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Thursday, 6 December 2012

Thinking outside the box…

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Would you be tempted to fall off your chair if I told you that the restaurant above is actually a small restaurant ancillary to a commissary, serving two street taco trucks? Surprised? I was too! Now I am no expert in Mexican restaurants but this is certainly not what I expected. Designer Omer Arbel has created a space that is laid-back, bright, earthy and dare I say almost beachy? Of course the first thing that catches your eye is the incredible Arbel and Bocci chandelier made of blown glass orbs and planters of cacti suspended amidst a tangle of copper tubing. It’s definitely a conversation starter so I love that they have kept the rest of the room simple with benches made from reclaimed wood and strong clean lines.

I did a little bit of research and lost a good 30 minutes drooling over the scrumptious-looking food!

Tacofino Commissary, 2327 E Hastings Street, Vancouver, BC V5L



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12 comments:

  1. This is amazing!! I thought initially it was just lighting but I love that it's all little succulents too! What an interesting place. Great find, thanks for sharing!! xxx

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  2. all those little lights make the place look so warm and inviting. love that you shared this with us!

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  3. I would love to spend hours here and gaze at the lights as I munched on tacos. I love the entire look and feel of this place. Thanks for sharing.

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  4. WOW - that is all I can say. Could stare at these images all day - fabulous

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  5. OMG. What an amazing concept! So cool!

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  6. i absolutely love this! that sculpture chandelier is amazing. it actually reminds me of several places here in portland, that is definitely the look a lot of our restaurants go for but maybe not as cool as this one!

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  7. I love resaturants where you can admire the decor as well as enjoy the food! I also like unusual places and this is definitely one of those. The lights and the suspended cacti look amazing. Another interesting post!
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  8. Hey sweetness! Thank you for the comment on my blog. So sorry to make your tummy rumble over breakfast. Eek! My, my, is that restaurant gorge. XOXO your newest follower!!!

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  9. Not at all what I would expect for a Mexican restaurant either! Where are the tacky sombreros and Mexican-themed decorative objects? Kudos to this place for not going the stereotypical route!

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  10. Ummm where have I been? This is in my own town and I had no idea of it. I have seen their trucks though. Heading down to take a look!!!!!

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  11. I love the look of this place. I could totally go for a dining room just like this and now I think I'll renew my search for a bench to replace some of our dining room chairs...

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  12. I absolutely love this space! The table and benches are so solid and chunky, and beautifully counterbalanced by the delicate sculptural chandelier and planters above. Genius!!! x

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