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The Mariposa Story

The Mother Earth Group is proud to present Mariposa. Located at the Mint Museum in Uptown Charlotte, Mariposa, Spanish for butterfly, is a multicultural culinaria, representing an evolution for both the restaurant space and creator Jill Marcus. 

“Mariposa is personal to me. It is representative of my belief that no matter what challenges we face or transformations we go through, our shared food experiences will bring us closer. It helps us understand one another’s traditions and allows cultures around the world to tell their story. At Mariposa, we  bring many cultures together around the table and provide a global experience right here in Charlotte.” 


Marcus and the Mariposa team have curated a thoughtful menu based on her travels. The centerpiece of the menu is mezze, a North African and Mediterranean concept of small dishes meant to be shared, and experienced by everyone at the table. With executive chef Julia Tucker leading the kitchen, dishes include Pork Belly Bulgogi Lettuce Wraps, Tuna Crudo, Piri Piri Chicken,  Gullah Paella, and more. Mariposa partners with Sam Fleming at 100 Gardens to supply lettuces and greens from their aquaponics garden project at The Innovation Barn. 


Mariposa’s dishes are be beautifully paired with crafted cocktails and unique wines. Guests enjoy dining in a transformed modern, yet relaxing space in the Mint Museum Uptown with sweeping views, velvet couches, black and white decor, and artwork by Charlotte muralist Owl. 

The Mother Earth Group, which has a mission of nurturing one another, our community, and the Earth, also includes vegetarian restaurant Fern, Flavor from the Garden, Something Classic Catering, Something Classic retail line of products and a new French-fast-casual restaurant, Coquette, coming soon to Uptown in 2023 featuring duck-fat fried chicken.

Jill Marcus
Owner, Stylist

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