Nacho Mama’s in Towson is having a reservation-only soft opening for friends and family this week, and they plan to open to the public on Monday, Nov. 21 — although it could be even as early as this weekend (you can call 410-673-0069 to check).
It’s an opening that has been eagerly awaited by Towsonites who are fans not only of the Nacho Mama’s in Canton, but of non-chain restaurants in general.
“We are just big believers in downtown Towson and we’ve worked tirelessly to create an atmosphere that’s detail rich and seeped in tradition,” co-owner Phil Gelso, a Towson University alum, said Wednesday.
When the restaurant does officially open, its hours will be Monday-Thursday 11am to midnight; Friday and Saturday 11am to 1am; and Sunday 9am (serving brunch) to midnight. It’s located at 2 W. Pennsylvania Ave., just off York Road.
Along with traditional seating, there is an “Elvis Room” that seats up to 10, and a private dining room with bar that can seat up to 50. Overall the restaurant has seating for 150 people. They won’t be on the Open Table site, but diners can call the restaurant to make reservations.
“What a terrific addition to downtown Towson,” said Councilman David Marks, who had lunch there on Wednesday. “People will appreciate the nods to Baltimore history and culture, as well as the outstanding food.”
And for those of you wondering: Yes, the Towson location will have the hubcap margaritas.
Co-owner Jackie McCusker said Towson has made them feel very welcome and that despite a lack of sleep, the staff’s energy was infectious.
“We’re all in this together,” she said. “This is just a solid, solid crew.”