En Su Boca finally lets diners in its doors
En Su Boca opened Monday night at 1001 N. Boulevard. (Photo by Mark Robinson)
North Boulevard’s newest restaurant is up and running.
En Su Boca opened to a packed house Monday night more than a year and a half after it began renovations. The building at 1001 N. Boulevard was previously home to the Triangle Book Store porn shop.
Owners Randy O’Dell and Patrick Stamper, who also own BellyTimber Tavern in the Fan, began work on the taquería’s 1,300 square-foot space in January 2012. The most obvious addition is the deck, which adds more than 300 square feet to the eatery.
Lion’s Paw Development purchased the property in late 2011 for $225,000. Developer Charlie Diradour gutted the space and made renovations totaling about $350,000, he said.
En Su Boca is the latest in a string of summer restaurant openings: Both the Daily Kitchen & Bar in Carytown and the Viceroy in the Museum District opened this month.