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La Puerta

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Downtown
Mexican, Bar, Southwestern, Latin, South American
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560 4th Ave, San Diego, CA 92101-6905
+1 619-696-3466
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10:00 am - 2:00 am
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Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Sat - Sun 10:00 am - 2:00 am
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Austin, Texas
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88 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

I'll definitely go to La Puerta again. It was busy, but I was fine with that. The service was friendly and the food was excellent! I was there for happy hour, so my queso and margarita were half off. The surf n turf burrito was delicious! Thanks!!

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Thank Asher P
Merritte P, Owner at La Puerta, responded to this review

That's what we like to hear, Asher! It's our mission to keep our customers happy & full so we're glad our Surf 'n' Turf burrito hit the spot. Next time you're in Gaslamp, be sure to join us for another refreshing round of drinks and more tacos! More 

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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

I love me some Mexican food so when I came across this place I ended up coming back again for some different menu items. Everything was excellent. Great, service, portions, taste and a good habanero. Can't ask for much more

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Thank Max P
Merritte P, Owner at La Puerta, responded to this review

Thanks for the awesome review, Max! It's great to know that you tried a variety of things on our menu and loved everything. Next time you're in Gaslamp, be sure to try out our Carne Asada fries - we hear they're pretty life changing. Cheers! More 

San Francisco, California
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15 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

On our recent trip to SD my wife and I were strolling around the gaslamp on a weeknight and we still hadn't had dinner. This was one of the few places open so we gave it a try. It was delicious! Quick service, tasty and stiff drinks, great food menu. Very good Mexican food. Not super authentic (you're not going... More 

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Thank Daniel S
Merritte P, Owner at La Puerta, responded to this review

Muchas gracias, Daniel! We're so glad to hear that you loved everything, delicious food to refreshing drinks. Hope to see you again soon for brunch or Happy Hour, salud! More 

Alton, Illinois
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64 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We ate a weekend lunch here and it's really good. We started off with the guacamole appetizer; that was the best thing we ate there. My spouse got a pork burrito; it had fries inside- unique! I got the chicken street tacos which were tasty. The chicken was crunchy, I didn't expect that but it was overall pretty good. The... More 

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Thank Mary H
Merritte P, Owner at La Puerta, responded to this review

Muchas gracias, Mary! We're so glad that you loved our delicious signature guac and filling burritos. It's also great to hear that our team's service was excellent and friendly. We hope you'll join us again the next time you're in Gaslamp! More 

Seuzach
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57 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited this place between Christmas and new year. We decided to visit this place due to good TripAdvisor ratings. Place was full, luckily we got a table in less than 3 minutes. Menu was ok. After waiting we could order drinks and food. After waiting again very very long food arrived - food wasn't hot anymore. Food was very good... More 

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Thank Mike S
Merritte P, Owner at La Puerta, responded to this review

Hey Mike, thanks for sharing your feedback with us. We're sorry to hear about the long wait and will definitely work with our team to improve this. We're glad you liked our flavors & hope that you'll join us for some drinks and appetizers during happy hour soon. More 

Surprise, Arizona
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a great Mexican restaurant! We had the guacamole and chips which were fabulous. Various entrées we all had and delicious. I had the California burrito and definitely would recommend this. Service is great drinks are great! We had a 20 minute wait to get in but well worth it. You receive a lot of food and you couldn't... More 

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Thank Paul B
Merritte P, Owner at La Puerta, responded to this review

Thanks for sharing your awesome experience with us, Paul! It's so exciting to hear that you loved our signature guac & homemade chips and that our refreshing drinks won you over. Next time, be sure to join us for brunch and try out our delicious Carnitas & Pancakes! More 

Elizabethtown
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I are in town on business. We wandered around the Gaslamp area looking for authentic Mexican. I took the recommendation of trip advisor and tried La Puerta We loved it!! Started with guacamole and chips which were excellent and fresh. We both chose to do our own Pick 3 tacos for our entree. The steak, pork and... More 

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Thank Mary Y
Merritte P, Owner at La Puerta, responded to this review

Hey Mary, thanks for the great review! It's awesome to know that you found us through Trip Advisor and that you loved your time here. From our signature cheesy guac to epic tacos, we're so excited that everything hit the spot. Next time you're in San Diego, we'll be waiting for you with fresh margaritas in hand! More 

Miami, Florida
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247 reviews
159 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Holy Pig these tacos are delish! An excellent tortilla cuddled my three little piggies perfectly. Pastor, Carnitas & Cochinillo went well with my 3 Bark at the Moon Spicy Margaritas. The margarita travel and leisure chose as the best in the US. Half off all drinks on Mondays and with a 150 tequilas to pick from you too can be... More 

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Thank Papa G
Merritte P, Owner at La Puerta, responded to this review

Muchas gracias! We're so excited that you loved our signature tacos and that you got to try our favorite meats. You can't visit us without treating yourself to our award-winning Bark at the Moon marg so we're glad you did it right. Thanks again for the love, we can't wait to see you back for another round! More 

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50 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

First night in San Diego and my husband and I decided to try this place because of the reviews. It was very expensive and I definitely would not call this "one of the best Mexican food restaurants." I'm originally from California and of course there is some amazing Mexican food here in this state. But we were disappointed with the... More 

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Thank Jan-Ember H
Merritte P, Owner at La Puerta, responded to this review

Thanks for sharing your feedback with us! While we're glad to hear that our team's service was on point at the bar, we're sorry that you didn't enjoy the same awesome service when you were seated. It's also exciting to know that you enjoyed our homemade chips & salsa as well as our extensive tequila collection. We'll be sharing your... More 

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35 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I love Mexican food and this by far was one of the best Mexican restaurants. The chips were thick and yummy. I loved their green sauce and their burrito was perfection. The beans look different but taste awesome!! Quaint atmosphere and great food, I will definitely stop by again when I am in town!

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Thank AdgieLB
Merritte P, Owner at La Puerta, responded to this review

Muchas gracias! It's exciting to know that you loved our homemade chips and our fresh salsa verde. We're so happy to know that you'll stop by the next time you're in town - we'll be waiting for you with frozen margs ready! More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$10 - $20
Cuisine
Mexican, Bar, Southwestern, Latin, South American
Meals
Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Dining on a budget, Bar scene, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions
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
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

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?