Fish Taco, a Baja-style eatery, opened the doors of its latest location this past spring in Bethesda, Md. 

The fast-casual restaurant, with interiors designed by GTM Architects, harnesses natural daylight with rich and rustic textures while boasting a beach-like feel incorporating custom wood-painted, whitewashed benches and blue and sea green accents — a nod to the restaurant’s light turquoise branding.

 N6A1167 HDR copy 2From the project’s start, the design team planned to integrate elements of an authentic Baja eatery, providing a lively and light-filled interior. Floors dappled with a hand-stenciled motif and festival-inspired pendant lights complement eclectic seating arrangements comprised of tufted banquettes and intimate booths on platforms clad with Mexican tiles.

Sisal wall covering and white plastered walls with exposed beams add a richness and depth to the space, solving design challenges associated with a narrow floor plan and high, exposed ceilings. Artwork from the owner’s own eco-conscious collection adorns the walls.

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