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‘Factory Tamal’ Finally Opens on Essex Street

Posted March 10, 2017 at 5:15 am

The latest entrant to the budget eats enclave on Essex Street is here. Factory Tamal, which took over the lease from Cabalito Pupuseria at the end of December, finally made its debut this week. The cubbyhole snack shop had been ready to go since mid-January, but was sidelined due to purported permit issues. All the while, a […]

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Cozy Tamale Spot ‘Factory Tamal’ Readies Essex Street Push

Posted January 4, 2017 at 5:09 am

It’s a period of transition for the no-frills food enclave on lower Essex Street. (Some have taken to calling it a “food court.”) Both Sam’s Spring Roll and Cabalito Pupuseria – which opened within two months of each other in the spring of 2015 – closed shop last month. With regard to the latter, there […]

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Cabalito Closing Shop after 2 Years on Essex Street; Factory Tamal Taking Over

Posted December 28, 2016 at 5:11 am

Popular Salvadoran eatery, Cabalito Pupuseria, is calling it quits at the end of the week. News of its demise had been circulating two months ago, but didn’t come to pass until now. Last day in business is December 31. Owner Randy Rodriguez – former barista at Cafe Grumpy next door – is closing Cabalito of […]

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Rumor: ‘Cabalito’ is Closing its Essex Street Spot in a Couple Weeks

Posted October 11, 2016 at 5:05 am

The rumor mill is churning again this morning… We hear word this week that Seward Park Salvadoran newcomer Cabalito Pupuseria is approaching the end of the road at 13 Essex Street. Apparently closure is happening real soon, allegedly pegged for sometime in the next two weeks. Proprietor Randy Rodriguez – former barista at Cafe Grumpy […]

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‘The Bowery Market’ to Bring Open-Air Food Kiosks to Former Bowery Auto Shop

Posted July 11, 2016 at 5:00 am

On the Bowery, new open-air commerce is set to take hold in the coming weeks. Plans have been underway for the better part of a year to convert the former Downtown Auto & Tire at the corner of Great Jones into a “quick-serve” marketplace of sorts. We’ve known as much since back in January. Identity of […]

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Report: Former Bowery Auto Shop will House “Quick Serve” Marketplace

Posted February 2, 2016 at 5:10 am

Last Friday, we broke word that the popular year-old Cabalito Pupuseria on Essex Street was expanding its reach with a new food stand in NoHo. The business would be one of a half-dozen likeminded purveyors that would sling product as part of a new “marketplace.” This new concept is basically an open-air collection of kiosks […]

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Cabalito Pupuseria will Open Food Stand in New NoHo ‘Marketplace’

Posted January 29, 2016 at 5:10 am

Nearly a year after its founding on the Lower East Side, the Cabalito Pupuseria is on the precipice of expansion. Owner Randy Rodriguez is poised to jump into the gold coast NoHo District with a new quick-serve food stand. The mission for this second outpost is more bare-bones. A faster-casual takeaway option via pupusa stand; […]

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Salvadoran Restaurant ‘Cabalito’ Opens on Essex Street Friday

Posted March 10, 2015 at 5:09 am

Cabalito, that new Salvadoran restaurant we told you about last month, is a few days from debut. A sandwich board outside 13 Essex Street announces the opening as Friday (March 13). Full menu is still being finalized, but it’ll feature handmade “Pupusas,” stuffed corn tortillas that are the traditional food of El Salvador. Expect lower […]

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Salvadoran Restaurant ‘Cabalito’ Opening Soon at 13 Essex Street

Last modified February 23, 2015 at 6:39 pm

Looks like that Cafe Grumpy downsizing we told you about a couple weeks ago is permanent. The minuscule four-year-old outpost forfeited its foothold on the south store of 13 Essex, which previously functioned as the in-house bakery. After a brief stint as pet adoption center over Valentine’s Day, the sidecar space is to become a […]

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