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La Puerta

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Downtown
Mexican, Bar, Southwestern, Central American, Latin
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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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Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Sat - Sun 10:00 am - 2:00 am
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We went there pretty late at night and still got amazing food. The beers are fairly priced, but the music is definitely too loud, even for a bar. If you go there as a nightclub I reckon it's okay.

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

Thanks for swinging by, Arik! We're glad you enjoyed our variety of beers and appreciate your feedback on the music. We try to keep our good vibes flowing throughout the night and will be sure to share your input with the team. Hope to see you again soon! More 

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17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

First of all we had some beers @the bar as we had to wait as this restaurant is very polular for diner. They have a nice list of local beers. Then we had tacos shared for the 5 of us an this were the best tacos we ever had. Then there is a variety of Mexican specialities so we had... More 

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

Muchas gracias! It's awesome to know that you loved our famous, delicious street tacos and that you found everything delicious. Next time you're back in San Diego, don't forget to swing by for another round. Cheers! More 

Houston, Texas
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45 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This small stop in the middle of gaslamp qualifies more as a bar than a restaurant, but the food is amazing. There are more margarita choices on the menu than most bars have beer choices on tap. We went for happy hour, which runs until 7 (1/2 priced drinks) but looking at the menu, I'm curious to go back for... More 

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

Thanks for the awesome review, Evan! We're so excited to know that you loved our high-quality dishes and that you had the chance to join us for happy hour. Trust us, our Carnitas & Pancakes is not to be missed, so we'll be waiting for you to stop by for brunch soon! More 

Louisville, Kentucky, United States
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147 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Great spot for baha Mexican in the Gas Lamp district. Known for large burritos and street tacos this is a good stop day or night

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

Thanks for sharing a review, Don! We're so glad you'd recommend our famous street tacos & 1LB burrito. Next time you're in Gaslamp, we hope you see you back again! More 

Basalt
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Went with friends, I ordered the shrimp quesadilla, which just happened to be the special of the day, which also happened to be scrumptious! Along with the Serrano pepper laced margaritas, made it the best place that I ate in San Diego. My friends and I can hardly wait to go back and enjoy not only the food and drinks... More 

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

Muchas gracias, David! We're so excited that you tried our delicious shrimp quesadilla & classic spicy margarita. We appreciate the love & can't wait to welcome you back for another round! More 

Wexford, Pennsylvania
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42 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The positive reviews on TripAdvisor are correct. We will definitely go back when we return to San Diego. We only wish they would expand the menu and offer enchiladas and chiles rellenos. We were here for lunch so the fact that no one under 21 is allowed starting at 3:00 PM was not a problem for my family.

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

Muchas gracias! We're so glad that our reviews brought you to us & that loved everything you tried. Next time you're in town, be sure to join us for another round of margaritas and our famous taco plates. Salud! More 

Wiesbaden, Germany
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20 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place does have good food, but do not think about going here for alcohol. Probably the most expensive drinks on the block! Also they let their food runners wear sleeveless t-shirts, which I find disgusting.

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

Thanks for the feedback. We work hard to offer our customers a wide variety of different, creative drinks and have found our prices to be in line with the high-quality liquor we use in our crafted drinks. Because of our laidback vibes, we're proud to have our teams represent their favorite bands by wearing their favorite band t-shirts so we... More 

Deptford, New Jersey
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36 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The drinks were good. The pork was amazing. Literally get anything with the pork, tacos, quesadillas.... It was really good.

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

We're so glad to hear from you, Jilly! It's awesome to know that you loved our pork dishes - you can't go wrong with our tacos & quesadilla. Next time you're in Gaslamp, we hope you'll stop by again for some more! More 

Weston, Connecticut
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19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Sorry, the picture has all the food gone. The tacos were delicious. Although, a bar pub feel, the tacos were fresh and tasty. I love the steak tacos. The sauces with the nachos were also a great addition to the meal.

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

Thanks for the love, Juanita! It's awesome to hear about how much you loved our tacos and fun, laidback vibes. Next time you're in town, we'll be waiting for ya with our signature tacos & a round of margaritas. Cheers! More 

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36 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We have the kids so we could only do lunch. The kids aren't allowed after 3. My wife and love tequila and they have a vast selection of tequilas to choose from. Bummer for us because they have a half off during happy hour. Food and service is great!

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

Thanks for the review! Because we're ultimately a bar that serves great food, we have to maintain our age restriction for entry. We're glad you loved our awesome tequila connection and it's great to know the food & service was on point. Next time you're in Gaslamp, we hope you'll swing by again for another round! More 

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Restaurant Details

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
Average prices
$10 - $20
Cuisine
Mexican, Bar, Southwestern, Central American, Latin
Meals
Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Dining on a budget, Bar scene, Large groups
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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?