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Puesto Mexican Street Food

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1026 Wall St, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037-4418
+1 858-454-1260
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Arlington, Virginia
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33 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Always crowded with tables out to the street, it has some of the better tacos in La Jolla (BTW, best tacos ever at Oscars in Pacific Beach). Good quick service.

Thank Billy P
Blackburn, United Kingdom
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67 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Stumbled across this place which had a nice vibe so we decided to eat. A good decision because our tacos were delicious - choice of three for $14 to share plus great advice on the drinks from our server who introduced us to some new delights. Very happy to recommend it

Thank martinwilliams10
Mercer Island, Washington
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42 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This restaurant is fun and offers innovative food. We got the 'three tacos' entrees where you can pick from a selection for around $15. The tacos were very, very good - note they are quite small and rich (fatty/salty) but in a good way. Family friendly. Only real criticism is that the service was quite slow, but we'd certainly come... More 

Thank Carolyn4421
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Amazing place, great food and awesome service. And an awesome mojito to seal the deal. We can only recommend this place!

Thank Barbora W
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

The menu is limited and drinks are expensive. It does not worth what you pay. A regular margarita is $12.- . No fajitas and no enchilada in the menu only Tacos.

Thank Ismail Hakki E
Great Barrington, Massachusetts
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38 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Reasonably priced, and a good tasty selection - White and Red Sangrias were delicious. We each had a selection of Tacos, and all were excellent. We sat by the kitchen/prep area, and could see through the glass all of the meals being prepared. We had one small issue, manager addressed it right way, in a very courteous manner. Would not... More 

Thank Howard S
Toronto, Canada
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352 reviews
240 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 123 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My son was here last year so when he returned, he insisted on coming for his first return meal to Puesto.We do the guacamole which I find really hot and am a bit disappointed as usually the spicing is just right. We all do the three taco plates. My grandson the connoisseur also finds the lobster too hot- maybe the... More 

Thank unhappytraveller123
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33 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband and I stopped in here to eat after watching the sunset. We were really wanting some good Mexican food and our first choice was crazy busy (The Taco Stand). So we gave this place a shot. It had the loss bar scene feel which was ok but we ended up having to sit outside at this little bar... More 

Thank Knb4evr
Los Angeles, CA
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31 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Such a great place! I had the ceviche and the rest of the fam damily had tacos. Everything was amazingly delicious. Especially the white sangria. Yes indeed. Service was also top notch. Recommend highly.

Thank TaxLass
suburban philadelphia
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58 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A friend who used to live here recommended Puesto. Great tacos. Fresh, delicious. Nice staff. I had the batter fried fish tacos. Yum.

Thank rascallyrabbit

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$13 - $19
Mexican, Southwestern, Latin, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar scene, Large groups, Local cuisine, Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1026 Wall St, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037-4418
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego  >  La Jolla
  • Phone Number: +1 858-454-1260
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?