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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, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
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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  • 32
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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
Mexican Food Out of the Ordinary

The three taco plate with zucchini, carntas, and the potato, soy chorizo veg was excellent. Oh, to be back in La Jolla!

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
RhondaWhurl
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Vancouver
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Vancouver
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46 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The three taco plate with zucchini, carntas, and the potato, soy chorizo veg was excellent. Oh, to be back in La Jolla!

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Thank RhondaWhurl
Evansville, Indiana
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Everyone in our group had tacos of some sort. I had lobster tacos and they were wonderful. In fact, everyone at our table thought their food was special. It is a very nice, casual Mexican Restaurant. Our waitress was so helpful and friendly. It was a beautiful day and they had all the windows/doors open. We loved it and would... More 

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Thank jackandsuz
Northfield, Massachusetts
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

WOW! Read some good reviews so we stopped to scope it out as potential place to come back to when my husband was with us (he was in SD on business, we tagged along for pleasure). I was expecting it to be more of a fast-casual place where you order at a counter--Puesto is a true restaurant. (Maybe I was... More 

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Thank TaraGogo
Eden Prairie, Minnesota
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210 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 216 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Return visit to this great casual dining destination with very good Mexican “street” food in upscale casual bar & restaurant. Good, lively vibe, friendly staff - just be aware of potential 30 min + wait, particularly dinners & weekend evenings. Puesto is a great place for group, friends, family or solo dining, as it has good bar, a nice selection... More 

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Thank Dave_from_MN
Philadelphia, United States
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The best time to go to this place is for dinner. The service was good and tacos were good too. Outdoor seating was awesome.

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Thank Vamsi N
Kirtland, Ohio
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251 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 132 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had dinner for three here and had a variety of dishes. They were good, but not as special as people had told us. It is a small place that becomes very crowded and noisy.

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Thank Amiga9
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went to Puesto January 2016. The place was packed so I was glad we had reservations through open table. Tacos were great especially the lobster. Kim waited on our table and she was wonderful even though it was so crowded. Bottom line is come here for great food and drinks if you can

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Thank Eston S
Norwood,MA
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59 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a wonderful place for mexican street food. Very original and flavorful. The waiter was very nice and helpful. We enjoyed our visit here. It's also cool that you can watch the chefs at work.

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Thank Justin A
San Diego, CA
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202 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

we went around 2 pm on a sunday and had great service by the bartender. the kitchen got backed up so tacos took too long but were delicious when they arrived. the bartender was extremely apologetic and caring.

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Thank jennifer s
San Diego, California
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I wouldn't call this authentic because in all my travels throughout Mexico, tacos aren't nearly this fussy but I must say, they're pretty darn good. Good margaritas, attractive space and a nice location right next to one of my favorite restaurants, Whisknladle

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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: Families with children, 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?