Puesto La Jolla

4.8
951 Reviews
$30 and under
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, Insider, Zagat, Eater, Food and Wine, LA Times and the Michelin Guide.
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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 951 people are saying
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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NicoleS
New York Area
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

the surf and turf taco was amazing!! Also loved the hot sauce marg!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Tacos were BANGIN

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NicoleP
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had to wait about 15-20 minutes after my reservation to be sat but the manager came by twice to apologize and thank us for waiting. I really appreciated the attentiveness and communication!! Everyone that worked there was super nice and accommodating!! Will be back soon!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I liked the staff, food and vibe. Great drinks too!

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vipyogigirl
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outdoor seating was well done and felt safe. Restaurant was busy on a Friday lunch, but we were enjoying the beautiful weather. Service was friendly and attentive. Tacos were fabulous, especially the shrimp and filet options. This was not our first trip and won’t be the last!

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Went with a friend who is gluten free and Puesto was very accommodating. Service was helpful and the food was very good. Taco Tuesday specials were a good deal.

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vipMarian
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had such delicious food--the guac with parmesan chunks was just so good & the tacos I chose were the chicken al pastor & tamarindo shrimp, both scrumptious. Outdoor seating was perfect with umbrellas to offer shade from the sun.

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Ians
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a great experience and very attentive staff.

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DanB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience5

In short, too expensive for food you can find better at many nearby restaurants and trucks. A single street taco shouldn't be $9. I'd rather have a steak for the cost of $27 worth of 3 street tacos. We couldn't finish half the guacamole, it had so much lime juice in it. And the street corn appetizer uses canned corn, which had too much flavor of an aluminum can. Unfortunately we were a bit disappointed.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place for Valentine’s

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Sharan
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Their tacos and ceviche never cease to delightful surprise us- it’s like a flavor explosion in your mouth. The dessert menu and tRes Leches in particular can definitely use an upgrade though.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Bday/ Valentine’s Celebration

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Nbultema
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

The tacos truly are unique and amazing

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was fantastic and the service was great, the background music was also enjoyable though my only nit was a speaker happened to be right above our table such that it was a bit difficult to converse.

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tess
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

it was very very yummy! amazing server and amazing margaritas

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vipGretaT
San Diego
19 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Margaritas and delicious guacamole, and we were there during happy hour!

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JohnnyV
San Diego
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2021
Overall2food1service1ambience2

We’ve eaten at Puesto in the past and
it has been great. Not this time. The server was not friendly. It took forever for the drinks and food to be served. And when we got the food, it was cold and bland tasting. An overall disappointing dining experience from a restaurant that used to be good.

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vipSherryD
San Diego
6 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great experience at Puesto. We love the surf and turf tacos. We also had guac and salsas. The margaritas were amazing. Our waitress was the best.

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vipkleeki
San Diego
19 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Safe friendly and the food is amazing!

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Emily
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, great outdoor setup, and awesome happy hour deals!

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vipJENN
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Their outdoor set-up was great! Would highly recommend especially with limited indoor dining. Make sure to make a reservation for Tuesdays.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Great food and service! Covid-19 conditions require sitting outside but the staff is amazing as well as the food.

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JasminG
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing dinner and such an enjoyable atmosphere. Lucas was our server and he was the best!!

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DougM
Dallas
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Vacation to La Jolla

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Phong is dope

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vipJett
San Diego
20 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Fun night out for a birthday! It was Taco Tuesday and we all tried different taco so we could taste them all, and they were delicious. Guacamole and ceviche were delicious and there house made salsa was also the bomb! I highly recommend Puesto for great Mexican food, Yucatan Peninsula style!

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JessK
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I had a very enjoyable outdoor meal at Puesto La Jolla celebrating our 23rd Anniversary.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff was exceptional.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Diego
12 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food here is exquisite. Favorite place to eat when we want a treat—it is not inexpensive, but it’s worth every penny! Enjoy!

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vipKatyaL
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Food was great!!!

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vipScottC
New England
27 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience3

Outstanding in nearly everything. Terrific tacos and great booze. With terrific service. A ‘go to’ every time I’m near La Jolla.

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vipveggielover
San Diego
8 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always so tasty. They did a nice job with their outside dining too.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Primera vez y nos encantó, muy rica la comida, muy buen servicio. La comida la tuvieron muy rápido, sin duda volveremos!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and Margaritas consistently good

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Margaritas always good!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an amazing experience w/ the food, service and everything. We’re visiting from Central IL on our 10-year anniversary and this was legitimately the BEST meal we’ve both ever had.... Thank You!

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LoriD
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our favorite places to go when we are in La Jolla! Even with a limited menu, our vegan son had options to choose from. Food and service is always fantastic!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Margaritas!!

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agassib
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a place, being going for years. A little different with the outdoor setup but the food is excellent, as always.

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vipTobyK
San Diego
46 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great outside dining for lunch. Waiter was helpful with suggestions and food was very good and fresh. Loved our taco combos.

FAQs

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 4.8 stars by 951 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.

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