Little Italy has become San Diego's premier neighborhood
While Little Italy has become San Diego's premier neighborhood for avid diners, most of the top restaurants in the neighborhood only open for dinner service. That means, for those looking for a reliable place to host clients for a business lunch, there's a serious drop-off in worthy options.
However, Puerto La Boca serves lunch daily, opening at 11:30 am weekdays to provide authentic Argentinian cuisine in a business-friendly setting. Here are a few reasons this unique Argentinian steakhouse may be the best business lunch in Little Italy to impress your client.
It's something different
There are only a couple of dedicated Argentinian restaurants in all of San Diego county, and Puerto La Boca is the only one anywhere remotely near downtown. That means most of your clients have probably not visited an Argentinian steakhouse before, that number shoots up significantly when talking about local clients. Once they've discovered the wonders of traditional Argentinian meats and Puerto La Boca's famous house chimichurri, they'll be forever grateful. And, if your clients
Diverse menu appeals to your clients
When guests and clients hear they're going to take a business lunch in Little Italy, a few might start thinking about Italian dishes. Good news — Puerto la Boca can accommodate! Italians have made up one of the largest European populations to emigrate to Argentina over the last 150 years, so a number of pastas and breaded Milanese filets have been adopted by Argentinian cuisine. Both are featured heavily on our lunch menu.
While many of our guests do tend to favor our menu of grilled steaks and other meats, on the whole, our menu features a great variety of dishes, including seafood, salads, and sandwiches. And everyone usually starts with a few empanadas, of course.
Many popular restaurants around Little Italy feature cold, modern design elements, and glamorous spaces not conducive to a business lunch or afternoon work meeting. However, Puerto La Boca offers a relatively tranquil dining room set with white tablecloths and upholstered, straight back dining chairs. Traditional South American music plays softly in the background, contributing to the colorful atmosphere without disrupting conversation.
If it's a pleasant day, and everyone is feeling more lively, our sidewalk seating provides an elegant perch from which to observe the bustling Little Italy neighborhood, with its steady flow of pedestrian traffic.
Extensive drinks menu
If you and your clients prefer a light drink with lunch, look no further than Puerto La Boca. Argentina's wine culture is renowned the world over, and our wine list reflects this. It covers a few of the nation's favorite selections, including celebrated reds like Malbecs, dry pinots, and several fruit forward blends. White wine fans will adore the dry Torrontes appellation or sparkling wines flavored with various fruits. We also specialize in a number of South American style cocktails, and a unique beer list topped by the, rare to San Diego, Quilmes Argentinian pilsner.