A boom of Jamaica Plain dining growth continues as a new restaurant from a familiar crew gets closer and closer to opening its doors. Casa Verde, from the same people behind Tres Gatos and Centre Street Cafe, secured its liquor license (beer, wine, and cordials) and could open any day now, it seems.
David Doyle, Maricely Perez-Alers, and Keith Harmon announced plans to open the Mexican restaurant last April, after locking down the former Ghazal Indian Cuisine location at 711 Centre St., as previously reported. They made some extensive renovations to the space, installing new equipment and bringing in some pretty fancy bar lighting, all the while chronicling progress on Facebook.
Casa Verde has also tested its taco concoctions in Taco Tuesday nights at Tres Gatos, showing of the stylings of chef Sean Callahan (formerly of Ten Tables). When the restaurant opens, expect to see all manner of carne asada, papas y rajas, chorizo tacos and more, including tostadas, ceviche, and cordial-based cocktails galore.
Stay tuned for an update as to the exact opening day, and good luck finding a distraction for taco cravings.
Correction: This article has been updated to clarify that the liquor license is for beer, wine, and cordials.