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Puesto Mexican Street Food

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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: Reservations, Late Night, Street Food
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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Good for:
Local cuisine

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  • 75
    Very good
  • 18
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  • 9
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  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Puesto is the Besto!

Choosing my favorite taco is impossible. I love the shrimp, the steak and the veggie tacos. The quality of the ingredients makes this place the BEST in my book.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 30, 2015
82carolr
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
  • Street Food
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 NEW

Choosing my favorite taco is impossible. I love the shrimp, the steak and the veggie tacos. The quality of the ingredients makes this place the BEST in my book.

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Bay Area, California
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47 reviews 47 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

The lunch and early dinner/drinks scene is lively and entertaining and the food is inspired - especially the

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Kingston, Ontario
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

This restaurant was recommended to us by many locals in La Jolla. The food was fresh, well presented and tasty. I had the three taco combination - the chicken al pastor, the lamb barbacoa and the rajas veg, My one daughter had the chicken al pastor bowl and my wife ordered the carnitas bowl. Each of us enjoyed our meal.... More 

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Lawrenceville, New Jersey
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

This was our favorite dinner place in La Jolla. The tacos are like nothing we've had before: light,with interesting and varied ingredients. Great service, good drinks, good food.

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Los Angeles, California
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30 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

I couldn't wait to finally return to Puesto. Unfortunately, I was highly disappointed when I did. Everything had changed for the worse. You can no longer go through the line ordering and watching, as your tacos are custom made to order. Instead, Puesto is now restaurant style. Our experience was horrible from start to finish. After waiting for over twenty... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

This place is not your traditional Mexican cuisine and I mean that in a good way. Their guacamole selection is unique and amazing. I've never thought to put pomegranate seeds in Guacamole but now I'll never forget it. The tacos can get a little pricey if you are going with a large family but go on taco Tuesday and you... More 

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Colorado
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36 reviews 36 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 via mobile

Stopped here for some guacamole and chicken taco. The food was soooo good! I really enjoyed everything! Staff was super friendly!

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Columbus, OH
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27 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

We had a wonderful dinner at Puesto while visiting La Jolla. Even though we were inside, the doors were all open and we could enjoy a wonderful breeze. The food was delicious and the service was good!

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Temecula, California
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118 reviews 118 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

We stopped in here for tacos and margaritas after the beach and it was the perfect afternoon spot. We each tried three tacos and they were all delicious! So many flavors all tied into each taco. The pina coladas and margaritas were refreshing. The atmosphere is great and the decor is very modern rustic. All in all a great place!

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Chandler, Arizona
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21 reviews 21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

Very nice environment with a wide variety of draft beers, wines, and other drinks. Highly recommend the house guacamole. The zucchini tacos were excellent. Friendly staff.

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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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?