Why Santeria? Besides being a tune by Sublime (that Luke loves)
Santeria is representative of the cultural diversity of the Philippines and the customers we hope to come our way. Santeria is a religion composed of different principles and practices from West African, Caribbean and the Roman Catholic Church. Whilst all their ideals are completely different, they have been brought together creating an entirely new philosophy.
Quite similarly the Philippines itself has a variety of influences including; Malay, Spanish and American which in turn has made the Philippines truly unique amongst their neighboring South East Asian countries.
We hope to compliment this way of thinking, gathering influences from our own experiences, those of our guests as well as local culture in a way that will be a unique and memorable.
Sign making by hand is still widely used in the Philippines and the handcrafted nature, with its minor irregularities are what give them so much character. Given our location on a cashew nut plantation, surrounded by forest, it seemed only apt to also give our logo a handmade, natural look and feel to it.
Influenced by the nations favourite beer; San Miguel, as well as art from South American illustrations, hand drawn and then reproduced on the computer, the tribal pattern is to represent the mountains and valleys of our surrounding area.