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Puesto Mexican Street Food

1026 Wall St, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037
+1 858-454-1260
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Ranked #12 of 1,270 restaurants in La Jolla
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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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Potomac, Maryland
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57 reviews 57 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

After several days of eating not too healthy food on vacation in Southern California, my family (wife + 2 kids ages 9 and 11) and I decided to eat something simple, but healthy and tasty. While in La Jolla, we wanted something Mexican, and Puesta came up. The very idea of eating street food is fun, and Puesto brought that... More

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Auburn, Georgia, United States
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3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

Shrimp tacos, and house made guacamole here excellent. The wait is well worth it. Some of the best shrimp & fish tacos in La Jolla.

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Doha, Qatar
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

The host was very rude. We had a reservation for dinner at the restaurant section and were seated in the Taco stand section, on metal benches!! Tacos were good but overpriced for Mexican food. $60 for two tacos orders and a beer!!!!

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La Jolla
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

My parents are Mexicans and eating out for Mexican food is not easy.We are new in town & I'm so glad we found a great place for tacos👍

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10 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014 NEW via mobile

Great tacos, bowls, salsa and chips. Very casual and easy to order off the straightforward menu. The filet mignon option for tacos made me chuckle but hey, this is La Jolla people. Favorite go to joint for fast but not fast food in La Jolla

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Great tacos and salsa...all homemade. Loved the taco Tuesday special and great assortment of tacos! Good selection of beers on tap and great casual dining.

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Traverse City, Michigan
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

Best Tacos and food in LaJolla!!! Excellent food extremely fresh ingredients ! Fantastic!!! Tacos were amazing we loved everything on the menu that we ordered !!!

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Pullman, Washington
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23 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

We went with some friends while on vacation to Puesto. We sat at the dine in side. Chips and Salsa were nothing special, but the food once it came was great. I had the tacos and loved them all. My husband had the Chicken Mole and loved it. My son had a spicy shrimp tostada and his only complaint was... More

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Earth, Texas
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236 restaurant reviews
391 helpful votes 391 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

I have seen and been in many places in the world eating Mex, mainly in Mexico myself. All I can say, this place does not overpromise, but rather executes very well, all of us where curious how it works, but if you have a look at the "kitchen production" its an impressive interlinkage of food preparation. We will be back

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Vancouver, Canada
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18 reviews 18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

The title says it all - this taco was smothered with melted cheese and a slice of avocado on top. The Baja fish taco was also amazing and there was a really good chorizo sausage one too! It was soo good that we went twice during our trip. The presentation of these tacos is also quite appetizing - even instagrammable.......We... More

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