A new Mexican restaurant is seeking a food license to open up shop at 224 Armory St. in Jamaica Plain. Chilacates, with manager Socrates Abreu, has a hearing with the Boston licensing board on Thursday.
Chilacates is seeking a 10-seat counter at the shop that most recently housed the Dominican Armory Restaurant. Predominantly, Chilacates would serve walk-up and take-out customers. The establishment is seeking permission for a beverage cooler inside, without beer or wine. If approved, Chilacates could be open from 8 a.m. - 10 p.m. daily.
A fledgling Instagram profile shows Chilacates has been in the works for nearly a year, with two posts from 44 weeks ago. The posts indicate Chilacates, which is the name of a pepper found extensively in Jalisco, Mexico, will focus on burritos. The company has registered the domain chilacates.com but hasn't created a website yet.
Last week, interior designer Ivory & Bone shared a photo of antique tin, pictured, which apparently will be used to build Chilacates' counter.