Last year, Papagayo began gobbling up its sibling restaurant Max & Dylans (both are part of the Legendary Restaurant Group, which also includes Burger Dive, Scollay Square, Sip Wine Bar, and Avery Provision Co.) The Max & Dylans locations in Charlestown and downtown Boston both transformed into Papagayo, leaving only one location out in Bedford, offering six types of mac & cheese, seven types of sliders, and other assorted comfort foods.
Now, the Charlestown Papagayo is going to resurrect its predecessor a little bit, offering an abbreviated Max & Dylans menu at all times alongside its menu of burritos, enchiladas, and other Mexican-inspired cuisine. Of course, a few varieties of the mac & cheese will be making a comeback, along with items like "lip-searing" ahi tuna, Philly cheesesteak spring rolls, grilled pear salad, fish & chips, steak tips, and more. The new hybrid menu launches today.
Legendary Restaurant Group chef/owner Chris Damian explains the change as a way to get around the fact that his customers "didn't want to eat Mexican food every day," according to a press release. Now, they can have mac & cheese on Monday and tacos on Tuesday, all in the same place. If the change is "received well," it may be rolled out to the rest of the Papagayo family, he noted. Aside from the Charlestown and downtown Boston locations, there's one in Fort Point, a brand new one at Somerville's Assembly Row, and one "coming soon" to Saugus.
The Charlestown location serves food from 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday through Wednesday, 11:30 a.m. to 11 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, and 11:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday. The bar is open until 1 a.m. all week except for Sunday, when it closes at 11 p.m.