by Marc Hurwitz
It looks like a brand new Mexican restaurant is on its way to Medford, and this place--which may have a connection to a highly-rated Somerville spot--should be a popular option for college students.
According to a poster on the Friends of Boston's Hidden Restaurants Facebook group page, Picante Taqueria is planning to open in the former Pranzi's space on Boston Avenue by the Winthrop Street intersection, just down the hill from Tufts University. The post indicates that the people behind Taco Loco on Broadway in East Somerville are also behind this eatery, with a page within the opencorporates.com site seeming to confirm this, saying that Jessica Morales and Edgardo Morales are the managers. (Jessica Morales is mentioned in an old Tufts University article about Taco Loco). A page on the wcribma.org site confirms the address for Picante Taqueria while the Facebook post states that the restaurant could be opening in the next month or so.
The address for this upcoming Mexican restaurant in Medford is: Picante Taqueria, 352 Boston Avenue, Medford, MA, 02155
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