Méjico Restaurant & Bar in Sydney, Australia portrays exclusive interiors by Juicy Design and style. Not anywhere in the restaurant is a flat-out show of a Mexican flag or papered piñata. Rather, the contemporary style of this trendy space is unthemed with a striking composition of contemporary graphics, bold hues and earthy components.
An immediate stand-out are the concrete walls and exposed brickwork, both featuring mesmerizing hand-painted designs in inky black that could be attributed to ancient Mexican culture–do we spot a touch of Aztec inspiration?
Pale timber is utilized to enhance warmth and is noticed in the communal tables which consist of elongated wooden slabs resting upon concrete block supports. An entire wall of banquette benches is adorned with patterned throw pillows in black and white. Tall industrial ceilings generate a spaciousness to the lengthy and narrow restaurant, even though oversize hand-woven basket pendants preside over the core of the space.
What is so refreshing, even though, is the restraint of far more typical colors like red, green and white related with Mexican cuisine. Instead, the spot pops with hot pink set against black like in the walls with psychedelic geometric stripes. Contemporary dining chairs alternate between black and this fiery neon, as do the square-topped stools. Such an ultra cool, not to mention unexpected, style contribution!
In the dining area and a culinary prep location, brick walls painted with Spanish words like “Buen dia” and “Vida” are entertaining, although assuming a vintage vibe. A bar resides in the rear of the restaurant, accessible for lounging before or soon after dinner, while enjoying tequila tastings. Chili “pendants”, stacked corn and platters of limes add zest to this casual, chill zone.
Without a sombrero in sight, Méjico Restaurant & Bar captures the essence of imaginative, contemporary restaurant design and style in a new light. And to that, we say, “Bienvenido!”