Tacos, Margs and Good Vibes Await at Bella Terra’s Newest Hot Spot

Get Your Taco Fix at This New Mexican Restaurant in Huntington Beach

Puesto’s authentic, award-winning Mexican cuisine has taken California by the sombrero since opening its first location in La Jolla in 2012. Family-owned and operated by first-generation Mexican Americans, Puesto is an innovative approach to authentic Mexican flavors, led by a Michelin team of culinary talent. Adding to their Orange County locations, Puesto will be joining the picturesque Bella Terra outdoor shopping center in Huntington Beach this month. This 7,600-square-foot Bella Terra location will be the largest of the brand’s Orange County restaurants, featuring extensive indoor and open-air seating and many unique features that provide a one-of-a-kind experience for guests to enjoy. Puesto Huntington Beach

What to Expect: Puesto Huntington Beach

The Bella Terra location, opening April 23, will encompass a raw and earthy feel to compliment the Huntington Beach culture, complete with a “wave wall.” The organic vibe will flow from the decor to the kitchen, where Puesto’s handmade, non-GMO and organic blue corn stone-ground tortillas, organic jidori chicken, sustainable meats, Baja and local line-caught seafood, local produce and scratch salsas will be prepared.


What to Eat: Puesto Huntington Beach

Known for award-winning tacos wrapped in crispy melted cheese, Puesto’s Executive Chef & Partner Luisteen Gonzalez brings the vibrant art and culture of his native Mexico City. Each taco has its own flavor palate, encouraging guests to try them all! 


Our Favorite Bites: 

– Filet Mignon Taco (crispy melted cheese, marinated filet mignon, avocado, spicy pistachio Serrano salsa)
– Puesto Perfect Guacamole (avocado, cilantro, onion, fresh squeezed lime & orange, Chile habanero, Parmigiano- Reggiano)
– Suiza Enchilada (braised organic Jidori chicken, chile verde sauce, Queso Oaxaca, Mexican crema, pickled red onion, avocado)

What to Drink: 

Puesto’s craft bar program is led by Bar and Spirits Creative Director Beau du Bois, who, prior to joining the Puesto family, comes from Napa Valley’s three Michelin Starred eatery, The Restaurant at Meadowood.

For the ultimate tasting, Puesto offers flights of their curated list of agave spirits (tequilas, mezcals, sotols, bacanoras and raicillas) that are sourced from throughout Mexico. The beer selection features its own Mexican Lager, Mexican Amber and Mexican Negra Lager, as well as a rotating seasonal beer, all brewed at the Puesto Cervecería in Mission Valley, San Diego by veteran brewmaster Doug Hasker.


Our Favorite Drinks: 

– Watermelon Margarita (Del Maguey Vida mezcal, watermelon, fresh lime)
– Puesto Clara (A traditional Mexican-style light lager with crisp malt flavor, hints of corn, and pleasant bitterness from noble hops. A clean and refreshing beer.)
– Puesto Perfect Margarita (blue agave reposado tequila, fresh lime, organic agave nectar)


Puesto at Bella Terra
7777 Edinger Ave, Ste 110
Huntington Beach, CA 92647

Photography Provided By: Anne Watson

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Reyes is a graduate of Hope International University with degrees in General Management (BA) and Marketing Management (MBA). She loves visiting new and trendy restaurants, pop-ups, lounges, etc. Exploring Southern California keeps her busy!


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