When it opened 10 years ago, in the middle of some -imagined- waters along the coast of Mestalla, Bar Tonyina showed its vocation for design with a first logo tribute to Helvetica. A decade later, it is one of the strengths of an area of great gastronomic growth.
The restaurant, with a bar format, promoted by the chef Román Navarro (also in charge of references such as Anyora Bodega or SanPastrami) is an allegation in favor of the sea, its care, its dedication to the product. The tuna has become the great ensign from the door itself, with an artistic intervention by Arquicostura. The Valencian collective sewed a fish as a declaration of intent.
The interior design project is based on Estudio IDEO, recreating all the stages of catching tuna, from the journey through the seas (with illustrations and brushstrokes by cartoonist Javier Pastor) to its refrigeration to its cooking, in the central nave of the restaurant. Many of his graphic creations are the product of Estudio Merienda. It was one of the first restaurants to create its own fanzine, designed by Diego March and developed by Agència Districte.