Mexican collaboration Madre to bring tacos, tequila and mezcal to Kampus

Housed in a restored Victorian warehouse, Madre will have Cloudwater Brewery, Pollen bakery and Nell’s pizzeria as neighbours

Tacos, mezcal and tequila are coming to the Kampus garden neighbourhood, with Mexican collaboration Madre set to bring an exciting taqueria and mezcaleria to Manchester. 

Madre – meaning ‘mother’ in Spanish – will be a laid-back, social hangout, with a menu inspired by the food culture of Mexico City.

Using the best of local and seasonal produce, it’ll deliver unadulterated Mexican goodness for the city’s diners, with tacos, ceviche and small plates, and is set to open in the Spring.

The brand was born out of a collaboration between the founders of London’s popular Breddos Tacos and the team behind Liverpool favourites Belzan and Filter + Fox.

Following the success of the first Madre joint at Liverpool’s Albert Dock, their space at the Kampus rental neighbourhood will be their first full restaurant and bar in Manchester, with punters having sampled their tacos at Escape to Freight Island

Madre at Kampus will open daily from 11am til late, evolving from a lunch spot and family-friendly destination to a buzzing bar with Mexican party vibes as the sun goes down. 

Visitors can expect an interior inspired by the adobe houses of South America, with earthy, organic tones creating an intimate and warm space.

They’re the latest Kampus announcement in what is fast becoming Manchester’s most enviable line-up of foodie independents.

Taking over a space in Minshull House, the restored Victorian warehouse, Madre will count brands including Cloudwater Brewery, Pollen bakery and Nell’s pizzeria among their neighbours surrounding the lush garden.  

“Madre is perfect for a party city like Manchester,” says Chris Edwards, co-founder of Madre.

“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 de-mystifies 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.”

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