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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San Diego
16 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Are server was amazing & very attentive

MC
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Wish you guys have more salad selection for lunch. More non spicy dressing please.
Wish the kale salad were cut smaller, pieces are too big, I had to spend a lot of time cutting them.
The grill shrimp was awesome.

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Slightly on the pricey side, but delicious food and friendly, attentive staff.

b
Orange County
18 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Hero taco is the best and all staff are simply amazing.

TS
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Carnitas tacos here, in all sincerity, are a memorable treat. A new leader on my all-time list of favorite restaurant items. Do not miss.

D
Orange County
9 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food

TM
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Food is absolutely amazing. Drinks are great. Great ambiance. Usually great service but had to wait 30 minutes for the bill this time.

c
Orange County
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 3

Food was great. Our server was awful. She not only was rushing us from the start, but we said we wanted to order dessert and she had someone else bring us our check before we even had a chance to order dessert. It was hot inside, no AC.

OT
Orange County
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Great for Taco Tuesday, casual ambiance and noise level was typical for a bar/restaurant. Might be nice to try another night for a date

MS
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 4

Go for the tacos, they are excellent, the drinks, service and value are not. I wish they didn't close off the place, it was better when they had the open air patio. I'll still go back for the food.

C
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food if you're open to unique gourmet tacos. The mole sauces have a little heat so if your taste is more mild ask for suggestions. Great quality, awesome drinks to compliment the meal. Fun for groups- they have a great ambiance!

OT
Orange County
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Great food! Amazing service!

OT
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 5

Great restaurant but still took us 40 minutes to be seated despite having a reservation.

OT
Orange County
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 4ambience 5

Food was great, but the wait was about 20 minutes despite having made a reservation.

RR
Orange County
6 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Enjoyed some delicious tacos during the taco Tuesday special

a
Orange County
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I celebrated my birthday there with a total of eight people in my party. The most amazing food and great service from our waiter. My family was absolutely delighted and it was the best birthday present I could ask for!

CM
Vancouver
5 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Service was efficient. Good flavor with the tacos especially the filet mignon.

O
Orange County
31 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

The negatives: parking is far away if you are handicapped, the noise level is way too loud, the house margarita is way overpriced. The positives: lovely decor, clean, friendly, attractively presented food, the food itself is flavorful and imaginative but there is too much oil used. The "hot" salsa is very mild.

OT
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Their Taco selection is top notch. Good vibe for a date or group gathering.

JB
Orange County
5 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

everything was great but they need to do a better job wiping their tables - they were very sticky, nd that was even before we ordered anything. Coupe of dishes were dirty too. food is great!

W
San Francisco
21 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a great time at Puesto.

DE
Orange County
7 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 4

We didn’t find the tacos or quacamole to be anything special and the cost seemed way out of line with what we got. Our server also seemed to be hard to find, but they may have been understaffed.

LC
Orange County
10 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Puesto is known for their gourmet spin on tacos. Regrettably on the night we dined, offerings were in short supply: no iced horchata, potato taquitos☹️. Server was pleasant, dishes plated promptly but perhaps we should have come in taco Tuesday.

LW
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Tacos are BOMB. Taco of the month is a must try and be sure to get extra salsa with the chips

OT
Orange County
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and food

EO
Orange County
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 3

We’ve eaten at this location many times and the food and service are typically great. We had a large party of 11 on this occasion and I felt like we may have overwhelmed the staff. Service was slow, drinks were not refilled, food took 30+ minutes to come out from the kitchen, not all plates came at the same time and once the food arrived it was just not the quality we’ve come to expect and enjoyed at this restaurant in the past.

AP
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 4

Very slow service and the quality of food was bad. I would not recommend

J
Orange County
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It’s always so amazing coming here. Puesto has slowly become my favorite place to grab dinner. The energy, the food, the service, it’s all very good. I know tacos shouldn’t be this expensive (let alone $12 guacamole), but the experience and the amount of fun I have every visit is well worth it!

OT
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I like it. It’s simple, good, modern Mexican inspired food.

WP
New York Area
62 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place continues to be amazing. They even made a custom guac since there was a “no onions” preference... which was still awesome.
Will I go back? H-E double hockey sticks... YES!

EH
Orange County
6 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

So incredibly delicious...ALL OF IT. The elote, ceviche, drinks, tacos, fruit platter...it’s all so crazy good. The staff was amazing. They made us feel like regulars (only my second time there). Love the outdoor/indoor feel. Love the ambiance too. One of my favorite restaurants!!

GM
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Delicious food and friendly staff! The tacos were amazing, but messy. The margaritas were tasty and fresh. It’s a bit pricey, so I’d recommend going during happy hour. I really enjoyed my dining out experience without TVs glaring in my face.

TW
Orange County
12 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

They need to change they're menu really bad, same old stuff

OT
San Diego
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect meeting location.

DW
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Tacos are outstanding (don’t miss the veggie tacos) and plenty of interesting starters to try. The Spicy margarita was great. Service was attentive and professional. The location is beautiful inside and on the patio.

p
Orange County
13 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

LOVE LOVE LOVE! This is one of my favorite spots for Mexican cuisine. None of that Tex-Mex here. Very creative blend of flavors. It all started with the yummy complimentary chips and salsa. All three of us opted for the three-taco mix and match plate. We had the Chicken Al Pastor, Mushroom, Verduras, Baja Fish, Tamarindo Shrimp and Lamb Barbacoa. All sooo good!

I also have to give a shout to the staff and, I'm particular, our server. So nice, friendly and accommodating. Both when we asked to be re-seated because of the col, and when we special requests because of dietary restrictions. She was the epitome of the perfect server!

OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Premium quality tacos with outstanding flavor and excellent base proteins. The filet was outstanding. Slightly extra, but then good quality takes a little extra money.

G
Los Angeles
29 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is excellent and the staff is friendly.

RS
Orange County
20 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

I have been to this restaurant several times and the food and service is good. We found out that they have a vegan menu, which would have been helpful to know. This is something that they should offer everyone or at least mention on the menu that an additional vegan menu is available. I also believe the food could be better with more healthy and flavorful options.

OT
Orange County
13 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A great Puesto experience for a business lunch as it is for dinner! Only room for improvement is hostess didn’t seat outdoor according to reservation.

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