La Central by Mario Pagán

Jeffrey Beers International completed the La Central By Mario Pagán with sky-high ceilings that frame the prominent copper rum still in the heart of the bar, setting the tone for the restaurant’s rum-forward cocktail menu.

  • area / size 5,400 sqft
  • Year 2021
  • Location San Juan, Puerto Rico,
  • Type Restaurant,
  • La Central pays homage to a fundamental emblem of Puerto Rico’s history: “la caña de azúcar”, through the creative use of sugarcane & rum in its dishes. Chef Mario Pagán’s appetite for new techniques while staying true to Puerto Rico’s heritage proves that an upscale cuisine combined with fire are a timeless match worthy of your palate. With multiple seating areas, including an outdoor space with a bar, you can enjoy a breath of fresh air with drinks prepared by the finest mixologists. Straw-woven accents & industrial metal finishes accentuate the main dining room, lit by round chandeliers that evoke a brief reminiscence of the past- quickly brought back to life by the energy of the open charcoal kitchen & the bustle of the evening crowd. See and don’t be seen from the discrete walls of the cigar room, offering unparalleled views of the dining room whilst remaining carefully hidden. Discreetly enjoy a glass of aged rum or light a cigar from our curated, hand-rolled selection; in essence, a cigar aficionado’s dream come true.

    Design: Jeffrey Beers International
    Design Team: Michael Pandolfi, Michael Black, Monika Chmielewska, Zarina Gabaraeva and Ling Chen
    Photography: Max Touhey