Distrito Atlantic City, Atlantic City, NJ


Completed, 2011


Atlantic City, NJ


3,800 square feet

Interior Design

Distrito at Revel in Atlantic City merges two previous concepts Crème developed for Jose Garces– Distrito and Guapos Tacos. Distrito Atlantic City is festive, fun, and playful, offering a top-notch Mexican “take-out” menu and a variety of Mexican-inspired cocktails from piña coladas to mojitos to gimlets. Situated slightly off the main casino, the Guapos Tacos food truck transforms the casino floor into the outdoors. The truck is adorned with 50,000 bottle caps in a honeycomb pattern on its façade and a playful ‘LITE BRITE’ menu board hangs next to the order window. Behind the truck is the main dining area that continues the outdoor-themed dining experience, with the ceiling painted night-sky black and the glow of stringed lights; wooden picnic tables sit on large patches of astroturf. A multi-colored scallop-shaped wall forms the backdrop of the room, where high-top tables are nestled into the center of each scallop. Adjacent to the truck lies the margarita bar where guests can take a seat on brightly colored cushioned stools and grab a drink under its corrugated metal roof. The backdrop of the bar is a painted shingle wall, reinforcing the ambiance of a casual cantina.