BIZNOTE: MexiCuban takes over ex-Tacos y Mariscos El Tiburón space

Three months after Tacos y Mariscos El Tiburón closed at 17th/Roxbury, the sign’s up for its successor. MexiCuban has opened a takeout/delivery operation as the first phase of its plan for the space, with a sit-down restaurant to follow. Until now, MexiCuban, founded by Chef Octavio Ortega, has been truck-based, but has now added this bricks-and-mortar space in South Delridge. Their food is as the name describes, a Mexican/Cuban fusion – here’s the menu (or, here’s a photo that Therese sent – thank you! – after happening onto Mexicuban’s takeout opening last Sunday), from “fluffy tacos” to Cubano sandwiches and bowls. Via email, MexiCuban tells WSB they’re now open for business Wednesdays through Sundays, 11 am-8 pm (but will be closed this Thursday for the holiday): “We are currently just doing online orders for pickup and delivery. We have a dedicated quick-pickup window on 9448 17th Ave SW. We expect to be open for dine-in by February 1st, with a full-service bar. Orders online can currently be placed at for pickup and delivery.”

6 Replies to "BIZNOTE: MexiCuban takes over ex-Tacos y Mariscos El Tiburón space"

  • JCW November 23, 2021 (2:03 pm)

    I didn’t realize we got takeout on their first day in this space! Such a great addition to the neighborhood and the tostones are excellent!! (Along with the fluffy tacos, Cuban sandwich, and the Cuban bowl we tried!)

  • Beto November 23, 2021 (8:18 pm)

    I can’t wait to try their Cuban sandwiches!

  • Auntie November 23, 2021 (8:45 pm)

    But where to park? Not on Roxbury, not on 16th – there’s never open parking on the street there. Can I get away with parking in the O’Reilly lot way at the north end by the corner of 16th and Rox without getting towed?

    • MARIANNE November 24, 2021 (5:25 am)

      I always find parking right there on 17th.

    • BlairJ November 24, 2021 (11:16 am)

      Or drive around the block and park on Delridge. 

    • Foop November 25, 2021 (12:29 pm)

      Tons of parking on that block in general. If you’re unable to walk a block or two might be best to find a restaurant with a drive-thru.

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