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Authentic Mexican Restaurant Design


Antojo Tacos and Tequila in Halifax opened in January 2018. This Mexican food and beverage outlet was designed and handcrafted by the team at Irish Pub Company and McNally Design.

AN-TOH-HO = Craving is located in the heart of Halifax’s restaurant and entertainment district and is the winner of ‘Best New Restaurant’ in the Nova Scotia Restaurant Awards. 

The design details throughout this outlet are exquisite; with hand painted specialist artwork, handcrafted furniture, detailed joinery and millwork throughout. The logos and paintings on the walls feature catrinas or skulls that are part of the ‘Day of the Dead’ holiday in Mexico which honours deceased loved ones.

    Project Scope

    • Concept & Brand Creation
    • Interior Architecture
    • Handcrafted Joinery & Millwork
    • Lighting Design
    • Furniture Design
    • Custom Flooring
    • Custom made Glass & Signage
    • Bespoke Finishes, Fixtures & Fittings
    • Project Management
    • Fit Out on Site

    Innovative Restaurant Design Blended with Tradition

    Innovating Tradition: A Seamless Fusion in Restaurant Design

    Sustainable Practices Implementing eco-friendly materials and energy-efficient technologies to reduce environmental impact.

    Cultural Integration Incorporating architectural elements and decor that celebrate local heritage and traditions.

    Enhanced Guest Experience Designing interactive and engaging spaces that cater to modern dining preferences.

    Operational Efficiency: Utilizing innovative design solutions to streamline operations and improve staff productivity.

    Investing in strategic restaurant interior design and architecture is crucial for creating memorable dining experiences and driving business success. Our blend of traditional design and innovative thinking has created a space that patrons love to visit. By focusing on key design elements and integrating unique restaurant features, we ensure that every visit to you space is special.

    Bringing an authentic Mexican Restaurant to downtown Halifax

    From our client:

    “Our sincere thanks to you and the team at the Irish Pub Company for your recent design, build, and install of our new Mexican Taqueria, Antojo.

    Since opening the doors to our newest hospitality venture, we have been inundated with positive comments regarding the design and the physical finishes.  When we tell people that Antojo was designed and built by the same group that designed and built Durty Nellys they are amazed.  Your team has truly knocked this project out of the park.  You should also be aware that Antojo was the winner of the best design award at the recent Restaurant Associations annual awards ceremony.  Please pass on our sincere gratitude to all of your colleagues that touched this project.

    We look forward to working with McNally Design and the Irish Pub Company in the future on our 4th venture.”


    Innovative Restaurant Design in Halifax

    At Antojo Tacos and Tequila, we believe that innovative restaurant design is essential for creating a memorable dining experience. Our Halifax location showcases how contemporary aesthetics blend seamlessly with vibrant Mexican culture, resulting in an inviting atmosphere that captivates guests. From the hand-painted murals to the cozy seating arrangements, every detail is meticulously crafted to reflect authenticity and warmth. Our commitment to innovative design ensures that each visit to Antojo Tacos and Tequila is a unique culinary adventure.

    Innovative restaurant design not only attracts customers but also enhances their overall dining experience. A well-designed restaurant can evoke emotions, set the mood, and create a sense of place. At Antojo Tacos and Tequila in Halifax, our design choices reflect our brand’s identity, making it a standout destination for food lovers. By incorporating local artistry and contemporary elements, we ensure that our restaurant is both aesthetically pleasing and functional, providing a comfortable space for our guests to enjoy.

    Antojo Tacos and Tequila Halifax by the Irish Pub Company and McNally Design

    Crafting the Perfect Ambiance in Halifax

    Creating the perfect ambiance is crucial for any restaurant, and at Antojo Tacos and Tequila in Halifax, we excel at it. Our design team focuses on every aspect, from lighting to layout, to ensure a welcoming and vibrant environment. The strategic use of colors, textures, and materials helps us set the right tone, making our restaurant a favorite spot for locals and visitors alike. The ambiance at Antojo is designed to complement the rich flavors of our cuisine, enhancing the overall dining experience.

     Lighting: Soft, warm lighting creates a cozy and inviting atmosphere.

    Seating: Comfortable and varied seating options cater to different group sizes and preferences.

    Decor: Authentic Mexican decor, including colorful murals and traditional artifacts, adds to the charm and character of the space.

    Sound: Background music that complements the dining experience without overwhelming conversation.

    Restaurant Design Trends in Halifax

    Staying ahead of design trends is vital for the success of any restaurant. At Antojo Tacos and Tequila, we embrace the latest restaurant design trends to keep our Halifax location fresh and exciting. From sustainable materials to open kitchens, our design incorporates elements that appeal to modern diners. By continuously evolving our design, we ensure that our restaurant remains a dynamic and attractive destination.

    Antojo Tacos and Tequila in Halifax exemplifies how thoughtful restaurant design can create a vibrant, inviting space that draws guests in and keeps them coming back. By focusing on innovation, ambiance, and current design trends, we ensure that our restaurant remains a top choice for diners in Halifax.

    Detailed Artwork for the Restaurant

    Artwork plays a pivotal role in transforming a dining space into a cultural narrative. We curate pieces that resonate with the restaurant’s theme, whether it’s contemporary abstracts or traditional murals that celebrate local heritage. Each artwork is carefully selected to enhance the ambiance, providing visual intrigue and fostering a deeper connection with diners. Collaborating with talented artists, we ensure each piece complements the interior design, enriching the dining experience with storytelling and aesthetic charm. Our approach underscores the power of art to evoke emotions and create memorable dining moments that extend beyond culinary delights.

    Handcrafted Restaurant Furniture

    At the heart of our design philosophy lies the artistry of handcrafted furniture. Each piece is meticulously crafted to blend functionality with aesthetic appeal, ensuring every dining experience is elevated. From bespoke tables made from hard woods to artisan-crafted chairs upholstered in luxurious fabrics, our focus on detail ensures durability and comfort. Collaborating closely with skilled craftsmen, we integrate custom designs that reflect the restaurant’s ambiance and personality, creating an inviting space that patrons return to for both culinary delights and visual pleasure

    Hand painted art work for a client restaurant build in a mexican theme restaurant we designed.
    Handcrafted furniture designed by the Irish pub company in collaboration with skilled wood workers

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