A Fort Point restaurant known for its Mexican dishes and extensive collection of tequila has closed down, leaving two remaining locations operating in the Greater Boston area. Papagayo (283 Summer St.) will not reopen in Fort Point, but the neighborhood will not be left entirely wanting, due to a recent boon in similar concepts.
“We had a great run at that location but with the changing market conditions, popularity of Mexican brands on that end of town, currently seven and going on eight, we felt it was best to end our run there,” owner Chris Damian told Eater in an email, confirming the closure.
Recently, Fort Point has seen the addition of a new Lolita Cocina & Tequila Bar, which opened in October at 253 Summer St., about 400 feet from Papagayo, and Bartaco is on the way as well, while Rosa Mexicano and Temazcal Tequila Cantina are close by in the Seaport District.
Damian addressed further details regarding the decision to close down:
We wrestled with reconcepting the location but felt at this point with the explosion of restaurants in Seaport, South Boston, Prudential, the Lifestyle centers outside of town, as well as the difficulty in manpower planning, it would be smarter to move on from the location.
The Papagayo restaurants in Downtown Boston and at Assembly Row in Somerville remain in operation.
• Papagayo Coverage on Eater [EBOS]