A fusion of Japanese and Mexican architectural techniques feature in this restaurant on Mexico’s Pacific Ocean, designed by TAX Architects for Hotel Escondido.

Called Kakurega Omakase, the restaurant is for Hotel Escondido near the lively Mexican port town of Puerto Escondido that is famous for surfing. Based in Mexico City, TAX Architects created the architecture of the hotel’s restaurant to feature a combination of Mexican and Japanese designs

Kakurega means hideout or refuge in Japanese and is similar to the Spanish word escondido, after which the hotel is named, that means hidden.

In keeping with Hotel Escondido’s thatched-roof bungalows, which were designed by Mexico City architect Federico Rivera Río, TAX Architects also created the restaurant with a massive natural covering.