Barteca Restaurant Group Grows from the Inside Out

December 26, 2016

With its own team of chefs, architects, and artisans, Barteca Restaurant Group is building its success in-house.

When cofounders Sasa Mahr-Batuz and Andy Pforzheimer opened their first location of Barcelona Wine Bar & Restaurant in 1996, they teamed up with an architect and other design professionals to bring their restaurant to life. Although the launch was successful, Mahr-Batuz was not thrilled about the process. 

“I felt like I asked for more things that were different from [the architect’s] thinking,” he says. For the second location, the pair elected to work alone.

When it came time to expand again, they tried