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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 #12 of 1,262 Restaurants in La Jolla
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $8 - $14
Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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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Cape Town Central, South Africa
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014 NEW

Filet espatada with black beans, basmati rice, grilled onions, avocardo and chile verde was absolutely fantastic! Puesto also has a wide variety of 'out-of-the-box' cocktails to choose from and a great selection of local brews on tap. Highly recommend.

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92 reviews 92 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

At first I was hesitant because the tacos are so much different to what I'm used to, but they were excellent! I had the filet, chicken verde, and carnitas. The Filet Minon were the best, but I would get any of them again. Do not hesitate to stop by and get some tacos.

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Baltimore, Maryland
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97 reviews 97 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

We went here on Tuesday. We sat outside; it has a nice indoor/outdoor feel. We both ordered the trio of tacos for $12 (we ordered at 2:40; if we had waited twenty more minutes our food would have been half price... Kind of annoying). We were both talked into $11 drinks by the waitress; we got the piña colada and... More 

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La Jolla, California
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17 reviews 17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

It is Mexican street food, kicked up a notch. Actually at the top of their game! Tacos are sooo good. They have additions to your tacos you wont find any place else and you direct them as they put them together. they are making fresh tortillas always. All ingredients are fresh. The sliced fruit in a cup is a nice... More 

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South Portland, Maine
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196 reviews 196 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
114 helpful votes 114 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Puesta was recommended to us by San Diego Fly Rides and did not disappoint. I was hoping to have authentic Mexican food while in San Diego and found it here. Using all fresh ingredients (even the Margarita and Pina Colada were made without mixes), the food was delicious. We greatly enjoyed the Guacamole Nogada with mango and pomegranate, Tacos including... More 

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Laguna Beach, California, USA
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31 reviews 31 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Really great diverse menu of tacos- pick 3 for $12 and prepare to enjoy. Artisinal salsas were great, including the pistachio and the crab guacamole is making me hungry right now when I think about it two days later. The red Sangria is perfect and the service is great. The music and decor kept the four 17/18 year old guys... More 

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Sanford, North Carolina
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94 reviews 94 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

Ate here on recommendation of a friend and it was better than expected. I had the three taco special of chicken and although it looked like a small portion it turned out to be much more filling than expected. Seasoned well and very tasty.

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Logan, Utah
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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

Very worthy! We ordered 6 different tacos, corn, beans, and drinks. Everything was delicious! We left stuffed and happy

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14 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

Quacamole was much too hot and spicey and house wine too expensive for a casual mexican restaurant, $10.00 a glass. Fun atmosphere, waitress very friendly and efficient, service good. The ice cream, crushed donut topping wonderful.

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Hong Kong
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18 reviews 18 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

Awesome Mexican with a modern twist. Tacos and salads are great! Been many times and would highly recommend- good for families too.

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Additional Information about Puesto Mexican Street Food

Address: 1026 Wall St, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037
Phone Number: (858) 454-1260
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego  >  La Jolla
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 - 10:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 8 - 14
Cuisine: Mexican

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