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About Pueblo - Modern Spanish Tapas

So many of our lasting memories revolve around beautiful meals shared with wonderful individuals. We created Pueblo from the belief that food brings people together, from strangers to the dearest of friends.

Our cuisine aims for sophistication in taste and techniques yet approachability in style and value – consistently fresh elements and simple, delicious flavors always stand the test of time. The vibrant Spanish cuisine indeed offers us a great canvas on which to feature a variety of shareable dishes showcasing the best ingredients possible.

3321 Hyland Avenue
Suite D
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Tapas / Small Plates, Spanish, Mediterranean

Hours of Operation:
Brunch
Sat, Sun 11:00 am–3:00 pm
Lunch
Mon–Fri 11:30 am–3:00 pm
Happy Hour
Fri–Sun 3:00 pm–5:00 pm
Dinner
Mon–Wed 5:00 pm–9:00 pm
Thu 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:30 pm
Sun 5:00 pm–9:30 pm

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(714) 340-5775

Website:
http://www.pueblotapas.com/

Parking Details:
Ample self-parking lot at SoCo (South Coast Collection)

Additional:
Bar Dining, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Weekend Brunch, Wine

Pueblo - Modern Spanish Tapas Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

4.5

service

4.4

ambience

4.4

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

91% would recommend it to a friend

Casual (6)
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Sunday Lunch (3)
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Business Meals (2)
Cozy (2)
Good for a Date (2)
Special Occasion (2)
Spicy (2)
Good for Birthdays (1)
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Great Beer (1)
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Notable Wine List (1)
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined 3 days ago

We had a very nice meal. Started with Ceviche (very tasty, not spicy) and the Quail (ordered entree and shared with 3 for appetizer). Both were very good. For our main course we split the large paella ($72...it probably is worth $48). The waitress recommended the small one, but it is the size of a large salad plate. No go for three people. The large is served in a generous paella pan; lots of delicious rice, my only complaint is for $72, there should have been more seafood. None of us were terribly hungry, so this was enough food. However, if we were hungry, we would have needed to order another main course or asked for more seafood for the paella. It’s a smaller restaurant, the tables are close together, so it’s noisy when the place is busy. Good tip...weather permitting, eat outside....its quieter and more charming.

Tags: Casual, Tapas, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined 6 days ago

No question the food was good ! Interesting menu !
But the service was awful ! Waitress are so busy that they did not even explain the menu so in a rush that no eye contact just wrote the order and left and when it arrived just left it in the table without a word !! What a terrible experience !!

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·Dined on January 12, 2018

Wonderful creative small plates. A gem which exceeded the lofty heights I had thought of it bf our visit. Our tale was lost in the shuffle and we waited a good 20+ minutes until a waiter came to us. Once under his attention we have a great evening.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Great spot for tapas! Everything we ordered was tasty and creatively presented. Our faves were the bacon wrapped dates, fig and goat cheese sandwiches, and the pork belly with hash. I added a note in my reservation about a birthday celebrant in our party. The server brought out a yummy bread pudding with a candle. That was a nice touch!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating, Fit for Foodies, Sunday Lunch, Great for Brunch, Creative Cuisine, Tapas
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 27, 2017

Really enjoyed the food. Will return to try other dishes.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Spicy, Cozy, Business Meals, Great for Lunch, Authentic
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 (Orange County)·Dined on December 15, 2017

I think I had very high expectations which can be a bad thing. The El Club was dry and the chicken was over cooked. The Espanola was good but salty. The paella had good flavor and was actually yummy. The favorite was the Montadito De Costilla, very tasty! The Queso was super strong of goat cheese flavor, but I love goat cheese and can handle it. The Cheesecake was delish. So overall not sure if dinner might be a better experience but hard to convince the others in my party that.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Very pleasant atmosphere. Servers very friendly and knowledgeable. Food was fantastic.
Thank you for a wonderful first time experience.
Will be back!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 3, 2017

One of my favorite places. It’s consistently good.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Tapas, Casual, Great for Brunch, Authentic, Cozy
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·Dined on November 10, 2017

Fantastic cuisine. Great selections to choose from.

Tags: Spicy, Neighborhood Gem, Sunday Lunch, Great for Lunch, Pre/post Theatre, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Tapas, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Casual
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 1, 2017

Small, cozy place with tight seating. The ceviche was great but skip the tomato toast. Sandwiches have a lot of bread - the chicken sandwich is probably the best of the bunch. Daily special is a good deal with three courses. All in all an OK experience.

Tags: Casual, Tapas
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 (Orange County)·Dined on October 25, 2017

The restaurant is small; about thirteen 2-seater tables which when combined together can seat more. There are more tables outdoos but unfortunately the day we went the weather was extremely hot so we opt not to sit there. It's advisable to have a reservation. Parking is extremely difficult. Just have to be patient and drive around. We got to SOCO at 11:40am and were extremely lucky to locate a parking spot. The two of us shared a meat sandwich which came with a small salad and a goat cheese (served with small toasted rounds) and truffles dip. It was adequate for us to share and the total bill with tip was $30.00. If you have been to tapas restaurants in Spain this in noway compares to them. I was told health laws preclude the restaurant from having the tapas sit at room temperature i.e. on a bar without refrigeration. Because the restaurant is so small, it is almost impossible to have a conversation especially if you don't want the neighboring table to hear it. I would return as I would like to experience tasting the rest of Pueblo's offerings.

Tags: Quick Bite, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 8, 2017

Very unique restaurant. . Our first visit. We specifically went for the tapas and were not disappointed. Wine list well thought out. Already looking forward to returning and trying their Paella. 👍

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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined on August 30, 2017

Late lunch. Food was ok but I remember it being better last time we came. With other options nearby, I'm not sure I would come again for lunch though maybe their happy hour.

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 (Orange County)·Dined on August 22, 2017

Really good food. Service was good. And we loved the place.

Tags: Casual, Seasonal, Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Tapas, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on June 22, 2017

Many of the servers had an attitude. Except for one.

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 (Orange County)·Dined on June 6, 2017

The food and service here were excellent. Only problem I had is that the tables are very close so there is no private conversation and if you have loud voice people seated next to you it is very annoying to try to have a relaxing lunch with a friend.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients, Tapas
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 (Orange County)·Dined on June 2, 2017

Amazing! I went to Barcelona and fell in love with the food -- this is authentic, take me back, nostalgic, comforting, delicious food 😍

Tags: Good for a Date, Quick Bite, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on May 1, 2017

Tasty and beautifully presented tapas and nice, outdoor dining atmosphere. Great find amidst the wonderful home design stores.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Casual, Tapas, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Orange County)·Dined on April 16, 2017

The food quality is outstanding. Creative and delicious dishes. I especially love the space in the outdoor patio at the counter facing the garden. Perfect if you have a dog!!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Local Ingredients, Tapas, Sunday Lunch, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine
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 (San Diego)·Dined on February 19, 2017

Great food and friendly staff

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 (Orange County)·Dined on February 14, 2017

Great meal! Had the Paella and a salad and it was the perfect amount to share. Absolutely delicious.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 18, 2017

Have eaten there several dozen times over the past few years and recommend it highly.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Afternoon Coffee, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Casual
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 16, 2017

Sit at the bar and you have the best attention. This place beats Vaca hands down.

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 31, 2016

I loved the flavor of the different tapas dishes. Portions were fine. I think the skirt steak was the best! I thought the paella portion could be larger for $15.00, there were only 3 tiny shrimps in it, and I thought it wasn't really worth $15.00.

Tags: Authentic
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 (Orange County)·Dined on December 20, 2016

Good food and reasonably priced

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 15, 2016

Second time we've been to Pueblo for lunch - fabulous food and service!

Tags: Tasting Menu, Creative Cuisine
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on September 20, 2016

The restaurant has a modern look, helped by different types of seating: bar, tables, outdoor tables, outdoor counter. Some tables get views out into the central courtyard with its fountain and gray agaves growing out of decomposed granite, a very environmentally friendly landscape compared to what used to be the water-intensive norm for the O.C. (and still hasn't faded into the past, unfortunately).

We had the Tuesday prix fixe lunch special: a pecan-dusted salad, followed by an excellent slow-cooked pork sandwich (Cubano) served with large diced potatoes dusted with pimentón and green onions. Dessert was goat cheesecake, replacing cream cheese with goat for a lighter, less synthetic tasting dessert.

The pace is leisurely, so enjoy the company, the agaves, the women laughing at a nearby table.

Service is attentive, but it seemed that the kitchen might have been slightly in the weeds on the sandwich and potatoes. Don't come here if you're in a hurry or you might get upset as you see your deadline looming ahead with no food on the table after you've finished your salad.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Tapas, Great for Lunch, Creative Cuisine
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 8, 2016

Had a GREAT experience at Pueblo yesterday! The BEST food I've had a restaurant in a long time. The two of us went for what they call "Social Hour" and shared three plates -- kale salad, cod coquettes, and spare ribs. All very yummy and decent sized portions for a tapas restaurant. We finished off the meal with a hot-from-the-oven chocolate souffle. Each selection was unique, yet went together well. I will be back with another friend, and soon!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Tapas, Casual
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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined on August 19, 2016

A very, very nice place to have lunch! Good little list of wine and beers with scrumptious sandwiches and tapas. Hard to beat!

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 (Orange County)·Dined on August 15, 2016

The food was remarkable! - The service was wonderful - can't wait to come back! The beet salad with Mary's chicken was something I wish I could have every day.... mmmmm

Tags: Hot Spot, Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on August 11, 2016

Pueblo is our go-to restaurant. We are regulars there. For one, it's oriented around tapas, which makes it fun to taste and share various dishes -- my favorite way to eat. The corkage is free on the first bottle -- a win! They honor reservations with great integrity -- another win! the service is personal, and they cater to requests for modifications without hesitation. There are so many great dishes that one keeps having to return to try the various regular and special dishes. But don't miss the short rib two ways -- yummy!

Tags: Scenic View, Good for Groups, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Kid-friendly, Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch
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