Wednesday to Saturday 12.00 – 2.30 and 5.30 – 9.00
- Free WiFi
- Families and Children Welcome
About Casa Mara
I am Mara and I was born in Barcelona in 1993. I was brought up avoiding the sun but not the sea, that was my playground. The other thing I was brought up with was a love and respect for Spanish food, it was the heart of our home and my mum ruled her kitchen. Everything was sourced and chosen with the greatest of care. I came to expect that was the norm. I went to University and when I graduated I had an unknown desire to come to Scotland and particularly Edinburgh. I don't know why, the mist, the rain, I soon very quickly discovered it was the people, so polite, so friendly. I was really fortunate through a family friend to get a job in one of Edinburgh’s best restaurants owned by a young passionate brilliant chef. I did the usual newcomers journey in flats, Leith, Stockbridge, Old Town, West End, all great experiences but I was inexplicably homesick, so a trip home was required. It didn't feel joy flying into BCN, 3 hours later I discovered what exactly was missing...my mum, Mara's food. It was uplifting, it was joyous. 2 weeks later I longed to return to what I thought was my Edinburgh (with 20 kilos of my mums food). This I shared with friends some of them were Chefs and well let's say silent when they eat her food I ask, Was there a problem? No, we just wish we could cook like this.
When I set up this project, I put together a team that includes very good experienced professional Chefs and Front of house with knowledge of the Edinburgh food scene to ensure this idea is successful, but be in no doubt the ethos, recipes and methods are my mums.
So here it is CasaMara Restaurant. I have three hopes, you like it, my mum likes it, the third hope for now will remain a secret. So please enjoy CasaMara. I don't claim to be the best cook in the world, I don't even claim to be the best cook in Eyre place, but my mum well...let's see.