Located above a popular taqueria on Miami’s Calle Ocho in Little Havana is the hidden Mexican speakeasy named Los Altos.
Guests enter through a dulceria (candy store) adorned with colorful piñatas and authentic Mexican caramelos. Once inside, they encounter a more seductive red dimly-lit space with tiled tin ceilings, distressed walls, velvet-upholstered banquettes and drapery, and loads of décor imported from south of the border.
The 2,600 square foot venue branded as an intimate, upscale cocktail lounge features imported hand-painted tiles, a gold leaf ceiling and repurposed doors that were once part of an abandoned church. The design, inspired by old-world Mexican folklore, also includes hand-painted Mexican craft bathroom fixtures.
Arched walls with original brick details are found near the bathrooms which include iron-cast bathroom stalls and ceramic and metal details. Vintage-inspired light fixtures provide just the right amount of lighting to maintain the mystical ambiance. Art pieces were inspired by Aztec Gods and Goddesses and old Spanish-style paintings with neon provide a modern, artistic touch.
Photo credits: Kris Tamburello
Photo editing: Marco Beolchi
Architects: Saladino Design Studios
521 SW 8th St, Miami, FL 33130, USA
Phone: +1 305-874-7414