Here’s Loco Taqueria & Oyster Bar’s New Friday Lunch Menu

Starting this week, the Southie spot starts summer weekends early with its signature tacos, ceviches, and cocktails.

Photo by Michael Diskin.

Photo by Michael Diskin.

Among the lucky desk jockeys whose office closes early for Summer Friday? What better way to beckon in the weekend than to leave work in the afternoon and devour some Latin American-inspired tacos for lunch.

Starting this Friday, June 10, Loco Taqueria & Oyster Bar will open its doors for lunch at 11:30 a.m., and continue doing so every Friday through Labor Day. Lunch is new territory for the Southie cucina—though it does have Saturday and Sunday brunch—so the new menu is a stripped-down version of executive chef Matt Drummond’s dinner menu. All the favorites are there: Start with loaded guac with bacon or charred pineapple, or dig right into a few of the restaurant’s signature tacos, like baja fried fish, carne asada, and root beer braised chicken. The lunch menu also offers a few apps, like grilled street corn and vegetable quesadillas, plus a few options from the raw bar.

But what would lunch be without a menu full of boozy cocktails and fresh cold-brewed coffee? Luckily, we won’t have to find out. Check out the full lunch menu below before it debuts:

Loco Taqueria & Oyster Bar, 412 West Broadway, South Boston, 617-917-5626,