13 Walnut Street, Asheville, NC 28801
All flights served with Sangrita (traditional tequila accompaniment served throughout Mexico ), fresh citrus and assorted salts.
If you wander into Mountain Madre on any given day, you’ll notice a number of things – the thing that stands out the most though is the feeling of community. People not only know one another but genuinely care about each other. As I sit enjoying my delectable pulled pork tacos I watch as Danny greets each guest by name, celebrating birthdays, holding babies while parents eat and relax and even lending his reading glasses to a patron in need without a thought. It’s as though everyone becomes family upon entering the space.
Danny and Paige Scully have owned and captained this scrumptiously fueled ship with care since November of 2016. Danny’s experience in the food service industry began in the dish pit at the age of 19 and has grown into a lifelong journey with Paige by his side. When you speak with them you can see the sparks of teamwork and support for each other that have sculpted this business and keep it going strong. As Paige says, you have to
"Stay true to what you believe."
As passionate business owners, Paige and Danny believe in a hands-on approach and never cutting corners. They take pride in creating a top-notch dining experience from their mouthwatering Sunday brunches to their premium cocktail menu. Their goal of providing locally sourced, thoughtfully prepared meals that are good for your body is an admirable one. If you ask Danny, he’ll gladly tell you that the thing that makes any meal great is "the love you put into it.” Whether you’re on the search for a premium margarita made with freshly squeezed juices and house-made syrups or a stuffed avocado brimming with chorizo, crema and queso fresco, you can rest assured that the Mountain Madre family has you covered.
Danny & Paige’s hands-on approach isn’t limited to the kitchen either. Their creativity, passion, and teamwork can be seen throughout the space. The atmosphere that they’ve cultivated speaks to the overall attitude of their business with its inviting, sun-drenched spaces brimming with lush plants and bright, thoughtfully planned décor. Sugar skulls and agave plants are two of their signature design features and can be spotted peeking from the nooks and crannies or stealing the spotlight in the locally crafted art that lines the walls. When it comes to seating, they have created welcoming spaces for every type of patron, from seats overlooking the action on the busy streets of Asheville to gently lit spaces tucked away from the hustle and bustle. In the warmer months, you can even enjoy the outdoors as you dine, with a choice between the cozy courtyard or the lively street-side patio.
Having lived in Asheville for almost 20 years, the Scully’s have developed strong ties within the community. They are proud supporters of local business which is made evident by everything from the fresh, locally sourced food to their local art installations to their community collaborations. They also believe in giving back and make donating to Manna Food Bank a regular occurrence through a wonderful program in which patrons can opt to donate their side of rice and beans if they so choose at which point Mountain Madre matches that donation. You’ll often find the Mountain Madre team at a variety of local fundraisers donating time, food and often money to help support those in our community who need a little extra love.
Last, but certainly not least, the Scully’s believe in placing family first. If you enter Mountain Madre on any weekday afternoon you are likely to see at least one of their children laughing, snacking and brightening the space. It quickly becomes clear that Kyla, Logan, Delilah, and Elliot are the driving force behind the restaurant and its family-friendly focus. The kid-friendly atmosphere combined with the love poured into each delicious meal, thoughtfully sculpted space and warm interaction creates a beautifully welcoming guest experience from beginning to end, making Mountain Madre the perfect choice for your next night out, family gathering or Holiday celebration.