Today we invite you on a virtual tour of an eclectic restaurant located in the historic center of the Mexican city of Merida, in the well-known Yucatan peninsula. Spreading over 383 square meters in a colonial building listed as a historic monument, “La Tratto” Santa Lucia defines itself as an Italian restaurant with an eclectic design.

Photographed by David Emir Cervera Castro, the restaurant was designed by DOX Arquitectos as an eclectic mix of details adorning the Santa Lucia Park in the city’s downtown historic center. Traditional serenades and dance performances occurring here speak about the respect for the past, while modern features look out into the future with joy and elegance.

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The roof showcasing the original sapodilla wood beams was restored to its charming aesthetic and the existing indoor arcade with Corinthian columns still support it even after so many years have passed since they were first built. The architects decided to keep these two defining traits of the space and add elements that work together, resulting in a cozy and intimate atmosphere. Toilets are located in the volume next to the actual building, completing the comfy look and feel of this eclectic restaurant. Architects managed to preserve the original details that composed this space during its history while upgrading it to suit today’s customers.

Highlighting the choice of furniture, textures and colors, natural light coming from oversized windows floods the space with enough light to accentuate its details. White marble was combined with mahogany wood to shape a bar area that is reminiscent of the old traditions and focuses on a nostalgic feeling. On the other side of the bar, an open kitchen brings the modern times forth with its display of modern stainless steel appliances and honest nature.Take a look at the photos and let us know which features caught your attention.

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