Popular Mezcal Bar and Kitchen Relaunches Weekend Brunch

| July 5, 2022 | 0 Comments

Just in time for summer, mezcal bar and kitchen Tahona in Old Town, located at 2414 San Diego Avenue, announces the return of its Oaxaca-inspired brunch service, beginning Sunday, June 12 and available thereafter each Saturday and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Notably, this marks the first time Tahona’s once-popular brunch will be served since early 2020 – and now, guests can also enjoy brunch al fresco on Tahona’s streetside patio, in addition to the mezcaleria’s wanderlust-worthy dining room and semi-private and private group dining spaces.

Tahona’s new brunch menu takes cues from the culinarily-renowned regions of Baja and Oaxaca. Savory highlights include Chef Adrian Villareal’s house chilaquiles; Spanish frittata with Iberico chorizo, leeks, organic vegetables and cheese from Chihuahua; smoked adobada turkey burrito with eggs and the carnitas-centric Bruno’s burrito; and a selection of tacos ranging from quesabirria to the vegetarian Green Goodness tacos with grilled nopal, creamy leeks and greens on a Tehachapi Heritage Grain Project tortilla.

On the sweeter side of the menu, guests can choose between strawberry shortcake served on a decadent house-made buttermilk biscuit with strawberries, raspberries and vanilla cream, or Tahona’s elevated version of French toast: caramelized wild sourdough topped with whipped crème fraiche, bananas, house-made cajeta and cocoa nibs.

Never one to forget the importance of cocktails, Tahona’s brunch libations include a prickly pear mimosa; house-blend Bloody Mary with choice of mezcal, tequila or vodka; Tahona’s signature Paloma de la Casa with Real de Valle (RDV) tequila, pamplemousse (grapefruit liqueur), fresh grapefruit, lime, and organic agave; and the Carajillo #2 with RDV tequila, espresso and vanilla-flavored Licor 43 from Spain. A selection of wines is also available, as well as San Diego and Mexican beers and cider.

“Old Town has an incredible energy on the weekends and is the perfect spot to spend the day playing tourist, whether you live here or not – but our guests kept telling us that they couldn’t find true brunch options in Old Town. So, after a long break these past two years, we decided to reopen on weekend mornings and afternoons and reintroduce this side of Tahona,” said Amar Harrag, co-founder of Tahona and its newly formed parent company Be Saha Hospitality Group.

Tacos and other savory items are offered for weekend brunch. Photo courtesy of Arlene Ibarra.

Tags: , , ,

Category: Events, Food, Local News, Restaurants

About the Author ()

General articles by the Presidio Sentinel and Associated Partners.