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BO-beau kitchen + caché and Tacos Libertad

BO-beau kitchen + caché and Tacos Libertad is the much buzzed-about, three-part hospitality concept by San Diego-based Cohn Restaurant Group in partnership with designer and chef Philippe Beltran (BO-beau kitchen + bar, Coin Haus, Draft Republic, Indigo Grill). Located at 1023 and 1027 University Avenue, this project welcomes a fourth location of the bohemian Cal-French BO-beau kitchen. Next door – cachéan intimate 19th century-inspired Parisian craft cocktail bar is hidden behind Tacos Libertad, a not-for-profit, quick-service gourmet taqueria (the very first of its kind in San Diego). 

+ TACOS LIBERTAD | Drawing inspiration from international travel, Beltran incorporated colorful and whimsical mural art from the album of global musician Manu Chao for a unique aesthetic. The restaurant also boasts vibrant tiles in hues of blue and green, while a 300 square-foot patio accommodates street side alfresco dining. In the hours after midnight, Libertad transforms into a walk-up storefront, with late-night snacks served out of a Dutch door for grab-and-go access.

+ CACHÉ | Caché (translated to ‘hidden’ in French) is a 19th century-inspired Parisian speakeasy hidden behind Libertad and accessed via a faux door disguised as a commercial restaurant walk-in freezer. With the interior designed by Beltran, the sophisticated and intimate cocktail den is detailed with vintage chandeliers that hang from white-washed exposed beams, a bright Toulouse Lautrec-era hand painted mural, antique velum document-lined walls with historic estate documents, plush furnishings, living trees and more.

+ BO-BEAU KITCHEN | The interior makes use of procured vintage finds and rustic farmhouse elements to create a romantic ambiance with one-of-a-kind plaster wall art alongside handcrafted chandeliers. The apothecary-inspired space also showcases exposed wood rafters revealing oxidized ceiling panels and a cozy back terrace with an oversized fireplace and lounge seating.

  • Orchid Nominee

  • Project Address:

    1023 University Ave & 1027 University Ave

    Project Owner/Developer:

    Cohn Restaurant Group

    Project Architect/Designer:

    Philippe Beltran


  • Amy Williams

    I love how different these spaces are. Libertad has a fun, hip vibe, and then when you go thru the doors into Cache you are transported into another world, full of sophistication, romance and warmth. Cache is truly magical at night with the chandeliers and glowing trees, its a perfect date spot!

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