From us, to you: Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!

The holidays are here and we are so excited to be celebrating them with you!

A few important details:

  • Holiday Hours: We close early on Christmas Eve, Monday, December 24th at 1:30 pm. We are CLOSED Christmas Day so our team can celebrate with friends and family, and we will reopen with regular hours on Wednesday, December 26th. We are also open our regular hours on New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day.
  • Holiday Gifts: Sometimes the best things come in small packages. Few things are better than the gift of tacos, so give away with a Puesto gift card.

December Taco of the Month

December’s taco of the month – the Chile en Nogada – is bursting with holiday goodness, filled with beef and pork Picadillo, walnut sauce, poblano rajas, and pomegranate seeds.

Chiles en Nogada is a celebration dish that is generally prepared on Mexican Independence Day since it is the colors of the Bandera (Mexican Flag!). Chiles en Nogada are roasted poblanos stuffed with a beef or pork picadillo (ground meat with herbs, spices, fruit and nuts) and bathed in a creamy walnut sauce.They are then garnished with cilantro and pomegranate seeds. Our picadillo is made with pork, beef, pears, and almonds. We garnish ours with roasted poblano rajas and pomegranate seeds. 

Winter Cocktails

Have you tried our winter cocktails yet? If not, come in between that last minute Christmas shopping and holiday traffic for one of these three, delicious cocktails.

GIN AND MEZCAL AND JUICE
What’s in it: Mezcal, gin, chamomile, fresh lemon, and egg white.

CHAMPURRADO TROPICALE
What’s in it: Blue agave reposado tequila, spiced chocolate & maíz, piloncillo, guanabana liqueur, fresh passionfruit, and fresh lime.

ROMPOPE OAXAQUEÑA
What’s in it: Mezcal añejo, housemade eggnog, roasted corn and cinnamon.

Beneficiary of the Month 

Our hearts and prayers are with those who have been affected by the two tragic California wildfires. Our team nominated the California Fire Foundation as our winter charity. From the months of December to February, $1 from every frozen horchata purchase will be donated the California Fire Foundation for the important work they do.  The California Fire Foundation, a non-profit 501 (c)(3) organization, provides emotional and financial assistance to families of fallen firefighters, firefighters and the communities they protect.

Formed in 1987 by California Professional Firefighters, the California Fire Foundation’s mandate includes an array of survivor and victim assistance projects and community initiative such as:

California Firefighters Memorial: The Foundation designed, built and maintains this unique memorial to fallen firefighters at the State Capitol in Sacramento. Every year, the Foundation holds a special, annual ceremony to commemorate the bravery of those who lost their lives in the line of duty.

Firefighters and Their Families: The Foundation supplies emergency support to departments and families of firefighters killed in the line of duty and provides educational assistance to the children of fallen firefighters through the California Firefighters Endowment and Daniel A. Terry Scholarship program.

Victim Assistance: The Foundation’s Supplying Aid to Victims of Emergency (SAVE) program brings immediate, short-term relief to victims of fire or other natural disaster throughout California.

Community Improvement: The Foundation supplies public safety resources, and conducts outreach and education about fire safety issues through its Firefighters On Your Side program.