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Puesto Mexican Street Food

Certificate of Excellence
Mexican, Southwestern, Latin
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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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St. James, New York, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I saw in the local paper that Puesto was voted the best Mexican restaurant in La Jolla. So, when our friends, who live in La Jolla, asked us what we wanted to eat, we said how about Puesto. They suggested the taco assortment and we took them up on that. The tacos did look a little small, but after having... More 

Thank HarlanJF
Arlington, Virginia
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254 reviews
137 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Good location, bar and restaurant open to street and are airy. Menu is not huge but there is something for everyone. Tacos look small but are filling. Pleasantly spicy.

Thank 150nightsperyr
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15 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

I can't say enough about this place. The food is amazing. Crab guacamole, street tacos, Margheritas...what's not to like!

Thank Keith G
Paris, France
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Great Food I had octopus tacos they were great! Parking was easy. Service was impeccable Atmosphere was casual.

Thank garyhohl
Chicago, Illinois
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I visited Puesto Mexican Street Food on September 16. The food and service were spectacular. The lively crowd and great music made our experience even better. Loved this place.

Thank SoccerDad36
Dallas, Texas
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21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Saw a cactus taco on the menu and out of curiosity had to try it. It, and the other 2 tacos, were amazing.

Thank David W
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A little disappointed of this pkace even we had very good food, especially the guacamole with pomegranate and walnuts and the tuna taco. We ordered swordfish taco but was already gone (7:30pm ?). Anyway, we did a reservation and when we arrived our table was not ready and we had to wait for 15 mins Music is very loud, the... More 

Thank Lucainfantino
San Jose, California
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great tacos and drinks. We went on Taco Tuesday, that's most tacos for $2. Great margaritas and Mojitos, very loud and lively atmosphere. Service was a little bit slow, it may have been because of the crowd. But some of the best tacos I've ever had.

Thank DeeSerendipity
Arlington, Virginia
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33 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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68 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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

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