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Coolidge Corner Will Lose a Fish Taco Staple

Dorado Tacos & Cemitas is set to close, with JP’s Soup Shack taking over the space

Dorado taco and elote
Dorado taco and elote
Dorado Taco/Official Site

A decade-old Brookline restaurant that specializes in tacos and cemitas — sandwiches from Puebla, Mexico — will close down, and a soup restaurant from Jamaica Plain will take over the restaurant space. Dorado Tacos in Coolidge Corner will close within the next week, as the owner of the 401 Harvard St. restaurant has sold the business and will seek to transfer its liquor license to the team behind Soup Shack, which operates at 779 Centre St. in Boston.

A longtime fixture on Eater Boston’s taco map, Dorado opened in 2009 and is best known for its Baja fish tacos. The restaurant also serves cemitas and quesadillas with various fillings, including pork, chicken, steak, and spicy mushrooms. There are also soups, salads, and sides like elote, patatas bravas, and spicy pickled veggies, plus beer and wine. Dorado has two counterparts in New York City.

Soup Shack, which opened its first location last June in Jamaica Plain, serves a selection of Vietnamese pho, Japanese ramen, and Thai noodle soups. Stay tuned for further details on the timing of the transition from Dorado to a new Soup Shack.

Update, November 11, 2019: Soup Shack Brookline is now open in the former Dorado space.

Dorado Tacos [Official Site]
Brookline’s Dorado Tacos & Cemitas Closing Soon, Replaced by Soup Shack [BT]
Dorado Tacos in Brookline Is Closing [BRT]

Soup Shack

779 Centre St., Jamaica Plain, MA 02130

Dorado Tacos & Cemitas

401 Harvard Street, Brookline, MA 02446 617 566 2100

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