• Jarnard Sutton

Puesto to launch its third San Diego location and a craft brewery this fall

Puesto is making moves in its hometown with the debut of its third San Diego location and a craft brewery. The Mexican-American family behind San Diego-based Puesto Mexican Artisan Kitchen & Bar has taken over the former Gordon Biersch space in Mission Valley. Unique to this location is the craft brewery within the restaurant – Puesto Cervecería – led by former Gordon Biersch head brewer Doug Hasker. As head brewer, Hasker will focus on perfecting four styles of Mexican inspired beer to complement Puesto’s authentic dishes. The beer brewed onsite will be distributed to Puesto’s six other California locations: two in the Bay Area, two in Orange County and two in San Diego, with expansion to distribution in the future.

In addition to the brewery program, a full bar will offer the restaurant’s signature margaritas, seasonal cocktails and agave spirits. Agave connoisseurs will find an unparalleled and rare selection of tequila, mezcal, sotol, raicilla and more, including spirits harvested from wild agave plants.

This is the group’s largest project to date, both in budget and size, and they’ve tapped local designer Paul Basile of BASILE Studio for the $8 million dollar project. The menu will feature Puesto’s Mexico City-style tacos alongside new dishes from recently appointed Executive Creative Chef Marco Arreguin (formerly of Michelin-starred Taco Maria).

Signature tacos like the Filet Mignon and Chicken Al Pastor will be represented alongside regionally inspired mariscos, salads, share plates and more.

*All photos are courtesy of Puesto

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