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Puesto: The Latest in Fish Taco Dining

My little trip to the LJ eatery


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The other day, I had me a little visit to the new Puesto Mexican Street Food. It's on Wall Street in La Jolla; I had been once before it opened, but this time, I ate. And ate and ate: three tacos; a very tasty, sweet coconut water; some horchata; and a street cup of sliced veggies with lime, chili, and sea salt on top.

(Troy, do I sound like a food writer or what?)

One of the owners, La Jolla High grad Eric Adler, hired his favorite chef from Mexico City and developed this passion project.

The tacos, salads, and Guisado bowls can be built however you like, and you get to watch them make it. One of my tacos had shredded mozarella cheese cooked on the griddle and wrapped around the meat. Another taco had, among other things, carne asada and Huitlacochoe (corn truffle).

YUMazing. New word. You read it here first.

They have all kinds of homemade salsas and toppings (grilled cactus, anyone?).

Above and beyond the food, Puesto does some cool interactive things. First, you can take an instagram photo, give it the hashtag, #eatpuesto, and your photo will appear on the dining area's big screen.

The other cool thing they do is, you can pay using the iPhone app, Square Card Case. Just use your name—you don't handle money, and your account keeps track of everything you've ever ordered, so you can see what a Puestohead you've become. Another new word.

Enjoy!


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