Puesto Huntington Beach is Now Open!
Puesto Huntington Beach opened Friday, April 23 at the Bella Terra Center. As the largest of the our O.C. locations, the space reflects the coastal community that it is joining by adopting elements of Huntington Beach culture in its design, with organic forms, raw materials, and earth tones of the Puesto color wheel.
“Despite being a very challenging year for restaurants, in general, we’ve been overwhelmed by the support that the Orange County community has shown Puesto – so much so, that is has only gotten us more energized and excited to bring the community this beautiful location in the Bella Terra Center,” said Eric Adler, Co-Founder of Puesto. “This will be our largest location, with extensive indoor and open-air seating and many unique features that provide a one of a kind experience for guests to enjoy.”
The culinary program continues under the watchful eye of Executive Chef & Partner Luisteen Gonzalez, who brings the vibrant art and culture of his native Mexico City. Adding to the energy in the kitchen is Culinary Director Erik Aronow and Executive Creative R&D Chef Ian Tenzer (former Sous Chef at three Michelin-starred, Eleven Madison Park).
Our bar program is led by Bar & Spirits Creative Director Beau du Bois, who, prior to joining the Puesto family, gained attention for being named Bartender of the Year by Eater LA and then went on to join Napa Valley’s three Michelin-starred, The Restaurant at Meadowood.
Du Bois’ bar program begins with a curated list of agave spirits (tequilas, mezcals, sotols, bacanoras & raicillas) sourced from throughout Mexico. You'll also find our Puesto cerveza, featuring our Mexican Lager, Mexican Amber and Mexican Negra Lager, all brewed at the Puesto Cervecería in Mission Valley, San Diego by veteran Brewmaster, Doug Hasker.
Reservations can be made here.