Inside Serrano's New Look: Transformed by Clay Imports and Michael Hsu Office of Architecture

We Take You On A Visual Tour of Serrano's Stunning Remodel

If you've had the chance to step inside a Serrano's Cocina y Cantina recently, you've likely seen its vibrant atmosphere and stunning decor. Known for its delicious Tex-Mex cuisine, Serrano's has been a popular spot for foodies and families alike throughout Austin.

Now, the restaurant is in the process of renovating its locations to enhance the dining experience even further. One of the standout features of the renovated spaces is the beautiful Mexican-inspired tile work, which adds color, texture, and personality to every corner of the restaurant. We're thrilled to have had the opportunity to work with the talented team at Michael Hsu Office of Architecture to bring Serrano's vision to life with our handmade tiles. In this blog post, we'll take you inside the Serrano's location at Southpark Meadows Shopping Center in South Austin and show you how our breeze blocks and tiles were used throughout the restaurant's interior.

 A Colorful Welcome: A Striking Mural Sets the Tone

As you walk into the restaurant, your eyes are immediately drawn to the stunning mural that greets you. The mural is a beautiful display of bright, bold colors that light up the entire space. The turquoise blue tiles that line the wall add a touch of sophistication and class, while the lighting adds a new level of presentation that elevates the mural from just being a simple wall to a showpiece that demands attention.

It's not just a place to grab a delicious Tex-Mex meal, but an experience that immerses you in an atmosphere of art and creativity. The mural sets the tone for the rest of the restaurant, inviting you to sit down, relax, and take in the vibrant energy of the space. It's an impressive work of art that not only complements the overall aesthetic of the restaurant, but transcends it, creating a space that is both inviting and unforgettable.

Serranos booth dining area with breeze block ventana by clay imports

Stunning Seating Area with Breeze Blocks and Starlight Fixtures

One of the seating sections in the restaurant boasts a unique design featuring booths and Ventana breeze blocks in the wall. Emphasizing breeze block’s versatile use as a decorative block. The traditional Mexican starlight fixtures on the wall add a touch of authenticity to the space, while the modern approach to their placement creates a dynamic visual experience that is both elegant and functional. The combination of traditional elements with modern design elements creates a unique and memorable environment that transports you to another place and time. The use of these breeze blocks is a modern approach to traditional Mexican interior design, incorporating a unique and contemporary twist that is sure to impress. The overall effect is a space that is simultaneously comfortable and stylish.

Airy and Comfortable Seating Section Adorned with Ventana Breeze Blocks

Another seating section in the restaurant features a creative use of the Ventana breeze blocks, which add to the overall aesthetic of the space. The blocks are strategically placed to create an open and airy atmosphere, perfect for enjoying a meal in a comfortable and relaxed setting. The design is not only modern and stylish, but also offers a touch of rustic charm that adds to the overall ambiance of the restaurant. The natural light that filters through the blocks creates a warm and inviting environment, and the open design of the seating section encourages conversation and socialization among guests. The combination of the blocks and the open design of this seating section creates an inviting and memorable dining experience.

Serranos texmex bar with turquoise blue tile backsplash wall by clay imports

Vibrant Bar Area with Turquoise Tiled Backsplash

The bright blue turquoise tiled bar backsplash wall is a striking feature that adds a touch of exuberance and vibrancy to the restaurant's bar area. The bold use of color creates a fun and inviting atmosphere that is perfect for sipping on margaritas with friends. The design is both eclectic and modern, featuring a mix of traditional elements with contemporary finishes. The use of bright colors and clean lines makes for an eye-catching space that is sure to impress design enthusiasts and margarita lovers alike. It's the perfect place to unwind after a long day, with its combination of lively atmosphere and cozy seating creating an experience that is both fun and relaxing. This space is a perfect example of how creative design elements can come together to create an inviting and unique environment.

Chic and Sophisticated Bathroom Design 

The bathroom interior design is a work of art in itself, featuring an array of tile textures and finishes that seamlessly complement each other. The use of tiles in varying sizes and shapes creates a dynamic and visually interesting space that is both chic and sophisticated. The combination of glossy and satin finishes adds depth and contrast, while the color palette is both warm and inviting. The design elements in this bathroom are eclectic and diverse, creating a space that is both unique and memorable. This bathroom is a perfect example of how creativity and attention to detail can elevate even the most functional spaces into something extraordinary. It's the kind of space that design enthusiasts will appreciate, and those who visit will remember long after their meal has ended.

Ventana breeze block partition wall at serranos texmex by clay imports

We hope you enjoyed the interior design of this Serrano’s Cocina y Cantina. It’s truly something special, with each section carefully curated to create an inviting and memorable experience. From the bright and bold mural to the use of breeze blocks, and the stunning bar backsplash, each design element comes together to create an atmosphere that is both modern and traditional, chic and rustic. Even the bathroom, with its use of tiles of varying textures and finishes, showcases an attention to detail that sets this restaurant apart.

As a whole, the interior design of this restaurant is a testament to the power of creative design in enhancing the dining experience. If you're a fan of this design aesthetic, keep an eye out for the upcoming remodel of another Serrano’s location in North Austin, where Serrano’s and Michael Hsu Office of Architecture will be working with Clay Imports to bring another stunning space to life.

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