Papagayo in Boston’s Fort Point Has Closed

by Marc Hurwitz

A popular Mexican restaurant near the Boston waterfront has shut down.

According to an article in Eater Boston, Papagayo on Summer Street in the Fort Point section of the city is no longer in operation, with owner Chris Damian telling Eater that "We had a great run at that location but with the changing market conditions, popularity of Mexican brands on that end of town, currently seven and going on eight, we felt it was best to end our run there" and that "We wrestled with reconcepting the location but felt at this point with the explosion of restaurants in Seaport, South Boston, Prudential, the Lifestyle centers outside of town, as well as the difficulty in manpower planning, it would be smarter to move on from the location." Other locations of Papagayo in Downtown Crossing and Somerville's Assembly Row remain open. (A Saugus location of the restaurant closed down approximately a year ago.)

Papagayo first opened in Fort Point in the fall of 2010.

The address for the now-closed Papagayo in Boston's Fort Point neighborhood was 283 Summer Street, Boston, MA, 02210. The website for the other locations can be found at

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