The Pachamama cafe in Montréal sells Argentinian empanadas introducing the “fast good” dinining concept, which combines fast service and casual dining.

Issadesign, Pachamama, Montréal, 2017
Pachamama is an Argeninian “fast good” restaurant in Montréal, the first of its kind. The concept by Canadian design agency Issadesign was born by creating the perfect marriage between fast service and casual dining, the whole tinted with an Argentinian spice.


The project faced a tight schedule and was designed on a tight budget. The space was decorated with colors and textures inspired by the South American country. Upon entering the space, a long banquette accented with Argentinian pillows highlights an old brick wall, defining the historical past of the building. Two banquettes near the window allow friends and foodies to gather and join the ongoing festivities of the neighborhood. The open view onto the kitchen let consumers look over the handcrafting of empanadas before ordering. The abundance of cacti and succulents are a small reminiscence of the mountainous Argentinian landscapes. By day, natural daylight floods the dining room, while as night falls, a Latin vibe with warm dim lighting invites locals for festive evenings.

Img.4 Issadesign, Pachamama, Montréal, 2017
Img.4 Issadesign, Pachamama, Montréal, 2017

Pachamama, Montréal, Canada
Program: restaurant
Design: Issadesign, design de l’environnement intégré
Client: Pachamama Empanadas
Contractor: Christau Construction
Area: 95 sqm
Completion: 2017

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