Tamayo, the contemporary Mexican restaurant at the corner of Larimer and 14th street, will be closing its doors on January 13 for a massive redesign. Open since 2001, the Richard Sandoval eatery has hired Semple Brown, the leading restaurant design firm in Denver whose most recent clients included the Kitchen Denver and the Squeaky Bean, to give the LoDo space a brand new look.
The interior will be gutted to the core - the carpet stripped and exchanged for dark hardwood, booths removed and replaced with big new C-shaped banquettes in the main room, private dining room reconfigured entirely, all new lighting, furniture, space dividers, and paint. Both bar areas have also been redesigned.
With the renovation, Tamayo will also launch an updated menu. Expect to find more a more casual and varied taco selection, small plates, and a massively expanded tequila offering - more than 100 tequilas behind the bar. The white tablecloths will be gone, but some of the favorite entrees will remain on the menu.
The tentative date for reopening is February 2.