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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San Diego
17 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Their signature shrimp taco tasted so good. Puesto perfect margarita is always the best even though it does cost extra compared to other restaurants

TF
San Diego
19 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience4

great food - great service- my husband loves your margaritas

TE
San Diego
10 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Lots of flavors of tacos offered, but waiter did not offer different shell options (corn or flour). Other than that, they were awesome and attentive and corrected the shell option immediately.

JC
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great array of tacos. My son had a nut allergy and our waiter was accommodating and reassuring.

t
San Diego
56 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is one of the best places to hit for food and drink in San Diego county. Reasonably priced incredible food and great atmosphere. A go to spot without hesitation.

MD
Dallas
22 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I love this place for lunch. The only issue is parking, it's a toss-up. I love the food, it's a little pricy for some items. I believe most people would be shocked at the pricing for items, but the quality is outstanding, and our service yesterday was over the top. I keep coming back!

K
Las Vegas
11 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and great server.

OT
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2019
Overall2food2service4ambience5

Not the best tacos....

j
San Diego
7 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We thought it was the best tacos we’d had in La Jolla... try them out!

OT
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service with Mr. Jackson. The tacos were delicious and I’ve been here a few times and plan to visit again in the future.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very accommodating for our family w a 2 and 4 year old. Very friendly staff. Great food!

KM
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The Tamarind and Filet tacos were amazing. Must have been the caramelized cheese! We liked it so much we went back two days later.

SG
Portland
3 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic and trendy flavors for Mexican food. Our favorite restaurant of the trip!

J
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb food. A bit pricey, but absolutely worth it!

y
Vancouver
12 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

The food and drinks are great! It’s just pretty pricey; $15+ for margaritas

O
Washington DC
25 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

On a recommendation we came here for dinner, it was great. Our server Kate was friendly without being over bearing and was happy to make suggestions when we asked. We ordered classic Guacamole & chips, chicken taquitos, esquites corn, and fish tacos ! We will definitely come back

b
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Puesto is a great spot for a first date. Great Filet Mignon Tacos and even better Margaritas. Will be back soon!

M
San Francisco
107 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I chose the three taco plate—too much food for me—but they were delicious. I had the Baja fish taco which was my least favorite as well as the carnitas and filet mignon which were both yummy. We also had the corn and the black bean sides which were excellent but again, too much food for us 3. The guacamole is a very generous serving and again was too much. The tortilla chips were thin and perfectly crisp. The Cadillac margarita was one of best Margaritas I’ve ever had and I’ve had a lot them in both Mexico and the USA. We split the frozen horchata with rum for dessert and it was fantastic (don’t let the appearance put you off).

Service was efficient and friendly and the food came out quickly.

LJ
Central Coast
11 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The tacos here are truly innovative and so delectable. Our table especially enjoyed the filet mignon and tamarind shrimp. Margaritas and sangria were great as were the chips and guac. Servers were all friendly and genuinely seemed happy to help. This was my second visit—both times Puesto did not disappoint. Will be going back.

LM
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was outstanding and creative. Tacos were the best we ever had and flavors and types were innovative - definitely recommend

OT
San Diego
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great!
Service from Jessica was outstanding!!

OT
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was incredible and we will be back on our next trip to San Diego!

M
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our second time to visit san diego this year, and having eaten there on the first visit we had to go back

OT
San Diego
6 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great tacos and drinks. One of our guests had a food allergy. The staff was incredibly accommodating.

TC
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Unique and delicious choices with many vegetarian options. I ordered lobster taco and mushroom taco. Both were amazing! Lots of fun libations as well. Service was excellent with a surprise appetizer to welcome us on our first visit. Highly recommend!!

OT
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff was great. Food and drinks came fast. Fun night.

P
Washington DC
18 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From the chips, salsa & guacamole to the puesto margarita to the to the tacos, this food is the best everything is fresh & delicious.

OT
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service! Food was served quickly and was delicious.

CS
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Food and ambience were good but I didn’t find it very good value for the money.

N
San Diego
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Food is very good. Parking can be hard but doable.
Waiter is awsome.

AG
Seattle
7 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food. A bit loud as the room is cavernous. Excellent service. Expensive for Mexican street food.

E
San Diego
9 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Quality of food has always been excellent. This particular Experience, server was above and beyond. Made our visit extra special.

MK
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and kind staff! Would definitely recommended to all my fam and friends

OT
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food and service

HG
San Diego
8 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Hello gourmet taco. Craving a taco that's little out of the ordinary? This is the place. Lobster, Lamb, Vegan they have a little bit of everything. Very casual place, there's a restaurant side and a bar side, the kitchen serves both. You get to watch the chefs create your food. Everything I've eaten here is delicious. They have decent selection of margaritas if you're a fan. I'll be back.

EM
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food in a fun and beautiful environment. What more could you want? If I was local, I'd be a regular.

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Great food and service. Noise level almost too high for table conversion, but overall fantastic choice. I'd forgotten that I mentioned our friend's birthday when I made the reservation and I asked for the check. Our server showed up with dessert and a candle instead. That showed they were really paying attention. Of course, the check came next. Very happy with our experience!

MB
San Diego
17 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

The seats are made of wood and metal and aren’t the most comfortable. Our service was decent, but we’d go for long period without water refills or in asking if we’d like to have more cocktails. The taco of the month was too spicy for my tastes.

AS
New York Area
95 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing tacos & guacamole! Always try the monthly "special". You won't go wrong!

m
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Virginia runs a great restaurant. Try the corn appetizer .. it’s fantastic

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