Tuesday, September 8, 2015
Photos and text by Stacie Joy
When we last saw Irma Marin in March, she was shuttering her much-loved, 25-year-old restaurant on First Avenue due to rent/landlord issues.
[EVG photo from March]
As we first reported at the time, Marin was looking into possibly opening a Puebla Mexican Food stall at the Essex Street Market.
Here's some good news for those who love her burritos, tacos and tortas, not to mention her guacamole, mole, and salsa — she’s
Marin and her family were able to secure a new spot at the Essex Street Market ... and we got a chance to see her last week right after she received approval for the space.
Marin says she’ll have a similar menu to her restaurant at 47 First Ave. between East Second Street and East Third Street. She'll also be offering delivery via the usual sources — Seamless, Grub Hub, Delivery.com, etc.
The current space, which will have several stools for diners, is a place-holder where she can vend until sometime in 2018, when the new Essex Street Market is slated to open. Marin and her family have been promised a spot at the new location.
As of now, she is several weeks out from opening her new Puebla Mexican Food. She said that she can’t wait to see her old customers again — and to meet some new faces.
Previously on EV Grieve:
Puebla Mexican Food is closing after 25 years on 1st Avenue
You'll now have until March 23 to visit Puebla Mexican Food on 1st Avenue
Puebla Mexican Food closes on 1st Avenue; Villacemita opens on Avenue A
About Puebla Mexican Food's abrupt closure, and future at the Essex Street Market