The Lower Depths (476 Commonwealth Ave., Boston) is undergoing a transformation, as Boston Magazine reported, and it means that the Kenmore Square bar’s popular tater tot options are being supplanted by a taco-filled menu that launches this Monday, April 3, courtesy of Brian Poe, Gordon Wilcox, and Suzi Samowski. (The trio is also behind the Cambridge location of Bukowski Tavern, and Poe and Wilcox run The Tip Tap Room in Beacon Hill. Poe and Wilcox were also part of the team behind Poe’s Kitchen at the Rattlesnake, which shuttered in November after 26 years. There, Poe served up a Mexican- and Southwestern-inspired menu, including a variety of fun tacos.)
[Update, 3/2/17: After hearing the desperate please of tater tot lovers around the city, Poe has apparently decided to keep them on the menu after all — and he’s working on a tot taco, too.]
While no renovations are planned to The Lower Depths, it’s getting a new name to go with the new menu: Poe’s Taco Cielo at The Lower Depths. “Cielo” is Spanish for “heaven.”
Take a peek at the full menu below, which centers around six tacos, some on flour tortillas and some on corn tortillas. As for beverages, the giant beer list remains in place.