The home of America’s largest private mezcal collection will be opening the West Hollywood location to diners next week!
Madre! is no ordinary Oaxacan restaurant or mezcaleria. Owner Ivan Vasquez and his team have been gifting Angelenos with mouthwatering mole and pours of rare mezcals that are impossible to come by outside of Mexico for almost 8 years now. The Palms and Torrance locations cumulatively boast the widest collection of mezcal in the US, with over 400 different bottles on-site, but this Madre in WeHo is about to make that a whole lot bigger. Beyond spirits, the eatery empire is praised for delivering the true essence of Oaxaca with a modern-day flair which has yielded its third outpost in a prime location on Fairfax Avenue.
While the WeHo spot has had their takeout window open since July–ensuring hungry patrons weren’t able to peek inside—it will be opening for dine-in service starting Monday, November 16. Like all Madres, it will have an outdoor patio and a warm ambiance with bold Mexcian touches. Although, the Fairfax outpost seems to have taken the elegance levels up a notch with gleaming countertops contrasted with deep charcoals and a touch of turquoise.
These mezcal mavens have elevated the craft of the agave liquor into pure artistry, uncovering flavors that will render almost every palate (outside of Mexico) uninitiated. So it’s only natural that you’ll find rare gems like Alma Mezcalera on the wall lined with bottles behind the bar. Most of the bottles you’ll find here have made their way from exclusive suppliers in Mexico to L.A. in Vasquez’s bag.
Madre prides itself on cultivating lasting relationships with suppliers and has a passion for bringing a piece of Oaxaca to Los Angeles. And the rich mix of dishes like enchiladas oaxaquenas, tortillas dipped in mole negro or coloradito and served with white rice, expertly reflect the complexity of flavors that Mexico has to offer. You can drool over the full menu here.
Location: 801 North Fairfax ave101 Los Angeles, CA, 90046
Hours: 1 a.m. to 11 p.m.