El Camino will be the first pop up in an ever-changing food and drink offering at The Cotton Factory which has taken up residency in the Whitworth Locke Aparthotel.
The Cotton Factory has been created to play host to some of the hottest up and coming food and drinks traders which will rotate regularly to showcase the best cuisine from all over the world and first up is the Mexican-inspired El Camino.
El Camino set up shop for one month at Get Chucked, Urmston, earlier this year and had to extend their residency due to such high demand. Now, they’ve designed a bespoke menu for The Cotton Factory pop up, serving up authentic Mexican dishes, signature tacos and burritos all ready to be washed down with a selection of carefully chosen Mexican beers and top quality tequila.
Scott Power, founder of El Camino, said: “We had a brilliant run with our first pop up in Urmston and this is a great opportunity to take our concept to the wider city centre audience with an experienced and creative partner that will really help us make a success of our first residency in town.”
So El Camino will be calling the historic Cotton Factory home for a three month residency, whipping up homemade hot sauces, made-to-order guacamole and and abundance of vegan and vegetarian options. The Mexican-style cantina will be opening early July, ready to enjoy quesadillas galore under The Cotton Factory’s spectacular glass-roofed atrium. Guests will be invited to bask in the Parisian-style surroundings, with its detailed design complementing the atrium’s dim lighting and exposed brickwork.
The Cotton Factory takes its name from the original purpose of the building it inhabits. Whitworth Locke was completely transformed by the acclaimed New York architects and designers Grzywinski+Pons to celebrate the industrial history of Manchester, while simultaneously welcoming the dynamic nature of the city’s present and future to come.
Whitworth Locke was opened in November 2018, with The Cotton Factory originally created by The Initiative Group to invite food traders to showcase their talent in its uniquely designed 78-cover, open plan restaurant.
Youri Michel, director from The Initiative Group, said “We have a great space at The Cotton Factory and it is exciting to have the opportunity to fill it with a variety of hungry young operators to create unique one off experiences in the city. El Camino is a great brand delivering something special – we hope to create something even more special together.”
Manchester’s Whitworth Locke is the third destination of its kind, following previous openings in London and Edinburgh and The Cotton Mill makes for a super special dining experience in its free-flowing open restaurant.
Reservations for the anticipated El Camino pop up are recommended, and can be made now ahead of next month’s launch.