Puesto Los Olivos

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$30 and under
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Contemporary 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, Refinery 29, MSN, Insider, Zagat, Eater, Food and Wine, and LA Times.
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VeronicaC
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything in the menu is delicious. I would order one of everything.

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NicoleW
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

AMAZING! Thank you for being open!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great service!

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our favorite spots! Filet mignon tacos and great margaritas!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, and the service was the best I’ve ever had. They were very appreciative that we came to their restaurant after the quarantine. Was so good!

HC
vipHappyCamper
Central Coast
4 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for Restaurant week and couldn't have been happier with the quality of the food and the service. This was our first visit and we will definitely be back!

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vipTravelgal
Orange County
30 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was very good - I don’t like spicy food and the server made suggestions and had many things put on the side so I really enjoyed my meal.

The food was all delicious - gourmet Mexican!

TD
TereD
Orange County
9 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing. I highly recommend the Verduras tacos and the Esquite!

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for OC Restaurant week. Great menu selection for gourmet tacos.

KP
vipKP123
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Great vibe. Food was very mediocre. Not bad, nothing special

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RajJ
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall2food1service4ambience2

Too hyped & Too Expensive. Nothing great about their Food or Drinks. Value to your family time and money is very low.
Service was good though!!

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vipWorthHaving
Philadelphia
162 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Do you like tacos, I mean really really like tacos, because 50% of the menu at Puesto Los Olivos is tacos. These are extreme tacos, like lobster, surf & turf, steak tacos with ingredients in them that your Abuela never thought of. In addition to tacos is ....not much else. Decent local beer on tap, a couple of good but probably fried appetizers like Chicken, Beef or Shrimp Taquitos. So they lack depth, but then again, the quality of the food is high. So head here for Tacos that you haven't found anywhere else, but still, they are tacos.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome culinary experience!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orange County
18 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing as always. Service was excellent and very attentive. The taco special was tasty- steak wrapped in cheese with that sauce- over the top!

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Krisr
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall4food2service5ambience5

Beautiful place, food ok, service was great, overpriced!

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Victor11
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

For the taco size food price was expensive. The tacos when arrived at the table were cold .

Casa salsas were not out the extraordinaryfor the price, same with the chips and chicharrones

LB
LouB
Orange County
15 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Very good tacos. The potato taquito was excellent. Different kind of menu. It has any 3 tacos for $19 but doesn’t give you a price for just one and I don’t think the staff knows what it is either ( a little strange) but still good.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My daughter and her husband were in from New York and they are expecting their first child!!

WC
vipWanderCynfully
Orange County
16 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Ryan at the bar was amazing. He noticed the sun in our eyes and did a makeshift cover for us. The female bartender that night was standoffish. She rushed to make drinks and were pretty inconsistent with her measurements. At times when she didn’t have enough mix in the shaker to fill all the glasses, she would just add soda/water (or whatever attached to the spray) to top off the drinks where she came up short. Seems as if she’s cheating customers of a well made/pure drink.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service. Only issue was they ran out of red sangria. Other than that, the food was great!

MM
MattMFood
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service and extremely good food. Our favorite was an off-menu item suggested by our server and it was fantastic. Will be coming back!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went to Puesto for our first time on Friday night and enjoyed it so much we returned tonight with 6 friends! Everything was delicious beginning with their chips and salsa. They have some of the best tacos we’ve ever had. All of their food is fresh and tasty. The service was great both times that we went there. The atmosphere is lively (not loud) and cozy. It’s just a wonderful restaurant that we highly recommend!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I loved the costumer service and the food was delicious. Drinks were fresh with an extra kick.❤️

KB
KatB
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food1service4ambience5

My food came out horrible! I didn’t enjoy it at all! My boyfriends food was amazing and mine wasn’t, which was surprising! He ended up eating some of mine but, I will not come back

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ShailendraN
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Great ambience and awesome value for money. The service was average though, maybe since I went at Valentine's day dinner hour.

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We spent our Valentine’s Date there with my wife and toddler. The food was excellence but our service was on point which made it that much better!

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BrianA
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

THE BEST TACOS ON THE PLANET!!!!!!!!!!!
NO DOUBT ABOUT IT!!!!!!

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LindaA
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Nice and friendly place. Overpriced in my opinion but it taste good. Octopus tacos (taco of the month) was amazing I loved it.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our server was a young gentleman by the name Pouriya. Just excellent at his craft. We were a group of 6 and he memorized each of our orders and was quick on his feet in delivering them as well. So many times we’ve been to places where the server even after writing things down is not able to deliver all of our orders esp. when we go in large groups.
The food at this place has been consistently good , ther serving portions are just right and the
food besides being delicious is not greasy which I really appreciate.

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Billy
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Always a great experience. Food was great as usual

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Bummed
Orange County
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was perfect for a fun wedding anniversary!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent service and flavorful food! I like this location better than the Michelson one. Spacious and you can heat your convo with ur friends.

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Dima
Orange County
6 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall4food3service3ambience4

While the food was very good it was overpriced and the variety was limited

JC
JeanneC
Orange County
7 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Food was good. A little greasy. Cool space but the parking was horrendous!!

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vipShadyCynFoodie
Las Vegas
40 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

In my humble opinion, this restaurant offers exceptional 'food-truck' street taco style dishes with a flair for originality. You can tell that the chefs are really into making each dish special. My only criticism is that the food is often over salted/over seasoned and heavily sauced, and there aren't many healthy options on the menu. My filet tacos were overly seasoned with salt for example and my shrimp tacos (while very good) were drenched in a sugary sweet heavy sauce that could have easily been a simple teaspoon full with the same effect.

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NicoleA
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolute deliciousness. Fantastic ambiance. Easy to make reservations.

LG
vipLG80505
Orange County
24 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrated my birthday here and had a great time . This is my favorite place to eat so I decided to come here . Our server Simone did an amazing job at making sure we were taken care of .

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on January 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really good for taco Tuesday and also happy hour

NB
NadiaB
Orange County
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Their food is fantastic, such unique flavors! Service was excellent. I wish it were not so expensive but I've never experienced such flavors so I would definitely return and recommend Puesto!

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MikeF
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Everything was great. The Carnitas Tacos were way too salty and it took awhile for our food to come but we will be back

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Puesto Los Olivos offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (949) 608-9990.

Puesto Los Olivos is rated 4.6 stars by 715 OpenTable diners.

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