After 25 years of service, the famous taqueria says goodbye to its original Beacon Street outpost.
Yet another staple of the Boston restaurant scene has closed down. Cheers recently announced it would be closing its Faneuil Hall location on August 30 and owners Cape Cod’s famous “The Lobster Claw” have decided to retire after more than 50 years of award-winning lobster rolls. Now, the popular student outpost, Anna’s Taqueria, has announced it is closing down its Beacon Street outpost. Not gonna lie, this has been a harsh week for Boston foodies, seeing so many iconic spots close down for good.
While the pandemic keeps taking its toll on many of our favorites, it’s not the case of Anna’s Taqueria. The popular burrito spot is closing its most famous outpost due to restaurant logistics. “While the global pandemic is certainly unprecedented, this closure is not a result of Covid-19. Changes to restaurant operations in the past several years and the rise of food delivery apps has allowed our team to consolidate service to our other seven locations throughout Greater Boston, including our other Brookline spot right around the corner,” said the team on an Instagram post. “Marking this our 25th year in business, we cannot thank you enough for all of the love and support you have shown throughout the years.”
The team said goodbye to its flagship store with a heartfelt note on social media, thanking all customers of its Beacon Street Location. “Words cannot begin to express the gratitude we feel for your support, enthusiasm, and love over the last 25 years at this location. Beacon Street was the first Anna’s location to open in 1995, and it is amazing to look back on what has happened here since then, including charity events, birthday celebrations, more than 24 Cinco de Mayo celebrations, and so much more,” said the letter. “It is incredibly sad to close our original Anna’s Taqueria location where we’ve made memories with so many of you.”
The Beacon Street spot had been a total staple among students who had gone to Anna’s Taqueria to get their fill of affordable burritos, tacos and quesadillas at Anna’s since it first opened back in 1995.
Fans of Anna’s Taqueria can still get their burrito fix at any of their other seven locations, although their MIT and Prudential Center locations remain closed due to COVID-19.
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[Featured image: @annastaqueria, Instagram]