A local chef with a proven enthusiasm for tacos will headline a new restaurant set to open within a South End hotel. Colton Coburn-Wood will be at the helm of Cósmica Mexican Eatery & Bar (40 Berkeley St., Boston) when it opens inside the Revolution Hotel come November, and the menu will build off of his past success as opening chef for Dorchester’s acclaimed Yellow Door Taqueria.
Coburn-Wood’s taco menu for Cósmica will include options like duck carnitas with mole verde, cauliflower al pastor with chipotle pineapple yogurt, and a chicken chorizo taco. Apart from tacos, expect to find dishes like jalapeno poppers stuffed with chorizo queso, fried clams, tamales, ceviche, and braised pork in banana leaf.
The chef’s taco finesse comes from time spent in the southwestern United States and Mexico, as well as his experience at both Yellow Door Taqueria and Ken Oringer’s excellent bygone Fenway taqueria La Verdad. The chef has also worked at Lower Mills Tavern, a sibling of Yellow Door, and the now-defunct South End classic Hamersley’s Bistro.
Cósmica will have a bar as well, serving boozy slushies alongside mezcal margaritas, sangrias, and more. It joins a small family of restaurants in the Boston area, including fellow South Ender the Beehive and Beat Brew Hall in Harvard Square, run by Jack Bardy, Jennifer Epstein, and Bill Keravuori. The trio previously planned to open their third restaurant in Downtown Crossing, but that project fell through last year.
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