Puesto La Jolla

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$30 and under
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Mexican

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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, Insider, Zagat, Eater, Food and Wine, LA Times and the Michelin Guide.
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4.7based on recent ratings
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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a lovely experience here this afternoon. After months of quarantine this was just the time we were looking for. Thank you so much. Everything was delicious and the staff was awesome. Just fantastic.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and great food. Little pricey but worth it.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice and extremel

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vipRachelC
San Diego
12 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thanks for working hard to keep us safe while enjoying a night out!

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RKM04
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The classic guacamole and carnitas tacos are my favorite things on the menu! The service was excellent, including the staff's social distancing and sanitation precautions.

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DebY
Orange County
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best food and drinks ever!!! Quacamole #1 . All food very unique

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vipOpenTable Diner
Phoenix
13 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food & service! And CDC compliant - thank you!

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Diego
9 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience4

There were a lot of small bugs flying around. Landing in our food.

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megspops
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff did a great job respecting social distancing rules while making our dining experience enjoyable!

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AlanL
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place and food, and the staff is always friendly and helpful.

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Daleydo
Orange County
22 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Chairs with metal seats were cold and uncomfortable. Food fabulous and creative.

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vipJasmine
San Diego
6 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing dinner for a birthday! Table wasn’t ready at the reservation time but that was okay because the whole party hadn’t arrived. Manager gave us some food on the house. Service was amazing! Food and drinks came out fast.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Very sensitive to my food allergy

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had just arrived in town and immediately came here for lunch! We were seated almost immediately, had a wonderful server who helped us navigate the menu and gave us recommendations. We had chips and salsa (very flavorful and somewhat spicy salsa), split the esquite which was amazing, and we both ordered 3 tacos. We really could’ve split 3 tacos between us, but all of the tacos were wonderful! The filet mignon is definitely award winning for a reason, don’t skip it! Also, we don’t drink but they had these awesome agua frescas, the pineapple one was perfect!

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RobinS
Orange County
5 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Noise level is too loud. Could not hear the person next to me. Won’t go back on a Friday night.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed immensely! There were four of us and we all enjoyed our meals, the ambiance and service. Would definitely go back.

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HeikeG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrated cousins birthday! We really enjoyed the ambiance and food!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The food was outstanding! Our server was attentive and knowledgeable. It was very busy for a Tuesday night, our drinks took a while and they were out of 4 of the drink options we picked.

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vipNina
Chicago
20 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, great and interesting food, cool vibes. Highly recommended

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vipsmithan2
New England
10 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved our first experience at Puesto. Delicious food, really unique flavors. My only critique is that for the type of restaurant that it is, I felt the cocktails are priced extremely high.

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HeatherO
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The guacamole was the some of the best I've ever had and the desserts were outstanding. I enjoyed my tacos, but one was a little too dry for me. With that said, I would come here again. Our server was fabulous and it was a great restaurant!

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blondie
San Diego
23 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience1

For the experience, I would recommend to a friend. However, it is VERY loud and the food is expensive and when I got my entree the meat was cold.

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RobertC
San Diego
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious and our waiter was outstanding. Great evening.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Diego
12 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We got the three tacos chicken, fish and carne asada and margaritas, I got a spicy and it was great. Super service.presentation excellent!

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing street tacos

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vipSheb
Atlanta
42 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

It was a fun place - tables foo close and chaotic. Food was okay - service nice and noise level high

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EstherL
San Diego
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

They were out of chicken taquitos and a few other items. We each did the 3 taco special. Octopus tacos were the best. If you don’t eat fast enough, your last taco gets soggy and it breaks on you. But everything else was really good. Will go again. Drinks are a little pricey but tasty.

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Food was great! The server made great recommendations!

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vipFoodie4
San Francisco
174 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Energetic, vibrant place in beautiful La Jolla. Hard not to eat all the chips and salsa. Had tacos, salad and carnitas bowl, all delicious. Tacos were pricey though.

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vipAaronR
Indiana
10 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredibly good. I will be dreaming of their tacos for weeks.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Diego
11 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely delicious! I have been to puesto many times but it was first time at the La Jolla location. So much fun to see into the kitchen

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vipWorthwhile
Louisville
54 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Second visit. Food is great! Fresh, tasty, authentic, well priced. Service is good. My only complaint is that each time we discovered upon our timely arrival that they “were running late”. 15 minutes the first time. 30 minutes this time. Need to work on their reservation table management.

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vipColeS
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Puesto is always one of our favorite spots. Going out to eat on Valentine's Day is generally super underwhelming, and they did a great job. No annoying menu changes or upsells.

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ArnieM
Seattle
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A perfect place for dinner! wed happily eat there again!@ we found it thru Gogle!

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vipAlbertoS
London
3 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

It was a nice evening, great ingredients, margarita was excellent. Unfortunately they ruined some wonderful shrimps with some bbq sauce. Otherwise you can see that they are great chefs and know what they do.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter was awesome and food was great! Loved the ambiance there. Gotta get the lobster taco!

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vipAnneP
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

We went there here on Taco Tuesday. Was very crowded. But the food was some of the best we’ve tasted and we LOVE Mexican food and have had it many places. Might be better to not go on Tuesday—but we did save $.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Very expensive $190 for two main dishes and some drinks wow

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ConnorH
San Diego
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Very good. Seated before our set reservation time. Service was very quick despite the place being packed on a friday night.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
6 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall2food3service2ambience4

guacamole was bad and seemed like blended avocados - tacos were cold and service was slow. we about finished eating before drinks arrived ... would not recommend

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Puesto La Jolla does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates. Puesto La Jolla also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (858) 454-1260.

Puesto La Jolla is rated 4.7 stars by 831 OpenTable diners.

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