Poco’s closed on Southwest Boulevard, moving to much smaller location

Last Sunday, March 1, was the final day of business for Pocos Mexican Cuisine at 3063 Southwest Boulevard. Later this month, a scaled-down Pocos will open in the tiny building at 240 East Linwood, across the street from the midtown Costco.

This new venue, which will serve breakfast and lunch only, will be operated by Claudia Endicott, who has run the original Pocos Mexican Cuisine on Southwest Boulevard since the death of her mother, the restaurant’s beloved namesake Lorenza “Poco” Guiterrez, in 2012.

“I’m downsizing,” Endicott says. “The Southwest Boulevard building was sold, and my lease was up. The new owner wanted to raise my rent, so it was time to scale down and move.”

The orange building at 240 East Linwood has had a checkered history as a restaurant location; the last tenant, restaurateur Scott Welsch’s Orange Box luncheonette, closed one year ago after a three-month run. Prior short-lived tenants included King Shark and Fire Burgers.

Endicott says the hours at the new location will be from 6 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Saturday.

“There are only three tables in the dining area,” Endicott says. “Most of our business will be carryout or catering.”

For catering, Endicott can be reached at 816-872-4000.

Categories: Dining, Food & Drink