Descanso Announces New Menu Specials, Margarita Day


Descanso in Costa Mesa has launched a slew of new menu items and specials. Only three months after opening, the self-described “modern taqueria” is showing an early willingness to accept feedback and cater to what their customers want.

“As we strive to produce the best dining experience for our customers, we are always looking to improve and update what we offer,” they said in a recent statement.

Those customers can also look forward to February 22, aka National Margarita Day. To celebrate, Descanso will be offering their specialty margaritas for 50 percent off during lunch hours.

New highlights on the menu include the Torta Ahogada (see image above), Salmon Avocado Toast, and five new cocktails incorporating everything from blood orange honey to agave.


  • Torta Ahogada
    Carnitas, French Baguette, Refried Pinto Beans, Spicy Tomato Ginger Broth and Chile Peron Relish
  • Salmon Avocado Toast
    Steelhead Salmon Confit, Avocado, Chile Morita Aioli, Rainbow Carrots, Snap Peas, Yukon Gold Potatoes, Roasted Corn and Toasted Bolillo Bread
  • California Burrito
    Choice of Protein (Steak, Shrimp, Al Pastor, Carnitas, Pollo or Vegetables), Refried Pinto Beans, Guacamole, Tres Quesos, French Fries and Salsa Frita.


  • Pescado Empapelado
    Steelhead Salmon, Citrus Butter, Salsa Verde, Seasonal Vegetables and Mexican Fried Rice
  • Tamales Dorados
    Three Sweet Corn Tamales, Salsa Verde, Crema, Queso Fresco and Purslane


  • Pan con Hongos
    Wild Mushrooms, Telera Bread, Tres Quesos, Salsa Frita and Epazote Herb
  • Sopes de Nopales
    Blue Corn Masa Sopes, Nopales, Refried Pinto Beans, Queso Fresco and Salsa Verde. Add Green Chorizo or Steak


  • Spicy Paloma Margarita – Casamigos Blanco Tequila, Red Fresno Syrup, Grapefruit
  • Sparkling Orange Margarita – Partida Blanco Tequila, L.A. Cetto Sparkling Wine, Cointreau, Blood Orange, Agave
  • Holy Water – Remy Martin VS, Cointreau, Orgeat Syrup, Citrus
  • Blood + Bourbon – Bulleit Bourbon, Montenegro Amaro Liqueur, Blood Orange Honey, Lemon, Orange Bitters
  • El Ol’ Fashion – Patron Extra Anejo, Morita Syrup, Angostura Bitters

Click here for more information, including full updated menu.

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