Chilacates Second Location Open on Centre Street

Rejoice, Mexican street food fans: Chilacates taqueria opened its second Jamaica Plain location on Centre Street on Saturday night. Owner Socrates Abreu exuberantly handed out menus to passersby peering through the windows of the restaurant at 658 Centre St. Saturday afternoon, Feb. 25, while standing beneath a colorful "Bienvenidos" shingle welcoming diners to his taqueria's newest home. "This is the first place that I really wanted to open [a restaurant]," Abreu told Jamaica Plain News.

Chilacates Opening Second Location on Centre Street

Popular Jamaica Plain taqueria Chilacates is opening a second location in the neighborhood, taking over the Centre Street space formerly occupied by the short-lived Pink Samurai dumpling house. A Chilacates employee at the taqueria's 224 Amory St. location confirmed to Jamaica Plain News that a second Chilacates will open at 658 Centre St. -- and that the Amory Street location will remain open as well. Chilacates, which opened in the summer of 2015, has quickly gained a loyal customer following who gravitate to their burritos, tacos and other Mexican specialties.

The 10 Best Restaurants in JP, According to TripAdvisor

What do you think is the "best" restaurant in Jamaica Plain according to TripAdvisor? Does your favorite restaurant make the Top 10? If you said Doyle's is ranked #1, then you are correct. According to, Doyle's Cafe is the #1 restaurant in Jamaica Plain out of 79 restaurants in JP rated on the site. Out of 402 reviews, Doyle's received 188 "excellent" ratings.