THE CHARACTERS DEPICTED
IN OUR MURALS REPRESENT A UNIQUE MOMENT IN MEXICAN HISTORY.

JOSE GUADALUPE POSADA (1857-1913) - MEXICO'S FINEST FOREMOST ENGRAVER AND MENTOR OF MEXICO'S ELITE 20TH CENTURY MURALISTS, RIVERA, OROZCO AND SIQUIEROS, FORMED PART OF THE POLITICAL SOCIAL AND CULTURAL UPHEAVEL CAUSED BY THE MEXICAN REVOLUTION OF 1910. POSADA'S CATRINES SYMBOLIZE A REBELLION AGAINST THE EVIL DICTATORSHIP EMBODIED IN THE ELEGANT, PRETENTIOUS, AND ARROGANT CHARACTERS DEVOID OF SOULS.

CLEMENTE OROZCO FARIAS, GRANDSON OF THE FAMOUS MURALIST, RECREATED THE CATRINES IN OUR LOBBY. THESE CHARACTERS WERE BORN IN THE MIDST OF EXTRAORDINARY EVENTS IN OUR HISTORY. WHILE VILLA OVERTURNED THE POLITCIAL INSTITUTIONS, OROZCO, RIVERA AND SIQUIEROS ASSAULTED THEATERS, UNIVERSITIES, MARKETS AND PUBLIC PLACES WITH THEIR OFTEN SUBVERSIVE ART AND UNIQUE STYLES. OROZCO IS AN EARTHQUAKE, SHAKING THE FOUNDATIONS, CATCHING FIRE WITH HIS BRUSH, SUFFUSING HIS PAINTINGS WITH THE MULTICOLOR SORROWS OF MEXICO. RIVERA IS ALL FRUITS, FLOWERS AND VIBRANT MARKETS, A SOCIAL CONSCIENCE TURNED INTO A FEAST OF COLORS. SIQUIEROS BRINGS TO LIFE THE IMMENSE VARIETY OF HUES FOUND IN THE MEXICAN LANDSCAPE. HE IS ALL ANGLES AND LINES ATTACKED BY COLOR AND LIGHT.

FROM THE BEGINNING, THIS RESTAURANT'S MISSION HAS BEEN TO DISPEL MISUNDERSTANDINGS ABOUT MEXICAN CULTURE. EL CATRIN, A LITTLE KNOWN PART OF OUR HISTORY, IS A SYMBOL OF VICTORY, A CARICATURE, A CELEBRATION, REVEALING A WILLINGNESS TO LAUGH AT OURSELVES. THE ARTIST, CLEMENTE OROZCO FARIAS, CAPTURED THE FACES THAT REPRESENT OUR RECENT PAST WITH A KEEN EYE FOR SATIRE AND HUMOR. THERE THEY ALL ARE, SALINAS DE GORTARI, THE CHURCH, NAFTA, THE BISHOP WEARING AN ARTICHOKE CROWN, ETC. WE ARE PROUD TO DISPLAY HIS ARTISTRY IN OUR LOBBY, CONTRIBUTING TO A BETTER UNDERSTANDING OF OUR CULTURE, INTRODUCING THE CATRINES TO OUR GUESTS, DELIGHTING AND PERHAPS SHOCKING THE EYE, BEFORE WE PLEASE YOUR PALATES WITH THE BEST OF MEXICAN CUISINE. OUR HOME IS JUST LIKE MEXICO, FULL OF COLOR, VARIED TEXTURES AND SURPRISE ENCOUNTERS. PROVIDING A GLORIOUS AND UNFORGETTABLE EXPERIENCE FROM BEGINNING TO END. - - COME WITH US!