in Aventura, Florida
With multiple locations featuring different design styles and ambitious expansion plans, api(+) was entrusted with the task of refining the best elements from each location and incorporating them into a prototype for future expansion. The flagship location, situated in a bustling retail center, captivates passersby with its tall windows, offering glimpses of the vibrant and inviting interior. The space boasts compelling lighting, while warm wood ceilings create an inviting atmosphere, enticing guests to step inside.
Upon entering, one’s attention is immediately drawn to the striking black and white chalkboard-style graphics that ascend the center of a wall and extend overhead, exuding a whimsical charm. These graphics serve as artistic representations of the diverse menu and the regions from which the delectable cuisine originates. As guests progress through their customer journey, they are treated to a sensory feast. Bold and colorful wall striping adorns the space, complemented by accents of warm wood tones. Built-in large screens showcase international sporting events, creating an engaging atmosphere. The tantalizing sounds and aromas of Latino fare being prepared further add to the sensory experience.
When it’s time to sit down and savor the meal, the lofty ceilings and expansive windows create an ambience akin to a gathering space in a grand room. Abundant natural light floods the area during the day, while views of the adjacent breezeway seating, twinkling lights, and swaying palm trees provide an enchanting backdrop.