The second Puesto at The Headquarters offers an expanded menu highlighted by their coveted tacos made with crispy melted cheese and the finest ingredients to hit fresh, house-made tortillas. The menu features antojitos (Mexican tapas), and innovative cocktail frescas in a full-service, beautifully designed restaurant, along with its signature taco line in an awesome atmosphere.
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 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.
Cocktails are mixed with house-made aguas frescas, infused tequilas, extraordinary margaritas and a vast tequila selection. A variety of California and Guadalupe wines, as well as a great selection of San Diego’s best craft brews and Mexican beers will be available from twelve rotating taps.
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.