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Puesto Mexican Street Food

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Mexican
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1026 Wall St, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037
+1 858-454-1260
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11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, 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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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Delicious tacos

Visited as a family and, despite being a large group with no reservation, the staff did a great job to find us a table quickly. The tacos here are amazing as was the service which was fast and entertaining. The atmosphere is great too. Strongly recommended.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 28, 2015
Ian E
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London, England, United Kingdom
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  • Local cuisine
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London, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

Visited as a family and, despite being a large group with no reservation, the staff did a great job to find us a table quickly. The tacos here are amazing as was the service which was fast and entertaining. The atmosphere is great too. Strongly recommended.

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Maywood, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

We were the group of seven with 3 kids in tow. Adult loved the drinks and kids loved the octopus tacos.

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Fort Mill, South Carolina
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

We were very disappointed with Puesto Mexican Street. The setting and atmosphere were really nice but they were the only things enjoyable about our experience. The wait staff and servers seemed snooty and not interested in our business. We spent $35 for six tacos which was WAY overpriced. We will never return here nor recommend others to go.

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

Great food, excellent service. No complaints, would definitely eat there again if in La Jolla! A popular spot so reservation or prepare to wait, but worth it.

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Southern California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

This place has one of the best tacos I've ever had. My favorite taco was the octopus, which was perfectly grilled and seasoned, then topped with a slightly spicy sauce. Their filet mignon taco had very tender steak pieces that were marinated perfectly.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

This place is a taco lover's paradise. Mix and match from the list of a dozen or so taco options, all of which sound delish. I chose two: one lobster and one rajas. The lobster taco presented a variety of textures and flavors -- tender lobster, crunchy onions, sweet black beans and fresh lime. The rajas tasted like homemade-- roasted... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

This is a really nicely designed restaurant that serves a wide variety of small tacos. You can watch the tortillas being made. Some choices were excellent and some were mediocre. It was fun but I'm not sure I'd go back.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Went to puesto for a meeting, never expected for the tacos to be so good. Definitely i will be going back.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

We visited San Diego with our son for a Baby Moon/Family Vacation before our new bundle of joy arrives this fall. I was craving some tacos so my husband found Puesto. BEST TACOS I have ever had. I had the lobster, a pulled chicken and filet mignon. We shared the crab guacamole and he had the filet rice bowl. Everything... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

We happened to be there on a Tuesday, 3 tacos for $6 and $5 margaritas. It was all delicious, fun atmosphere. We got there pretty early, and easily got a seat, but it did fill up as we ate.

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Additional Information about Puesto Mexican Street Food

Address: 1026 Wall St, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037
Phone Number: +1 858-454-1260
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 - 9:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 13 - 19
Cuisine: Mexican

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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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?