Puesto La Jolla
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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Multiple dates availableCome join the Fiesta. $2.5 off all Tacos & $5 Puesto Drafts
- Waitstaff wear masks
Flour tortilla, crispy melted cheese, marinated filet mignon, herb lime rice, avocado. Spicy pistachio serrano salsa served on the side
Rotating selection of housemade salsa. Allergy/Diet Info: V+
Crispy melted cheese, avocado
Excellent food that must be experienced! Good service and great space; can be noisy inside when really busy. On the expensive side so be prepared to spend some money but the flavors will have you swooning!
Love the Puesto LJ team, the best in the game actually!
Can’t wait to come back and get my taco fix, the fiesta guac is fire it will make you lose your pants!!!
Lovely staff. Wonderful ambiance. Incredible food.
Always delicious tacos and great drinks!
Outdoors and yummy ! Adam was great .
I love Puesto, but the prices are crazy high‚ double what they were when they opened. It's a shame, but there are better tacos at half the price in the same lovely ambiance. I won't be going back any time soon.
Cold outside but worth it
We loved the outdoor patio seating and our waiter was top notch server. Everyone there was very attentive asking us if we needed more chips regularly and just ensuring we were happy with our food. I thought that it was overpriced for Mexican food. It is La Jolla so I guess I should expect that. Try the Lamb and Filet Mignon tacos. But staples like carnitas were delicious too.
Great food and great service as usual !
Best Tacos ! Great experience. Hip Casual. Truly 5 star. Drinks were over the top. Can’t recommend strong enough.
Great tacos especially the shrimp and lamb options.
Great service and food. My friends and I love it!
Exceeded my expectations- enjoyed everything we ordered
The food was outstanding
Our waitress was good but all the rest of the staff left a bit to be desired
Really lacked on clearing plates and being friendly
I will go back because I love the food!
We are regulars to Puesto as we live in the Village, and it has been one of our go to places. Very disappointed in the lunch on Monday. Two of us ordered tacos and they were very greasy, too much oil, the meat was tough, and it was over spiced, too hot.
One of us had the carnitas plate, again over spiced, too hot. We have ordered tacos and the plate frequently and could only surmise that there has been a change in chef and kitchen staff. We will come back again, as we hope this was a one off experience.
Tacos are some of the best I've had anywhere in the country.
Fabulous food and outstanding service!
If you like various ventures into the margarita and guacamole, you won't be disappointed!! Delish
Great food and service! Will be back soon!!!!!!!!!
Enjoyed the flavorful tacos and margaritas! Although the chicken is the best seller, we liked the filet mignon and carnitas tacos best. Fish tacos were not a standout. Margaritas were on the small side but tasty. We sat inside but the covered patio looks comfortable.
Great place-very tasty food and pleasant service as always
Always good food! The outdoor seating deck is great.
Great food, excellent service and teamwork amongst the staff members. What's not to like. Salim set us up with a great table and Jessica, our waitress, did a fantastic job even though she was working the whole restaurant. Everyone works as a team to make sure things go right. Kiley greets me by name and how everyone treats my guest and me gives it a special touch that I will always come back for. The food and drinks are excellent and have never let me down. Cheers to Puesto and their staff. All of you do a great job to make the dining experience one of the best in La Jolla. :)
The food here was excellent! Very nice ambiance and atmosphere as well. Will def be back!
Chicken pastor tacos are incredible!! The only con is the price for what you get. I could easily eat 3-4 but that would be 40.00 for just me for tacos at lunch. However— they do have a HH, and I suggest that! The flavors of their food were phenomenal.
The food is so consistently good. I wake up the next morning wishing I'd eaten more...when does that happen? The esquite which is corn like the corn grilled on the cob with lime wedges and chile, only it is cut off the cob...mmm. The potato taquitos are a complete surprise so crispy and delicious and the presentation means that they stay hot but crisp until the end. The tacos are street taco size and we love the vegetarian ones, mushroom tacos, and the vegetable tacos.
A fun place to go for some good, but very expensive, Mexican food.
The service was extremely slow and the food was mediocre and overpriced.
Margaritas are some of the best I have had. The tacos are unique and delicious. All of them are a little bit different with different toppings and spices. Don't usually get chicharrons at restaurants and theirs are delicious, light and crispy and go well with the salsa bar. You don't need chips when you get the chicharrons.
Great service, food
Amazing every time!
Best. Tacos. Ever. The tamarind shrimp, filet mignon, carnitas and veggie were outstanding. The cheese wrap around was next level. I would recommend this to anyone who wants to have a little extra taco experience!
The tacos are so delicious. My fav was the filet. Also had the Cadillac Marg and it was fabulous! It was definitely on the expensive side for mexican food but we really enjoyed it.
Their passion fruit and mango cocktails, chicken taquitos, salsa, and chips are delicious. Atmosphere and service was great. Outdoor music could be turned down a bit to have a conversation and shade should be provided on the one side of the outdoor seating. We were fortunate to have a shaded outdoor table. One of the best Mexican restaurants in San Diego.
Music/vibe clashes with the high end feel of the menu and location.
As always, great food, great service and we surely will come back soon thank you!
Very delicious food and all presented beautifully. Yes, it seems expensive but the quality of the ingredients is excellent. Service was also excellent.
Puesto La Jolla offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (858) 454-1260.
Puesto La Jolla is rated 4.7 stars by 1234 OpenTable diners.
Puesto La Jolla does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://eatpuesto.cardfoundry.com/giftcards.php.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.