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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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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations
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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    Very good
  • 23
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  • 14
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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
BEST TACOS EVER!

My boyfriend and I were travelling throughout Cali (from Ireland) with our main focus on food. Well, Puesto provided the best tacos EVER, easily the best we had in Cali! We were lucky to visit on taco Tuesday where we piled our plates high and are margarita glasses full. We had overall an amazing... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 31, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

My boyfriend and I were travelling throughout Cali (from Ireland) with our main focus on food. Well, Puesto provided the best tacos EVER, easily the best we had in Cali! We were lucky to visit on taco Tuesday where we piled our plates high and are margarita glasses full. We had overall an amazing time and our waiters were brilliant... More 

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Palm Desert, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

What a fantastic surprise. The meal began with "Lindsay" our server and bartender. Professional, knowledgeable, great attitude, and super service. She is a 10 The food was excellent. We live in the desert in a very Hispanic area. The Mexican food is pretty average. This was phenomenal. All fresh and tasty. The corn and the guacamole were unbelievable. Creative menu... More 

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west linn, OR
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

great food, the tacos are small so don't just order one. Salsa is fresh and spicy. Good margaritas, good friendly service

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Paris, France
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

Great lunch experience: the taco combination (you can mix and match three tacos for a set price) is a very good deal. I liked the way they're using fresh products, delivering Mexican cuisine with a bit of sophistication. Worth trying.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

my son and family were visiting from home and wanted Mexican food. I consulted trip adviser and they suggested Puesto and we're glad they did. We are immediately served a bean and chip combo which was very tasty. We order a pitcher of margaritas, their regular guacamole and tacos, which you can get 3 for $13.00. I select the two... More 

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La Jolla, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

The food at Puesto is delicious and fresh--also creative twists on the classics. We loved the lobster and spicy shrimp tacos and will definitely go back soon! Unfortunately our service was not as good as the food, but they apparently had a new computer system that was a challenge. It is definitely worth a try--the atmosphere is modern industrial, the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

Ate here with my husband and 2 girls (12/16). Lovely table outside, very buzzy. Husband had one of the bowls and the girls went for the 3 taco for $13 selection. When it came it didn't look like a lot of food but actually was extremely filling. Would recommend the margaritas too. Excellent food, value and service.

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Heraklion, Greece
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

The best tacos. Creative and very affordable mexican food. Nice place, polite staff in la jolla cove.

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Concord, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

The food here was excellent. This place has a great ambiance, and the wait staff was terrific. The tacos are my wives personal favorite. The place is a little hidden and you won't walk by it, but worth a trip.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

We loved this place. Great atmosphere and service was spot on. I ordered the carnitas taco and the filet mignon taco. I love filet, but the pork was perfection! I'm also a salsa freak- lol- and I had two servings! I will be going back again as soon as I return. Great place!!!!

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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?