Tana is a tapas spot situated within the metropolis’s rich Polanco neighbourhood, inside a compact and intimate area dealing with Parque Lincoln.
RA! gutted the 65-square-metre unit to make manner for its cave-like idea, achieved by making use of textured plaster and concrete throughout the four-metre-high partitions.
“The intervention started by demolishing the superimposed finishes of the outdated premises, with a purpose to uncover the construction and the supplies that initially constituted the area,” mentioned RA! co-founder Pedro Ramírez de Aguilar.
“The stability of the sounds, colors, textures and tones of the area creates a cave ambiance that shelters those that inhabit it,” he contined.
The primary eating space is organised round a central bar counter, which has a stepped type harking back to an historic pyramid – much like these situated on the Aztec archeological website of Teotihuacan simply exterior of town.
Tough concrete additionally wraps the bar’s tiered sides, beneath which cove lighting is put in to light up every layer.
“The bar questions the standard linear group of bars to create a sq. distribution that enables higher coexistence between customers and the mixologist,” Ramírez de Aguilar mentioned.
Additional cove lighting encircles the room simply above ground stage, and about two-thirds of the way in which up the partitions, in addition to beneath the slim drink cabinets.
Behind the bar, a copper lighting fixture includes two concentric circles, with a tender glow emanating from behind the small, entrance disk.
The copper fixture was mounted on a floor-to-ceiling shelving system constructed from skinny metallic pipes, which shows liquor bottles and holds hanging crops on the high.
“The plate made in Michoacán, Mexico, is positioned on a big formation of rods that go from the assist cupboard to the ceiling, producing a collection of cabinets on which the bottles and different service components are positioned,” mentioned Ramírez de Aguilar.
Tall, slender-framed stools encompass the bar, and supply extra seating alongside both aspect of the area.
Above hold cylindrical concrete pendant lamps with metal caps, which direct the sunshine downwards as a collection of spots.
Behind the shelving unit is a small, omakase-style eating space that gives visitors a direct view of the kitchen.
The restaurant opens absolutely to the road, the place extra tables are positioned on a coated patio surrounded by crops.
RA! was based in 2017 by Ramírez de Aguilar together with Cristóbal Ramírez de Aguilar and Santiago Sierra in Mexico Metropolis, the place the eating scene is booming and plenty of artistic minds are serving to to form interiors for its cooks.
Together with Tana, new spots embrace Pizzeria della Madonna in Roma Norte, which designer Sofia Betancur modelled on a neighbouring church, and Ling Ling, an Asian fusion restaurant on the 56th ground of the Chapultepec Uno skyscraper.
The images is by Ariadna Polo.