Puesto, the modern Mexican restaurant located at The Headquarters, has partnered with its fishermen neighbors at the new Tuna Harbor Pier Downtown Fish Market to create a limited quantity, special Mercado Fish Taco served only on Saturdays featuring the catch straight from the fishermen's boats. The partnership launched last week with a delicious yellowfin tuna taco. Puesto's executive chef, Luisteen Gonzalez works directly with the fishermen to learn what types of fish will be brought in to sell and requests 20-30 pounds in order to create these special fish tacos, often creating new toppings and fresh salsas based on the type of fish.
Recent catches have included the yellow fin, dorado and red snapper. This ongoing partnership showcases a great synergy between Puesto's dockside location and commitment to sourcing the freshest local ingredients. The tacos are priced between $5-$7 and available Saturdays only as a specialty menu item.