When it opened 10 years ago, in the middle of an imaginary Mestalla coast, Bar Tonyina showed its vocation for design with a first logo paying homage to Helvetica. A decade later, it is one of the epicenters of an area of constant gastronomic growth.
The restaurant & bar promoted by chef Román Navarro (also in charge of hot spots such as Anyora Bodega or San Pastrami) tries to reflect the sea, its care, and dedication to the product. Tuna has become the main selling point 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 starts from 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 until its cooking, in the central nave of the restaurant. Many of his graphic creations were made by Estudio Merienda. It was one of the first restaurants to create its own fanzine, designed by Diego March and developed by Agència Districte.