Puesto Los Olivos

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553 reviews
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Contemporary Mexican
Born in Mexico City and rooted in Southern California, Puesto is an award-winning Mexican Artisan Kitchen providing a fresh and contemporary take on authentic Mexican cuisine in an unique and upscale environment.

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.
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1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Keaton was amazing. One of the best servers I’ve ever had.

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s
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Good food and great service made for a wonderful friends’ get together!

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ZA
San Diego
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food. Went on Taco Tuesday. 3 tacos are plenty as they come loaded. I

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OT
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love Puesto

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D
Orange County
36 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Bob the MOD was amazing! Thank u 4 making our night!

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Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing hostess. Really took care of us and brought heater to keep us warm! Thank you

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OT
San Diego
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 3

Ridiculously Overpriced!! Poor food!!

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RO
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service!

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J
Orange County
22 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We took our new neighbors here for their first visit. As usual, everything was terrific. We were glad to see the Potato Taquitos back on the dinner menu. In addition, we tried the Esquite (grilled corn), which was excellent.

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OT
San Diego
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great time!

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AG
1 review
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Presto was delicious and the service was great! It’s such a cute place with some awesome and unique drink and food options! We will definitely be back soon!

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A
1 review
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best tacos in Orange County, no contest. Close to Irvine Spectrum Center. Not far off freeway.

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M
Orange County
12 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This restaurant is always on point! I love the food, love the atmosphere, and service is always top notch! Thanks, Garrett for looking after us tonight!

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SF
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great! My friends and I love it here and we always have a wonderful time.

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LW
Orange County
44 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food and excellent service

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OT
Orange County
16 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing as always... Get the “offmenu” Hero Taco... you won’t regret it... a weekly treat...!

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OT
Orange County
11 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Not what I expected at all. There were people at the bar with an extremely inappropriate behavior. Food was not impressive at all.
Wrong orders. Not happy

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K
Orange County
15 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

Focus is obviously on young people. High noise level. Very spicy food. Two bars. It’ll be interesting to see what happens when it’s no longer the new place.

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L
New York Area
128 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very interesting food great ambiance young woman manager who’s name I sadly forgot is awesome really an asset,

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MB
Orange County
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this place! Order off the secret menu, Hero Taco and Cali Taco are awesome!

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OT
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

The tacos were not that good. The guacamole and corn was really delicious.

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W
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

The service was good. The food was good but too spicy for us. We ordered a Maine lobster taco and a shrimp taco, paid extra for them. The lobster taco was kind of tasteless with 2 tiny pieces of lobster meat and a few dry small pieces of claws. But we love the shrimp taco. We would recommend the restaurant to our friends who can eat spicy food.

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Orange County
69 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

We had reservations and were seated immediately and greeted by our waiter. The restaurant lighting is bright, and the dining area is casual.

Presto has a full bar, the margaritas were authentic and delicious. Great assortment of tacos, highly recommend the shrimp and beef filet tacos. Sides were very tasty as well. Will return soon to taste other menu items.

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Orange County
4 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Horrible food - will never go back. Most of it was inedible. If we want "street tacos", we'll go to Mexico and eat off the street - that's what this tasted like. Food was full of grease. Yikes, got sick just looking at it. We all asked, "Who is this appealing to?" Someone has to be really desperate to go here. Frozen entree for dinner would be better. Our advice: Stay away!

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OT
Orange County
9 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service! Food is consistently good.

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e
Los Angeles
21 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

It was very crowded on Taco Tues even with a reservation. The tacos are wonderful and so fresh and we will return. Great chips and salsa also. Not your typical tacos!! Also, they have several brands of tequila. excellent service to match the food.

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F
Los Angeles
32 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 4ambience 1

The food was simply awful!

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s
Central Coast
5 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 3

Horrible food.

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b
Los Angeles
48 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Very pleasant upscale atmosphere.
Drinks are pricey but the value is there.
Appetizers are very pricey. $14 for guacamole?
We ordered the Steak Asada for two and everything was great tasting. It is a nice presentation but at $45 there should have been more ribeye. ( side note - best to order rare as it continues to cook in the metate) but the flavor was great.
Service was very good.

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F
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We frequent this restaurant and the food is always consistently good and the service was great!

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BM
Hawaii
4 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food but pricey. $413.00 tacos and nargaritas for 7

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b
Palm Springs
6 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The place is cool, the food is delicious, and the staff is always on point. There’s nothing else you can ask for! LOVE IT HERE!!! Xoxo

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A
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Good spot for quality Mexican food. Their street tacos are good and you can mix and match varieties! Their guacamole is great (my judge of a good Mexican establishment.) They are dog friendly on their patio, nice ambiance!

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AJ
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Every food we picked from the menu was great and so yummy.
The employees are also very nice.

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FG
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lots of parking. Bathrooms are very clean. Quick and friendly service starting with the hostess. Our waiter was friendly and knowledgeable of menu and drinks. Checked on us regularly. The food is superb, tasty, delicious using the freshest ingredients.

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OT
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 3

I love Puesto, but was very disappointed after bringing a high end client there for Happy Hour. Service was extremely slow and it was only 4:00 / 4:30 so it wasn't busy yet. Food is always good, I love the filet mignon tacos!

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AT
Orange County
93 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Very good tacos. You get value for money. Love the margaritas.

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OT
Orange County
16 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We go here regularly... half of our food was exceptionally good... the other half was just... meh...

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BP
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Took my team for a work lunch. I've come here a few times and food is always good. Tacos are always delicious, even good with lettuce instead of tortillas. Guacamole is also amazing.
Additionally, service is outstanding. Servers are always very attentive and wait time for food is quick.
Will definitely come back again!

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Made a reservation showed up at the restaurant to find it closed. Totally unacceptable. Never going back there

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