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The Taco Truck Has Disappeared From Cambridge and Boston for Now

A new taqueria will take the restaurant's place shortly. But The Taco Truck may eventually return to the area.

The Taco Truck
The Taco Truck
Chris Coe for Eater

The Taco Truck, a small chain of taco trucks and restaurants out of New Jersey, has closed its only local brick-and-mortar location, and its Boston truck is also off the road. The Harvard Square restaurant closure came earlier this month, and the company has promised sad Twitter fans that it might not be goodbye forever, but for now, they've shifted focus to growing their New Jersey presence. "We hope to be back in the near future," The Taco Truck told one follower, promising another "even more taco goodness." Meanwhile, the truck ceased operations in June or earlier.

As previously reported, the vacated Cambridge space will soon be home to a new but similar restaurant, El Jefe's Taqueria, which has applied for a 4 a.m. license. Fire + Ice founder John Schall is behind the venture. Prior to The Taco Truck, that space also housed another taqueria — Felipe's, which now has a much larger location elsewhere in the square.

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