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
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!
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.
First time at this location (had only been to the San Diego location) ... what a fun night out with some dear friends having some wonderful margaritas and delicious tacos! Thank you for the great food/cocktails and service!!
Ok but expensive food and bad service. Wouldn’t go again nor would I recommend to anyone.
Overpriced for what you get. Been several times. Nothing super special. Just kind of a happening place.
Great happy hour, great service, quick delivery of food and drinks
Best Margaritas amazing tacos great ambience what else can I say this is our all times favorite place.
Puesto is just an amazing restaurant doing amazing things with all kinds of well sourced ingredients. They have an impress bar and an open kitchen where you can sit near the flames and fury!!! Highly recommended...
Birthday. Got a dessert.
I always enjoy Puesto for a casual evening of outdoor dining (their patio’s are always my preferred seating simply for being outdoors and the bar esqe vibe). Their food is great and you can’t beat their taco Tuesday pricing. But my last few visits I have been unimpressed with their margaritas. I usually do the classic as my go to there and have been alternating between that and some of their flavored margaritas and lately their flavor has been sub par
I made reservations for lunch last weekend for 20 people to celebrate my husband's birthday and was surprised at the food portions especially the taco plates which included 3 street tacos for $16 plus an additional $3.50 for shrimp/crab tacos. Plates did not include any rice/beans which was an additional $8. The menu items are quite pricey for the portion size. All in cost for 20 people for lunch was over $1025 including gratuity, about $50 pp.
The service was great, however, we were seated in a separate area away from the main restaurant and had no AC. It was very hot and humid. But once I addressed the issue, they turned on the AC and we felt somewhat comfortable.
Food was great, love the frozen horchata. Good service, we’ll be back again soon!
Although the ambiance is nice, the menu is limited and the food was mediocre compared to Javier's.
My friends and I went to Puestos for girls night. The restaurant is decorated really fun and inviting. The food it really good but the service was a little slow. We had to ask multiple time to get water refills as well as salsa. The salsa never came. And it took a long time to get our check at the end of the night. Overall our experience was very enjoyable.
Always good! Ask for the monthly taco. We tried the plantains this time and they did not disappoint.
It was very hot, the doors where open and it felt like no AC was able to keep the restaurant cool. It was also very loud. The waiter was ok, seemed to get confused. Also was a little ride when we asked for another salsa.
This was my second time dining here. The food is wonderful and the decor is really cool as well. Great place for Happy hour.
Just love the shrimp and mushroom tacos and margaritas.
Terrible food. Sloppy plating. LOVE the Puesto location in Irvine on Michelson, but we had a horrible experience at this location...it’s as if they are two completely different restaurants. The presentation was awful, food was sloppy, and while we knew beforehand Puesto is ridiculously expensive for what you get, this place wasn’t even close to worth it. Our tacos were absolutely soaked and the tortillas were falling apart, receiving the response, “that’s how that item comes.” Never again. New management needed at this location.
We've been regulars since they opened. Food is always terrific and the staff are very friendly. Just a great place for great food...as long as you can handle the spice :)
Server was great. Tacos were cold. We were expecting warm, at least. Great ambiance, clean and modern. Good chips and salsa.
The service was great and decor was beautiful. However the food was just ok. Too many complicated ingredients and it was overkill. The meats were great, but there were too many toppings and it seemed they were trying too hard to be “elevated.” I would say hipster and pretentious.
The BEST tacos!!!! More than the average TACO TUESDAY!!! My friends and I all want to come back! !!
This place rules from appetizers to the tacos by far giving Taco Maria a run for their money, I suggest the Filet Mignon Taco is amazing
The food was excellent as was the service. Very nice decor and easy to get to and park
I was contacted by the Andrew, the General Manager of Puesto Los Olivos over two weeks ago (on July 20), offering to rectify the situation and have not received a follow up phone call or email since. Was this just a false gesture for Open Table members reading my review? Very disappointing to have not received follow up and resolution as promised.
Took my husband and daughter to Puesto to celebrate my husband’s birthday. The evening started out well, as the tacos and filet bowl were good and the server brought a complementary ice cream taco with candle for dessert, but went VERY downhill from there. While my daughter and I went to the restroom, my husband was sitting at the table and a busboy must have dropped something and my husband had food/drink pelted on both sides of the back of his shirt. The staffer did not own up to it and so I went to the hostess stand and requested to speak to the manager. After several minutes our server came over instead and I again asked to speak to the manager. While waiting SEVERAL minutes for the manager to come over, I suggested that my husband go to the restroom to rinse the stained areas off with water to try to prevent permanent staining and so that he would not be embarrassed at the event we were going to directly after. After asking for the manager a third time, he finally come over (my daughter saw him earlier in the kitchen and stated he looked like he was trying to avoid talking to us) and only offered to dry reimburse for dry cleaning my husband shirt. Very unsatisfactory resolution offering for a ruined $118 dinner celebration!
Friendly staff, nice food and environment. Food was tasty and drinks were good. Would recommend and will return for sure.
Everyone here is so friendly and welcoming! We were sat quickly and ordered drinks. Try the Paloma- so good! Their tacos are always fresh and delish. I always end up only ordering 2 tacos and trying different appetizers which are always very good. For dessert the tres leches and creek brûlée are musts! The service here is outstanding!
I had the same server from my first time here... she remembered me. She was extremely helpful and attentive while still giving us our privacy and space. Great experience each time. Food and great service will keep me coming back and bringing new people here.
The food at Puesto was delicious! The service was attentive and the ambiance was great. It is a great place to drop-in for a dinner with friends
Tacos and drinks are amazing!!
Tacos were all delicious! Loved the frozen horchata too but on the sweeter side. It was like a nice ice cream treat on a hot day so worked out well. Restaurant was really hot, but it was also on a day where it was 100+ degrees outside, so likely just due to that.
I have to say that my wife and I have eaten at the La Jolla location many times and think the food and especially the margaritas are better in La Jolla. The carnitas were the exception as they were excellent. We brought four Puesto first timers and they all loved their food which is quite a feat because two of them are rather picky.
Excelleny dining experience. Our waiter, Mike was extremely knowledgable and helpful.
Great place for Taco Tuesday
The tacos were generally very good, some are better than others, but it is nice to have a lot of choices. Our table was outside and it was very noisy due to a large party right next to us. I could not hear the others at my table due to the noise level. We had sat outside before and not had this same issue. This is a good restaurant for a quick bite to eat.
The tacos seem more upscale than the La Jolla version we love. a little more refined than what we wanted.
I am beginning to wonder if anyone in OC has any idea what good food is. Meal was terrible!! Had the two chicken taco options on the menu, both of which came wrapped in an in edible fried cheese crust, and could hardly distinguish the difference between the two. The cocktails were all overly sugary and more sweet than a lemonade! Really gross overall, and over priced for the what they offer.
The atmosphere is great. We love the outdoor bar! The tacos are amazing. Every time we eat there we try new tacos. We have enjoyed every taco so far. The bartenders are great and have been very generous with large testers. You will not be sorry giving this place a tray.
Taco Tuesday is always a hit!
It was our daughters 14th birthday and she chose the place - it was awesome!