Contemporary Mediterranean Style for Compartir Barcelona Restaurant by El Equipo Creativo

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The Barcelona -based studio, El Equipo Creativo, designed Compartir Restaurant Barcelona by Disfrutar Barcelona, the award-winning trio of chefs Mateu Casañas, Oriol Castro, and Eduard Xatruch. Opened in June 2022, Compartir Barcelona is their third restaurant. As the name Compartir (to share) suggests, diners share dishes. Borrowing from the philosophy of their first restaurant, Compartir Cadaqués, the gastronomic offer is…

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Madrid Design Festival 2023: Showcasing the Best of Spanish Design

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The Madrid Design Festival which began in February is taking place at various locations around Madrid and online. The only festival in Spain that brings together all design disciplines, including architecture, graphic and interior design, hybridizing them in a contemporary and innovative format. This year’s event, the sixth edition, sees the participation of over eighty…

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Tucana Bistro by Tatto Contract Transports Diners to an Earthly Gastronomic Paradise

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Designed by Tattoo Contract, Tucana Madrid is an innovative bistro concept in Madrid whose art-deco style interior design is fused with Pan-American motifs, replete with geometric patterns and color. The menu, a reinterpretation of originals from countries along the Pan-American route as diverse as Mexico, the United States, and Brazil, transports diners to an earthly…

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Coush Armó: Bakery de toda la vida in Barcelona’s Gràcia neighborhood

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Inspired by traditional bakeries, Coush Armó (@coush.armo) opened in November 2022 in the Gràcia neighborhood of Barcelona. Designed by Barcelona-based Arc Disseny, the interior design features the raw beauty of natural materials and gives prominence to the star product: bread. Naked. Imperfect. A certain industrial air. The project responds perfectly to the philosophy of Argentine baker…

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7 Must-See Street-level Commerical Façades in Spain

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Designers have only moments to grab the attention of busy passersby with commercial façades. They provide an opportunity to visually display the client’s brand identity and create a connection with the product or service offered. Façades should lure customers to enter and, ideally, after the experience, want to return. These seven commercial façades in Spain…

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Vitápolis. Accessible Senior Living in Toledo, Spain

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Vitápolis, designed by Toledo-based architectural firm Romero & Vallejo, is a 5,860 m2 residential complex that opened in 2020, with services tailored to the needs of residents. It comprises thirty-five fully-accessible independent apartments and a community space with a surface of more than 1,500 m2. The community center has a gymnasium, workshops, a cafeteria, meeting rooms,…

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Mamáguaja Restaurant in Asturias Transports Diners to Nature-Inspired Surroundings

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Mamáguaja is a restaurant in Gijon whose menu consists of seasonal produce and quality meats, fish, and seafood. Diners enjoy traditional rice dishes and platos de cuchara (Dishes eaten with a spoon, typically thick soups or light stew) that evoke the color and flavor of the fertile regions of Asturias, such as the traditional fabada asturiana, a rich bean…

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Elegance of Yesteryear for La Cacharrería Restaurant in Gijon, Spain

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In 2020, La Cacharrería restaurant relocated to the heart of Gijon after eight years in Villaviciosa, Asturias. Diners enjoy classic, traditional local cuisine, and dishes with a contemporary spin. Owner Juan Noval of interior design studio Juan Noval Studio (@juan_noval_decoracion) explains, “we have tried to maintain our elegant yet relaxed and informal atmosphere where customers feel comfortable…

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Michelin-starred Chefs Invite Diners to Informal Atmosphere in Oviedo

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The Gloria restaurant in Oviedo is one of two Gloria restaurants owned by renowned sibling chefs, Nacho and Esther Manzano. The other is in central Gijon. They are an homage to their grandmother Gloria who dreamed of opening a restaurant. Diners enjoy Asturian gastronomy in an informal atmosphere. The concept is market food, traditional recipes, tapas, and…

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El Mono que Lee: Fine Dining in Quirky Atmposhere in Oviedo, Spain

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El Mono que lee is an award-winning restaurant in Oviedo specializing in Spanish and Asturian gastronomy. It has received acclaim for its cachopos, a traditional Asturian dish made of ham and cheese sandwiched between veal or beef steaks, coated in breadcrumbs, and fried. The restaurant’s name translates to the monkey who reads, referring to the former…

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