This fancy restaurant is located on a street in the south part of the city of Guadalajara, Mexico. The main challenge of the project was to create the design for a new unit, a concept inspired by nearly two decades of experience. Over the past 18 years, the restaurant La Tequila has become the benchmark for Mexican cuisine in the town. The restaurant holds an aesthetic and unique architectural identity that couldn’t be left unnoticed.
In order to bring more unique identity to the space, architects decided that it was necessary to extract the most representative elements of the existing concept and process. Some items have been left intact, while others were reinterpreted to fit the new concept. Towards the south facade we see brick stripes that form a lattice. During the day the restaurant is full of natural light that comes from the south window and also there is a large skylight which is located above the staircase. The floor represents a tapestry of traditional mosaic patterns with a geometric pattern in light colors and this helps the amplification of the light in the room. Wood is another key element of the concept and wooden materials have been used for the construction of the furniture and all panels for cladding. The rough texture in materials is recognized everywhere in the restaurant. The combination of texture and a rustic appearance through a contemporary language is impressive and it gives a special charm to this Mexican restaurant.