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La Puerta

560 4th Ave, San Diego, CA 92101-6905
619-696-3466
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Ranked #138 of 4,065 Restaurants in San Diego
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Sat - Sun 10:00 am - 2:00 am
Cuisines: Mexican
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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Bellevue, Washington
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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

We came with a group of friends and the food and drinks were great. The surf & turf tacos were delicious. Loved the Bark at the Moon margarita with serrano in it.

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Sydney, Australia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

This restaurant was recommended by friends and did not disappoint! The fresh tortillas and tacos were so fantastic and incredibly affordable too! Absolutely would return to this restaurant when back in town!

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New York City, New York
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169 reviews 169 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Good atmosphere even on a Tuesday. Burrito was great and filling. Dj on a Tuesday night was fantastic

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Newark, Delaware, United States
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25 reviews 25 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

I sampled the tequila last year for my birthday and was NOT disappointed this year! Great place for creatively hand crafted tequila libations. Sit outside and enjoy the night time activities, and say "hey" to Big Mike at the door!

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England
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100 reviews 100 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

My wife & I asked at our hotel for a recommendation for a.good Mexican restaurant in downtown San Diego. La Puerta is a very popular spot & we were initially told that there was a half an hour wait for a table. Thankfully we only had to wait for 10 minutes or so. I had a Surf 'n turf tacos... More

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Helsinki, Finland
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26 reviews 26 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

I have eaten a lot of burritos in my life and we have even lived in Mexico. I had a steak and shrimp burrito and it was amazing. When you are so close to the border do not bother with the Indian or Thai places just go Mexican. They also make great margaritas.

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Providence, Rhode Island
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

We had to wait over an hour to get in here on a Saturday night. Food was average in my book. Definitely not worth the wait. They did comp our first round of drinks though. Service was pretty good. Might go back, not sure.

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Salinas, California
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48 reviews 48 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Received a tip about a great Happy Hour at a San Diego Gas Lamp favorite. La Puerta seems to be always busy and is very popular. Here's a tip: La Puerta offers Happy Hour specials ALL NIGHT on Mondays! Glasses of beer, wine and some cocktails are 1/2 price. A terrific selection of appetizers are also 1/2 price. Tacquitos and... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
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44 reviews 44 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

On a recent business trip I stumbled upon this restaurant in the Gaslamp district. I have had a lot of Mexican food in my life, and I can honestly say this was some of the best I've ever! I had tacos and the guacamole, and I couldn't believe how tasty it was. The service was average, but the food is... More

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tour_contact
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64 reviews 64 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

We ate here a few times while in SD as we were staying around the corner. The food here is really, very good. The portions are also huge and the drinks were great. However, we struggled with the service. It is very hit and miss. It takes a while to get drinks, have menus provided, etc. Getting the attention of... More

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