Mezcal Magic: Tahona’s Unmissable Presence at Taste of Old Town

Tahona, the revered restaurant that transcends the ordinary, is gearing up to take part in the much-anticipated Taste of Old Town event on September 21, 2023. As guests step through its doors, they are transported to a world where mezcal reigns supreme, and Mexican traditions are celebrated with unwavering reverence.

The allure of Tahona begins with its meticulously designed space, where warmth, authenticity, and the essence of Mexican heritage are palpable. The hacienda-style interior is beautifully adorned, creating an ambiance that beckons patrons to embrace a truly unique dining experience. Recently, the establishment has extended its allure beyond its walls with a newly opened street patio, inviting diners to savor the flavors of Mexico while immersing themselves in the vibrant atmosphere of Old Town.

Central to the Tahona experience is an unparalleled selection of over 120 kinds of mezcal, each possessing its own distinct flavor profile and compelling story. The dedicated team behind Tahona has taken great care in curating this expansive collection, catering to seasoned mezcal aficionados and newcomers alike. The tasting experiences at Tahona are not only enjoyable but also educational, as knowledgeable staff members guide guests through the intricate world of mezcal. With tales of diverse regions, intricate production methods, and the cultural significance of this revered beverage, the journey is as enriching as it is pleasurable.

The artistry of Tahona’s mixologists is evident in their meticulously crafted cocktail menu. Harnessing the unique characteristics of mezcal, these talented bartenders skillfully blend it with a diverse array of complementary ingredients to create cocktails that leave a lasting impression. From smoky and complex concoctions to refreshingly fruity delights, the cocktail menu boasts offerings to satisfy every palate. For those seeking an elevated experience, mezcal pairings are a tantalizing option, allowing guests to explore the exquisite interplay of mezcal and culinary creations.

Food at Tahona is an exquisite fusion of Oaxacan-inspired cuisine and traditional Mexican flavors. With an expansive menu encompassing tacos, appetizers, entrees, salads, and desserts, Tahona ensures that there is a tantalizing option for every craving. Among the standout dishes is the Short Rib Huarache, an exquisite creation that features Maiz Criollo (heirloom corn) Huarache topped with tender braised short rib, seasonal mushrooms, Mole encacahuatado, asparagus, oyster sauce, and pickled allium. The option to add bone marrow elevates this dish to new heights of indulgence.

As September 21, 2023, approaches, excitement builds for Tahona’s participation in the Taste of Old Town event. A haven for lovers of mezcal and seekers of authentic Mexican cuisine, Tahona promises an experience that transcends expectations. With its meticulously curated mezcal collection, inventive cocktails, and fusion of flavors that pay homage to Mexican traditions, Tahona is set to captivate the senses and transport guests to a world where culinary excellence and cultural appreciation intertwine.


  • Mon: Closed
  • Tue-Thu: 5-10pm
  • Fri: 5-11pm
  • Sat: 4-11pm
  • Sun: 4-10pm

Phone – (619) 255-2090

Address – 2414 San Diego Ave, San Diego, CA 92110


Tickets –  www.tasteofoldtown.orgvvvv