Located in Torreón, a city in the state of Coahuila, Filo evolved as a homage to Lebanese dishes such as mezze, dolmas, labneh and bourekas, the project promoted by a group of Mexican women entrepreneurs of Lebanese descent and nodding heavily to the type of food served at home, with recipes handed down by generations of women in kitchens.
The multi-sensorial abstraction of Lebanese gastronomy is just part of the inspiration behind MYT+GLVDK’s design, furniture, merchandising, and visual identity for the restaurant; architects Andrés Mier y Terán and Regina Galvanduque having developed a concept that straddles the known and the unknown.
At 210 square-metres, the design takes references from the early nineties including characteristics of Ettore Sottsass‘ Memphis design style and integrating geometric patterns from the tiles and screens in homage to the Middle East. The colour palette includes soft hues of green and pink that contrast with the patterns of the concrete textures, marble and onyx surfaces, and wood and textile details.
An atmospheric dining room and terrace invites diners to relax and enjoy the food, drink and sweet treats on offer, with an open kitchen that plays a central part of the experience; enabling diners to observe the preparation of dishes and appreciate the traditional processes employed, drawing on family tradition.
Playful and imaginative, engaging and unexpected in this part of Mexico, Filo Torreón is a restaurant with many surprises up its sleeve.