Puesto, the popular La Jolla taqueria that artfully mixes a casual approach with an original twist on Mexican street food, has opened their second location in Downtown San Diego’s new dining hub - The Headquarters at Seaport District. Neighboring the likes of Pizzeria Mozza and Seasons 52, the second Puesto location is set to grand open on November 21 and will offer an expanded menu highlighted by their coveted tacos made with crispy melted cheese and the finest ingredients to hit fresh, house-made tortillas. The new Puesto menu will feature antojitos (Mexican tapas), and innovative cocktail frescas in a full-service, beautifully designed restaurant, along with its signature taco line in an awesome atmosphere.
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The 4,500 square foot restaurant is designed by Thomas Schoos, the creative genius behind the décor of Morimoto in Mexico City and Waikiki, Tao Las Vegas and Searsucker in San Diego and Austin, and includes two custom art walls by famed artist Chor Boogie in addition to the inviting dining room, mezzanine and patio seating.
The expanded menu (copied below) of antojitos includes a number of raw preparations including ceviches and crudos using local fish and produce. Exceptional Mexican cuisine favorites, various house-made guacamoles, grilled prawns, octopus, scallops and other small plates have been introduced to compliment the tacos, which will be presented on large platters communal-style in the main dining area and bar/living room. Executive Chef Luisteen Gonzalez, inspired by his travels throughout Mexico, is also creating new braises and incorporating classic Mexican flavors into the taco offerings.
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Puesto is family-owned and operated by brothers, Eric and Alan Adler, and their cousin Isi Lombrozo, all native San Diegans of Mexican descent. A native of Mexico City, Puesto’s Executive Chef and Partner Luisteen Gonzalez brings genuine Mexican flavors and over a decade of experience catering exquisite Mexican food.
Puesto is committed to serving all-natural meats, sustainable seafood, organic local vegetables, flavorful salsas made from scratch daily and homemade stone ground corn tortillas. Puesto is proud to partner with many local purveyors, and will create salads, salsas and tacos with produce from famed San Diego purveyor, Suzie’s Farm.
The original Puesto Mexican Street Food is located at 1026 Wall Street in downtown La Jolla and is open daily from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. The new Puesto Mexican Street Food is located at 789 West Harbor Dr. San Diego, California 92101 inside The Headquarters at Seaport District and has expanded hours.
For more information please visit eatpuesto.com and connect with Puesto on Facebook and Twitter.