Place-making is something that architects and designers write about with passion and earnestness because it is more than atmospherics - it's repatriation. It is an aspect that both Hector and Aimee Diaz understand innately in each of their restaurants. 

Place-making and hospitality are described by architects and designers with passion and earnestness. More than atmospherics - place-making is about repatriation. It is sensory and intellectual and part of the zeitgeist that the Diaz family embraces. Modesto is your home for the time you are there. That is the goal.

Hector and Aimee and their team love to explore a variety of places and how we enjoy them based on any number of ingredients and elements. It's the difference felt in your own kitchen with a cup of coffee at 5:45 am when it's dark and quiet, from the lively music and spice in the air at Salsa, from the feel of Bomba when the lunch crowd spills onto the front patio chattering in the sunlight, to the warm elegance of Modesto at twilight. The evidence of place-making and hospitality is felt in every detail of their restaurants and each moment of their lives.