This weekend I was invited to come check out Puesto,
an upscale fast-casual eatery that serves real authentic Mexican food,
made from whole, fresh ingredients.
This isn't just another taco stand in San Diego folks.
This build-your-own style eatery,
founded by brothers Eric and Alan Adler,
offers a range of meals incorporating all-natural products like stone ground tortillas and meats,
locally-sourced produce, and sustainable seafood.
We were personally greeted and treated by Eric Adler,
who showed us around his place and recommended some of his favorite picks from the menu.
Hope you're ready for a quickie Spanish lesson, because this is how it works:
Step 1 - choose your plancha (tacos, guisado bowl or salad bowl).
Step 2 - pick your guisado (grilled meats and veggies cooked with home-made sauces).
Step 3 - spoil yourself with a variety of toppings, dressings and salsas.
Oh the salsas... every day, Puesto's house salsas are made from scratch, so they're as fresh as you can order 'em.
The pistache salsa was my personal favorite!
Step 4 - Grub!
|Guisado Bowl: Camarones, Huitlacoche, Brown Rice, Black Beans, Avocado, Tomatillo Roja Salsa, and cheese.|
|Tacos: Pork, Carne Asada, Pollo Al Pastor|
Nom, nom, nom.. I can't help but salivate as I look back on these photos.
The tacos were my personal favorite, because I can honestly say that I have never tasted anything like it,
(mind you, my husband is Mexican, so I have tasted a ton of amazing cuisine from his home country).
You're probably thinking, "what's so different about those tacos anyway?", right?
Basically, if you choose to add cheese to your selection,
they grill your guisado inside the cheese before putting it into a taco, so you're left with this crunchy on the outside, gooey/cheesy on the inside concoction. Genius.
I don't know.. it's hard to describe, you just have to try it yourself.
My go-to combo?
Tacos with carne asada, cheese, nopales asados, tinga, avocado and pistache salsa. Yum!