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La Puerta

#213 of 4,133 Restaurants in San Diego
Certificate of Excellence
Mexican
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560 4th Ave, San Diego, CA 92101-6905
619-696-3466
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11:00 am - 2:00 am
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Sat - Sun 10:00 am - 2:00 am
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night

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  • 26
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  • 3
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Good tacos, good beer

The staff were willing and able to seat a party of 8 on short notice. I was floored! They were so nice and the food was delicious for a good price.

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 22, 2015
katrina b
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

The staff were willing and able to seat a party of 8 on short notice. I was floored! They were so nice and the food was delicious for a good price.

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Vancouver, Washington
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

On a Thursday night at 6 pm expect to wait awhile after you get your name on the list. They don't take reservations. We discreetly hovered around the bar until we found a couple seats and didn't have to wait long before the bartender took our drink order. As packed as the bar was, the bartenders were amazingly efficient and... More 

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Palm Harbor, Florida
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42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

Had to go here with a group, poor decision. Not a lot of group seating. Margarita, the expensive/fresh one, was maybe 2 ounces and the rest was ice. Burrito had no meat, chicken quesadillas were okay - shared them with the person who got the burrito, fish tacos were fishy. Would not return here on another trip. guacamole was fresh... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

Went for a quick meal after arriving in town late. Only outdoor seating was available, but staff was friendly and attentive. Had quesidellas and a margurita. both were delicious! Prices were very reasonable.

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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

Met friends here for a reunion dinner...easy dining, nothing fancy. We all ordered the three taco plate which was good. Smaller portions which was fine. We all love Mexican food and this was not the best, but okay. More of a bar feel to the place. Drinks were good.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

We had dinner at la puerta. Busy, but we were seated quickly. Our server was great and prompt. Ann had carne asana tacos and I had 2 of those and carnitas for the other. The beef was a bit dry, over all ok. The pork good. Salsa was weak with little taste and not accoutrements like chips, usual at a... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

My fiancé and I found this place while wandering about in the gas lamp district. We both really enjoyed the meal. It was tasty with a bit of a twist on typical mex. I cant say it was the best I have ever had but I would go back. I love mex and this restaurant was satisfying but, it wasn't... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

There was a long wait to be seated but there was plenty of seating at the bar. Bartenders were great and we ordered drinks and appetizers while we waited. it's a limited menu (Tacos and Burriots) but this is great as most places offer too much. Good food, great prices and overall nice atmosphere.

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Bowie, Maryland, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

The food was lovely. I got the choose three taco special with Chicken, Pork & Steak. Surprisingly the chicken was my favorite. The drinks were nice and strong I couldn't drink more than two with fears I'd be drunk. The guac and chips was of an AWESOME serving. I went twice during my week's stay in San Diego. I will... More 

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Gilbert, AZ
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

We went on a super busy Saturday night but called ahead so we got to stay home for most of our hour and half wait. Super friendly staff made us feel welcome and we helped ourselves to the bar for our short wait at the restaurant. Everyone's entrees were awesome. I had the shrimp tacos and they were the best!!!... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 560 4th Ave, San Diego, CA 92101-6905
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego
  • Phone Number: 619-696-3466

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 2:00 am
Monday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Tuesday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Wednesday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Thursday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Friday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Saturday
10:00 am - 2:00 am

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