Tenoch Mexican finally opened on February 10, 2014 in Boston’s North End at 3 Lewis Street, according to an announcement on Facebook. The North End restaurant with take out joins the Medford location, both owned by Alvaro Sandoval. Tenoch also operates a mobile food truck.
Tenoch will be the only Mexican restaurant in the North End and the first since the closing of El Triunfo at 69 Prince Street in 2012. The location was most recently clothing retailer Ball & Buck, previously a coffee shop, Flamepoeira, and years ago, Nick’s Tavern. The small space on Lewis Street is between Fulton and Commercial Streets.
Last year at the neighborhood meetings, the Residents’ Association (NEWRA) supported the application while the Neighborhood Council (NEWNC) opposed it. The Boston Licensing Board gave the final approval. Plans called for 22 seats and hours of operation from 11:00 am to 11:00 pm. There was no request for an alcohol license at the North End location.