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El Potro Is 'Working Hard Around the Clock' to Open in Malden Soon

It could be this weekend. (UPDATE: Now open.)

El Potro Mexican Bar & Grill in Malden
El Potro Mexican Bar & Grill in Malden

El Potro Mexican Bar & Grill is about to open its third area location, its largest restaurant yet at 156 Highland Ave. in Malden. According to Facebook updates, the restaurant team is "working hard around the clock" in hopes of welcoming guests this weekend.

El Potro has two colorful locations in Somerville's Union Square and Lowell. The Malden location will have its own intricately-painted booths and Mexican tilework. Like the other two locations, it will host live mariachi performances, and the expanded space will allow for a bigger stage. The Malden location will also have a private dining area that can accommodate up to 60 guests.

In addition to a full bar with an emphasis on margaritas, El Potro's Mexican and Central American menu is expansive. Tortillas for loaded burritos, enchiladas, and tacos are made in house; there are ample seafood, chicken, and steak options; as well as tortas, soups, fajitas, and more.

El Potro will announce on Facebook when it plans to open the doors, and keep an eye out for information on a grand opening celebrating in September, too.

UPDATE, 6 p.m. on 8/27/15: El Potro is now open.