SPANISH TAPAS AND MEXICAN TORTAS: MORE UPPER WEST SIDE OPENINGS & CLOSINGS

Some new restaurants are opening on the Upper West Side, and a few stores have recently closed. Thank you to everyone who has been sending in tips.

Rigoletto Pizzeria on 68th and Columbus has closed and is moving to 72nd between Columbus and Amsterdam. In Rigoletto’s place, a new Mexican restaurant called El Mitote is expected to open. The menu is organized around Mexican tortas (sandwiches), along with salads, guacamole, margaritas and beer. The owners of Rigoletto, cafe Frida and Cafe Ronda also own El Mitote.

Spanish tapas are also on their way to the neighborhood, as an owner of Papardella is planning to open a new restaurant called Casa Pomona at 507 Columbus Avenue near 85th Street. The restaurant should open in the next couple of weeks, Grubstreet reported. The restaurant is moving into the former home of Tale Thai, which closed last month.

Supercuts, the salon on 80th and Columbus, closed recently. “I know the brand is not considered “chic” but there seem to be fewer and fewer bargain places on the west side anymore,” said our tipster Christine.

And Paninoteca, a sandwich shop on Columbus between 72nd and 73rd Streets, also closed a few days ago after only being open for a few months.

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    1. Steve says:

      Does anyone know what happened to Daisy from Supercuts since they closed? She’s the only person I trusted for a decent cut in this neighborhood.