Puesto La Jolla

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860 Reviews
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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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vipJaimeC
Seattle
7 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Our server was so nice!! Food was great - guacamole was TO DIE FOR!

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vipTylerB
St. Louis
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always the best tacos in the world!!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was nice to be out again! Felt safe with social distancing rules. Great food and atmosphere ❤️

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MaryLA
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

OMG! LOVED it!!! Can’t wait to go back and try more!

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SandraS
San Diego
8 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service. Highly recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love Puesto. My favorite restaurant in southern CA! Their fillet mignon tacos are unbeatable. LITERALLY the best tacos I’ve ever had.

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vipkemeva
San Francisco
70 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the food, ambiance. Staff and margaritas!

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vipgnikkio
San Diego
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was good as usual. They have done a good job with Covid compliant standards while still maintaining a fun environment.

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ErnieR
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food and outstanding service.
Highly recommended!

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OpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is always a must have when I come to La Jolla. I tried something different this time around (tacos) and was clutch like the others...great mix of Mexican and seafood dishes, great tequila, liquor, wine and beeer selection...no room for desert, which I have to try next time

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TomM
Houston
6 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was exceptional. The 3 award winning tacos were fantastic and the guacamole appetizer wonderful. We would absolutely recommend Puesto La Jolla!

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Puesto has reopened the right way! Felt safe while eating and had similar experiences as to before the pandemic

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vipDougC
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The food is inventive and delicious. The atmosphere is open and inviting. The procedures appear safe. I am going back!

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ErikC
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Puesto is fun food. Staff is friendly and knowledgeable. Margaritas are inventive and tasty. The filet mignon taco may have been the most flavorful taco I’ve had in my life. Well done!

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cameronp
Phoenix
7 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great job training the team on the new normal. Team members changed gloves with out fail. Great work

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ToddS
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Appreciated they mentioned my wife's birthday and treated her to dessert.

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KimberlyH
1 review