Argentinian Dinner At Puerto La Boca San Diego

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Puerto La Boca Bread And Chimichurri

Puerto La Boca Bread And Chimichurri

After settling in my room at the Four Points By Sheraton Downtown San Diego, I headed out of the hotel and walked down to India Street, which is the the main blvd in Sand Diego’s Little Italy neighborhood. Since I’ve had no lunch today, I was feeling hungry and I could no longer wait for happy hour at Puerto La Boca. Puerto La Boca is an Argentinian restaurant located on the corner of India St and W Hawthorn St. I’ve eaten at Puerto La Boca on multiple occasions when I’ve visited San Diego in the past.

Puerto La Boca Chardonnay

Puerto La Boca Chardonnay

I sat down at the bar and ordered myself a glass of chardonnay to start while I was browsed the menu. I briefly considered ordering their Entrana skirt steak, but I decided not to and try something different than the same thing I also order here. When the bartender came back, I ordered the bread and chimichurri, which comes with olives and butter. Bread is not free here and has to be ordered at $3.50 but extra bread and chimichurri are free after the first charge.

After reviewing the menu further, I decided on ordering the chorizo and an order of rabas mixtas for dinner. Both items are appetizers but I figured I would order two to make it a meal. When the bartender delivered my bread and chimichurri sauce, I went ahead and ordered the chorizo and the rabas mixtas. I briefly considered ordering some of their delicious french fries but I decided to pass and not over do it on the carbs.

Puerto La Boca Rabas Mixtas

Puerto La Boca Rabas Mixtas

Puerto La Boca Argentine Sausage

Puerto La Boca Argentine Sausage

Both the the chorizo and the rabas mixtas arrived together while I was enjoying my chardonnay with the bread and chimichurri sauce. The chorizo was cooked well and was perfect with the bread and chimichurri sauce. I was essentially making myself little choripan from the pieces of the chorizo and bread pieces all doused with liberal amounts of chimichurri spooned on top of it. The rabas mixtas was not heavily battered nor greasy. The calamari and shrimp were both tender and was good with or without the tarter sauce. Artichoke pieces were mixed in with the seafood and I have to say it was my favorite part of the dish.

Puerto La Boca has a generous happy hour between 4:30 and 7:30 and all day on Sundays. House wine is $4.00, draft beer $4.50, well drinks $4.50 and 30% off appetizers. The only catch is that happy hour prices are ONLY offered at the bar and not in the main dining room. Every time that I come down to San Diego, Puerto La Boca is starting to become my goto default if either I’m not in the mood or can’t get a reservation at another restaurant. You really can’t go wrong with grilled meat and fried potato!

Puerto La Boca
2060 India Street,
San Diego, CA 92101
(619) 234-4900

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