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“DELICIOUS! A must eat!”
Review of Puesto

Puesto
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Ranked #26 of 1,241 Restaurants in La Jolla
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $13 - $19
Cuisines: Mexican
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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 June 23, 2014

We were in La Jolla for a kayak trip and were looking for some yummy Mexican food for dinner and decided to try Puesto based on the TripAdvisor reviews. This was possibly some of the best Mexican food we've ever had (and being So Cal residents we eat A LOT of Mexican food). The street tacos were innovative and the prices are excellent. We weren't really sure what to expect because the taco combinations were... interesting... but they were absolutely DELICIOUS! Try the vegetarian taco options: super yummy! Their taco sauces are a bit spicy but really made the tacos awesome! AND the frozen horchata drink is really more of a dessert. If we'd left room we would have tried the flan (oh well, next time dessert first!) The restaurant's staff was great, too!

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Thank MinnieHM
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Reviewed June 23, 2014

Happily this was a good alternative to more expensive restaurants, with still an upscale feel and fresh, good food. Has the flavor of more international tacos, with interesting and varied ingredients. 3 tacos for $11... A complete meal. We also shared the fantastic guacamole.

Wine selection is reasonable, along with full bar and beer selection.

Service was really good. Everyone was friendly and efficient.

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Thank HappyBobbi
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Reviewed June 21, 2014 via mobile

First of all staff is very nice .. I was expecting better taste in their food from reading all the reviews and it's a bit pricey the thing I really liked was everything was freshly made

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Reviewed June 19, 2014 via mobile

This place has become a close second to my favorite taco place (Torchy's Tacos). The crispy cheese that they roll the taco filling in is such a yummy, creative idea. They are generous with the portions also. The tinga that they use in the tacos looks like red beets, but don't let it fool you: it is has a delicious roasted chipotle and onions taste (the red color is from hibiscus or jamaica in Spanish). We had different types of tacos and they all were delicious. The wait can be a little long since they cook your order while you wait, but it is so worth the wait! Next time we are in La Jolla, we are heading straight to this place! Delicious!

Thank Eviesroadtrips
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Reviewed June 19, 2014 via mobile

Great fresh unique flavor. Amazing friendly staff and very chic ambiance! Chicken bowl is amazing as well as the tacos! Caesar salad is highly recommended as well!

Thank Michael O
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