New Mexican restaurant taking over Native space

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt August 3, 2014
The former space of the Native on West Ponce will be home to a new restaurant, Dos Madres Cantina

The former space of the Native on West Ponce will be home to a new restaurant, Dos Madres Cantina. Photo by Dan Whisenhunt

There’s a new Mexican restaurant opening up at 340 West Ponce de Leon Ave., just down the street from Taqueria del Sol.

Decatur City Commission meets Monday, Aug. 4, and commissioners will consider issuing an alcoholic beverage license for Dos Madres Cantina, located in the site of the former Native restaurant.

According to the website for the new restaurant, “Dos Madres Cantina is preparing to be Decatur’s new restaurant featuring Mexican and Latin cuisine. We hope to be another local favorite for Mexican food lovers of all ages.”

The About page also gives an explanation for the name.

“Dos Madres is named for two special mothers and is intended to honor all mothers who raise us, feed us, and make us feel at home,” the website says. “We hope you’ll enjoy our food and company.”

It will be open seven days a week, and the menu includes house specialties like “Bacon Wrapped Brick Oven Shrimp” and “Baja Pescado,” battered, fried served over a roasted poblano and goat cheese creamed corn.

The website doesn’t say who is behind the new restaurant. The applicant’s name is Martha C. Sharrott, on behalf of Los Tres Amigos, LLC. Sharrot is also the agent listed for Mama Ninfa’s at Peachtree Center, according to a license application filed with the city of Atlanta.

In other City Commission meeting news, Cakes and Ale is applying for a license to sell wine for off-premises consumption.

City Commission meeting starts at 6:30 pm with a work session. The regular meeting starts at 7:30 pm. Meetings are held at city hall, located at 509 North McDonough Street. All meetings are open to the public.

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  • Robert Butera

    Wine for off premises consumption. Will this be Decatur’s first “wine growler” source? I’ve heard (not sure if true) Georgia law now allows such sales and it is coming soon.

    • underscorex

      There’s one going in at Homer Simpson Plaza, behind Avellino’s. I believe they’ve already got all the permits lined up.

  • Angela PM

    Yes, you can buy wine by the growler. Beer Growler Nation at Oak Grove does it as does the growler place in Tucker. You can also get it from The Bishop in Avondale Estates. 🙂 Great news for us winos!

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