North West-born taco spot Madre has seen huge success in just a few short years – not only bringing the deep flavours of Mexico to Liverpool’s Albert Dock, but also to cult-fave city centre venue Escape to Freight Island (where, I will admit, I’ve inhaled one or two kilos worth of their nachos in recent months).
Now, the taco slingers are set to cast their net a little wider, joining the bustling Kampus neighbourhood sometime this Spring.
Bringing tacos, mezcal and tequila to the thriving rental neighbourhood – where Nell’s and Pollen Bakery also currently reside – Madre is set to be a ‘laid-back, social hangout’, where friends can drink and catch up over delicious Mexican dishes made using the best local and seasonal produce.
Promising ‘unadulterated Mexican goodness’, the Kampus venue will mark Madre’s first proper restaurant and bar in Manchester and will boast a menu packed full of tacos, small plates, ceviche and, of course, delicious margaritas to wash it all down with.
Chris Edwards, the co-founder of Madre, said: “Madre is perfect for a party city like Manchester. Taquerias can be pretty raucous, social spaces but at the same time have a family feel, where people come together to share amazing food. We’ll be bringing that vibe to Kampus, with iconic favourites alongside a drinks menu stacked with margaritas, natural wine and local beer. Madre demystifies traditional Mexican food, serving up new plates made with top quality local produce and a love for authentic flavours.
“We knew we had to be part of Kampus, we love the heritage building and we’ll be in top company with the other independents signed up.”
Madre was born out of a collaboration between the founders of London’s popular Breddos Tacos and the team behind Liverpool favourites Belzan (who also trade at Escape to Freight Island) and Filter + Fox, so if you’re yet to try their South American cuisine, you know you’re in good hands.
No date has been given for the opening just yet, but stayed tuned here for updates.