General manager Juan Carlos Ruelas and bar manager Leon Vazquez have gone deep into natural wine at this Mission restaurant, where chef Jorge Martínez’s witty riffs on Mexican dishes (like panko crusted avocado tacos) mirror the space’s electric decor. Ruelas and Vasquez are equally excited about agave, offering a serious mezcal library and savory agave driven cocktails.
974 Valencia St. (between Liberty and 21st sts.), San Francisco, California
Longtime senior editor at Wine & Spirits magazine, Luke now works for the Stanford Technology Ventures Program.
This story appears in the print issue of October 2019.
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