Puesto Los Olivos

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$30 and under
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Contemporary Mexican
Owned and operated by a Mexican American family whose best memories all include tacos, Puesto is an award-winning Mexican Artisan Kitchen & Bar providing an innovative approach to authentic Mexican flavors. Puesto has garnered national acclaim for its Mexico City-style crispy melted cheese tacos, served on handmade non-GMO, organic, maíz azul stone-ground tortillas. In addition to tacos, offerings include a selection of fresh catch ceviches, guacamoles, starters and ensaladas, courtesy of Chef/Partner Luisteen Gonzales. The bar program showcases the best of Mexico City through the use of fresh ingredients in our hand crafted cocktails and housemade Micheladas, tequilas, mezcals, Baja craft beers, and Valle de Guadalupe wines you can’t find elsewhere We’re honored to have been featured by media outlets nationally and internationally, some of which include National Geographic, Huffington Post, Refinery 29, MSN, Insider, Zagat, Eater, Food and Wine, and LA Times.
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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service with knowledgeable staff that knew the flavor profiles of each dish. Food was well executed! Chef and kitchen team did a great job executing the dishes selected. We ordered a bottle of Caymus from the in-house wine store. Ordered the polenta with short rib ragu. The tempura fried squash blossoms with lemon ricotta and a Margarita pizza. Will definitely come back to try the other exciting dishes.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great patio! Delish tacos!! Fantastic service!!

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vipDonS
Orange County
33 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Not by any fault of their own yeah, but sitting in the courtyard adjacent to the restaurant to make sure County codes were followed did have a little impact on the ambiance experience. But the staff was on top of things and made up for the seating situation.

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The tacos were amazing! Highly recommend the mushroom tacos and the Birria

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sr72
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food2service2ambience2

Honestly, was little disappointed. Having been to Puesto several times this experience would make me choose Solita over Puesto hands down. We were celebrating a birthday during COVID (I know makes this harder), but the patio table we were given was 2 tables and the food that came out for the adults came first and kids came about 20 mins later. We kept waiting for the kids to come and meantime our food was cold by the time we went to eat it. For the cost it was really disappointing to have cold food. Margaritas were great as always.

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JilR
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Puesto is my favorite....excellent food and margaritas! And during this pandemic feel very safe with their protocol.

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MichaelN
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service is always fast and very professional. They are attentive without hovering.
Always enjoy my meals at this location.

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vipMariannaM
Los Angeles
15 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, service, atmosphere, consistently.

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MelissaS
Orange County
5 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

They have a great set up for COVID. If you are worried about going out because you don’t know which restaurants have good protocols, you should feel comfortable coming here. I appreciated their efforts to make sure social distancing was occurring. And the whole staff was wearing masks and gloves consistently.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orange County
25 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I mean just phenomenal the place is great the food is amazing I’ve never been there for happy hour and it was a nice surprise knowing that they had happy hour some appetizers were discounted some drinks but overall it’s always fantastic I love this place

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vipJerryW
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Amazing tacos! Definitely on the expensive side for tacos,, but they are great.

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Madv
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My family and I celebrated my Mom’s birthday and it was one of the few places that would accommodate a larger party during this time. We felt very safe and the restaurant seemed to have all of their safety protocols down to open back up for service. The food was amazing as always and we were very happy and excited that Puesto was open again!

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Onsetdeb
Orange County
7 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were seated outside. We had an excellent meal. The staff went above and beyond to see to our comfort and safety.

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drewhf025
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Puestos did such an amazing job accommodating our group! Their service was also amazing!

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SangeetaP
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience5

Service was horrible! Waitress barely came around or cleared our table. Food came out at different times. Didn’t provide drinks or napkins. We were there celebrating my daughters bday and even put that on note and told them... they didn’t do anything for her nor tell me they don’t! Asked for fruits instead of beans n rice m waitress was rude to us to basically tell us they still have a limited menu! We paid a lot for not a lot in return from Puestos. I’ve been coming here since they opened and I can tell you they are going downhill. The food was also bland and didn’t tast like it usually did! Severs in the past did an awesome job accommodating kids request bc what kid eats beans n rice only! There was no flexibility in providing fruits when they did that week before. I wish I didn’t waste my time here for my daughters bday. We spent over 100 bucks for dinner here too!

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HeidiK
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and taco tuesday deal is great! Quality stuff. Definitely coming all the time from now on

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Hawaii50
Orange County
15 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time here. The chips and salsa are really good. Beware that everything is a la carte. Pricing on food is not too bad but drinks are really expensive depending on what type of tequila you get with your margarita. My drink was more than my meal. Overall great food, nice ambiance, great & friendly service. I would definitely go back.

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Amanda
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great tacos and cocktails! Works really well with COVID regulations

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Sammi
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Great outdoor seating, unique and delicious tacos! Loved the margaritas! Would have been nice if the server told us when happy hour was going to end. Definitely would have ordered a second round..

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Overall great. Absolutely no complaints. Glad it’s back open!

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Love2eat
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the most amazing time at Puesto. We went to celebrate by brother’s birthday and all the food and drinks were delicious. Especially liked the sea bass ceviche and Al Pastor tacos. Lots of gluten free options as well! The service by Lincoln was top notch and all the staff were kind and professional. I HIGHLY recommend this place and will be returning again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience4

The food was okay, not worth the money we spent. Our server wasn’t the nicest at all. Was there for a family lunch and the experience wasn’t good. Won’t be back. Sol in Newport is so much better.

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danielc
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I have been coming here since they opened. Great food and service. Very nice ambiance but on the noiser side.

Great selection of drinks. Amazing food.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, very clean and COVID safe!! Food was great as usual and service was exceptional.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was my first restaurant experience since covid, and I was feeling a bit apprehensive. The staff was wonderful, very professional, lovely service. Can’t wait to return. Observing all sorts of safety protocols also really helped

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our favorite date night spots! So glad it’s open again! Major kudos for the mask and social distancing implementation!

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GeoffreyO
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Our only gripe is that our server's mask kept drooping down. I'm sure there are things that can't be helped, but either he needs to fix his mask so it doesn't move when he talks or he gets one that does. I know a couple that work for me.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The tacos are always amazing here, and never disappoint. The salsa that comes with chips is one of my absolute favorites! Always one of my favorite go-to restaurants.

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DarylF
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Loved the fillet mignon tacos. Potato taquitos were great, also.

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love going to puesto

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KerryH
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We thoroughly enjoyed our lunch at Puesto. The staff were courteous and professional, observing good sanitary protocol. We were so happy to be able to dine in, we ate in the large outdoor, covered patio and it was quiet, with a light breeze to enjoy. The food came quickly and was absolutely delicious for each one in our party of six. We had no leftovers to take home (sadly) - because we all cleaned our plates! I will definitely be going back, and highly recommend others try it!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orange County
25 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing place been there couple times and it’s always excellent, I like how they are handling this whole COVID new procedures and regulations makes you feel really safe as a customer

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DavidS
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience3

Disappointed that the spicy margarita is no longer on the menu. I also wanted to try another food item that's been removed of the current menu. Everything just feels so limited now it doesn't feel like the same expierence I'm used to and I come to Puesto at least once a week. I understand due to covid that the bar seating is closed but it also just depresses me that I can't sit at the bar and have a spicy margarita like I'm used to. Unfortunately I will probably limit my frequency of coming in until at least the bar is open or the original menu items are restored or new menu items are added.

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
7 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved their vegetable bowl !!! So tasty 😋

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vipErick
Los Angeles
25 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience3

Best steak filet tacos in Southern California if you're willing to pay the premium price.

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
5 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing as always!

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JannC
1 review
Dined on June 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first time eating out since March 13th. So glad we selected Puesto.
DELICIOUS!!

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Cynthia
Vancouver
6 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2020
Overall1food1service2ambience3

2 of my 3 Tacos not eatable. All three Tacos were cold and extremely unfriendly on my tastebuds.
I would not return as I see no reason for poor food/drinks when the restaurant was almost empty.

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ChristyR
Orange County
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2020
Overall3food4service5ambience3

Food and service were great, however margaritas were terrible. Puesto regular margarita was not drinkable because the lime juice overpowered the entire drink. Cadillac margarita wasn’t any better. Not what we expected for the price - $18 for Cadillac and $14 for regular.

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VeronicaC
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything in the menu is delicious. I would order one of everything.

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Puesto Los Olivos offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (949) 608-9990.

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