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Mexican’s on the menu at Dock’s latest restaurant arrival

03rd September, 2019

Mexican taqueria Madre arrives at the Dock, from the teams behind Belzan and Volpi, and London’s Breddos Tacos.

Royal Albert Dock Liverpool is delighted to announce the arrival of its latest independent restaurant, Madre. The Mexican taqueria will open in November, and is the brainchild of Liverpool independents Belzan and Volpi, and London’s popular Breddos Tacos. The collaboration between the three restaurants will see a new 100-cover restaurant in the Atlantic Pavilion, with seating over two floors alongside a large outside courtyard.

Madre means ‘mother’ in Spanish, and the taqueria will serve lunch through to dinner, with a late night snack selection at the weekends for drinkers at its late-night bar. The lunch menu features a mouthwatering selection of tacos including iberico pork al pastor, Jalisco style shrimp and beef short rib birria with black pudding mole.

The evening menu hosts larger sharing dishes, including as half a pig’s head chicharron, butterflied sea-bass divorcioados and hogget barbacoa. Bursting with flavour, its laid back menu is designed to be accessible and fun, with produce sourced as locally and sustainably as possible.

Madre’s drinks are designed by the award-winning team behind Belzan and Volpi. Look forward to a stellar list of margaritas, craft beers and natural wines, with an eclectic weekend soundtrack.

The new kid on Liverpool’s dining block is inspired by the food culture of Mexico City, which the founders of Breddos have visited numerous times. The London-based restaurant began its collaboration with Belzan after a sell-out pop-up in Liverpool during 2018, Breddos’ first visit to Liverpool. They fell in love with the city and its people, prompting the partnership that became Madre.

Madre is the latest independent attracted to the Dock, which has been steadily making a name for itself as one of the best places to eat in Liverpool. “Re-establishing the Albert Dock as a major food and drink destination in the north is such an amazing project to be part of,” says co-founder Chris Edwards. “Between us, our team has amassed an incredible amount of hospitality experience, and we cannot wait to pull it all together with Madre and showcase everything we love about Mexico’s food and drink.”

“We’re super excited to collaborate with some Liverpool legends and create something entirely new and exciting for the city. Madre will be a place you can stop in for a bite, or stay all night listening to DJs, eating small plates and drinking cocktails with friends.”

Edwards’ co-founder, Nud Dudhia

“When we first set out on this journey we knew we needed a special space, we never thought somewhere as prestigious as the Royal Albert Dock would be possible. It’s an unbelievable site with boat loads of character and we hope to deliver a food and drink offering to match. We’re so excited to welcome everyone from far and wide to Madre to drink, eat, party, dance on the tables and more than anything, feel like they’ve been welcomed into their family home.”

Co-founder Sam Grainger