A Salvadoran and Mexican restaurant that has been serving the East Boston community for seven years has opened a second restaurant. Mi Pueblito opened at 964 Saratoga St. early this month, the East Boston Times-Free Press reported.
Owned by husband-and-wife duo Ferdy Argueta and Altamira Carpio, the original Mi Pueblito on Border Street is regarded as a family-friendly establishment, and their solid reputation helped pave the way for their second location, the Times-Free Press article says. The Saratoga Street restaurant space has seen a lot of turnover in the past decade, and "with the exception of John Lee’s Chinese Food restaurant that had a short stint at the location, the building has housed some trouble establishments." It doesn't name the other restaurants.
Mi Pueblito has redecorated the space, the article notes, and it offers function space in the basement. It has an 11 p.m. closing time.
As at its original establishment, Mi Pueblito offers large portions of fajitas, nachos, tacos, papusas, burritos, fried plantains, and more. It specializes in seafood, including spicy shrimp, ceviche, and fried tilapia, and it also serves breakfast daily. Its full bar specializes in margaritas and sangria, and it also carries imported cervezas, micheladas, pina coladas, and the like.