Malden Center is getting a new Mexican restaurant, reports Boston Restaurant Talk; Malden Licensing Board meeting minutes confirm the news. 3 Amigos plans to open in the space left vacant when Fuloon closed its doors back in August (375 Main St.).
On July 26, 2017, 3 Amigos owners David Castro and Francisco Portillo applied for a transfer of a full liquor license from Fuloon to their newly formed LLC, 3 Compadres. They also applied for permission to have entertainment on Fridays and Saturdays, such as a DJ. While Castro and Portillo are first-time restaurant owners, Castro has worked in the industry for years, most recently as executive chef at Temazcal and Tony C’s in Boston’s Seaport District. The restaurant’s manager of record will be Stephanie Arango, a longtime alum of Somerville staple Mike’s Food & Spirits, where she worked as a server, bartender, and operations manager.
It is unclear at the moment whether their application was granted or denied. Eater has reached out to 3 Compadres’ attorney and the Malden Licensing board for comment; this story will be updated when new information is available.
Update, 1:20 p.m.: The transfer of the liquor license between Fuloon and 3 Amigos was in fact granted.