This New Huntington Beach Restaurant Will Transport You to Tulum, Mexico (No Passport Required)
While SOCIAL Kitchen & Craft Bar is no stranger to the SoCal scene, their Huntington Beach location has revamped everything from the vibes to the cuisine. Orange County restaurateur Andrew Dorsey and Chronic Tacos co-founder Daniel Biello are pleased to announce their new concept, SOCIAL Cocina y Tequila.
If you’ve been dreaming about a tropical Tulum getaway, then an escape to this eatery is a must! As you walk through the palapa-inspired entrance, expect to lose yourself in the lush greenery and bohemian accents. “We knew our SOCIAL Huntington Beach location needed its own identity and vibe,” explains Dorsey, owner of SOCIAL Costa Mesa and SOCIAL Cocina y Tequila.
To help bring his south-of-the-border vision to life, Dorsey called on head chef Jackie Salazar. Back in 2014, Salazar worked as Dorsey’s sous chef and helped opened SOCIAL Costa Mesa, nearly eight years ago. Thanks to Salazar’s true talent and Hispanic heritage, the cuisine at SOCIAL Cocina y Tequila is just as authentic as it is delicious.
“Mexican cuisine tells a story of love and hate through the bold flavors of spiciness, sweetness and acidity; it represents my roots, my family and the country of Mexico. We are all very excited to get this chance to create traditional food from all regions of Mexico and share it with the world,” said Salazar. SOCIAL Cocina
With deep roots in regional Mexican cooking, the menu is built around spicy salsas, flavorful meats, tasty tacos, duck chalupas and yes, even fresh churros for dessert! Every dish is made from scratch with quality and authenticity in mind.
Just when their menu couldn’t get any more impressive, Grayson Dierksmeier took it to the next level with their bar program. Inspired by the flavors in the kitchen and the professionals he’s had the pleasure of working with, Dierksmeier created a drink menu different from the rest.
“I enjoy the challenge of assembling untraditional flavors not common to cocktails in order to create unique drinks that are unlikely to be duplicated,” shares Diercksmeirer, the restaurant’s bar director.5/12
SOCIAL Cocina y Tequila’s wide variety of one-of-a-kind craft cocktails are sure to hit the spot any day of the week, but you can’t beat their Taco Tuesday deals. Not only do they offer discounted food and appetizers, their $9 1942 tequila shots are the best way to get the party started (and keep it going)!
So what are you waiting for? Leave your luggage and passport at home, and head on down to SOCIAL Cocina y Tequila for an exotic staycation in Huntington Beach!