sasa mahr-batuz

creative director


Sasa Mahr-Batuz is the Co-Founder and Creative Director of Barteca Restaurant Group, which includes the restaurant concepts Barcelona Wine Bar & Restaurant and bartaco. He is responsible for the brands’ ever-evolving innovation and oversees the distinct designs which have made the restaurants magnets for the style-conscious.

Mahr-Batuz has been in the culinary industry for over 25 years, and has worked with a variety of concepts ranging from Mediterranean restaurants in Portugal to renowned steakhouses in Argentina. In 1989, he co-founded Nuovo Pasta, a fresh pasta company that is sold nationwide. Prior to entering the food world, Mahr-Batuz was a professional tennis player, and spent nearly a decade traveling the world.

Inspirations from global travels, coupled with Mahr-Batuz’s artistic vision, are portrayed in the designs for both Barcelona Wine Bar and bartaco. As an active artist and photographer, he has an eye for bringing the vibrant facets of different cultures to life, which are very much present in the restaurants’ artwork and interior design.