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Villa Mexico Cafe Is One Step Closer to Reincarnation

The burrito shop's new location was approved for its food license.

Villa Mexico rendering
Villa Mexico rendering

Yesterday, owner Julie King of the once and future Villa Mexico Cafe joyfully shared that the company has been approved for a new common victualler's license, putting it one step closer to re-opening up shop at 121 Water St. In Facebook replies, she surmises the new restaurant will celebrate a grand opening in July. She confirmed this timeline with the Boston Business Journal.

Villa Mexico Cafe was a beloved Beacon Hill burrito shop located inside a gas station on Cambridge Street. In 2013, it — as well as the gas station — was wiped out, thanks to area development. At the time, King penned an emotional letter to customers, promising a return to Boston's Mexican food landscape. "[O]ne last thing I ask of you now is to please be patient and don't forget us because we will be back," she wrote. In the two years since, King made sure fans did not forget by selling her homemade salsas and offering catering services.

The new restaurant will focus on take-out, but will have seating for nine, the BBJ reported. The cuisine from Mexico native King's kitchen is authentic; "I don't serve Tex-Mex," she told the BBJ. When Villa Mexico reopens, expect a menu of burritos, tacos, tamales, and rice and beans.

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