Zagala Restaurant

Zagala Restaurant

Architect
FACI LEBOREIRO

LGA Architects
Location
Lomasde Chapultepec, México City, Mexico | View Map
Project Year
2022
Category
Restaurants
Jaime Navarro

Zagala Restaurant

FACI LEBOREIRO as Architects

Zagala means a young girl who works as a shepherd. It is from the fields, where the Zagala works, where we drew inspiration and created the storytelling for this project. Located in a 1950s house in the Lomas de Chapultepec colony in Mexico City, Zagala restaurant invites the guest to enjoy Spanish food from the fields, where the animal and vegetable products become the protagonists. Like the food, the architecture and the interior design reflect an unpretentious honesty that is experienced in the fields by the Zagala.

photo_credit Jaime Navarro
Jaime Navarro
photo_credit Jaime Navarro
Jaime Navarro

The access to the restaurant is through an open terrace where the protagonist is a 20-meter high jacaranda, allowing the space to play with lights and shades to emphasize the materials and wood used in the construction.

Once inside, the atmosphere surrounds the guest in a cozy space predominantly adorned by oak wood, dry green colored walls and fabrics in a palette of rose, caramel and earthy tones that resemble dusk in the fields. Art was carefully selected and curated by Faci Leboreiro, and showcases photos of flocks and ewes, and artisan pieces of Caralarga. In the main room, there is a gray marble Rochelle chimney which splits the space and adds warmth to the ambience.

photo_credit Jaime Navarro
Jaime Navarro
photo_credit Jaime Navarro
Jaime Navarro

Climbing the stairs, the guests can enjoy a dry vegetal trowel created by Arquitectura Floral, which was inspired by the corn and wheat fields; the latter coexists with sculptures of ewes, created by craftswomen, promoting Zagala’s  storytelling: a shepard girl walking  through the restaurant with her flock.

photo_credit Jaime Navarro
Jaime Navarro
photo_credit Jaime Navarro
Jaime Navarro

On the third floor, there is an unexpected rooftop adorned by the jacaranda, which adds livelihood and color to this space, becoming the preferred spot for many customers. Textures and fabrics change drawing inspiration from the wool patterns that would be used by the Zagala to protect herself from the cold in this open space.

photo_credit Jaime Navarro
Jaime Navarro
photo_credit Jaime Navarro
Jaime Navarro

Team:
Architect: Faci Leboreiro
Contributors: Lucio Gutiérrez, LGA Architects
Photography: Jaime Navarro 
Architecture and construction: Lucio Gutiérrez LGA

photo_credit Jaime Navarro
Jaime Navarro
photo_credit Jaime Navarro
Jaime Navarro

Material Used:
1. Flooring: Floor is stone enclosure and oak engineered wood enclosure stone, Fine Floors and Arca
2. Doors: Walnut veneer doors
3. Interior furniture: Bakan 

photo_credit Jaime Navarro
Jaime Navarro
photo_credit Jaime Navarro
Jaime Navarro

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Product Spec Sheet

ElementBrand
FlooringARCA srl
Interior furnitureBAKAN
Product Spec Sheet
Flooring
Interior furniture
by BAKAN
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