Puesto in La Jolla
It looks like the eye of Sauron, but it is one of Puesto's wonderful desserts. The chocolate shell encases a light mango cream. We went to the La Jolla branch of this mini-chain, which has locations in downtown San Diego and a few spots in Los Angeles. We had agua frescas for drinks. Mine was jamaica. We started out with salsa, which was made with roasted tomatoes - a nice variation on the typical pico de gallo. We ordered the classic guacamole, which was smooth and not as good as what I make at home. My friend had a nice chicken soup (caldo) with plenty of meat. I had three tacos - duck confit, tamarind shrimp and mushroom. Puesto offers some unusual taco fillings, including Maine lobster and spring pea.
The restaurant is very open, bright and attractive. It ended up being a very cheap meal, which happens when you don't get margaritas. I thought the food was very good, with a good spice level and distinct flavor profiles.
|This glassware is pretty!|