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Puesto Mexican Street Food

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1026 Wall St, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037
+1 858-454-1260
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Description: Puesto is a popular San Diego restaurant that successfully mixes a casual...
Puesto is a popular San Diego restaurant that successfully mixes a casual attitude with an original twist on Mexican street food and drinks. Puesto knows the true meaning of fresh with hand-made tortillas, scratch salsas, all-natural meats, sustainable seafood and local greens. This incredible combination of the freshest, highest quality ingredients all prepared in house creates the greatest TACOS you've ever tasted! Chef Luisteen serves beautiful market salads, antojitos (Mexican tapas), ceviches, moles, tostadas and other authentic Mexican favorites. Puesto serves up a refreshing craft bar program led by San Diego's champion mixologists Queen, Conner and Ward. They bring Puesto's dedication to freshness and quality to scratch Margaritas, Palomas, and seasonal Aguas Frescas served pure or as cocktails. SALUD!
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Good for:
Local cuisine

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  • 18
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Taco Tuesday!

Tuesdays after 3 pm they have $2.00 tacos. We tried several different kinds. It was a fun place to eat and hang out! We did have to wait for 20 minutes to be seated. It's a very popular place.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 18, 2015
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Thatcher, Arizona
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Thatcher, Arizona
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29 reviews 29 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 NEW

Tuesdays after 3 pm they have $2.00 tacos. We tried several different kinds. It was a fun place to eat and hang out! We did have to wait for 20 minutes to be seated. It's a very popular place.

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Yorba Linda, California
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20 reviews 20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 NEW

Great place for casual dining. Homemade tortillas and margaritas and sangria. Open front of restaurant allows for nice breezes. On a busy street, but worth the trouble to park! We were there with a large party - 26 guests and we are all hoteliers and loved loved loved the food and service. The Manager came over and welcomed us and... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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22 reviews 22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW via mobile

The place has grown since my last trip with more seating inside. I have always had amazing service and the food is always amazing, try the avocado crab Guacamole.

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St. Louis, MO USA
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57 reviews 57 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

Had a snack after seeing La Jolla Cove. The ceviche was 5 stars and the tacos were good but small. Chips and salsa were also good.

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Seattle, Washington
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114 reviews 114 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

I love that they have happy hour from 3 PM to 5 PM Monday through Friday. $3 tacos and $5 margaritas. Sit outside and enjoy the fresh air or inside with open air space! The chips and salsa were good and bottomless. I love the scratch margarita on the rocks with salt! What a deal for $5! Staff was really... More 

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The Hague, The Netherlands
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42 reviews 42 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

Tacos were really nice. Lots of vegetarian options and option to seat outside. Great environment, Latin music and good service. Over all a good experience!

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México
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25 reviews 25 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015 via mobile

The place is really nice and we ate very well. All starters and dishes were delicious and they have a good selection of tequilas and mezcal. Unfortunately they did not tell us the kitchen was closing so we did not leave as happy as we could. It's worthy going to Puesto though and we will definitely go back again.

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Bellingham, Washington, United States
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35 reviews 35 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

Puesto's is spectacular Mexican food, simple, fresh and delicious. Tacos are $2 each on Tuesdays, try as many as possible, but don't neglect the side dishes. We had ceviche (intense and spicy), zucchini & cactus tacos, fresh-squeezed lime margaritas and esquite. Everything was great but if I ever go back, the one thing I will absolutely order again is the... More 

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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

One of the best meals I had while in the San Diego area. This place's flavor is insane. Definitely better than Chipotle, a million times over! Absolutely delicious, and the restaurant is clean and has a super cool atmosphere.

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Daytona Beach, Florida
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Very nice street food restaurant. We were there for happy hour and enjoyed a three taco combo along with a house margarita. I had the Chicken Al Pastor (yum), Filet Mignon (tough) and the Drunk'n Pig (awesome). Definitely fresh, clean and fun!!!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1026 Wall St, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego  >  La Jolla
  • Phone Number: +1 858-454-1260

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 13 - 19
  • Cuisine: Mexican

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine

Description

Puesto is a popular San Diego restaurant that successfully mixes a casual attitude with an original twist on Mexican street food and drinks. Puesto knows the true meaning of fresh with hand-made tortillas, scratch salsas, all-natural meats, sustainable seafood and local greens. This incredible combination of the freshest, highest quality ingredients all prepared in house creates the greatest TACOS you've ever tasted! Chef Luisteen serves beautiful market salads, antojitos (Mexican tapas), ceviches, moles, tostadas and other authentic Mexican favorites. Puesto serves up a refreshing craft bar program led by San Diego's champion mixologists Queen, Conner and Ward. They bring Puesto's dedication to freshness and quality to scratch Margaritas, Palomas, and seasonal Aguas Frescas served pure or as cocktails. SALUD!
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?