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Puesto joins the growing roster of tenants opening soon at Santa Clara Square Marketplace

The upscale Mexican concept from San Diego is set to open its first Bay Area outpost

SANTA CLARA, Calif. – (July 20, 2016) – Puesto, San Diego’s taco hot spot serving modern Mexican cuisine, will open its first Bay Area location in summer 2017 at Santa Clara Square Marketplace, located off of Highway 101 and Bowers Avenue, further expanding the dining options at the specialty center.

Run by Tacoteurs Eric and Alan Adler alongside their cousin Isidoro Lombrozo, Puesto is known for its Mexico City-style tacos made with crispy melted cheese, house-made tortillas and from-scratch salsas courtesy of Partner/Executive Chef Luisteen Gonzalez. Using locally sourced ingredients, unique dishes and vibrant interior design, Puesto provides a fresh, contemporary and approachable take on authentic Mexican cuisine.

“We’re excited to announce Puesto’s Bay Area debut, which adds to the ever-expanding lineup of diverse new retailers and restaurants at Santa Clara Sqaure Marketplace,” said Dave Moore, president of Irvine Company Retail Properties. “Puesto is the perfect addition to the eclectic dining options here and we look forward to seeing it become a local favorite.”

“We have heeded the call from our fans up north and are thrilled to bring Puesto to the Bay Area. We have always admired the amazing food culture and can’t wait to join the community of Santa Clara with our signature Mexico City tacos and artisan Margarita Bar,” said Eric Adler, Tacoteur, Puesto.

Puesto will join the center’s anchor tenant, Whole Foods Market, opening July 26, along with Books Inc., COMEBUY Drinks, CorePower Yoga, Lula’s Chocolates, Specialty’s Café and Bakery and Sur La Table. Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar, Il Fornaioand Opa! will kick off the second wave openings in spring and summer 2017.

Puesto will be located at Santa Clara Square Marketplace at 2752 Augustine Drive, Suite 110.

About Irvine Company Retail Properties

Irvine Company Retail Properties’ portfolio features a distinguished collection of 42 shopping centers in coastal California including two neighborhood and community centers in Northern California: Cherry Orchard Shopping Center in Sunnyvale and Santa Clara Square Marketplace in Santa Clara. In addition we also provide shopping, dining, fitness and services in four of our apartment communities including Monticello in Santa Clara, Crescent Village in San Jose, River View Apartment Homes in San Jose, and Franklin Street in Redwood City. Irvine Company Retail Properties has recently welcomed several popular retailers to its unique collection of stores and restaurants, including Whole Foods Market, Il Fornaio, Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar, CorePower Yoga, Sur La Table, Pokéworks, Stanford Health Care Express Care Clinic and more. For more information, please visit ShopIrvineCompany.com.