**Disclosure: My husband and I were invited to eat at Olecito and received our meals at no charge in order to facilitate this post. All opinions expressed here are strictly my own and were not influenced in any way.
This past weekend, my husband Chris and I had the chance to check out a new “Fast Food” Mexican restaurant in New Bedford. We are big fans of Mexican food, but frankly good Mexican has always been pretty hard to come by in my neck of the woods. Until now.
Erwin Ramos, owner of Ole, which is a fine dining Mexican restaurant in Cambridge, opened his first Mexican “fast food” restaurant, Olecito in Brookline and because it was such a hit, he opened a second one down on the South Coast in New Bedford this past December. Living on the south shore, I was excited to hear about a location that was close by to where I live. Not that I won’t drive for great food, because I totally will, but it’s always nicer when you don’t have to drive so far.
When we pulled up to Olecito, we were a bit surprised to find that the restaurant was located inside a former gas station. Yes, you read that right.
But the second you step inside, you see what a great job they did renovating the place.