston Licensing Board today to defer action on her request for a food-serving license until after she can meet with the council to discuss her proposal. Read more.

By adamg - 3/14/18 - 5:55 pm

Boston Restaurant Talk reports it will be opening somewhere in the Seaport/Fort Point area, rather than, say, next to the Golden Banana in Peabody.

By adamg - 2/17/18 - 11:12 am
Anna's Taqueria after car crash

KMV surveyed the damage at Anna's Taqueria on Harvard Street after somebody drove into it early this morning. No injuries, at least, he reports.

By adamg - 2/16/17 - 9:19 am

Anna's Taqueria locations are closed today to support the Day Without Immigrants protest.

Eater Boston lists other local restaurants that are either shut or showing their support in other ways. Read more.

By adamg - 7/29/15 - 11:29 am

Workers getting off the last train at Maverick could have a place to get some tacos if the Boston Licensing Board approves a 2 a.m. closing time for Taqueria Cancun, 192 1/2 Sumner St.

But if the board votes Thursday to extend the restaurant's closing time from the current 11:30 p.m., owner Jose Torres will have issues with landlady Maria Salgado, who attended the board's hearing this morning with a lawyer to voice her opposition because of the potential impact on the residential tenants in the two floors above the restaurant. Read more.

By adamg - 6/6/15 - 10:45 pm

Wapo Taco on Poplar Street will close its doors forever on June 27. In a Facebook post tonight, owners Dianne and Lorenzo write: Read more.

By adamg - 5/15/14 - 4:27 pm

The Boston Licensing Board has rejected a request from Amelia's Taqueria to stay open until 3 a.m. on Friday and Saturday nights.

The vote came after a hearing at which the mayor's office and the Allston Civic Association said there was no need for tacos to be served in the area later than the take-out place's current 2 a.m. closing time, even if the T does now run until 3 a.m.

By adamg - 5/14/14 - 3:07 pm

City officials and the Allston Civic Association won't back a Brighton Avenue taco shop's efforts to stay open an hour later on weekend nights.

Representatives of the mayor's office - which just this week announced a task force to look at how to wake the City that Always Sleeps - and city councilors Mark Ciommo and Steve Murphy opposed Amelia's Taqueria's bid to be allowed to stay open until 3 a.m. on Friday and Saturday nights.

By adamg - 5/8/14 - 11:08 am

Amelia's Taquieria, 180 Brighton Ave., goes before the Boston Licensing Board next week seeking permission to extend its hours on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays from 2 a.m. to 3 a.m.

The board's hearings begin at 10 a.m. on Wednesday in its eighth-floor hearing room in City Hall.

By adamg - 2/21/14 - 3:43 pm

Jay Porter asks:

My fiancé is setting forth to find the best taco in Boston and beyond. We need your suggestions!

By adamg - 10/10/13 - 7:34 pm

The Boston Licensing Board today meted out an unusually stiff four-day suspension to Las Vegas, 964 Saratoga St., after police found bottles of gin, tequila, whiskey and vodka behind the counter of the former King Tacos, which is licensed only to sell beer and wine.

Owner Raul Santos and his manager said the bottles were purely decorative and were not used to serve customers. But at a hearing on Tuesday, neither could say where the bottles came from or even who had purchased them.

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