location San Diego, CA
area 1,200 SF
scope design, fabrication, build-out, project management
type commercial / restaurant
client Luis Gonzalez
photography Jenny Siegwart
With a streamlined floor plan, a vivid color palette, and cleanable surfaces, Lupe’s Mexican Eatery is a fun and vibrant cantina reflective of its owners’ intimate ties to the Baja beach culture. Efficient and scalable, the space facilitates catering to a variety of guests and occasions including the business lunch crowd, after-class high school students, happy hour rendezvous, and evening dates.
The uniquely authentic atmosphere and culinary experience is accentuated by classic Mexican textures, materials, and branding juxtaposed with clean and modern lines of high-design, and an acoustic-enhancing wood-slatted ceiling that unifies and creates interior warmth. The abstracted, site-specific cultural elements are designed to become intrinsic to the Lupe’s brand as it expands and carries over into new locations.