San Juan Grill is a restaurant offering high quality cuts of meat and specializing in Northern Mexican regional cuisine. Located at the Nuevo Sur development in Monterrey Mexico, its menu is a fusion of contemporary elements with honest traditional Mexican food. The design reflects the origins and processes of the company which funded the restaurant, having started as a butcher’s shop in 1952, it grew to become the most successful chain of butcher’s shops Monterrey, a city known for its traditional barbeques. San Juan butcher’s shops have a historic presence in the city, and decided to enrich it by creating a restaurant where they can pair their best product with a warm and straightforward dining experience. The mood integrates the butcher’s shop expertise and the food processes as part of the experience. Materials linked traditionally to the cattle industry were used, such as iron, wood, leather and fire. The space is divided into six areas, these consist of the terrace and entrance, bar, private dining area, grill area, bathrooms and kitchen/administration. Each zone is defined by suspended …
The renovated space highlights the country and cultural heritage of the site while combining modern conditions with that of a newly designed restaurant.
Building up the interior design as a natural continuation of the exterior architecture.
The interiors are all treated in natural materials like wood and stone.
The design is a mixture of fifties nordic and neo-art houveau, hall of mirrors and hunting lodge.
The interior design adopted a locavore approach where most of the materials used in the restaurant were upcycled items sourced from all over the island of Java.