It’s your classic high street Mexican restaurant – with a punchy, geometric twist. Tasked with over-hauling British restaurant chain Chimichanga, the designers at London-based Brown Studio say they were inspired by Aztec and Mayan patterns, as well as contemporary Mexican street life.
The result, in this location in Billericay, is a two-floored restaurant rendered in bold red and green – with shiny glass tiles, patterned floors of reclaimed wood, and walls of cracked antique mirrors. Ceilings inspired by temples and colourful lighting fixtures complete the geometric look, alongside a lime-green wall overlaid with blocks of wood.
It’s not exactly understated, and the cacophony of colours could prove too much for some diners. But over a plate of nachos and a daquiri on a Friday night, there’s plenty here to look at (and the occasional potted cactus doesn’t hurt either).
Photos courtesy Brown Studio