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The Torta Masters Behind Tenoch Will Open a Medford Restaurant and Tequila Bar

The brothers behind the wildly popular group of Mexican restaurants and food trucks plan to open El Tacuba Cocina & Tequila Bar later this year

A Tenoch torta
A Tenoch torta

El Tacuba Cocina & Tequila Bar will open at 35 Salem St. in Medford Square, as reported by Boston Restaurant Talk, and the team behind it will be familiar to lovers of Mexican food, particularly tortas, in the Boston area. Alvaro and Andres Sandoval — the brothers who co-own the popular Tenoch brand, which boasts three restaurants and three food trucks — are behind the new spot, steps from Tenoch’s Medford Square location.

There’s no set opening timeline, Alvaro Sandoval told Eater, but he anticipates that it will be later this year. While the El Tacuba menu isn’t finalized, it’ll be Mexican food. Tenoch also serves Mexican food, including the aforementioned tortas (sandwiches served on telera bread and packed full of Oaxaca cheese, avocado, chipotle mayo, and more), tacos, and a few other items.

Unlike the Tenoch fast-casual restaurant set-up, El Tacuba will be a full-service restaurant. The Sandovals plan to feature a vast selection of tequila and mezcal, as well as local craft beers.

El Tacuba is currently in the buildout phase. Check in with its website and various social media channels (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram) for updates. And in the meantime, go eat a carnitas and ham torta at Tenoch.

El Tacuba Cocina & Tequila Bar to Open in Medford Square [BRT]
El Tacuba Cocina & Tequila Bar [Official Site]

El Tacuba

35 Salem St., Medford, MA 02155 Visit Website