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“Great guacamole! Cool atmosphere.”
Review of La Puerta

La Puerta
Ranked #40 of 4,764 Restaurants in San Diego
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $10 - $20
Cuisines: Mexican, Bar
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Restaurant details
Good for: Bar scene
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Neighborhood: Downtown
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19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Great guacamole! Cool atmosphere.”
Reviewed April 8, 2013 via mobile

We went here for brunch while visiting. How can you beat $2 mimosas?! Great food, ate way too much. The guacamole is huge so you can easily split an entree. Will absolutely be back!

  • Visited April 2013
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Chicago, Illinois
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70 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
“Awesome margaritas and great service!”
Reviewed April 8, 2013

I live in Chicago and my meeting-planner friend recommended La Puerta on our family Spring Break trip to San Diego. She said to go there for their delicious margaritas and out-of-this-world carne asada fries and SHE WAS 100% CORRECT! :-) We first had an awesome brunch with the kids and then came back without them for late night drinks. The staff is friendly, drinks are delicious, food is yummy, and the ambiance rocks. :-) Amazing memories!

  • Visited March 2013
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Mount Pleasant, South Carolina
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37 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Great food”
Reviewed April 8, 2013

We went in for lunch and it was great. A nice little find in San Diego.No problem getting a table and the food and service was very good.If you like Mexican food you should try it.

Visited April 2013
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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Drinks better than the food”
Reviewed March 19, 2013

Great service, great atmosphere, huge list of Tequilas, good drinks, but sloppy & bland food. We peaked with nachos, salsa, dips, and margaritas. It was downhill after that.

  • Visited March 2013
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Tampa, Florida
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106 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“Gluten Sensitive & Great Happy Hour”
Reviewed March 16, 2013

This small restaurant is located in the Gaslamp Quarter and specializes in Mexican cuisine. The food was plentiful, but not very flavorful. The best item was the guacamole, chips, and dip. The guacamole was some of the best I have tasted. Margaritas were good, but not great although tons of different tequila on hand for tasting. The place itself is small and for that reason very noisy. However two very positive items stand out for La Pureta: one on one attention from the manager due to a travel companion’s gluten intolerance and the cheapest happy hour prices you will ever see.

Visited March 2013
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