A new taco bar is opening in Manchester this week, serving an authentic Mexican menu from a converted 1981 VW truck.

A collaboration between the teams behind Belzan Liverpool and Breddos Tacos, Madre will will be serving their traditional asado inspired tacos at Escape to Freight Island, the new outdoor food market and art space close to Piccadilly station.

The taco menu will include pork al pastor, carne asada and grilled elote alongside freshly made salsas and corn tortillas.

The collaboration started back in 2018, when Belzan founders Sam Grainger, Owain Williams and Chris Edwards hosted a collaboration event with Nud Dudhia and Chris Whitney of Breddos Tacos, in Liverpool, which sold out in less than an hour.

Nud says he was so impressed at the food and drink scene, the people and the vibe in the North West that during the drunken night that followed, the foundations of Madre were laid.

“We can’t wait to get to Manchester, we’ve been waiting patiently and searching for the right space to come up and when we heard about Escape to Freight Island we just knew it was for us,” says Sam.

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“The opportunity to work with this team is beyond exciting and it’s a great way for us to introduce ourselves to Manchester.

“If you’d have asked me at the start of lockdown if I thought I’d be opening in Manchester in July then i’d have laughed! But here we are, the truck is loaded and the Mexican barbecues are ready to light!”

“We spent our formative years in Manchester and it will be incredible to come back, get back stuck in to the city and experience this incredible new development,” say Nud and Chris.

Madre arrives at Depot Mayfield on the 24th of July. Table slots of three hours must be pre-booked, Thursday to Sunday, running from midday to midnight.

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