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Puesto Los Olivos

4.5
305 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary Mexican
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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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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Contemporary Mexican, Mexican
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Hours of operation
Sun – Thu 11am – 9pm
Fri –Sat 11am – 10pm
Taco Tuesday pricing from 3pm to close
Happy Hour Mon – Fri 3-5pm
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Phone number
(949) 608-9990
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Luisteen Gonzalez
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Cross street
Research Drive
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For large groups and private dining inquiries, please contact our Gerente de Fiestas, Candy Urreola at curreola@eatpuesto.com.
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Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Private Dining

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.

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What 305 People Are Saying
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4.4
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4.1
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner (Charleston)
3.0  Dined 20 hours ago

Food is always very very good. Got our order wrong but we didn’t care.

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OCfoodie (Orange County)
5.0  Dined 4 days ago

Skinny margaritas and food were great! Would definitely tell friends to check it out.

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OpenTable Diner (Central Coast)
5.0  Dined 5 days ago

We were here for Valentine’s Day. We love food and the ambiance at Puesto. Fans of the one in San Diego.

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BerthaD (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined 5 days ago

I loved the canolis on Valentine's day. They must add them to tha regular menu and not just for special celebrations, they are a little expensive in my opinion but they worth it.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Orange County)
5.0  Dined on February 12, 2018

Everything was very good, the food delicious, very good service !!

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SavannahF (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

Puesto is amazing! We loved our date night there. We walked right in and didn’t have to wait with our reservation.

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ChrisU (Orange County)
4.0  Dined on February 8, 2018

Great food combined with great service makes for a wonderful outing.

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Dawn (Orange County)
5.0  Dined on February 8, 2018

Delicious, unique flavors! The guacamole options are so good you'll dream about them. The queso fundido is amazing. My favorite taco is the filet mignon.

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GeorgiaC (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

Yum yum yum. Great food. Great service. And not $

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Taylor (Orange County)
5.0  Dined on February 1, 2018

Thank you for making my birthday dinner so special!

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OpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on February 1, 2018

Puesto has good food and a fun atmosphere! A great place to meet friends!

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vipDaisy2207 (Orange County)
3.0  Dined on January 31, 2018

Menu was very limited & over priced for the amount of food provided. Service was slow even after the lunch rush.

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Grizz (Orange County)
5.0  Dined on January 30, 2018

The waiter and manager were amazing!

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vipCaitlin (New England)
3.0  Dined on January 28, 2018

It took awhile to get quac and the black beans. The black beans didn’t arrive before my entree. Rather, with my entree instead. The quac was still back on the line when the black beans and entree arrived. The restaurant wasn’t busy at all. This was on a Sunday night.

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OpenTable Diner (Orange County)
3.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

Enjoyed the food. However would have liked more standard fare. Example would be shredded chicken and cheese and onions. Couldn’t get a side of cheese or onions. Also would be nice to have something other than tacos

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on January 25, 2018

Great service, attention to detail, great chips and salsa. The menu is unique with pairing of interesting foods to make for a gustatory delight. Not assembly line food. Great tastes.

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OpenTable Diner (Orange County)
4.0  Dined on January 24, 2018

The food was great. The service was a little slow but good. The food is way overpriced.

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beyondcow (Los Angeles)
3.0  Dined on January 23, 2018

Place is okay. Crowded on Taco Tuesdays and unreasonable wait times to get your seat (even when you have a reservation) and your food (waited about 40 minutes for our food. I think they could have prepared better.

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JennC (Orange County)
5.0  Dined on January 23, 2018

Always delicious!!

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OpenTable Diner (Canberra / ACT)
5.0  Dined on January 22, 2018

This was my first time visiting this restaurant. I was recommended to come by a business associate. 3 of us were there for happy hour. It was everything that I had been told. The food is made with lots of care and the servers where so attentive that it made our business meeting seamless! The margaritas were yummy with fun new flavors to try too! I highly recommend them as it is great all around. The people, food, service and uniqueness would be appreciated by most. I will definitely be back!

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