Villa Mexico Cafe Interview with Julie & Bessie King – Boston, MA

 April 23, 2020

By  Dine.Digital

Julie aka "Momma King" and Bessie from Villa Mexico Café joined us on The Dine.Digital DISH to chat about authentic Mexican food. They showcased their signature salsa, cactus salad, dulce le leche and flan! Great news ... you can purchase their salsa even if you are not in Boston!

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Villa México Café had its origins in Woburn, Mass. Julie King, owner, manager, cook, cleaner and everything else, moved there with her daughter, Bessie, after her American husband passed away from Alzheimer's. A lawyer in Mexico, Julie could not litigate in Massachusetts without going to school again. However, at that time her daughter's education came before hers. She decided to open a restaurant since she found no good Mexican food in Woburn or its surroundings, or authentic Mexican food in the state for that matter.

She went into business with one mission: to bring authentic, homemade Mexican food to the people of New England.

The first two Villa México Café locations were in Woburn. In 2006 Julie relocated to a gas station store in Beacon Hill. The last gas station in Boston became the notorious home of the "gas station burritos," and the restaurant earned its "Best Burrito in Boston" title from Boston Phoenix and Improper Bostonian there. The gas station was demolished for redevelopment in 2013. The latest Villa México Café opened in Boston's Financial District on January 11, 2016. During this period of re-opening the business continued its black salsa sales and catering.


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