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Experience Little Italy's one and only gourmet taqueria and speakeasy combo, Entrada San Diego.
A friend and I attended the VIP portion of the launch party. We were very curious about this place.
First thing we noticed... two gigantic trees (fake) stretched their limbs over the center bar.
Attractive bartenders and servers helped with your drink orders!
Soon the food followed.
Multiple appetizers were being passed around. My favorite was the octopus taco with jalapeño sour cream.
I happily ate quite a few of these!
Other appetizers included ahi on a chip, tuna on cucumber and braised pork on sopa.
There was promise of a tour...
The way was lit by chandeliers made with Patron bottles! This fascinating hallway led to the secret speakeasy room in the back. A guy wearing a priest-like robe asks you to confess your sins before entering.
I can't reveal mine online...
In the back were more bartenders serving different drinks.
One of their attractions includes the four time champion flair bartener Atilla Iskifoglu (not pictured)! He gave us quite a show that night, including the mixing of some fiery drinks! He moved too quickly to be caught by my camera but it was amazing!
There was a DJ spinning live music and models for the event hanging out.
These ladies (and some gentlemen too) were also found in the main restaurant, on the red carpet photo area, and in the open windows of the restaurant.
We mingled with other guests and enjoyed a sneak peek into Entrada. The speakeasy will be open on the weekends or for private events while the rest of the restaurant is open to all. The space quickly filled up once the party opened to the public at 7pm. We'll have to check out their full food menu on a future visit!
Entrada Little Italy
1953 India St
San Diego CA 92101