Homegrown Mexican eatery Puesto is opening a third location in San Diego and moving into the long-tenured Gordon Biersch brewpub space in Mission Valley. According to NBC San Diego, Gordon Biersch will close its doors on Mission Center Road on July 16.
Launched in 2012 by a local Mexican-American family, Puesto now operates six restaurants throughout California that serve a fresh menu of street food snacks and tacos ranging from chicken al pastor to smoked tuna and filet mignon. Puesto Mission Valley is scheduled to open Fall 2019, and will be reactivating the on-site brewery.
In addition to serving wine from the Valle de Guadalupe, Puesto has been doing beer partnerships for years with breweries in San Diego and Mexico; an ongoing relationship with Baja brewery Agua Mala recently resulted in a collaboration beer called 811 Pale Ale. Now they’ll be able to develop their own in-house beer program. Co-owner Eric Adler said, “This new space gives us the opportunity not only to brew, but continue bringing our innovative approach to authentic Mexican flavors to more of our hometown.” The restaurant is also known for specialty cocktails and its selection of agave spirits.
Puesto’s ownership team notes that it will make an effort to retain as many existing Gordon Biersch employees as possible; they plan to interview all current staff for available positions at the new restaurant.