Arsenal Yards proudly announced that Condesa Restaurante Mexicano and Tequlia Bar just opened its third location at Arsenal Yards, the thriving new neighborhood located along the Charles River in Watertown, Massachusetts. With two additional locations in Smithfield and West Warwick, Rhode Island, the latest location at 80 Arsenal Yards Blvd is bringing the finest and freshest Mexican dishes and original family recipes from brothers Roberto and Ernesto Leon to the Greater Boston community.
Inspired by their late father’s rich Mexican heritage, the Leon brothers were determined to bring a taste of genuine Mexican cuisine and culture to the United States. They started with Condesa’s first location in Smithfield in 2015, and with the help of their mother, father and aunt, they opened a second location in West Warwick, RI, in 2018 and now Watertown, MA, in 2021. Named after the dynamic Mexico City neighborhood where their father grew up, the restaurant offers an authentic menu of traditional Yucatan and Southern Mexican dishes, delicious modern fusions and margaritas handcrafted with tequila from Jalisco, all made from scratch with the freshest ingredients.
“Condesa Restaurante Mexicano & Tequila Bar adds a family-run, specialized cuisine, and unique dining option to our already diverse lineup of restaurant, retail and entertainment destinations here at Arsenal Yards”, said Ryan Feinberg, VP Leasing Wilder. “The Leon brothers bring a vibrant energy and genuine authenticity to the neighborhood, and as the first Condesa location in Massachusetts, we know it will be hugely popular among our residents, community members, and guests alike.”
Honoring their strong family ties, the Leon brothers’ mother brings her cooking skills to the Condesa kitchen, teaching their father’s tried-and-true recipes. Fan favorite dishes include the popular Yucatan staple Cochimita Pibil, a slow cooked pork in annatto achiote marinade, and classic Carne Asada grilled skirt steak. Live Mexican jazz performers, authentic art and décor, and a modern, open space further contribute to the lively environment that makes Condesa a celebratory experience serving to any occasion. Guests can also join the Condesa Tequila Club by purchasing their own bottle from Condesa’s extensive tequila list and can store it in one of the restaurant’s lockers to taste whenever they visit!
“We are super excited to finally bring this great project to life and be part of this vibrant community here at Arsenal Yards,” said Roberto Leon, co-owner of Condesa Restaurante Mexicano & Tequila Bar. “We live by our tagline, ‘Condesa! De mi barrio a tu mesa!’ which translates to, ‘Condesa! From my town to your table!’ We look forward to welcoming residents of Watertown and beyond to our table for a deliciously authentic meal and many memories to come.”
Condesa Restaurante Mexicano and Tequila Bar is the latest opening at Arsenal Yards this year, joining the current lineup of restaurants including celebrity chef Jason Santos’ Buttermilk & Bourbon, Tori Jiro, City Works Eatery and Frank Pepe, along with sweetgreen, Garbanzo, Shake Shack and others. The bustling Arsenal Yards neighborhood also offers additional restaurants, shops and entertainment destinations, including the Majestic 7 cinema, and 302 apartment residences at Blvd & Bond. Arsenal Yards will soon be unveiling the new Bond Square outdoor space, which will host events and activations in addition to the neighborhood’s popular River Green. Over the coming months, Arsenal Yards will also welcome new additions, including Vitality Bowls, Pokeworks, Taffer’s Tavern, Kura Sushi and more.
ABOUT ARSENAL YARDS
Along the Charles River, Greater Boston’s next great neighborhood is thriving in the East End of Watertown. Arsenal Yards boasts curated shops, eateries, fitness, and entertainment venues including Buttermilk & Bourbon, The Majestic 7, Shake Shack, City Works Eatery & Pour House, Gordon’s Wine, Pure Barre, Roche Bros. Ulta and more. Spanning over one million square feet, Arsenal Yards offers 200,000 sq. ft. of state-of-the-art life science space, home to current biotech tenants SQZ Biotech, Kymera and Arkuda; 300 contemporary apartments at Blvd & Bond; and a 146-room Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton. With a focus on building community, Arsenal Yards hosts seasonal event series for both residents and visitors, including outdoor musical performances and fitness classes, along with its new “Picnic in the Park” series in the summer months and a “Fireside” fire pit activation in winter. Arsenal Yards is a co-development of Boylston Properties and Wilder. For more information visit www.arsenalyards.com/.