Carbón Cabrón. An architect and a chef: two brothers united by fire

Cadena Concept Design,

Adrián Llaguno,

Los Cabos, South Lower California, Mexico,

Restaurants, Bar,



Ignacio and Alfonso Cadena are two Mexican brothers. The first is an architect and the second a chef and both have a common passion of opening design restaurants, in terms of style and food. Their latest creation is Carbón Cabrón, "Asador de las Californias".

Carbón Cabrón. An architect and a chef: two brothers united by fire

Carbón Cabrón has recently opened in Los Cabos, Baja California del Sur . It is a special restaurant, designed and built by brothers Alfonso and Ignacio Cadena, both Mexican – one a chef and the other an architect.

It is not the first time that the Cadena brothers have designed a restaurant together. In Floornature.com we saw Hueso, a white restaurant in Guadalajara "furnished" with over 10000 bones. Less extreme, but with a style that is just as decisive is Carbón Cabrón, whose monochromatic colour palette is much darker.
Wood, exposed brick and sculpted iron form the identity of the restaurant, in which five long convivial tables and a majestic open space grill and kitchen are the fulcrum around which l'Asador de las Californias creates its show. The spaces are separated and defined by large shelves that house wood piles – essential for a real grill.
As Ignacio Cadena recounts, the project is centred around the fire, a metaphor and celebration of nomadic tribes and their open-air cuisine under blue skies and starry nights.

Francesco Cibati

Place: Los Cabos, Baja California Sur, Mexico
Year: 2017
Concept: Alfonso Cadena and Ignacio Cadena / Cadena + Asoc. Concept Design
Project Manager: Alejandro Peña and Ana Ledinich
Graphics: Rocío Serna
Photos: Adrián Llaguno