Almacén de Patraix, a “black market” grocer’s shop.
This project was born in the midst of the Covid-19 lockdown and its posterior restrictive measures. The need for a Plan B as Sergio Mendoza was worried that he would have to shut down El Observatorio and El Astrónomo restaurants because of the hospitality sector crisis. It would be very sad for the neighborhood and the city, as they are two unique and cherished gastronomic places. Finding a free table there is usually very hard.
Almacén de Patraix is a grocer ‘s shop with unique carefull-selected products. Many of these products can only be found here. Away from the boom of neighborhood shops focusing on zero waste and organic products… Sergio Mendoza opts for products that are hard to find, so much that it is as hard to encounter these products as if they were illegals.