Painted Burro Takes Posto’s Place at the Bedford Marketplace

The lights burned late into the evening on Tuesday in preparation for the Painted Burro’s opening on Wednesday, September 8. Image (c) JMcCT, 2020 all rights reserved

The Painted Burro Mexican Kitchen will bring the diverse regional cuisines of  Baja, Oaxaca, Vera Cruz, and the Yucatan to Bedford Marketplace on The Great Road beginning on Wednesday, September 8.

An outpost of the popular Somerville restaurant, the Painted Burro is part of the Alpine Restaurant Group headed by Joe Cassinelli, chef owner.

“The Painted Burro has been a Davis Square landmark for nine years, and we’re excited to bring this urban restaurant to the Bedford community so our local guests can experience this creative take on Mexican cuisine,” Cassinelli said when the Painted Burro opened as a pop-up in late October 2020.

Cassinelli and Culinary Director chef Leo Asaro will channel their skill with Latin American fare that uses a modern approach and local ingredients to interpret longstanding culinary traditions. The menu is apt to feature shrimp al ajillo, tortas and specialty tacos, and pitchers of margaritas—the restaurant’s tequila list features more than 100 handpicked brands, along with specialty cocktails.

The Painted Burro will be open Tuesday through Saturday, from 4 until 8:30 pm to start; follow the Painted Burro’s Instagram for news about the restaurant and seasonal specials.

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1 Comment

  1. I wish they had outdoor dining. I would feel safer and it’s fun! For a long time, Posto had what looked like an outdoor seating plan that might be implemented before the whole thing was abandoned. i understand there is a shortage of restaurant help in these times, but it would be nice.

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