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Tenoch Mexican's Davis Square Location Held Up by the City

There is an informational meeting for neighbors next week.

Tenoch in the North End
Tenoch in the North End

A Davis Square location of Tenoch Mexican is on its way, but the Somerville Licensing Commission didn't move forward with the necessary permits when the business was on its agenda last month, the Davis Square community blog reported.

On June 15, the board tabled action on Tenoch's requested common victualler's, beer and wine, and entertainment licenses, the restaurant shared. It hopes to be heard during the licensing commission meeting on Monday, July 20 and is taking to social media to drum up support. So far, more than 200 "likers" have given the plan a virtual thumbs up, and comments are positive.

Tenoch serves Mexican specialties for dining in or take-out, and it is especially known for its tortas. The restaurant started in Medford Square and expanded last year to the North End. It also operates two food trucks.

The Davis Square location has been in the works for about a year, originally at 378 Highland Ave., but now at 382 Highland Ave. The new location, previously the sit-down restaurant M3, fits the business' needs better than the initial Davis address, which was a cupcake shop, owner Alvaro Sandoval told Eater in May.

Tenoch faced some neighborly resistance when it was working to move into the North End, and the company is hosting a meeting next Monday, July 13 to show its future Somerville neighbors "what Tenoch is about." The event is from 6:30 - 7:30 p.m. at 382 Highland Ave.