Food news: Mexican, Cuban coming

June 25, 2007
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Deals are in the works for two new restaurants downtown: a Mexican joint and a Cuban joint. AdoboAdobo Grill is expected to complete a deal this week to take about 6,000 square feet in 110 E. Washington St., a condo building between the Bearno's pizza space and a new parking garage. Adobo also has locations along East 82nd Street on the north side and in Chicago. Meanwhile, TaTa's Cuban Cafe is looking at opening a sandwich shop at 137 W. Market St., next door to Noble Roman's. In other restaurant news: Weber Grill is on schedule to open July 9; and the interior of Argentinian restaurant Taste of Tango is coming along nicely at 36 E. Washington St., although the outside looks about the same. What else are you hearing?
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  • Good news for downtown restaurants.

    The new BARcelona on Ohio/Delaware is excellent, by the way. It appears to being great business despite being 1 block south of the Wheeler Mission.

    The new Mexican place, Cabo's, is also excellent, also in a so-so location (ajoined to the Citgo on East and Market). Good for affordable Mexican food, although I miss the El Sol in Union Station - great margaritas.
  • Im still waiting on Dunkin Donuts. Whats the word?
  • TaTa Cuban Cafe serving hot pressed sandwiches. Excellent!!!!!

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