Puesto Los Olivos

4.7
946 Reviews
$30 and under
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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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
  • Staff temperature check required
What 946 people are saying
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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 13 hours ago
Overall4food5service2ambience4

Food was amazing. Service was really subpar.

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Claudia
Orange County
9 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great and beautifully served. Great service. I will definitely be back!

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vipjrsf
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Food is different and wonderful. Staff are attentive and sweet. Lovely experience.

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vipStacyO
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Prior to pandemic, we frequented the Park Place location in Irvine. this was our first tie at Los Olivos Puesto....it was fantastic. Great ambiance, great service, food as good as it was last year. So happy this is our new, 'neighborhood' location.

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AbelM
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went here on date. Good food and good atmosphere. The outdoor seating was nice. The potato taquitos were delicious. My date really liked the place.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always love going to Puesto!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2021
Overall2food5service3ambience1

I made a reservation earlier in the week but didn’t get sat in the actual patio dining area of the restaurant. We got seated in their overflow seating outside of the patio dining so we felt like we were eating in the parking lot.

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NancyC
Orange County
11 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Went for my friend’s birthday as noted on reservations. The food is always great. But the outside dining can be loud with the traffic on jamboree. The night was not especially busy but sadly on this night the service was missing and mediocre.

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great tacos. They’re doing their best with limited outdoor seating. A bit over priced for the amount of food but always great consistent service and food quality.

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vipbest2bites
Los Angeles
26 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was exceptional. Food was great. Drinks were good.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food, nice place

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SusanB
Orange County
17 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

If you enjoy Mexican food that is not the typical fare, then this is the place to go! The taco choices are great and the food is freshly prepared making for a great meal. Margaritas are very good along with other drink options.

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Magie
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I recommend making reservations! Their patio seating is very cute. Best thing on their menu is their amazing tacos! They are ALL exploding with flavor! Fire pit table seating available. Best for date nights and group dinners!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent. Our server was friendly and attentive, and the atmosphere on the patio was nice and relaxing.

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Service has been slow the few times I’ve dined here. Never get drink refills. Food was average for the price paid

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ChristyS
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Maybe we will try again post-covid. Service left a lot to be desired. Food quality and value was not what it was the first few times we visited.

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NicoleA
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday dinner with friends. We are in love with the tacos - especially the Quesabirria and the Verduras! And the mango margarita was delicious! One of our favorite places to dine.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall4food4service2ambience5

We were celebrating a birthday however the server seemed less than enthused and did not acknowledge the birthday at our table.

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Kathleen
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service!!

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KevinJ
Orange County
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always good food and good service! Great place for weekend lunch as the outdoors is fun and pleasant.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2021
Overall1food5service1ambience1

Food was good, but menu was limited. Very expensive for was I got. Service was not good. Had to wait even though had a reservation.

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vipyvonneb
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is always great!!!

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GayleS
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My first time trying Puesto. Met our team from work for the first time in almost a year. The location, outdoor seating, food and drinks were amazing! I only wished they had a little more to offer in terms of Happy Hour drink/food specials. I will definitely be back.

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Harris
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

My wife and I took her sisters there for the first time since its a go to spot for us. Our waiter Lawerence was very rude and seemed he was new beacuse he didnt know much. Everything we asked for they where either out of like Flour Tortillas( how do you run out of tortilla's you serve mostly tacos). They messed up our order and when they did get us our food it was completly cold. The Manager Cathy i believe her name was came over and didnt seem to care when we told her about what happened she just started to take the plates of food away which we where still eating. She said "you said you didnt like it so im taking it away and than came back and brought us our check. Also i dont think they care about Covid-19 regulations anymore cuz they where just reaching and grabbing as they please hovering right over us and didnt seem to care about being distant. This a place My wife and I go to once a week since we live right down the street but the last couple times it has just got worse and worse and this time was just extremly horrible. Never again will we be going there.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Puesto is one of our favorite restaurants. Do yourself a favor and get the Filet taco, Lobster taco, and Sea Bass ceviche.

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KayK
Orange County
6 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Nice outdoor patio and it’s nice they don’t squeeze us in like sardines. The service is always nice and never pushy. Great margaritas.. be prepared for over priced tacos but I get why prices are higher these days. I’d rather pay more than have them sacrifice my own space. Make a reservation - saves time.

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

First day open but they were great

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naj67
Orange County
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We LOVE Puesto! Always top notch friendly service, great food, and atmosphere. We go there virtually every Friday. Location did a great job pivoting and managing covid rules and still delivering an excellent experience. We'll continue to support this restaurant with takeout and delivery. thanks Puesto Los Olivos hand in there we're with you.

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vipJoannaj
Orange County
193 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Spent the last evening before restaurant shutdowns in Orange County at Puesto. Our server was warm and friendly. The margaritas were tasty and flavorful. The taco of the month chicken mole was outstanding. If you’re a vegetarian try the verduras taco it’s delicious. Can’t wait to dine here again.

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JLHM
Orange County
5 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Mole was not what I had hoped for. Very strong in red pepper flavor and lacked the complexity of dark chocolate and other spices. Mushroom taco had more red onion then mushrooms. Shrimp was great.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience2

Service was terrible. Food was terrible

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VedetteT
Orange County
1 review
Dined on December 3, 2020
Overall1food1service3ambience1

Not at all impressed with our dining experience. I understand that we have to be outside but that was the least of our worries. The heat lamp did not keep us warm and we were basically sitting in the parking lot. The food was terrible. The prawns were awful that were in our bowl and had to be tossed out, the guacamole tasted like soap, and everything else was mediocre at best. We spent $140 on three meals since my husband and I shared, and we didn’t even order drinks. Absolutely will never be back again. This was our third visit… Not sure why we continue to go back.

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vipJoannaj
Orange County
193 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Love the selection of tacos. The verduras taco is my favorite. Dining outside here is so relaxing and enjoyable. Get there ASAP before outdoor dining is prohibited.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Patio heaters made it a comfortable experience amidst the COVID requirements.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a great and pleasant experience. Great cozy friendly place. Great food and drinks.

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NickL
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is always amazing. Excellent service and the food is FIREEE!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
25 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Puesto is always a favorite of mine. I’m a San Diego native, so I usually hit up one of the locations close to home. My family was in the Irvine area so we decided to go to the Irvine location. This restaurant is always so consistent with how great the food and drinks are! I always order the puesto perfect margarita. It’s super refreshing and delicious. The tacos are always out of this world! I ordered two filet mignonette and one mushroom taco. I dream about these tacos. Always a pleasure to visit Puesto.

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LuisM
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and good service!

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vipfaran
Central Coast
3 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2020
Overall1food5service1ambience1

Service is awful! But the food is amazing.

FAQs

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

Puesto Los Olivos is rated 4.7 stars by 946 OpenTable diners.

Puesto Los Olivos 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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