Porfirio’s, the high-priced Mexican import in South Beach, has closed its doors at 850 Commerce St. in the South of Fifth neighborhood.
Circumstances are muddier than a mole. An employee who answered the phone at the restaurant last week said the 9-month-old Porfirio’s had closed “for renovations” and would be reopening in a few weeks.
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But a spokesman for Grupo Anderson’s, the Cancún-based company that owns Porfirio’s and several other restaurant chains, said Tuesday that Porfirio’s “is moving to a new location in Miami.” (We’ve heard that line before — recently from Taperia Raca and Catch.)
Meanwhile, Grupo Anderson’s other South Beach endeavor, Señor Frog’s, has pushed back its planned April opening. The restaurant and club, originally projected to open over the winter, is under construction at 1450 Collins Ave., the old Jerry’s Famous Deli.