A new Puerto Rican restaurant called Mana Escondido is headed for the South End with an expected opening date of December 1. Adam's Hospitality and Tourism Industry Blog says that Mana Escondido is headed for the former Miami Cafe space on Aguadilla Street and notes that the restaurant's website says to expect "delicious and affordable home-style Puerto Rican cusine." UniversalHUB says the restaurant will be open from 7am to 8pm, which should include breakfast, and hears from the owner that there will be "some dishes he says are currently unavailable anywhere in Massachusetts." Given the extensive Puerto Rican population throughout the state and several existing Puerto Rican restaurants, that would be somewhat surprising though entirely welcome.
Grub Street notes that the restaurant will be joining the newish and highly popular Vejigantes, which also serves Puerto Rican cuisine and which opened nearby back in July. What with New Year's just around the corner, cross your fingers for some coquito.
In other recent Puerto Rican restaurant news, Cafe Latino closed in Government Center and a new food trailer called Don Frito appears to be operating in Chelsea. Stay tuned for updates about Mana Escondido and hit up the tipline with any of your own.
· South End to get new Puerto Rican cafe [AH&TIB]
· South End getting Puerto Rican restaurant [UH]
· Puerto Rican specialties previously unavailable in Massachusetts [GS]
· All coverage of Vejigantes on Eater [~EBOS~]
· Cafe Latino closes in Center Plaza [~EBOS~]
· A new Puerto Rican fix in Chelsea [~EBOS~]
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