Papa Diego, a new brand on the culinary market, will offer its guests all things tasty and attractive in Mexico – a distinctive and fresh cuisine full of aromatic herbs and natural spices. The brand created by Foodio Concepts – a company from the Helios group owned by Agora – will open its first restaurant in southern Poland in Libero.
At Papa Diego, guests will be able to taste fresh, aromatic dishes straight from Mexico, including several types of burrito, tacos and burrito bowls as well as snacks: warm, crispy nachos with sets of surprising additions and traditional dessert churros. The chain will attract guests not only with healthy meals but also an intriguing atmosphere. The unique atmosphere of Mexico will be ensured by the unique interior – full of warm, energetic colours and colourful decorations which were created by the KDesign studio.
“We are more and more eager to meet friends at the restaurant table, discovering new, unknown flavours together. We want to eat differently and look for inspiration from around the world. Mexican cuisine is perfectly in line with urban culinary trends – it is about tasty dishes with a distinct amount of spices and accompanied by aromatic salsas. Papa Diego in Libero in Katowice will also include seasonal and local flavours, combining the cuisine of Mexico with European and Silesian traditions,” says Piotr Grajewski from Foodio Concepts.
“With Polish, Italian and Asian cuisine present, it is now time to introduce exotic Mexico. We are proud that one of the first Papa Diego premises will be opened in Libero. We try to make the restaurant zone offer various flavours and interesting culinary experiences. Restaurants, bars and cafes in Libero will be complemented by seasonal attractions related to the culture of eating and spending free time,” says Marcin Szlufik, a senior leasing manager in Echo Investment’s Shopping Centre Department.
“Restaurants in Libero will not be places where you can quickly eat and leave after a while. The carefully designed offer of the restaurant area will be suitable for business lunches, nice dinners and long meetings with friends or family. We have observed a very significant interest in well-known gastronomic chains but also in local restaurateurs. The effects are impressive. The Pizza Hut chain decided to open its first ‘dine-in’ restaurant in Katowice i.e. with an open kitchen, stone oven and refreshed design in Libero while McDonald’s will operate according to its new slogan ‘Good Food Fast’, which is characterized by cosy interiors and a more extensive menu. The restaurants will be complemented by the ‘Food & Ball’ sports pub by Arkadiusz Milik, who chose Libero for the debut of his original idea,” says Tomasz Domoń, a regional director in Echo Investment’s Shopping Centre Department.
Foodio Concepts is a company founded by Helios from the Agora Group, the operator of the largest chain of multiplexes in Poland and its business partners – Piotr Grajewski and Piotr Komór, experienced managers from the restaurant industry, who co-created and managed Warsaw’s Blue Cactus, Iguana Lounge and Hard Rock Cafe restaurants, among others.
Libero is being developed at the junction of Kościuszki Street and Kolejowa Street, which are used by over 15,000 vehicles per hour at peak times. The construction of Galeria Libero is accompanied by an advanced commercialization process. As much as 95% of Libero’s area has already been leased. The most important retailers of Libero include brands such as: Helios, Fabryka Formy, MkBowling, the GynCentrum medical centre, Media Markt, RTV Euro AGD, iDream, Sony Centre, H&M, the LPP group (Reserved, Mohito, Sinsay, Cropp, House), Forever 21, New Yorker, Made in G, Guess, Carry, Simple, Gino Rossi, Orsay, Quiosque, Greenpoint, Triumph, Calzedonia, Diverse, Lee Wrangler , Big Star, Vistula, Wólczanka, Lancerto, Lavard, Giacomo Conti, CCC, Deichmann, Ochnik, Wojas, Ryłko, Sizeer, Smyk, Douglas, Rossmann, Apteka Europejska, Wittchen, Tous, Pandora, Apart, W.Kruk, YES, Martes Sport, 4F, Puma, Empik, Świat Książki, Home&You, Homla, Flying Tiger, Zebrano Rano, Pizza Hut, KFC, McDonalds, Starbucks, North Fish, Bon Apetito, Food&Ball, Sushi Kofuku and many others.
Since 2016 Libero has been a sponsor of the female team of the GKS Katowice sports club.