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Puesto Park Place, Irvine, CA

Puesto Park Place

4.6
4.6
1004 Reviews
$30 and under
Mexican
Owned and operated by a Mexican American family whose best memories all include tacos, Puesto is an award-winning Mexican Artisan Kitchen & Bar providing an innovative approach to authentic Mexican flavors. Puesto has garnered national acclaim for its Mexico City-style crispy melted cheese tacos, served on handmade non-GMO, organic, maíz azul stone-ground tortillas.

We’re honored to have been featured by media outlets nationally and internationally, some of which include the Michelin Guide, Los Angeles Times, National Geographic, Huffington Post, Eater, Refinery 29, Insider, Zagat, Thrillist, and Food and Wine.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 38 times today
Experiences are available.

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Mexican, Cocktail Bar, Contemporary Mexican
  • Hours of operation
    Mon, Wed, Thu 11:00 am–9:00 pm Tue, Fri 11:00 am–10:00 pm Sat 11:30 am–10:00 pm Sun 11:30 am–9:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (949) 608-7272
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Owned/operated by
    Latinx or Hispanic
  • Executive chef
    Chef Luisteen Gonzalez
  • Private party facilities
    Our event spaces provide a range of options to suit your needs - from intimate dinner gatherings to lively cocktail parties with tray-passed tacos and margaritas. If you want to truly make an impression, you can even 'buy out' the entire venue for your event!
  • Private party contact
    Mikenna Doherty: (858) 788-3974
  • Neighborhood
    Irvine
  • Cross street
    Jamboree Street
  • Parking details
    Free parking is available by entering the parking structure entrance off of Michelson. Directions: Head northeast on Michelson towards Puesto. Go through the first stop sign. After passing LA Fitness there is a second stop sign. Turn right into the parking structure. The AC Hotel also offers valet. Please ask the attendant for pricing.
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Delivery, Dog Friendly, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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Experiences

  • Puesto Restaurant Week Lunch

    $25.00 per person

    Mar 3 - Mar 9, 2024
    For Orange County Restaurant Week, we are offering a two-course lunch menu for $25 (excluding tax and gratuity) with all of our Puesto favorites from 11AM to 5PM! Guests choosing the Restaurant Week Menu can also add on a $12 Puesto Perfect Margarita or any of our Cervezas brewed in-house by Brewer Doug Hasker for $6.
    Puesto Restaurant Week Lunch Photo
  • Puesto Restaurant Week Dinner

    $35.00 per person

    Mar 3 - Mar 9, 2024
    For Orange County Restaurant Week, we are offering a three-course dinner menu for $35 (excluding tax and gratuity) with all of our Puesto favorites from 5PM to close! Guests choosing the Restaurant Week Menu can also add on a $12 Puesto Perfect Margarita or any of our Cervezas brewed in-house by Brewer Doug Hasker for $6.
    Puesto Restaurant Week Dinner Photo
  • Taco Tuesday!

    Multiple dates available
    Come Join the Fiesta. 1/2 off All Tacos!
    Taco Tuesday! Photo

What 1,004 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • South Orange County

    Mexican

1,004 Reviews
  1. JessicaJ

    Orange County

    2 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    Food was pretty good. Unfortunately, service left a lot to be desired. They also charge an extra percentage ‘fair wage and healthcare surcharge’, which, in my opinion, is not the consumers’ responsibility but that of the owners/management.

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  2. LynnM

    Central Coast

    27 reviews

    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on February 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Best tacos ever! Never disappointed, very unusual, creative blend of flavors. Service is attentive & the chips & salsa is some of the best around.

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  3. TustinDiner

    Los Angeles

    12 reviews

    3.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on February 22, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    Service was very slow and poor. Took too long to take our order and then even longer to get our food. One order was completely wrong so had to wait even longer. Didn't get the glass of wine ordered until half way through the meal. Wouldn't recommend.

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 19, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Delicious tacos and Margarita. Portions somewhat small. Service was good.

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  5. EastWestOne

    Orange County

    61 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    61 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    The food is always great here —- especially the “off menu” filet mignon burrito. However, management seems understaffed with our waitress covering tables at once. They have a gaggle of hostesses who don’t do much at the door but few wait and bus personnel to do the real, work.

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  6. Victor

    Orange County

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Went for valentines day and exceeded expectations! Salsa with chips were next level! Tacos at $10+ are a bit hefty but with 3 your good! For 4 people drinks and sides $120! Absolutely great deal with great food must recommend. Only downside was the server, didn’t really ask for refills if we wanted more etc. overall great experience.

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  7. LukeE

    Orange County

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent! We will be back. Compliments to the chef and the rest of the staff. Thank you for a wonderful Valentines Day!

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  8. Sandra

    Orange County

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 31, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    I love Puesto! I go often, this time was disappointing! The tacos came cold, the service awful! It took forever to take our order, then the tacos were cold! Waitress never came back to ask us if we needed anything, not even water, and then she brought us the wrong check and took forever to bring us the correct one. I recommended the restaurant to my friend and I was mortified for such an awful experience.

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Central Coast

    9 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on January 30, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Food was really bad, guacamole and salsa were very good

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  10. Puesto

    New York City

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    While our experience began quite frustrating and horrible, the end result of the food was fantastic. We had a reservation for 7:30 (Saturday) and had to wait a bit for a table. The first table was immediately next to a station that is against the bar, we did not want the heavy traffic coming and going next to us, so we asked for another table and opted to wait. After which, the next available was the 'opposite' side of the bar, next to the heavy traffic bar area on the right side - at least a barrier with plants and a wall for slight privacy, and while this was a little better than the first - the staff congregates there and talks, and it still remained to be a busy traffic area, not quite comfortable for us. It took a very long time for anyone to come take drink orders, we waited long enough and placed appetizers (salsa bar) and dinner order at the same exact time. The chips we received were cold by the time the salsa bar order came out- the waiter got us more chips - but when asked why 4 salsas took so long - like 20 + minutes - he said b/c 'they didn't have clean rammicans'? I almost cancelled that order b/c it came right before the dinner. We mentioned something to the manager, he was kind enough to take care of our drinks for the evening - but I will say his comments - while trying to help us with giving us that - were provided with a snarky face and I honestly didn't get any sincerity from him at all. When we did get the food - 2 tacos for my boyfriend and a bowl for myself - we will say that the food was incredible and we were very happy with the quality, product and flavor. I will say service is extremely slow but the food is very good.

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on January 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Justin was beyond amazing!!! Thank you for making us feel very special. We made this reservation for our friends’ joint birthday celebration, and we were just blown away on how Justin anticipated our needs. From our food, drinks, and desserts, we were very well taken care of!! Superb service, food, and ambiance!! We’ll definitely spread the word!!! You don’t get this kind of service anywhere else in OC. Hands down, Puesto !!!!

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    The service was slow yesterday, especially for desert part. We waited for almost 15 min for two cakes to come.

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  13. morgan2madison

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Make an early reservation for taco Tuesday and get 1/2 off all shares and tacos! Great deal! Good food!

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent management that leads staff in how to take care of customers

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  15. MarthaK

    Orange County

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 14, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    The tortillas were a bit dry and cold in the tacos. The mescal drink was good. In comparison to Puesto Los Olivos in Irvine, the tacos were fresher there, and the mescal had a bit more flavor, perhaps more mezcal-like than at Puesto Park Place. But the ambiance is good, and the waiters were very attentive

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  16. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food & service! Doug and Ellen made our experience wonderful!

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  17. Debra

    Orange County

    39 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    39 reviews

    Dined on January 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely delicious food, and our waiter, Justin, was the best, as always.

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  18. LanceS

    Orange County

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food in a nice quiet setting!! Great place to meet up with Friends!

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  19. Andy

    San Diego

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was excellent and the service was very prompt.

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  20. JamieK

    Orange County

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great vibe! It was a grat food and super nice service.

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  21. Allyson

    Orange County

    11 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    The restaurant failed to mention they were closing early on New Years eve, (9pm) but allowed us to make a reservation at 830pm. They were out of everything, so we could not get the food we really wanted, and when asked for no cheese on the tacos they still put cheese. The staff were polite enough but you could tell they just wanted to get us to leave. Will not dine here again.

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  22. Matthew

    Sacramento

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very high quality food with great taste and fresh ingredients. Good service as well.

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  23. Chantal

    New York City

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on December 28, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great ambience, delicious food and the perfect holiday meal!

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  24. Jason

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 27, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Service was exceptionally slow . We’ve never had it this bad.

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  25. KC330

    Las Vegas

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 22, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Came for lunch. Delicious food and nice atmosphere. Love the Anaheim location, especially for dinner time and if you’re seeking loud/busy energy, but this location had more chill vibes if that’s what you’re looking for and had free parking with the garage structure nearby. Service was great (our server was Justin)!

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  26. Sandra

    Orange County

    7 reviews

    2.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on December 14, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    I have dined here several times and have made it for drinks at the bar also since I am a local. This is my first review on openTable as I normally do not take the time, however, I believe in constructive feedback. The server was friendly in the beginning but I believe in general the restaurant has been understaffed. At 6:30 p.m. we could not dine in the bar area high tops because the section was close due to no server available there. Our food took longer than expected and it was also incorrect. In general the biggest complaint every time I've dined at Puesto is how over priced it is for the amount of food and quality you are receiving. Too bad because it is a fun well designed venue lacking better service, value, and good energy.

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  27. Debra

    Orange County

    39 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    39 reviews

    Dined on December 11, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious food! Great wait service! Wonderful ambiance!

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  28. DonE

    Orange County

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 8, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    My first visit to Puesto, a gift dinner to my employees. We had a reservation and arrived earlier than expected, and Puesto staff were able to seat us early! Of course this depends on availability of tables of how busy the restaurant is at any given time. We ordered our food and some drinks, the drinks came quickly but the food did not. A manager came by to offer us a round of free shots for the wait. When the food did arrive, it was incredible! They are pricey ($8-$12 per taco with no sides) but each taco is hand crafted with high quality meats (they also have vegetarian options) and fresh, delicious ingredients! I was very happy with the quality of their food.

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  29. OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 6, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Business meeting dinner. We went for Taco Tuesday. Overall, great experience, great food, great service. House Margaritas were amazing.

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  30. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 5, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The margaritas were a delight, tacos were amazing and felt hand made. The guacamole was bland and needed seasoning but the atmosphere had a great vibe. We’ll be back!

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  31. JKauai

    Orange County

    14 reviews

    3.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on December 4, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    I have eaten at other Puesto’s before, and recall the food to be more tasty. Perhaps this was an off night. Our table was in a spot with a post that made it feel closed in. Everything was just okay. A bit pricey for the overall experience.

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  32. KimN

    Orange County

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on December 3, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    I arrived on time and was seated promptly. The food was delicious as always. Our waiter was friendly and attentive

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  33. OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 3, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Such an amazing waitress! I can’t remember her name but she was so so nice.

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  34. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 2, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 1
    poor quality food, poor setting, i would not recommend

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  35. Kathleen

    San Diego

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 27, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We enjoyed my daughter’s birthday at Puesto yesterday. I wanted to recognize the staff’s superior service. She has several young children, but the server was consistently thoughtful and understanding. He even brought my daughter a delicious slice of cake to top off our little celebration.

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  36. Kenny

    San Francisco

    25 reviews

    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on November 21, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Upscale and expensive! Tortillas are freshly made. Good service.

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  37. ErikaO

    Orange County

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a fun birthday dinner for my boyfriend there. The food was great and service was awesome. The waiter recognized us and created a great atmosphere. We were totally satisfied and will be back again great experience

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  38. Chantal

    New York City

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious food, attentive service. Had a great time!

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  39. missthill

    Orange County

    18 reviews

    4.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The food is excellent. The new trend in many restaurants to charge for chips or bread is a bummer, especially with the increased food prices. Again, food and service were excellent, but a bit pricey.

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  40. DateNightDuo

    Orange County

    28 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on November 10, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    As always, Puesto Park Place delivers good service and tasty food and drinks.

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FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Puesto Park Place using the Order Online button. Puesto Park Place also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (949) 608-7272.

Puesto Park Place is rated 4.6 stars by 1004 OpenTable diners.

Puesto Park Place does offer gift cards which you can purchase here.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 38 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Puesto Park Place

3311 Michelson Drive, Irvine, CA 92612

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Jamboree Street
  • Neighborhood
    Irvine
  • Hours of operation
    Mon, Wed, Thu 11:00 am–9:00 pm Tue, Fri 11:00 am–10:00 pm Sat 11:30 am–10:00 pm Sun 11:30 am–9:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Mexican, Cocktail Bar, Contemporary Mexican
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Free parking is available by entering the parking structure entrance off of Michelson. Directions: Head northeast on Michelson towards Puesto. Go through the first stop sign. After passing LA Fitness there is a second stop sign. Turn right into the parking structure. The AC Hotel also offers valet. Please ask the attendant for pricing.
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Owned/operated by
    Latinx or Hispanic
  • Executive chef
    Chef Luisteen Gonzalez
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Delivery, Dog Friendly, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (949) 608-7272
  • Private party facilities
    Our event spaces provide a range of options to suit your needs - from intimate dinner gatherings to lively cocktail parties with tray-passed tacos and margaritas. If you want to truly make an impression, you can even 'buy out' the entire venue for your event!
  • Private party contact
    Mikenna Doherty: (858) 788-3974
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