There's surprising news today that the original Bonita location in Williamsburg will close August 15th, according to Brooklyn Based. Opened some six years ago, the popular Mexican restaurant is part of a Brooklyn restaurant empire that also includes Marlow and Sons, Diner, and a second Bonita in Fort Greene. Co-owner Andrew Tarlow blames the shutter on a sour relationship with the landlord: "He hates me. Always has." Also problematic is his failure to acquire a full liquor license for the location, which only serves wine and beer. Eater points out that nearby hotspot La Superior is, well, superior, and that may have something to do with Bonita's bow. But we're no fans of La Superior's skimpy little one-tortilla tacos; you eat five at $2.50 each and you still walk out hungry. So we'll miss Bonita's big fat burritos, but at least the down-market LA Burrito on Bedford Ave is still hanging in there with their decidedly less-haute Mexican fare. And the taco king of NYC, Papacito's, is still the reigning champ.
Bonita Closing on Bedford Avenue After Six Years
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