No, this restaurant doesn't exist, it's my final project for my studies of Interior Desing and it consists in the design of a Spanish restaurant in New York.
In case you don't know about Jaleo, here's a short summary of its story. The Spanish chef José Andrés moved to the States in the nineties and, since then, has opened several restaurants in Washington DC, Maryland, Virginia and Las Vegas, named Jaleo. Besides, his company, ThinkFoodGroup, has other restaurants in Washington DC and Las Vegas, devoted to mexican and creek cuisine, tapas, tasting menu and signature cuisine.
Every restaurant tha he opens became succesful from the beginning and ThinkFoodGroup it's not only dedicated to restaurants, but also to promote Jose Andrés's creative endeavors, such as cookbooks or tv programms. In 2011, Jose Andrés was name Outstanging Chef of the Year at the James Beard Foundation Awards (you can call it 'The Oscar for cooks').
Whit this project I've tried to mix the Spanish food with the American culture, blending in the same space an area of fast food (not meaning with that 'bad food') and a relaxing space to enjoy the benefits of Mediterranean food in a modern new-york-style place, located in the ground floor of a new building on the Upper West Side of Manhattan.
Welcome to Jaleo!