Puesto Los Olivos
With handmade maiz azul stone-ground tortillas made daily in house, sustainable meats and seafood, slow-cooked guisados, and scratch salsas, Puesto’s menu is a celebration of fundamental Mexican flavors and an homage to the cosmopolitan palate of Mexico City, courtesy of Executive Chef/Partner Luisteen Gonzalez and Executive Creative Chef Katy Smith.
Puesto delivers a refreshing craft bar program, grounded in carefully curated agave spirits. We’re known for our Puesto Perfect Margaritas, in addition to palomas, micheladas and seasonal aguas frescas.
Puesto has been featured by media outlets nationally and internationally, some of which include Huffington Post, Refinery 29, MSN, Insider, Zagat, Eater, Food and Wine, and LA Times.
Fri –Sat 11am – 10pm
Taco Tuesday pricing from 3pm to close
Happy Hour Mon – Fri 3-5pm
Our semi-private room with a living wall, private patio, and bold art by Craig & Karl seats up to 25 guests. Our main patio, complete with a steel agave plant fire pit and separate bar, can host a 100-person fiesta. A restaurant buy-out will server up to 300 standing.View Private Dining Details
Great service and hostess was able to accommodate ou preferred seating .
Wonderful place and great food and would recommend to anyone!
We had a large group (12+) and sat at the fire pit outside. The ambiance was perfect and it was nice that everybody could see and talk to each other. Service was outstanding and the food was delicious! Such a great night at Puesto, we'll definitely be back!
Excellent food, great tasting my best complements for all the people working at the kitchen, it is great! Love this restaurant for so many reasons
Great service. Cocktails are fine- wish they had a strawberry margarita but the house one was good. Chips, salsa, and guacamole were very good. The tacos—— yummmm. Delicious. I got the filet mignon, fried fish, and carnitas tacos. All 3 were each deliciously tasty! We were all happy with our food and drinks. It could have a lower price point.
Unique variety of delicious Tacos. Amazing home made salsas!
The food and service was incredible.
Place is amazing everyone should try it. Love all the tacos.
Birthday dinner w/friends. Our food was absolutely delicious; and our server couldn’t have been more kind and knowledgeable about all the wonderful food choices available. She even comped us a delicious serving of the roasted corn dish! All in all, a mist enjoyable and memorable birthday dinner for me! 😋🎉🌮😋
Never again! Rude staff, manager and horrible service.
Great service and excellent food
I think it is dishonest to add a surcharge to the bill without CLEARLY advising what they are doing. Unethical.
Amazing tacos! Loved the food here, would love to come back soon.
The menu is sooo limited....
For the value, the tacos were subpar! Taste wise pretty good, but lacking substance. We all had the filet mignon tacos, but there were probably no more than 3 or 4 small bits of it inside! That was disappointing. We had to order extra steak on the side. ( for $8) and avocado didn’t seem fresh.
San Diego location had much better quality.
Overall, food and drinks were satisfying, but not worth the $$.
Food was excellent! They even made a small shredded chicken side for our dog and a bowl of water :-)
Love the mushroom and filet mignon tacos!! The esquite it’s a must! My 3 years son love the fish tacos and the lime rice !!
Great Mexican cuisine. Taco choices are unique combinations of excellent ingredients. Do not miss the carnitas, filet mignon or fish tacos. Guacamole & chips are awesome!
I found this place to be extremely overpriced. Two of the three tacos I received were not what was ordered ( beer battered fish) but had an unidentifiable meat instead. Our horchatas were oddly banana flavored. The server was pleasant but confused
Good food, but not at the price.
We had the tacos. The tacos were expensive compared to other places but they were delicious. You are paying a premium for tacos that are not readily available at other places (e.g. filet mignon, soft shell crab, shrimp, etc). The service was fantastic. We will be going back again on Taco Tuesday where the tacos are more reasonable at $3 each.
The food was not good, too expensive for the portion and the ingredients.
Unique and delicious twist on Mexican food. The menu is smaller with a wide variety of gourmet tacos. Great drink options too.
I have been to Puesto several times. This is the first time I sat inside the restaurant. I went for a lunch business meal. Service was outstanding, and could not have been better. The food is always good, but not always great. Battered fish taco was cold and overly battered with little fish inside the batter. For a @$6.00 taco, this is disappointing. The carnitas taco was better. The chicken taco was the best. Overall 3 tacos for $16 is not inexpensive. Quality is high but portions are small. It is not accurate to call these Street Tacos. $11 for guacamole is very high. The menu is limited. I want to like Puesto more than I really do. The atmosphere and location in Los Olivos are great. For the money, it is not worth it. Six tacos, guacamole and one non-alcoholic beverage was $56. I'd rather be at Javier's in the Spectrum for that price.
Was there mid afternoon. Restaurant was about 30% occupied. Ordered 3 tacos special for $16.00. Tacos came out Luke warm. Tacos need to be eaten hot. Would not order the 3 taco plate. Took forever to get a second drink.
Such a pleasant and fun experience. Great food, good prices.
Not impressed with this overpriced taqueria with an uninspiring menu. The offering were small and lacked culinary imagination. Definitely catering to a gringo’s palate. On the positive side, great venue with fun seating options inside, outside or nearly in the kitchen. Staff were very attentive and friendly. If you prefer simple variations of chicken, steak and shrimp, this may be a spot for you. A safe date night for sure.
The food was excellent. The variety of tacos and that you can combine different options on the same plate was great so we could try many options. The mushroom and octopus were our favorites. I highly recommend sharing plates so you can try the full variety. The service was wonderful with very attentive servers.
First time dining here. We were initially sat in the dining room area but the metal chairs were uncomfortable. We asked to move to the booth and the server accommodated our request with no hesitation. Upon seating at the booth, we were greeted by our new server. (The booth was so much more comfortable!) She explained the happy hour menu choices for drinks and tacos. I ordered their perfect margarita - and it was GREAT! My girlfriend and I shared the lime rice and black beans. We each order three tacos (they are served on blue corn tortillas!). She ordered their award winning chicken tacos, veduras, and the Special (rockfish). The chicken taco was PERFECT! The veduras was flavorful - and the added zucchini blossom was nice! The rockfish was "so-so". I ordered the veduras as well - and the carnitas and mushroom tacos. All of my tacos were delicious! Superb!
To finish off our date, we shared their Torched Mango Cheesecake! TO DIE FOR!
Note: The water glasses were really nice and "rustic". We both commented on them.
They brought us the wrong food, but they fixed it. It was super nosy. I felt like their hostess wasn’t very professional/friendly.
Known for their tacos and I can see why! Delicious. Party of 6 and we all had different tacos. I loved the verduras. No clue how they make it but wow!! My husband's favorite was the lightly battered shrimp taco. Guacamole was seasoned just right and the aguas were perfect for lunch. Our waitress was attentive enough. Didn't hover but we didn't feel neglected either. Great first time. Can't wait to go back on taco Tuesday!
Awesome as always!
They made a mistake with two of our orders. We were a party of 8. But the food was good.
It was just not that good. It was not traditional Mexican but does not suceed as progressive Mexican. The interior looks dated already like bad 1970’s. I wished it had been better. Great location.
Fun atmosphere, although too loud to have a table conversation. Food was good, service was less than stellar.
Knowledgable and attentive staff, with the most impressive selection of mezcals that I’ve found in Orange County. I’ll be back as soon as I can.
The tacos were good but a little overpriced. Margaritas are way overpriced. And wished they had a full menu like the one in San Diego.
Puesto is a fun place to meet friends for lunch or dinner. The tacos are small but have a good portion of meat and other great ingredients that other taco places do not have. The servers are friendly and helpful! Would definitely go back again!
Great taco Tuesday deals, otherwise a little pricey for Mexican food
Puesto is a great place to go for happy hour after work. Their tamarind shrimp taco is amazing, as is their chicken al pastor. Their regular prices are a bit on the high side ($5-8 per small taco), but at happy hour they are $2 less.