About Us

Our story began like many,
three high school friends hanging out together,
having beers, and swapping ideas about food
that we love and we started to dream
about the type of restaurant we would want.

Our story began like many, three high school friends hanging out together, having beers, and swapping ideas about food that we love and we started to dream about the type of restaurant we would want.

It was only a dream then, but we quickly started working together hoping to create a restaurant based on fresh, quality ingredients served in a fun and unpretentious way. One day, on a stroll through La Latina, we came across the perfect place on the perfect street, Cava Alta 13. In no time, we signed the lease and then there was no turning back…

That’s how we started. One small restaurant, a shoestring budget and a lot of support from family and friends. We went through countless taste-testings as we sampled recipes, experimented with ingredients, and tried out equipment. The perfect way to grind the meat, shape the burgers, even deciding how to cut the potatoes for the perfect French fries… we left nothing to chance. The key to the restaurant’s success was clear to us from the first day that we got together, and it continues to be our guiding principle today: everything fresh and made in-house, from the sauces, to starters and desserts…

After two and a half years of perfecting burgers at Mad Cafe, we decided to open a second restaurant so we could try our luck at other areas of traditional American cuisine. Located in the burgeoning neighborhood of Las Salesas, Mad Grill was born.

We have recently embarked on two new projects while sticking to our guiding principle: Freaks Brewing and Jimbo Smokehouse. Freaks Brewing produces our own kick-ass craft beers while Jimbo offers traditional barbecued and smoked recipes. These two thrilling projects challenge us and just make MAD restaurants even better.