Alvaro Sandoval, owner of Tenoch Mexican Taqueria in Medford, received a supportive vote of 23-6 from the North End / Waterfront Residents’ Association (NEWRA) for a take-out service variance that would allow a new Mexican restaurant to open at 1-3 Lewis Street in the North End.
Tenoch (http://www.tenochmexican.com/) would be the only Mexican restaurant in the North End and the first since the closing of El Triunfo at 69 Prince Street last year. The location was most recently clothing retailer Ball & Buck and previously a coffee shop, Flamepoeira, and years ago, Nick’s Tavern. The small space on Lewis Street is between Fulton and Commercial Streets.
A restaurant is already allowed at the location according to the zoning code, however, the take-out request requires a variance from the Boston Zoning Board of Appeals. The location will use convection ovens and have a vent stack to the roof.
Represented by architect Mai Phung at the NEWRA meeting, distributed plans will allow for up to 22 seats and hours of operation from 11:00 am to 11:00 pm.
Watch the video presentation and Q&A above from the NEWRA meeting held on February 14, 2013 at the Nazzaro Community Center.