Puesto Park Place

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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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Los Angeles
13 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
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!

f
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.

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

Always look forward to Puesto! Never disappoints!

KM
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!

OT
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.

AH
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.

DH
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.

RR
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.

SC
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!

OT
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.

D
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.

LM
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!

GR
Baltimore
15 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great chili relleno, chips, salsa and guacamole!

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

Absolutely delicious food all around!

SP
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.

OT
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Food is consistently good!

OT
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!

S
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.

OT
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.

MD
Detroit
13 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Excellent server

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JM
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!

C
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.

OT
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.

OT
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience3

WAYYYYY OVERPRICED! $6.33 per SINGLE TACO! 2 tiny pieces of protein.

OT
Orange County
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2019
Overall2food3service2ambience5

I really didn’t like that I reserved with this app at 8pm didn’t get served till 9pm they gave us a discount and everything totaled $100 and accommodate with ceviche but that doesn’t make up for the time lost overall I think they tacos where ok nothing extraordinary the salsas gave it better taste but I wouldn’t come back

TL
Orange County
6 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2019
Overall3food4service1ambience4

Food was very good. Only one glaring issue.......service was incredibly slow/bad. After being there for 45, still no food. It was also very difficult to get refills on water/drinks and chips. Every time my drink was refilled, I had to ask for my lunch date's drink to be refilled as well. They looked surprised each time that he would want more as well. There were very long time periods when our server was no where to be found. It was an very odd experience to say the least.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2019
Overall2food3service1ambience3

Service was not on par with expectation

F
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very pleasant experience! Very nice server, attentive to our needs even with our large group of 12 ladies

DO
Orange County
7 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall3food3service1ambience4

The service was sub standard.

KD
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious food, innovative flavors, good drinks. Fun and lively atmosphere.

J
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Puesto Park Place was amazing! I celebrated my birthday there & everyone loved it - especially the tacos & the Tres Leches cake!

MF
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Puesto's is without doubt the best "gourmet" mexican restaurant around. With an amazingly eclectic selection of tacos, and some really terrific appetizers and desserts, this is a really great dining experience.

JE
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience5

The guacamole was amazing but our tacos were not that great. We had the special of the month which was the short rib, it was tender but not great. We also tried the shrimp taco but there was so much sauce on it I couldn't taste the shrimp meat. The lobster taco was the best and the beans and rice were just fair, not much flavor at all.

SR
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I reserved for 15 to celebrate my husband's birthday. They seated us in a special room with a giant square table. It was so nice not to have to be seated at a long rectangular table like most restaurants do. More people showed up than expected, but the servers went with flow and added more chairs. Puesto is primarily tacos, but they are not ordinary. The server helped us with our choices. The food was flavorful, well prepared and presented.

CB
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Unbelievable tacos! Great guacamole! Overall great restaurant with cool vibe.

KH
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We arrived early and were seated within 5 minutes. The overall decor and seating was cool. Our waitress was so relaxed and not anxious about our numerous requests. We were even entertained with the style of the water glasses. Drinks, extra chips and salsa were promptly supplied. There were 10 of us and our food came as expected. Tasty food. I would recommend.

J
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Food was amazing as usual. There was an issue with one of our orders, though. I invited another person who insisted on having not tacos, but ceviche instead. She found that the shrimp used in the ceviche was very rubbery and consequently swapped her order for tacos (as one should always do).

We’re huge fans of Puesto and the tacos and that’s all I ever order when I go. Luckily, our server was incredibly fast about resolving the issue and made things right pretty quickly. Overall still great experience.

GJ
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, excellent service and wonderful ambiance!

OT
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall1food4service1ambience4

I actually used to like this restaurant, however this location has gone really downhill. Really poor experience. Really poor service, cold food, 24 min before waiter took drink order. 15 more before all drinks were delivered.
35 min after we made our food order and never saw the waiter, finally had him come over and told us they were unable to make one of the orders. 35.min.later.

No manager onsite that was visible. Poor experience with drinks, food, etc.

Table of 8 took 3 hours to complete the meal and pay.

CB
Orange County
16 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, love eating here. Unique flavors, interesting selection that changes frequently.

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