New mezcal bar and tasting room Tahona invites guests to feast on a contemporary Mexican menu. Think gourmet tacos, a modern Tres Moles tasting flight, or Churro S’mores with chocolate ganache and lightly charred fluff. Tahona’s opening makes San Diego home to one of the country’s few proper mezcal tasting rooms. Choose from over 120 varieties of the agave-based spirit and creative cocktails. A rustic yet refined ambience features authentic Oaxacan elements, oversized Spanish archways leading into the mezcal tasting room, hand painted tiles, Mexican rope seats, large rattan lights and hand troweled clay walls.
The 2,000 square foot space seats up to 52 guests and is designed by JG Color Studios, a former finalist on the nationally-aired HGTV show Design Star. Tahona’s atmosphere will feature natural hues and textures throughout. Take in a refined rustic appearance with authentic custom made Oaxacan elements. Through oversized Spanish-style archways guests will access the tasting room. Other details include hand painted tiles, rope seats from Mexico and massive rattan lights hanging overhead. Vintage furniture curated by Tahona’s founders and hand troweled clay walls will round out a wanderlust-inspired experience.
Drink offerings include more than 120 varieties of mezcal from brands including Mexico’s Casta Tribal and Mezcal Animas alongside creative and classic cocktails crafted by in-house mixologists. The menu will reflect modern Mexican cuisine with Oaxacan flair. Visit Tahona at 2414 San Diego Avenue in Old Town and online at www.tahonabar.com. Follow along on Instagram at @Tahonamezcal. No reservations required.