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“What is all the fuss about?” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Puesto Mexican Street Food

Puesto Mexican Street Food
1026 Wall St, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037
(858) 454-1260
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Ranked #12 of 1,262 Restaurants in La Jolla
Price range: $8 - $14
Cuisines: Mexican
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night, Street Food
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!
Salisbury, United Kingdom
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Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“What is all the fuss about?”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2013

Visited yesterday after reading reviews and was very dissapointed given the hype on trip advisor.
Food was good enough but in essence its a typical fast food outlet

  • Visited April 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Yardley, Pennsylvania
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“I am second guessing the validity of these reviews!”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2013

I am staying at Newport Beach area and decided to drive down to San Diego. Wanted to eat at the best mexican restaurant and looked up Tripadvisor and y elp. They both rated this restaurant as the best mexican restaurant. I totally disagree! Its good food but certainly not worthy of #1 rating. I read one person mentioning that it was over rated and ignored his comments but he was right, the rest of you either are smoking a funny cigar or the owner has his own staff rating this place.

We ordered tacos and shrimp bowl. Shrimps were good and the tacos were ok. No way I am paying $6.95 for two mini tacos at a fast food place like this- again. This is certainly NOT an extraordinary restaurant. Find another place.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Hermantown, Minnesota
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“Overrated”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2013

Food was fine, but not deserving of the #1 rating. Very much like Chipotle except that it was more expensive. Fast food. I wouldn't make a special trip for it.

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Kuujjuaq, Canada
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9 reviews 9 reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Best Tacos Ever”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2013

Puesto was suggested for Mexican food and what a wonderful suggestion that was. We had tacos and all six of us agreed that they were the best tacos ever. Don't try the marguerites. Stick to the excellent food.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Local suggestion”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2013 via mobile

We had been in downtown La Jolla the day before shopping and had run into some locals an got to talking with them about ideas for things to do and places to eat. One of the places was Puesto's. Neat little walk in for Mexican. Everything was made up fresh and there is a nice selection of different things to try. The carna asada tacos were very good, and the selection of toppings was great. The sides are very tasty also, we had the guacamole and chips along with the sweet corn which is served with lime and chili powder. You can't go wrong here if you're looking for fresh Mexican food, unless you get to one of the street trucks.

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