• Madre to open a Mexican taqueria at Kampus this summer

Madre to open a Mexican taqueria at Kampus this summer

17 March 2022 by Deanna Thomas

Following a successful two year residency at Escape to Freight Island, Mexican collaboration Madre has announced it will be opening a taqueria and mezcaleria in the Kampus neighbourhood.

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, along with ingredients specially imported from Mexico, it’ll offer signature tacos, ceviche and small plates Cloudwater BreweryBeeswingGreat North Pies and Pollen Bakery as neighbours following Nell’s New York pizzeria and bar which was the first venue to open there back in November 2021. 

“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.

Developed by HBD and Capital&Centric, the £250 million Kampus neighbourhood is now complete – with other 500 apartments for rent across 5 character-packed buildings. Manchester will be treated to a packed spring and summer as the neighbourhood comes to life, with pop-up events, monthly markets, exhibitions and operators opening their doors this year. 

Adam Brady, of HBD, said: “Our neighbourhood is all about creating connections and a real community of neighbours at Kampus. Madre’s whole ethos is about social dining, an inviting space where friends and families can share stories as well as delicious food. They’re a perfect match for our growing family of independents. With more people calling Kampus home and a stacked summer of events and openings, 2022 is already looking like an epic year for the neighbourhood.”