Dennis Ebeli, owner of the new Alfredo’s Taqueria Rotterdam has Mexican roots and didn’t want to open another Mexican restaurant with skulls and oilcloth on the tables. Enter Alfredo’s Taqueria.


Luis Barrága’s work as an inspiration

Inspiration comes from Luis Barrágan, one of the most famous architects of Mexico and known for his use of color, light and space. They called it emotional architecture. He said: ‘Any work of architecture which does not express serenity is a mistake.’ One of his pupils was Ricardo Legorreta who designed the Camino Real Hotel in Mexico City among others. At Alfredo’s Taqueria they also played with colors – a deep blue and pink color for the stairs and the bar.


Tacos and torta sandwiches

Ebeli is also the owner of Alfredo Gonzalez, the stylish sock brand. With Alfredo’s Taqueria they expand into hospitality too. Although Ebeli opened Picknick before and works together with Ton van Zanten (Dudok-Group) and the designers of IWT for this project. On the menu Mexican street- and comfort food like tacos, and torta sandwiches. And of course tequila, cocktails and home made lemonades. There’s also an outside terrace. Alfredo’s Taqueria is located in Het Industriegebouw where you will also find other cool spots like Groos and By Jarmusch.


No website, check out their Facebook page here.







  • Rossi

    09.08.2017 at 21:41 Reply

    Nice read, but I thought the fine people of IWT designed the interior?

    • Pauline Egge

      09.08.2017 at 09:30 Reply

      Thanks for letting me know. I will add them to the article. Love their work! Best wishes, Pauline

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