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Puesto Los Olivos

4.5
364 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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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 364 People Are Saying
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5.0Dined 3 days ago

The manager and staff were fantastic and very friendly. We enjoyed the food and had a great dinner.

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

Very flavorful! Like a burst of color in your mouth!!

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4.0Dined 4 days ago

The place is nice and the food and drinks are good. We went there for happy hour and I felt the price was reasonable. At almost double that for non-happy hour for the same items, I think the restaurant is over priced. The service is very good!

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Taco Tuesday made Puesto a vibrant busy place so glad I had a reservation. Met with friends but a bit difficult to hear one another. That said? We all enjoyed the great food, perfect service and good drinks

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4.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Fun vibe with good food and drinks.

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Wonderful food! Enjoyed the Cali-taco this visit. Thank you for the chocolate taco celebrating my birthday!

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5.0Dined on April 13, 2018

Servers were very friendly, food was well presented and delicious!

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4.0Dined on April 11, 2018

Food is always delicious. Hard to buy margaritas at full price when we are used to getting them at the happy hour cost!

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4.0Dined on April 11, 2018

Food was great as usual, but it felt like our server forgot about us. Drinks took so long. I got my margarita, but my friend never received her Modelo, and the server never followed up on it. The tacos were cold when they got to us but we ate them anyway. We won’t go back to this one, we prefer the new one in Irvine instead!

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3.0Dined on April 11, 2018

We went on taco Tuesday and although the price was right the experience wasn’t as good as on other nights. Difficult to park, wait for table even with reservation, very long wait for food order to come out, tacos weren’t as good as in the past and were inconsistent even within our table. Restaurant was loud. I would not go again on a taco Tuesday with nice weather. I do enjoy this restaurant much more on other nights.

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4.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Our waitress Alauna - excellent/knowledgable/personable.

This spot has some fine food & spirits.

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

We sat outside which is my preference. Not noisy, they had the heaters on so warm and cozy. Great tacos and great service.

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Great food, service and ambience.
A bit expensive for the food you get but will go back.

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5.0Dined on April 4, 2018

As a fan of their San Diego location... it’s fantastic to have a location within 30 minutes of my house... I’ll be coming back frequently...

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Had the taco combo for lunch. It was delicious.

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3.0Dined on April 1, 2018

I do love the look of this restaurant, it's very modern and open, casual, but very cool. Unfortunately the food did not match the environment. The prices are a bit high for what you get, and there are just enough things that are a bit "off" that I won't be returning. For example, and $11 Cesar salad (no protein), should be correctly tossed, not dry on one half, and then a glob of dressing on the other. Also, I should not find pieces of lettuce with large brown spots in an $11 salad from a farm-fresh type of dining establishment. Puesto is all about the tacos, so why are they swimming in the juices from the meat. Each of our plates had a pond of liquid, so you either get real messy when you eat them, or have to use a knife and fork for a taco? It was a bummer, and I was so excited to finally try Puesto :(

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2.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Loud. Request for special table for large party resulted in same dining as if walk-in. Large private table for 8 not given to us despite reservations over a week in advance because we had 7 people,

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5.0Dined on March 27, 2018

Everything was outstanding. Food was absolutely fantastic

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5.0Dined on March 26, 2018

Puesto is delicious! Very casual and fun ambience, and the food for the value is top notch. Very interesting ingredients and very fun service and a fantastic tequila array. Strongly recommend for a delicious meal that is very affordable and fun!

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Food and service were fantastic!

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Absolutely outstanding in all aspects! Alicia our waitress was professional, spent the time to share with us the types of foods, preparations, etc. and delivered an exciting evening dinner. We each ordered a Taco plates (3) and each taco was absolutely full of unique flavors and spices. We're also impressed not only by the price $2 each for a bowl of rice but also the bowl of refried blacked beans. Both very large servings that offered more unique flavors. If you are looking for food that is well prepared, cooked to perfection, full of flavor and served with a smile - this restaurant is a MUST for a meal. We can't stop sharing with friends our fabulous new experience as we get set to plan another visit this coming week.

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4.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Very tasty food! Came here for a GNO. Food was delicious, good margaritas, tequila flights are a big plus! Orderedthe Veggie Tartare Tostaditas, Traditional Black Beans, Mushroom tacos and Zucchini & Cactus tacos, and the Roasted Plantains. Save yourself some time, and just get 2 orders of the plantains. Vegetarian and gluten free options are clearly marked. Service was quick, friendly, and accommodating of requests. We'll be going back, and definitely recommend.

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5.0Dined on March 23, 2018

Must have reservations. Very busy during weekday lunch. Nice relaxed, trendy ambience. Food was great. Service was excellent.

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2.0Dined on March 23, 2018

Very disappointed in booking the semi private room. I requested the room but didn't get it. I would have gone somewhere else if I would have known.

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5.0Dined on March 22, 2018

The flavors they manage to create are amazing!! The Filet Mignon Taco is better than simply having a steak! The Puesto Perfecto guacamole haunts my dreams! Love it!

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5.0Dined on March 21, 2018

Food was great as always. Tacos are amazing.

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3.0Dined on March 19, 2018

First time here and the star of the show the guacamole was not up to spec. It was watery and bland, disappointing. The shrimp taco was good, the filet mignon taco not so much. The best thing I had here was the corn dish, absolutely delicious. The salsa that came with the chips was pretty good too.

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5.0Dined on March 18, 2018

Great food. Service could be better.

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3.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Although staff was upbeat and friendly, service was quite slow. Friday night crowd was very loud, so hard to carry on a conversation.
Tacos were excellent, but 2 hours and a hefty tab later makes us rethink our possible next visit.

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5.0Dined on March 16, 2018

If you are looking for honest Mexican food based upon a Mexico City / Zona Rosa theme then this is the place. Fresh food served with a smile.

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5.0Dined on March 14, 2018

Such a cute & yummy spot. Definitely going back.

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5.0Dined on March 14, 2018

Alica is THE best server!! We have been twice, and we were fortunate enough to sit in her section both times. We will be returning just for her and her awesome personality.

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5.0Dined on March 13, 2018

Amazing! Food was great. Cool location.

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3.0Dined on March 12, 2018

Don't get their crab taco. It's not great. And no need to tell ur waiter or waitress you didn't like anything because they won't do anything about it lol.

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5.0Dined on March 12, 2018

This is our new favorite place to go for amazing tacos!! The various sauces take their tacos to the next level! We have tried the shrimp, chicken, filet mignon and the zucchini & cactus tacos...all with unique flavors ...AND if that were not enough...the spicy Margarita is soooo good. Enjoy

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5.0Dined on March 10, 2018

We had a fabulous time. The food was creatively delicious and the service outstanding. Presentation was among the best. Will be back and told many about it already.

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5.0Dined on March 9, 2018

Incredible FRESH food. Best margarita I've had in a LONG time! Tacos are delicious and the variety they offer in guacamole was interesting and yummy. We sat in the kitchen area which was cool to watch but much warmer in temperature.

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4.0Dined on March 7, 2018

Food and service was great! Definitely gonna be a frequenter.

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3.0Dined on March 5, 2018

Atmosphere is fine. We ate on the patio, when we sat down it was shady but then the sun was blazing on us and there was no umbrella to cover the table which made it hard to sit there. The food was relish as always but the service was slow.

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5.0Dined on March 5, 2018

This place is fantastic. We frequent the location in San Diego often. You have to get the hero tacos they are not on the menu that are fantastic.

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