Broken Spanish is deeply devoted to a homey Mexican-American décor and offers a variety of dining experiences, from easy going two- and four-tops in the main room to bar seating. Orange and white Mexican tile decorates the entire wall adjacent to the open kitchen.
The bar in Bracero Cocina de Raiz is lined with cast concrete tiles designed in a geometric agave pattern. The bar exemplifies the dynamic blend of Southwestern and industrial styles seen throughout the restaurant.
Materials like old wood and leather help tell the design story of this Mexican restaurant, which was inspired by the 1942 Bracero Program — an agreement between the U.S. and Mexico that brought migrant workers to the U.S. during World War II. The leather-upholstered barstools that line this rustic wood bar embody the inspiration.
Fashioned from raw concrete blocks characteristic of the Mexican landscape, this taqueria bar is vertically bordered with a bold yellow “stepped” bar top, a feature inspired by Mayan ruins and tailored specifically to the space. Vibrant colors express vitality and excitement.
The bar in this Mexican-inspired restaurant wraps around to an exposed kitchen area, where guests can casually dine and watch the chefs in action. The same leather-upholstered dining chairs used throughout the restaurant line this dining bar for a cohesive design.
There's ample seating at the bar area to enjoy a few cocktails and even dinner. A tufted, leather banquette built into the wall pairs with square wooden tables and red leather barstools to offer a casual place to enjoy food and drinks.
Industrial concrete floors and columns pair with rustic wood chairs and tables to create a dining area in this San Diego restaurant. The Mexican restaurant also boasts a large bar area, where barstools offer additional seating for more casual dining.
Industrial metal barstools pair with exposed ductwork and a vintage-style fireplace to create an urban look for this restaurant's bar. Sleek pendant lights add a contemporary touch, and rustic wood floors lend warmth underfoot.
Colorful bottles of liquor decorate the glass shelves of Il Corso's bar, which is visible in the main dining area. Reclaimed wood floors, ceiling and exposed ductwork lend an edge to the modernized design.
This expansive bar in a restaurant dining room is bright and cheery due to the large, light-colored wood beams and multitude of glass pendant lights hanging over head. White subway tiles also lighten up the space, and add a fun element that references an older style with a modern twist.
Communal tables and bar tables with stools -- different types of seating areas -- create a space that's nuanced and interesting. The open kitchen clad in white subway tiles feels like a diner; the antique-style restaurant sign is a fun, antique element in the space. The resulting feel is both homey and modern.
Polished concrete floors set an industrial tone that's carried throughout this authentic Mexican restaurant. A wood paneled ceiling accent above the bar feels simultaneously rustic and contemporary, and leather on the barstools adds definite Southwestern flair.
A vintage-style fireplace with a recycled brick surround centers this restaurant while providing separation between the main dining area and bar. The fireplace works beautifully with the restaurant's urban chic design.