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The First Rendering of Mateo's Cocina Latina in Healdsburg

A good deal has been revealed about Mateo Granados forthcoming Healdsburg Yucatecan restaurant: the kind of food that will be offered (Yucatecan with California ingredients), Granados' inspiring story, etc. Now this rendering of Mateo's Cocina Latina comes in hot over the EaterWire, giving an idea of what the joint will look like, at least from the outside. The design was conceived by San Francisco's Shawn E. Hall, so you know there are going to be sustainable, possibly salvaged materials involved. In this case, they've been chosen to reflect the "rustic textures" of the Yucatan: chairs made of reclaimed Mesquite, tables crafted from salvaged metal light boxes from Chalk Hill, and a long tequila bar formed from rusted metal and stainless steel. (Side note: This marks the second tequila program readying for wine country right now.)

Another thing you can't see in this rendering here, is that there's going to be a garden patio in back with communal seating, shaded by large umbrellas, and with several vantages to see Mateo work in the kitchen. Sounds like a nice spot for farm-sourced tacos or cochinita pibil.

One of the things you will notice above, however, is that green Mayan symbol under the restaurant's name. It means "chief," a reference Mateo's people says "works nicely for Mateo who is certainly 'chief' of his kitchen." Well then. This one's still slated for a late summer opening.

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Mateo's Cocina Latina

214 Healdsburg Ave., Healdsburg, CA