A Look at the Menu for The Painted Burro, Opening March 19

The Davis Square Mexican restaurant features dishes like Oaxaca cheese grits, pork belly guacamole, and queso fundido.

Way back in October, I told you about The Painted Burro, a Mexican restaurant coming from the team behind Somerville Italian restaurant Posto. I’ve just received word that the concept, located in the former Gargoyles on the Square space in Davis Square, will finally open to the public on March 19.

Previously, chef/co-owner Joe Cassinelli had informed me that the menu would be tightly focused on the cuisine from the Oaxaca region of Mexico. This is no longer the case, as the chef has expanded his horizons to include dishes from all of Mexico and parts of South America. Check out the whole thing—complete with Oaxaca cheese grits, grilled chicken liver tacos, three types of queso fundido, and guacamole with both crispy pork belly (!!)—below.


Update 3/9: We were initially told that one of the guac varieties came with chicharrons and pork belly, but turns out it’s just pork belly. The changes are reflected on an updated menu above.

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