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Take a Look at the Mexican Confines of La Comida

La Comida, looking at the bar.
La Comida, looking at the bar.

[Photos: Chelsea McManus]

Here she is, La Comida, the restaurant from Michael and Jenna Morton named for the family meal served to the staff before dinner service starts. The Mexican restaurant takes its design inspiration from Mexico City with details such as distressed construction and a 7-foot sculpted monkey clinging to the side of the building that lights up in pink neon by night.

Guests enter the restaurant through a graffiti lined alleyway with ornate metal window grates. Designed with 555 Design, the 3,000-square-foot La Comida seats 80 in the dining room, 15 at the bar and 24 on the patio. An open kitchen sits in the back and a 25-foot cocktail bar overlooks Sixth Street.

The windows at the front open with 13-foot accordion-style doors. Inside find wood floors, reclaimed tiles from Mexico, authentic church pews and stained glass from old church windows. The hostess stand is fashioned from an antique cart and the metal entry gate once graced the garden entry of someone's home. An ofrenda filled with Dia de los Muertos iconography and off-beat milagros sits above the open kitchen
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