with over 18 years of experience in boutique and commercial design, cadena+asociados’ latest project, carboncabron, is a grillhouse that appears warm and introspective while exuding a sense of character. 6,300 logs, five communal tables, one open kitchen and a large wooden structure that creates the space, give shape to a rustic environment as an homage to the charcoal grill that gives voice to the cuisine.

a wide view of the carboncabron restaurant



cadena+asociados‘ restaurant features smoked braces, wood and raw steel, shaping the monochromatic material palette of carboncabron. the walls, ceilings and wooden structures are completely transformed by the rustic fire-like appearance, embracing the aromas, textures, colors and flavors that merge into an expressive stroke of sensory delight. 

cadena+asociados strictly uses monochromatic colors to emphasize a rustic atmosphere

the corridor of the restaurant

the kitchen features a massive grill and wood brick oven 

the dimly lit kitchen

the wood ambience

a perched wooden log 

the restaurant uses thousands of wood logs to decorate the space



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edited by: lynn chaya | designboom

  • As much as I love the rest of the restaurant, a dimly lit kitchen would not be ideal working conditions.

    Rory says:

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