La Taqueria Amazing Brentwood
Completion Fall 2021
Size 2,210 sq ft
La Taqueria’s flagship restaurant is located at the heart of The Amazing Brentwood development in Burnaby. This eatery seamlessly integrates indoor and outdoor spaces using a fully retractable glazed storefront system that can be opened up to offer an expansive year-round experience reminiscent of traditional Mexican street food markets. The porosity of the storefront encourages natural animation in both the restaurant spaces and the public plaza.
Inspired by the symbiosis between history and innovation in modern day Mexico, the project captures the essence of traditional concepts within contemporary design elements while distancing itself from stereotypical reproductions of Mexican culture. The interior is a contemporary interpretation of iconic informal gathering spots such as cantinas, botanerias and food markets from turn-of-the-century Mexico.