Ontario-based design group tongtong created the Barsa Taberna restaurant, located in Old Toronto, Canada. This restaurant doubles as night club, as well as serving traditional Spanish food during the day. The design team chose a modern take on classic Barcelona design, adding large murals and Spanish artwork all around. This 3,000 square foot underground building has low ceilings and limited natural light, giving it a mysterious atmosphere.
Separated into two spaces: a bar room and the back dining room. A Gaudi-influenced tile pattern is featured on the floor that runs up the walls of the kitchen and out to the bar. Designed in collaboration with a local graffiti artist Pascal Pacquette, the walls are covered in multiple bright colors, feeding into the Spanish theme. The Barsa Taberna is a hidden gem in the middle of the bustling downtown core of Toronto.
Image Credit: Lisa Petrole