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Madrina Abruptly Closed Its Doors Today

No reason was given for the closure

Bye bye, Madrina
Amy McCarthy is a staff writer at, focusing on pop culture, policy and labor, and only the weirdest online trends.

Much ado has been made about the impending “restaurant bubble” in Dallas, evidence for which has certainly stacked up in the past few weeks thanks to major, high-profile closures. Now, there’s yet another loss to add into the mix.

Via release, ownership group Misery Loves Company has announced that it has abruptly closed the doors at Madrina effective today. Check out the restaurant’s full statement below:

“It saddens us to announce as of today (Wednesday, 1.4.17), Madrina has officially closed its doors. We gave it our all and are truly honored for the accolades garnered since we opened. Madrina means “godmother” in Spanish, and it was always our goal to create a place where people could come together and where ‘everyone feels like family.’ We took people out of their comfort zones a bit, and we’re incredibly proud of the experience we created for our guests. Thank you to everyone who joined us over the past year and a half. It’s been an incredible ride, and we couldn’t be more grateful to everyone who joined us for it.”

The restaurant wasn’t without its share of upheaval. After Chef Julio Peraza departed the concept earlier this summer, much-lauded Chicago chef David Fingerman took over the reins in the kitchen. Clearly, that didn’t last long.

Eater has reached out to Misery Loves Company for more details on the closure. Stay tuned.

UPDATE: Madrina has declined to provide more details on what forced this sudden closure, but did tell Eater that Chef David Fingerman has “no current plans” to leave Dallas, so don’t be surprised to see him pop up at another local kitchen in the coming weeks.