Distrito, Philadelphia, PA


Completed, 2008


Philadelphia, PA


6,900 square feet

This 250 seat, high-energy restaurant is inspired by the spirited culture and cuisine of Mexico City. The expansive bi-level space features a menu of Chef Garces’ fresh interpretations of the diverse street foods of classic Mexican fare. The restaurant is styled in bright pinks and greens and features a tequila bar/lounge on the first floor and a dining room on the second-level, equipped with swiveling booths and swinging seats. The restaurant is decorated with more than 600 of Mexico’s Lucha Libre masks, as well as a four-seat booth fashioned from a VW Beetle, the official taxi cab of Mexico’s Distrito Federal. Crème handled every aspect of the design development including the branding, print collateral, web site, custom lighting, and furniture.