"Soulful" Mexican restaurant Curadero opens today in downtown San Diego, offering a menu of modern coastal Mexican cuisine in the space that previously housed Saltbox in downtown's Hotel Palomar.
Curadero was created by award-winning interior architects, Studio Unltd. The interior is a vibrant, space that exudes an alluring south of the border feel, with a nod towards San Diego’s coastal vibe. Large, bright murals depicting medicine men by Mexican muralist Neuzz are balanced by beautiful brickwork and rustic textures. Colorful tiles are found throughout, adorning a sit-down crudo bar, as well as Curadero’s cocktail bar. Beautiful, mixed metal lighting further sets the tone, while the open and airy dining room complete the cantina-style vibe that beckons a gathering of family and friends.
The second-level Arriba Room welcomes late night revelers looking for a space to unwind and enjoy a casual bite or drink. Open Thursday through Saturday from 9pm to 1am, the Arriba Room will serve street tacos from its walk-up taco window, Mexican beer and wine, batched cocktails and house sodas. Head to the game loungeand try your hand at one of the classic arcade games, like Donkey Kong, Ms. Pac-Man, Galaga and Frogger, or challenge friends to a friendly game of foosball or shuffle board.
Curadero and the Arriba Room are located at 1047 Fifth Avenue at Hotel Palomar in downtown San Diego. For more information, visit Curadero.com and check out the dinner menu below.