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La Puerta

#208 of 3,725 Restaurants in San Diego
Certificate of Excellence
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Downtown
Mexican, Bar
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560 4th Ave, San Diego, CA 92101-6905
+1 619-696-3466
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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: Drinks, Dinner, Breakfast, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible

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  • 33
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  • 7
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  • 3
    Terrible
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
Great Food!

Great Food - can be crowded and slow to get drinks. Try the tacos (shrimp and the pork)! After 3 p.m. it's for 21 years and older.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
mtsimama
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North Bend, Washington
Good for:
  • Bar scene
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North Bend, Washington
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Great Food - can be crowded and slow to get drinks. Try the tacos (shrimp and the pork)! After 3 p.m. it's for 21 years and older.

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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 180 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Had lunch on a recent visit and tried the Sopa De Pozole - when it arrived I have to say it did not look too enticing - but it was very nice. Moved on to Taco's - tried a few but the stand out was the Pollo Asado. Service was only gripe - when I arrived it took ages for... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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99 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Lively spot with really great margaritas and tacos. Our server was super nice and we really enjoyed the vibe. Would go back.

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Knightdale, North Carolina
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9 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

Very good drinks, good happy hour specials, decent food. I got the mix n match street tacos- carne asada, pork, and shrimp. The shrimp taco was absolutely delicious, the other two were just ok. The Guacamole was absolutely delicious. Try the Spicy Margarita! Yum!

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La Canada Flintridge
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

We wanted a fun place for Mexican food and La Puerta was recommended by the staff at the Hard Rock hotel. The food was awesome the staff was quick and polite and the experience was super fun. Great margaritas too.

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

I went for an early lunch here during comic con, and was pleasantly surprised by the service! Our waitress was lovely, and very accommodating - was happy to move us to a booth when we requested and was very lovely. The food was amazing and not over priced, plus they had $3 mimosas - what could be better? Would definitely... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

Blan Blah Blah,ok food. Salsa sucks,trendy,wanna be hip place. The food could be better at Taco Bell but I haven' ever stooped that low for Mexi food.

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London
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

We visited La Puerta most nights on our recent trip to San Diego. Monday nights are amazing value. Half price drinks all night. All drinks! Also half price appetisers, which are big enough to have as a meal. As Brits, we always like to sit at the bar! The staff were dashing about with amazing efficiency, while still smiling! Super... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

The Bark at the Moon margarita is the bomb! The serrano chilies make it just hot enough. Also try the Carne Asada Fries. I had never had them and it was like Mexican poutine. So meaty, cheesey, fry-y. Yum! The restaurant has a really fun vibe to it and the wait staff is very friendly.

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Anthem, Arizona, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

The absolute, most amaaaaazing carnitas fries EVER! In addition to the great Mexican food (spectacular guacamole too) Monday's at La Puerta offered 1/2 price drinks and appetizers all day long. It's a pretty small place, and its loud...and they say no one under 21 admitted, but we took our teenagers with us and the manager let us in on the... More 

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Additional Information about La Puerta

Address: 560 4th Ave, San Diego, CA 92101-6905
Phone Number: +1 619-696-3466
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego>  > Downtown
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
Average Prices: USD 10 - 20
Cuisine: Mexican, Bar

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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>  > Downtown
  • Neighborhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 619-696-3466

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 20
  • Cuisine: Mexican, Bar

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene
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?