Saltillo Tile as Restaurant Flooring
Saltillo Restaurant Tile can be found at its finest in Pancho’s Mexican food restaurant in Las Vegas. And that’s not it for Mexican tiles in this restaurant – check out the pairings of Talavera tiles and Cantera stone that create a perfect ambiance for good food, live music, and Pancho’s famous Naughty Maggie Margaritas!
I had the pleasure of visiting Pancho’s Las Vegas a couple of weeks ago to check out our Saltillo restaurant tile and partake in good eats. Located in downtown Summerlin, Pancho’s boasts an authentic Mexican food menu that would compete with any restaurant in Mexico.
Did I mention the margaritas yet?! Be wary of Mr. Lawrence’s (the owner of Pancho’s Manhattan Beach (CA) and Las Vegas) recommendation to try the margarita on an empty stomach at 11 am. But hey… it’s Vegas so I couldn’t resist. It’s a good thing his menu features some of the best Mexican food I’ve had to balance out the booze.
For the record, I’m in the business of Mexican tile and stone. I’ve had a LOT of Mexican food. So I think my opinion should be considered.
When Mr. Lawrence called us in mid-2015, his original inquiry was for Octagon Saltillo restaurant tile. We’ve sold saltillo restaurant tile hundreds of times. This conversation started out like a very standard phone call. As Mr. Lawrence described his vision for Pancho’s, we explored areas in which Rustico could bundle other Mexican tiles and stone.
Bundling his Saltillo flooring, Talavera tiles, and Cantera stone fountains, we were able to offer a value to Mr. Lawrence that couldn’t be beaten by our competitors. And the outcome is an eating establishment with artwork adding to every element of its space. Tile is art.
Check out this grand staircase. A careful selection of Talavera tile designs was selected by Mr. Lawrence. He served as the designer for his space. While these are not designs that you’ll find on our website, Mr. Lawrence emails photos of these designs. We created them. It’s that easy.
We love working with owners/designers because they are very precise about the desired outcome. In this staircase, saltillo tile is used as the stair treads while the stair risers are custom painted Talavera tiles. Resting at the top of the staircase is a custom hand-carved stone fountain created from Cantera. This staircase sits in the middle of Pancho’s main dining room as a focal point for the restaurant.
Cantera fountains were added to the eatery for the peaceful ambiance that any water feature exudes. Talavera tile was again chosen to add an artistic touch to these fountains. The Cantera stone color is Tobacco Brown. Who wouldn’t love eating next to the soothing sound of a water fountain with the sounds of instrumental Mexican music playing back in the bar area of Pancho’s?
In further discussions with Mr. Lawrence about the restaurant flooring, he decided wholeheartedly on the 12×12 Octagon Saltillo restaurant tile. Here you can see the saltillo flooring complimented with Talavera tiles again. (Are you catching the Talavera theme throughout the restaurant?)
The octagon Mexican tile pattern is a 2-tile pattern that requires an insert tile. It’s another example of Saltillo restaurant tile serving as form and function – artwork and low-maintenance, rustic flooring. To further decorate this space, Mr. Lawrence brought in corresponding painted Talavera planters and lots of greenery.
Pancho’s Mexican style doesn’t stop in just the bar and restaurant. Get sudsy in these beautiful Talavera-painted sinks in the bathroom. The bathrooms at Pancho’s Las Vegas are quite literally COVERED in Talavera. It covers the walls, counters, and sinks. Walking into the bathroom is pure delight in the eyes. If you get dizzy with busy and overwhelming patterns, proceed with caution! Talavera holds up well as counter tile and as sinks with proper installation and maintenance.
Check out more images in this gallery of photos. I had a great time visiting the restaurant and meeting Mr. Lawrence face-to-face. A++ for food, decor, and hospitality at Pancho’s Mexican Food Restaurant in Las Vegas!
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