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“Fresh & Fantastic”
Review of Puesto

Puesto
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Ranked #13 of 1,234 Restaurants in La Jolla
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $13 - $19
Cuisines: Mexican
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Description: Born in Mexico City and rooted in Southern California, Puesto is an award-winning Mexican Artisan Kitchen providing a fresh and contemporary take on authentic Mexican cuisine in an unique and upscale environment. With handmade maiz azul stone-ground tortillas made daily in house, sustainable meats and seafood, slow-cooked guisados, and scratch salsas, Puesto’s menu is a celebration of fundamental Mexican flavors and an homage to the cosmopolitan palate of Mexico City, courtesy of Executive Chef/Partner Luisteen Gonzalez and Executive Creative Chef Katy Smith. Puesto delivers a refreshing craft bar program, grounded in carefully curated agave spirits. We’re known for our Puesto Perfect Margaritas, in addition to palomas, micheladas and seasonal aguas frescas. Puesto has been featured by media outlets nationally and internationally, some of which include Huffington Post, Refinery 29, MSN, Insider, Zagat, Eater, Food and Wine, and LA Times.
Reviewed April 30, 2013 via mobile

We ate at Puesto last night we found it and decided to go there base on the many positive TripAdvisor reviews.

The food was really good and very fresh, not your typical greasy tacos covered in canned salsa and processed cheese. The service was good and they have a fun atmosphere.

We will definetly visit there again on our next visit to La Jolla.

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Thank camoking
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Reviewed April 26, 2013

A little unusual with great tasting food. Grab a quick bite during lunch, or a late snack. The flavors are different than most mexican restaurants.

Thank jhaley_13
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Reviewed April 25, 2013

we were running late & stopped in for tacos prior to a musical event. Menu was a bit confusing, but food delicious ( & messy) but an unexpected dinner for LJ.

Thank Travelingnurse055
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Reviewed April 24, 2013

You know you can go to Puesto Mexican Street Food for a reliable meal. Very affordable and good service. I especially like the fajitas.

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Thank Meryl L
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Reviewed April 19, 2013

My partner and I ate at Puesto's today after reading great reviews on trip advisor and left feeling very unsatisfied. After travelling through Mexico we were really looking forward to enjoying great Mexican food again. The tacos were just okay and for almost $10 for three tacos, we found the place to be extremely overpriced. We do not recommend and feel there are many other great places to eat in La Jolla. This is my first ever negative review I have put on the internet, but just feel others should know that in my opinion Puesto's does not deserve this high rating on trip advisor.

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1  Thank SLSTEEL
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