Dine in style at Emilia’s Havana and El Carlos Elegante, two Texas restaurants brimming with Latin American flavor and design.
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EL CARLOS ELEGANTE TAKES YOU ON A CULINARY JOURNEY
From its authentic fare and cocktails to the interior design, Mexican-inspired restaurant El Carlos Elegante, from Duro Hospitality, takes its Dallas Design District guests on a culinary journey the moment they walk through the door. Helmed by brothers Ross and Corbin See of Sees Design, with architecture by Nunzio Marc DeSantis Architects, “this project was a complete redesign,” says Corbin. A few highlights include two interior fireplaces, commissioned art and wallpaper, and furnishings custom-made in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico.
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EMILIA’S HAVANA ASTOUNDS WITH ITS LUXE VIBES
Tucked away alongside The Annie Café & Bar in Houston, Emilia’s Havana is not to be missed. Berg Hospitality Group’s Benjamin Berg and Sam Governale worked with Issac Preminger Architecture & Design Intl. to transform a former storage closet into an intimate speakeasy recalling a 1950s Cuban club with a luxe Latin vibe. De Gournay’s Deco Monkeys wallpaper envelops the seating area, creating a jewel-box effect, while palm trees and trellis details frame the bar.