Madre! is one of our favorite restaurants in the South Bay, thanks to their tremendous cocktails, traditional - and less traditional - Oaxacan dishes, and what is, in our estimation, the best mezcal collection in Los Angeles County. And they’ve just opened a new location in Fairfax, with options for both patio dining and takeout.
The new outpost on North Fairfax takes over a space formerly occupied by a Pitfire Pizza, which, lucky for us, means they’ve got a wood-fired oven in-house. The initial menu is limited to antojitos (small plates), but if they’re anything like Madre!’s other two locations, we’d expect that to expand to include larger format dishes like molcajetes, tlayudas, and braised meats in the near future. Until then, here’s what you need to order when you go: