Puesto Park Place

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421 Reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary 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. In addition to tacos, offerings include a selection of fresh catch ceviches, guacamoles, starters and ensaladas, courtesy of Chef/Partner Luisteen Gonzales. The bar program showcases the best of Mexico City through the use of fresh ingredients in our hand crafted cocktails and housemade Micheladas, tequilas, mezcals, Baja craft beers, and Valle de Guadalupe wines you can’t find elsewhere We’re honored to have been featured by media outlets nationally and internationally, some of which include National Geographic, Huffington Post, Refinery 29, MSN, Insider, Zagat, Eater, Food and Wine, and LA Times.
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DayM
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place doesn’t disappoint. Great service and great food.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall5food5service1ambience5

Server did not take correct orders.

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SadiaP
Miami
9 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2020
Overall5food3service2ambience5

food was okay but service was a little slow maybe because they were just busy?

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vipBeckyP
Orange County
18 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is delicious. However, the price is a bit too high. I know the quality of the food is really good but it doesn't account for the cost of the food. Even Happy Hour prices are high when you add the additional costs for items like the tacos.

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RANDALC
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

had a good time enjoyed myself
you will too
love restuarant week

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The restaurant was very accommodating with my needs for a surprise birthday. Our server was very friendly and attentive. Food came out fast and was incredibly delicious. Would definitely recommend to others.

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BlaL
Orange County
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner was excellent! Service was outstanding!!! Always a great place!

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EZK303
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pricey but fun place - wonderful menu, great ambience.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

It was great as always!

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vipRG123
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Poor explanation of happy hour; messed up the food order; staff could not even explain the happy hour/taco tuesday themselves.

Contacted the manager and she offered a "free dessert".

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Cmtaylo
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The drinks and food were very good. It is a little loud. I wish the drinks were larger for what you pay, but they are inventive and good. I really enjoyed the tacos. They are fresh and tasty.

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Brian
Orange County
6 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Server and food was great, noise level wasn’t romantic so good for kids/families. Great flavor, good spice levels for all would definitely consider coming back again.

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vipLarryA
San Diego
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall4food4service2ambience4

Very slow service. This is the second time I have experienced a long wait (15 minutes!) after being seated to even have a waiter come by. Seems to be a pattern that is very annoying.

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Bobbi
Orange County
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was my 1st time to try this place. When I called to make the reservations. I mentioned to have something outdoor patio as they mentioned its nice & cozy place. We were there for friends bday dinner. When we got there and they gave us indoor seats and told as I reserved outdoor so they told me it's still occupied. My reservation was at 7pm and we seated by 7:10pm. Thats the only downfall but it's not their fault. Anyhow indoor was pleasant as well. We had great time. Food server and service was amazing. We all loved it. Definitely coming back. :)

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Phenomenal, in almost every way. 95%!

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vipStantonS
Yosemite
9 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome restaurant ++ Great food, ambiance and service.

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ShikhaU
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, fresh ingredients and intuitive staff that can fulfill your needs before you even have to ask!

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vipsammijot
Los Angeles
13 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is amazing! The octopus taco is seriously the bomb!!! Everything was great. . . food, service, drinks! We enjoyed Puesto and will be back!

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fonsybbm
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

came here for valentines, found this place on Instagram. food was delicious and flavorful! Adam was great, he pretty much sold us on everything he recommended. We tried 5 different tacos from their mix and match menu, our favorite was the carnitas taco.

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CierraC
Orange County
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always look forward to Puesto! Never disappoints!

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KyleM
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

We went here for Valentine’s Day and had a great time. The food and ambiance was great. The service was a little slow. And, despite making a reservation a few days in advance, we were seated on the bar area. Which wasn’t bad, just not what we were expecting. Overall, we had a great experience!

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I order the taco of the month, octopus it was delicious. Also caranita taco was amazing.

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ArianaH
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall3food4service1ambience1

I went there for my birthday with reservations made for 2 and was sat at a 6 person table that simply had a small table decoration to provide a barrier so that they could seat two parties there. There were private booths available but my reservation was not given any of them, even though I mentioned it was for a birthday celebration. After speaking to the manager I was moved to an actual table where I did not have to attempt to talk over other people’s conversations. The waitress provided good service, but they didn’t offer me a free birthday dessert, something that is typical of almost all restaurants. If you want to have a celebration and be able to have a conversation without someone else sitting beside you listening in, DO NOT COME HERE! Manager did not seem to understand what was wrong with the situation at all, mediocre customer service.

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DulceH
1 review
Dined on February 4, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Service could be better. The server did not really know my order of taco that I was asking her about. Also, too much sauce on the tacos.

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vipRachelleR
Orange County
6 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Hands down, the best Mexican restaurant in Orange County. Everything is tasty but the flavor profiles in their tacos is amazing. I highly recommend dining at Puesto.

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vipSoCalTourist
Los Angeles
15 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Olivia was our designated server and was very attentive, friendly, and helpful. At one point, we needed to speak with her and asked another teammate (Adam) who hadnt helped us if he could get her. Within 2 minutes, he came back and said she may be in the bathroom and he offered to help as if he was our server. To me, that was an awesome thing to do because he didnt have to. Sadly, a rare thing nowadays, it seems.

Seafood based tacos are delicious but so are vegetarian items and steak and chicken. You really cant go wrong. Prices may seem steep (I read reviews where people think its overpriced) but I think you're getting great food with quality ingredients and preparation.

Thanks for making dinner with 2 little kids easy on the parents!

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We've been to this Puesto location a few times and are never disappointed in the food, service, or ambience. It is a bit pricey for the amount of food you get, bit everything is delicious! The potato tacquitos and fresh guacamole always keep us coming back.

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Diner
Orange County
10 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience5

The food is delicious and the price is reasonable. I just wish they had easier access parking.

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LeisaM
Orange County
1 review
Dined on January 21, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Hopefully this was just an off night. Have eaten here a few times previously and food was very good. Food was far better on previous visits. Chips were cold and stale and to ask for another basket. Taco filling seemed very scant! I will try one more time!

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vipGreatRestaurantOnMission
Baltimore
15 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great chili relleno, chips, salsa and guacamole!

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vipDebra
Orange County
13 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely delicious food all around!

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SkepticalPM
Orange County
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place, I have never had a bad experience. I took some coworkers from out of town, and they loved it.

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Food is consistently good!

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service2ambience5

The tacos were absolutely amazing! It was perfect for a late night business meeting. Ambience was vibrant and fun!

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Szo234
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Noisy but good street tacos. Not the place to go to if you’re looking for audible conversation. Like eating in an echo chamber.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience5

The food was amazing. Very flavorful. Service was terrible. Had to ask for refills on water. Waitress never came by to see if we needed anything. The GM noticed and comped us a free dessert. The fact that we didn’t have to say anything to the GM she just did it, makes us want to go back.

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MarkD
Detroit
13 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Excellent server

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JennM
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a delicious meal. Each got the mix and match 3 taco plate for $19. Amazing combos and flavor. Delicious homemade tortillas. Great cocktails! Our server was super knowledgeable and on it!

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vipCarl
Orange County
15 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall2food3service3ambience1

It was a cold night. But the staff turned off the heaters half way through our meal. WE FROZE!! The prices are high and margaritas are average. We went to Puesto in La Jolla last year and had a delightful dinner. This night fortunately we were with dear friends and that saved the evening.

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience1

The outside temperature was 48 degrees and the restaurant insisted on keeping the door open. Our table of 10 was next to the door and everyone was freezing with the cold draft and no heat lamps inside. The hostess could not relocate our party and my daughter had to get her down jacket from the car. I had to ask 3 times to please close the door. Our waitress said no. Our hostess said no. The manager also said no. After a couple of minutes of pleading with the manager, she finally agreed. It was an embarrassing situation for me in front of my guests and something that was not expected - especially when paying $300 for tacos.

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