Get ready to get street smart. A new casual dining experience with street tacos is coming to La Jolla next month.
La Jolla High grads Alan and Eric Adler, also brothers, will open Puesto Mexican Street Food at 1026 Wall Street in early to mid-February. Don't be surprised if you see the doors open a bit early though.
The menu focuses on a guisados (stewed or grilled) meats, fishes and vegetarian treats that are served atop tacos, bowls or salads. Puesto's guisados include salmon, shrimp, chicken al pastor, carne asada and some fancier fare like like zucchini flower and soy chorizo potatoes. All menu items can be topped with one of six homemade salsas.
The Adlers brought in Mexico City native Luis Gonzalez as executive chef. Gonzalez is sure to keep patron's palates intrigued with fresh ingredients. Puesto said it will serve all-natural meats, sustainable seafood, organic local vegetables and homemade stone ground corn tortillas.
La Jolla Patch got a sneak peak into the restaurant, which is still under construction, on Friday. The design team is San Diego-based Studio MYID, which also designed . Most impressive is two extremely large muralist by graffiti artist and San Diego native Chor Boogie.
Watch the video (to the right) to listen to Alan and Eric tell you why they decided to come to La Jolla.