Avoiding the obvious cliché’s that generally come with cultural dining such as Mexican food, Sydney based studio Juicy Design aimed to create a space that reflected the culture, without becoming a pastiche. Using bold, hand painted graphics, on floors and walls, to set the energy levels high. The planning of the restaurant brings food to the street, with guacamole, limes, chili’s and roasted corn as the centerpiece. This wraps into a bar which caters for early diners and those who just want to come for the tequila! The restaurant then leads down, mixing communal settings with more traditional banquette seating, anchored with an open kitchen at the rear. Juicy wanted to ensure that they delivered a brand and restaurant experience that matched and expressed authenticity as the name suggests‘Méjico,’ the local name for Mexico. The restaurant was inspired by the clients clear vision from the menu giving it a point of difference from the latest boom in Australian Mexican venues. The space has been stripped back to its core where exposed brick, open ceilings and concrete floors form the base, and our hand woven pendants, graphics and timbers add warmth. I just love me a little Mexican and Juicy Design!
Story by Richard Misso. To see more by Juicy Design images courtesy of Juicy Design