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Ezequiel Farca + Cristina Grappin Completes Two Dramatic Dining Destinations in Cabo San Lucas

Mexico's  might offer dreamy views of the Sea of Cortez, which no greater authority than Jacques Cousteau himself called “the world’s aquarium.” Guests might also gaze in wonder at two new restaurants in the hotel designed by .

The almost 4,000-square-foot  is a tribute to Mexico’s most famous painter. Wooden screens trail across the ceiling and angle down to create shelving and room dividers with contents that reflect in the polished marble floors. Lighting is mostly accented in brass, as are railings for the monumental bar of bookmatched marble. 

A chevron pattern of ceiling beams flows into a room divider at Frida. Photography by Jamie Navarro.
An intoxicating display wall shows off a collection of decanters. Photography by Jamie Navarro.
Ceramic tiles in bold blue define the dining area. Photography by Jamie Navarro.
Oversized black floor lamps and wicker chairs add a dramatic touch to balcony dining. Photography by Jamie Navarro.
Brass accents warm up the dining area. Photography by Jamie Navarro.

The 5,000-square-foot , named for the region in Tuscany, offers a darker palette, with moody lighting that sets circular curtains of metal aglow. Leather banquettes in mahogany, and leather seating in black and bronze, sharpen the mood. For those more concerned with soaking up the site's natural beauty, both Lucca and Frida offer outdoor seating on the curved balcony, the ideal place to gaze at the glittering sea.

Aged mirrors and pilasters bring depth to the bar area at Lucca. Photography by Jamie Navarro.
Metal curtains carve out intimate spaces within the larger dining area. Photography by Jamie Navarro.
The glass-fronted wine cellar houses over 400 bottles. Photography by Jamie Navarro.
Different species of wood form a patchwork surface for the bar. Photography by Jamie Navarro.
An oceanic array of blues defines the palette for dining room accessories. Photography by Jamie Navarro.
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