Taco options continue to expand in Boston, and now a longtime purveyor of Mexican dishes and margaritas has a new member of the family. The Painted Burro in Somerville’s Davis Square spawned little sibling Burro Bar in the former Ribelle space in Brookline last year, and now the hip taco- and tequila-centric restaurant has a counterpart in the South End (1357 Washington St.).
The South End location of Burro Bar opened Wednesday, May 2, in the former La Motta’s space, per announcements on its social media channels. Both Burro Bars and Painted Burro are members of chef and owner Joe Cassinelli’s Alpine Restaurant Group, which is also behind Posto (an Italian restaurant in Somerville) and several other restaurants in Greater Boston.
Burro Bar in Brookline, which opened in January 2017, specializes in tequila, tacos, a few full entrees, and appetizers like guacamole, stuffed jalapeños, and queso fundido. The new location follows suit; check out the opening menu below. The new Burro Bar also has more than 100 bottles of tequila available, plus a lineup of margaritas and other cocktails, beer, and wine.
As at Brookline’s Burro Bar, the decor for the South End restaurant comes in part from local artist Raúl Gonzalez III, who has also created pieces for Painted Burro.
Burro Bar South End will start accepting reservations via Reserve on Monday, May 7, but until then, just swing by for dinner, and keep an eye out for weekend brunch in the near future.