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Modern Mexican Kitchen Style: El Montero in Saltillo

by LiveModern Webmaster last modified Jun 27, 2013 01:04 AM
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by Janet Hall last modified Jun 26, 2013

In a town that has a split personality (it has been called both the Athens and the Detroit of Mexico), El Montero restaurant pays homage to the natural beauty of its location. Located in Saltillo, a city in the northern Coahuila region of Mexico, El Montero's rustic and refined space (and all the details ranging from the logo to the gold stamped paper placemats) was designed by  Anagrama , located in nearby Monterey and Mexico City.  Images via Anagrama . Above: El Montero "New Country Kitchen" restaurant is situated in a colonial-era building considered to be of national historic importance.  Above: An exterior buffet under a custom floating chandelier.  Above: Antique elements comfortably combine with modern objects in the outside covered dining area.  Above: The terrace offers linear cactus screens. To recreate this look, see Jeanne's post Cactus as Glamorous Privacy Fencing  over on Gardenista.  Above: A single terrace table. Above: The main dining room features a custom chandelier crafted with four kilometers of chain. Above: The menu is focused on regional foods. We can't help but admire the wood serving plates and the cast iron Staub pan. Above: Tom Dixon pendant lights grace the second dining room, where the designers left the old stone wall visible through a new screen of sorts. Above: Gold and white vessels adorn shelves behind the bar. Above: A gilded mirror hangs on a rustic stone wall in the bathroom. Above: El Montero sells their own line of specialty products including preserves, pickled vegetables, wines, and candles. The packaging was part and parcel of Anagrama's design. And if you go to El Montero, take some time to explore Old Saltillo, which was built from pink marble and limestone and contains many impressive colonial buildings.  The city is famously produces rustic earthen ceramic tile and is said to be the birthplace of the serape. Travelling to other parts of the world (or close to home), find featured restaurants in our Design Travel Guide .  Considered Design Awards: Vote for Your Favorites in Each Category Once a Day Remodelista Reader Finalists Remodelista Professional Finalists Gardenista Finalists Best Dining Space Best Dining Space Best Architectural Feature Best Office Space Best Office Space Best Indoor Garden Best Kitchen Space Best Kitchen Space Best Urban Garden Best Bath Space Best Bath Space Best Edible Garden Best Bedroom Space Best Bedroom Space Best Outdoor Room   Best Children’s Space  






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