Tahona Unveils a New Symphony of Flavors

Step into Tahona in Old Town San Diego, and prepare to embark on a culinary journey like no other. With its new menu curated by Executive Chef Adrian Villarreal, Tahona invites diners to savor the vibrant flavors of Baja and Oaxaca, reimagined with a modern twist. Accompanying these exquisite dishes are the signature cocktails crafted by Beverage Director Carlo Bracci, ensuring a harmonious fusion of taste sensations.

Chef Adrian Villarreal’s menu is designed for sharing, offering an array of unique recipes that pay homage to classic Mexican cuisine while incorporating innovative techniques and ingredients. Here are just a few standout dishes that epitomize the essence of Tahona’s culinary offerings:

Suckling Pig Green Pozole: Prepare your taste buds for a symphony of flavors with this delectable dish. Featuring slow-cooked farm-raised suckling pig paired with local nixtamalized blue corn, crunchy Brussels sprouts, organic radish mix, charred cipollini onions, and pepita macha, this dish is a celebration of texture and taste. Served with Mexican key lime and tostadas raspadas, every bite is a revelation of bold and nuanced flavors.

Soft Shell Crab and Corn Salad: Indulge in the delicate flavors of the sea with this exquisite salad. Tempura-battered local soft shell crab is paired with roasted organic yellow corn, broccoli, and a tantalizing guajillo dressing. Topped with pepitas, Idiazabal cheese, and crispy tortilla matchsticks, this dish offers a symphony of textures and flavors that dance across the palate.

Pulpo & Risotto: Elevate your dining experience with this luxurious creation. Slowly poached octopus is served atop creamy squid ink risotto, enriched with Parmesan cheese and black garlic aioli. Accompanied by a seasonal veggie charcuterie “pickled” sauce featuring cucumber, squash, caper, olive, shallots, and mustard seeds, this dish is a harmonious blend of land and sea flavors.

Complementing these culinary delights are Carlo Bracci’s expertly crafted signature cocktails. Whether you prefer a refreshing margarita infused with local fruits or a smoky mezcal concoction, Tahona’s beverage menu offers a perfect accompaniment to every dish, elevating the dining experience to new heights.

Located in the heart of Old Town San Diego, Tahona provides a feast for the senses, where every dish tells a story and every sip is an adventure. Whether you’re a connoisseur of Mexican cuisine or simply seeking an unforgettable dining experience, Tahona invites you to immerse yourself in the rich culinary heritage of Baja and Oaxaca. Come discover the magic of Tahona today and embark on a culinary journey unlike any other.


  • 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

Website www.tahonabar.com