Comic-Con International hits San Diego in a couple weeks, and some of San Diego’s most popular restaurants are preparing accordingly. This menu guide features special plates and drinks fit for first time panel-goers to experienced collectors offered exclusively this Comic-Con season.
Puesto in The Headquarters
The creative culinary team at Puesto has put on their superhero thinking-caps to create a Comic-Con themed selection of dishes just in time for the arrival of San Diego’s legendary convention. Known for their winning tacos and killer cocktails, Puesto has created a dynamic duo of special tacos--the El Heroé Taco ($10) made with Maine lobster, filet mignon, crispy melted cheese, avocado, crispy onions, chipotle heroé sauce and the El Villain Taco ($8) made with duck carnitas, black bean purée, whipped avocado and habanero pickled onion. The perfect sidekick is the El Mezcalito cocktail ($12) a combination of Vida mescal, Guanabana, tamarindo, lime leaf and charred orange. The final piece to this superhero themed menu includes a happy ending of Fresas Con Crema ($10) made with jamaica gel, cocoa cajeta, macerated raspberries, and strawberries. Available during the entire Comic-Con gathering (
July 21-July 24
), these special menu items are a fun way to get into the spirit of Comic-Con while eating the best tacos in town.
The Blind Burro in East Village
The go-to spot for Baja coastal cuisine and spirits, The Blind Burro has concocted five Comic-Con cocktails to refuel the superhero in everyone. The Mega Margarita ($15) crafted with Don Julio Blanco, triple sec, fresh citrus, and agave can be made a caddy with a gran mariner float for ($20). The Pop Bam Slam Mule ($14), and Marvel-ous Paloma ($14) also boast Don Julio Blanco for those who need an extra power boost. The Drink That Has No Name Sangria ($12)-crafted with red wine, orange liqueur, blackberry brandy, succulent juices, and fresh apples-is served in a goblet to please the wickedest of witches. Lastly, the Baller Margarita ($25) which has Don Julio 1942, grand marnier, and fresh lime, is reserved for Comic-Con champions and hence comes garnished with a gold chain.The Blind Burro has also dreamed up three adventurous dishes for this superfan convention. Kryptonite ($10) is everyone’s weakness, a hearty bowl of guacamole served with tortilla chips. Game of Thrones fans can rejoice as The Blind Burro will offer Wun Wun’s Giant Dog ($9) made with ½ pound all beef frank, candied chipotle bacon, pinto purée, charred green onions, pico de gallo, pickled jalapeño purée, mayo, and mustard on an amoroso roll and a Gigantic Taco, served on a 10" tortilla with chicken ($14) or ribeye ($15), made with queso fresco, pico de gallo, shredded lettuce, taco shop guac, and a choice of one side. These Comic-Con luxuries will be served exclusively from
Monday, July 18 - Sunday, July 24
Tajima in East Village
Tajima, San Diego’s premier authentic ramen restaurant, has designed the perfect miso ramen specifically for Comic-Con’s Anime devotees. Tajima’s Naruto Ramen ($9) based off of a popular Japanese anime, includes their Miso Ramen classic ingredients-pork chashu, japanese seaweed, sesame seeds, green onion, and half a ramen egg-but will also feature some of the adolescent ninja Naruto’s favorite extras, bamboo shoots and Naruto fish cakes. This Comic-Con special is available for a limited time, and will be offered at all locations (Convoy, Mercury, Hillcrest, East Village) from
Monday, July 18-Sunday, July 24