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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 #14 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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Conakry, Guinea
16 reviews 16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

I went with the whole family to Taco Tuesday: $2 tacos and $3 beers, so how can you go wrong? We made a reservation and were seated promptly (others arriving without a reservation were being told there was a 40-minute wait for a table). Friendly hostess, friendly waitress, everyone was very nice. The restaurant was crowded, noisy, and fun. We... More

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San diego
12 reviews 12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

Decided to try the newly converted (from fast-casual to sit-down dinning) Puesto Restaurant, in Downtown La Jolla. Sat by the bar with a group of friends. Perfect Margarita - Perfect :) Red Sangria 4/5 Tried "La verdad" 5/5 Chips and salsa were excellent. Salsa is very fresh, with enough spice to leave you wanting more... 5/5 Esquite (corn on the... More

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london, england
Top Contributor
59 reviews 59 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

This is a great restaurant if you can make it past the lady on the door. She is so unhelpful. We arrived at 7.05 for a 7.15 reservation and she suggested that we stay outside until the table was ready. Is there a bar? Yeah, but it's kinda full. We waited in the bar until 7.25 - and only sat... More

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Carlsbad, California
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104 reviews 104 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Loved the decor and atmosphere of Puesto. The whole restaurant is open to the outside with a bunch of roll-up doors, they have great bar top seating inside that faces open windows as well as a great patio - loved it! The service was friendly and helpful with my GF needs, thankfully, much on the menu is GF or can... More

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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

I love that they have so many different options when it comes to tacos! One of my favorites was the zucchini and cactus flower taco, I also enjoyed their filet mignon. The food was served fast and fresh. Puestos will not disappoint.

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Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

We went there for taco Tuesday night. The tacos were delicious. Margaritas were good, but very expensive and I would say they were overpriced. It was very busy as the evening went on so I would either recommend getting there early or making reservations.

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Indiana, Pennsylvania
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44 reviews 44 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

The food options for diverse taste in the realm of tacos was excellent. Everything was fresh and the margaritas are delicious, Bernardo our server was absolutely wonderful got our large party,

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San Diego, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

Interesting tacos on the menu. My favorites were the zucchini and cactus flower, the mahi mahi and the filet mignon. The baja is a typical fried fish taco, good but greasy if you're used to eating healthy. Definitely order the side of corn, crazy good! Delicious margaritas, taste like they're made from scratch and no mix. That's probably why they... More

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Potomac, Maryland
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63 reviews 63 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

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
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

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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