That’s the word from Tres Gatos co-owner David Doyle. Here’s how he describes the concept:
“We know we want the restaurant to be a casual, affordable, family-friendly Mexican eatery featuring tacos, ceviches, and other traditional fare, made with locally sourced ingredients whenever possible.”
Doyle said the new spot would have a large selection of draft beer, plus wines from the U.S. and South America.
Jamaica Plain News hasn’t spoken with Ghazal’s owners, but Doyle Tweeted that the owner is selling Ghazal to pursue another venture.
As for timing, Doyle expects build-out to begin this summer, pending a transfer of Ghazal’s beer, wine and cordial license. If all goes well, the fresh Mexican restaurant would open in the fall.
It’s been a busy year for Doyle and the Tres Gatos/Centre Street Cafe team of Mari Perez-Alers, who is Doyle’s wife, and Keith Harmon. They opened a revamped Centre Street Cafe, keeping Felicia Sánchez’ famous brunch but switching most of the menu to a Mediterranean/Italian theme. That’s while continuing to operate Tres Gatos, a Spanish tapas restaurant/record store/bookshop.
Doyle told Eater Boston that the third restaurant would offer new career opportunities for current Tres Gatos/Centre Street Cafe employees.