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Another Bowery Restaurant Bites the Dust

Hecho en Dumbo closes this Saturday.

The modern Mexican restaurant Hecho en Dumbo, which is actually on the Bowery, will close this Saturday after 11 years in business — eight of which were spent in Manhattan, after relocating from Brooklyn. The owners announced the news in a note posted to the restaurant’s website and in an email to fans. Over the years, chef Danny Mena served dishes like pumpkin-seed enchiladas, black bean and cheese memelas, and yellowfin-tuna al pastor tacos. Fans of Mena’s cooking can still go to Bushwick’s La Lonchería, the Mexico City–inspired sandwich specialist.

Hecho en Dumbo is the latest in a rash of places to close on what might best be termed the Bowery Death Stretch, the length running from East 4th Street down to Delancey, where a string of small, interesting restaurants have shuttered. Over the last two years, bold-name operations like Cherche Midi, Rebelle, and DBGB have all been forced to call it quits, while behemoth clubstaurants like Vandal soldier on for the B&T crowd.

Another Bowery Restaurant Bites the Dust