The interior concept & design for Rodeo Cantina & Kitchen is inspired by the vibrant streets of Mexico. The design research delves deep into its culture, people, history and art. Rodeo celebrates the warm, inviting hospitality of the Mexicans and is designed to fit friends and families alike. With various seating options – from booth seats, board game tables, soft sink-in sofas and a community table for the adventurous, there is something for all age groups. A family restaurant during the day, Rodeo changes into a lively, upbeat bar at night.
The restaurant sports a stunning 16 feet long bar, dressed in corrugated metal, wood and subway tiles with a hand drawn mural and graffiti work. The restrooms celebrate Mexico’s old world charm with custom wallpapers, chandeliers and illustrations inspired from the day of the dead festival.
Every single piece of art in the restaurant is original and created inspired from Mexico’s rich cultural heritage. With references from pop culture, history, wall graffiti, stencils and hand painted type – Rodeo showcases a perfect blend of the old and the new. A stunning hand painted floor to ceiling mural adjacent to the bar celebrates the quintessential feasts and festivals of Mexico.
Concrete, metal, wood, glass and exposed brick work come together seamlessly to create a space which is rough around the edges, but inviting nonetheless. The flooring is a mix of Mexican tiles and concrete. Old school mosaic work adorns a few of the tables. The lighting is soft with exposed filament bulbs, chandelier lights and hand painted metal pendants.
The facade is reminiscent of small town Mexican homes, with a window and a door with a bell to announce your arrival.