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Puesto Mexican Street Food

1026 Wall St, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037
(858) 454-1260
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Ranked #11 of 1,264 Restaurants in La Jolla
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $8 - $14
Cuisines: Mexican
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night, Street Food
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!
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Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

What a fun way to have tacos. You order what you want and they make it right in front of you. Great service, tasty food, fun environment.

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San Diego, California
Top Contributor
154 reviews 154 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 NEW via mobile

Puesto evolved from a fat food place to a combo fast food and sit down restaurant. They serve up scale versions of Mexican street food. I had the triple taco which was great. It is a bit expensive but at least the food is good

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Top Contributor
50 reviews 50 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 NEW

If this place was in our neighborhood, we'd be coming for tacos once a week ( and we are enormous fans of the best, most famous Mexican place in Chicago). Loved the seafood tacos - amazing flavors in each. We are on vacation and stopped by twice in 5 days.

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Cleveland, Ohio
15 reviews 15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014 NEW

Happened upon this place while visiting LaJolla. The filet mignon wrapped in grilled mozzarella with avocado and their special jabajerno sauce was by far the best taco I have ever eaten. I am not the type of person who would normally rave about tacos and I promise I only had one jackarita before we ate but, this place has a... More

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Davis, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014 NEW

We happened upon this place by accident. All the food is exceptionally fresh and the flavors are wonderful. We started with chips salsa and guacamole. Best guacamole ever with some heat! The margaritas are made with fresh lime juice and agave nectar. We ordered three tacos for 11$! They were all unique and full of flavor. Great value and great... More

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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

I use Trip Advisor a lot, but I rarely post reviews (yes I know, shame on me), but I ABSOLUTELY had to write a review for this place. When in SoCal, you should eat Mexican food, so I looked up the best Mexican place in San Diego area and Puesto was it...and there is a reason why. The tacos...are phenomenal.... More

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Louisville, Kentucky
18 reviews 18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

Good food with a great vibe to the restaurant. Service was excellent. (Behind Cheesecake Factory if taxi driver is confused.)

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Top Contributor
69 reviews 69 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

Our favorite taco was the short rib or brisket taco but we loved all of them. We had fun ordering a variety and had a wonderful dinner. We started with margaritas and ordered 2 tacos at a time and shared. We loved every single one. The service was very friendly and helpful. I have celiac and they were great at... More

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New Jersey
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26 reviews 26 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

Great, casual, spot for amazing Tacos. The offerings range from Lobster, to pork, to chicken, to cactus. And everything in between. Puesto bills it self as "Mexican Street Food" but don't take that as meaning run of the mill. This is not your plain, usual tacos with salsa and some blah sauce -- this is inventive creations that will WOW... More

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Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

They had a great variety and thy were all well executed. The food tasted fresh and good. Our favorite was the lobster tacos, it was exceptional !

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