Oaxaca restaurant Moza’be is an earthy outdoor dining experience

Designed around a cactus garden

Lines of cacti and a hundred-year-old olive tree keep diners company at this La Reforma restaurant, which serves local specialities from a striking indoor-outdoor space.

Local studio Espacio 18 Arquitectura designed Moza’be’s interiors, transforming a former paint factory into a fluid dining space. The restaurant is arranged around a central patio, located on a raised concrete plinth and framed by a steel pergola.

Steel, concrete and wood run throughout Moza’be, which relies on a muted colour palette offset by lush plants. Textured walls are emphasised by simple, globe-shaped pendant lights.

The Oaxaca restaurant blurs the boundaries between inside and outside, with dining rooms flowing into one another, and spiky palms and cacti linking everything together.

Moza’be serves much-loved local dishes, such as mole and esquite, made using seasonal produce.

Photography: Amy Bello
Photography: Amy Bello

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