Puesto Los Olivos

4.5
1241 Reviews
$30 and under
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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Experiences

  • Taco Tuesday!

    Multiple dates available

    Come join the Fiesta. 1/2 Off all Tacos!

Safety precautions

Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
What 1241 people are saying
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Arcad
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Service was slow but otherwise a good experience, the food is of good quality.

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service2ambience5

Good was good as always. Wasn’t that busy and wish the waitress would of checked up on us more for refills.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I celebrated my birthday here. The restaurant was awesome for accommodating my party. I love the outdoor expansion to the restaurant- spacious and so cute. And Jessica was so sweet- Thank you for your amazing service.

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vipCourtneyD
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall2food2service1ambience3

Horrible waitress. Usually best tacos, but had a hard time today. It’s an off night

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Went to celebrate my husbands birthday. Made the reservation and noted it was a birthday celebration dinner. I had to mention it to the server. What’s the point when making the reservation in asking if and what the celebration is when nothing is followed up when we arrive.
Nonetheless I did tell the server and he brought out the smallest piece of cake I’ve ever seen. Probably a 2x2 piece. Not even enough to share with one other person. Not sure why the size of the cake was sparse, but I think a normal size piece of cake is not asking too much.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 14, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Really great service! We stayed for hours!

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our favorite places to eat. Incredible margs. The Parmesan guac and quesabirra are must tries.

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vipPamelaO
Orange County
16 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was fantastic but a little overpriced for the tacos and cocktails. Still a great experience.

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vipJWINKS
Orange County
38 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2022
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Another great meal at Puerto. The Taco of the Month is back and the January taco was outstanding.

There was a bit too much cheese in the Pesto Perfect Guacamole, but since I love cheese not complaint from me. Not so much the table.

They removed the 1/2 price Modelo from the Taco Tuesday menu which was a bummer, but overall the value of this meal was still terrific.

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JoelG
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food. I really can't say enough about how delicious it was! I highly recommend the filet mignon and carnitas tacos. The service was also excellent.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall2food5service1ambience3

We had made a reservation for dinner through open table. We arrived on time. The hostess took us to our booth outside. We noticed the overhead heater was not on at this particular table. I asked if they could turn it on. She said it was broken. There were two adjacent identical vacant booths with working heaters. I asked if we could sit at one of those. She said those were reserved for other guests with reservations and argued with me and refused to let us sit at them. She said we could sit inside - I declined as it was too crowded inside and because of COVID. Then she said we could sit at the fire pit, which was on, with no one there, with seating for about 10 (we were just 3). I didn’t want to sit there as it did not have a dinner height table and I didn’t want to sit with a bunch of cocktail drinking strangers with no masks. When I pointedly asked why we couldn’t sit there, she said those were held for other guests that had made reservations. I reminded her that I also had a reservation and was actually physically there, why was she holding them for people that weren’t even there yet? I insisted she talk to her manager. A few minutes later she returned and said that one of them had canceled and we could have “their” booth. Right! Puesto, please do better. Your food is excellent, and the waiter was wonderful. We will be back, but hopefully this was a singular incident due to a poorly trained employee.

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Beth
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2022
Overall2food5service1ambience1

I reserved a table outside. The music was VERY loud. So we asked to be seated inside. The hostess rolled her eyes and started walking. Then she went and stood at a table and looked back at us. She never said anything to follow her etc. Because we saw this we rushed over to her. I apologized that she didn't ask us to follow her. So Rude.

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RichardB
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Quick excellent service with very good food. Make a reservation it gets busy. We were seated right away. Thanks

Puesto Los Olivos
Responded on January 7, 2022

Hi Richard. Thank you so much for taking time to review your dining experience with us. We're so glad that you enjoyed your time at Puesto. Please visit us again soon!

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Omeed
Orange County
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great cozy place with high quality and affordable choices.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love coming here! Every time the service, ambiance, food and margaritas are amazing!

Puesto Los Olivos
Responded on January 7, 2022

Hello Joianna. Thank you so much for taking the time out to review your dining experience with us. We are so glad that you had a great time and can't wait for you to visit us again!

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food easy to understand menu. Food is served with out much waiting time

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GiancarloN
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing experience as usual, our favourite Mexican experience in the area

Puesto Los Olivos
Responded on December 26, 2021

Hi Giancarlo. Thank you so much for the review. Please visit us again soon!

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Lexi
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Not worth the price. The food is good, but I definitely have had better. I think the most bothersome part of the evening was the bill. They used an electronic card reader that they brought to the table, which I loved. However, they had us pick a percentage for tip first then sign without letting us see the itemized bill and original price. I noticed the price was very high for a Taco Tuesday night with only four tacos and two drinks (approximately $80). I realized when I got the actual receipt, they had me tip on the original price without the Taco Tuesday deal. Therefore, I paid nearly 35% in tip for service that was barely present. I do not mind paying a good tip for good service, but the fact that I did not know this was happening is upsetting. I thought I was paying 18%.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2021
Overall3food5service1ambience5

Maybe it’s cause of covid but it took almost 45 minutes for our waiter to come back and take our order after he served us our drink. It was so noticeable, a table who was ready to leave mentioned how she thought they even forgot our table. Disappointed considering the prices are not easy on the wallet. The cocktails were also not done as we asked. Food was good but not going back.

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vipFoodie2018
Orange County
20 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food; great service!

Puesto Los Olivos
Responded on December 27, 2021

Hi Foodie. Thank you so much on your review. We are so glad that your dining experience with us was great. Please visit us again soon!

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StephT
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

No wait, attentive staff, quick service, a little too loud but overall really great. Food was delicious.

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and outstanding service

Puesto Los Olivos
Responded on December 18, 2021

Hello thank you for the review! So glad you enjoyed your dining experience with us. Please visit us again soon!

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kdblond
Los Angeles
18 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Trendy and yummy spot for lunch, dinner and/or happy hour. Fantastic tacos and cocktails! Superb service.

Puesto Los Olivos
Responded on December 15, 2021

Hi Kdlond so glad you enjoyed yourself while dining with us. Please vist us again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food and service.

Puesto Los Olivos
Responded on December 18, 2021

Thank you so much! Glad that you had a great dining experience with us. Please visit us again soon.

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MadEater
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Slow service at first however the waitress was good

Puesto Los Olivos
Responded on December 15, 2021

Hello, so glad we were able to redeem ourselves. Please visit us again soon hoping we will make your next visit pleasant from start to finish.

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

The service at Puesto Los Olivos is always great; the servers are always friendly and attentive.
The food was also great as usual (especially the shrimp tamarind and lamb Barbocoa tacos and plates) and enjoying it on their outdoor patio is a bonus. All reasons we keep coming back.

Puesto Los Olivos
Responded on December 15, 2021

Hello so glad you enjoyed dining with us! Our new lamb taco is such a great addition to our menu. If you haven't tried our tuna taco you definitely have to. Hope you visit us again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2021
Overall2food1service4ambience4

Kitchen has messed up our orders on our last two visits. Very disappointing.

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svenskaflicka
Orange County
34 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience3

Birthday @ Puesto

Our daughter decided to have her bd dinner at Puesto. It's a great spot for spring/summer dining, but once fall/winter come into play-make sure everyone wears warm clothes and bring their jackets. It can get chilly...
Food was good, as always...and we had great service with Mike. As with so many restaurants, they were understaffed, but he did a very good job keeping tabs on us.
The only negative was even though several desserts were offered, they had none available other than a frozen Horchata. i should of called ahead and asked if they offered any desserts, or perhaps someone could of called us since i had indicated it was for a birthday party, to let us know they wouldn't have desserts available and would be best to bring in a cake. Other than that, we had a fun time!

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WilliamVE
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food and cocktails. Wait staff was amazing!! Thank you Jessica... We will go back!

Puesto Los Olivos
Responded on December 15, 2021

Hi William thank you so much for the feedback, so glad that you enjoyed yourself while dining with us! Jessica is defiantly one of our rockstars. Please visit us again soon!

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AllisonK
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere in Anaheim, energetic staff, music popping, lighting was really cool, AND THE FOOD!!! The tacos were so delicious and the guac was really good too. Highly recommend A+++

Puesto Los Olivos
Responded on December 15, 2021

Hi Allison we're so glad that you enjoyed dining with us! Please come and visit us again soon.

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JAJa
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

It was interesting to try the Tamarindo shrimp and the chicharrones , my favorite so far was the fruit cart margarita , it would have been nice to get a bigger portion more ice than drink 🍹 I did feel the prices were a little high for a taco and for the flights when you get such a small portion but I would consider returning to try mainly your appetizers and drinks

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Puesto is simply the best place for more upscale tacos. The staff is exceptional and the place is modern and open. The food is delicious and if you like craft beer, they make a whole range. A little pricey, but totally worth it.

Puesto Los Olivos
Responded on December 15, 2021

Hello, thank you for dining with us. We appreciate the review and feedback. We're so glad that you enjoyed your experience when dining with us, we definitely take pride in our tacos and drinks. Hope you visit us soon!

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GiancarloN
Orange County
5 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our favorite place to spend with family friends. Hero tacos is the best!

Puesto Los Olivos
Responded on December 15, 2021

Hi GiancarlonN, thank you so much for your review and feedback! Please visit us again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
7 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Habanero cucumber margarita is the best.

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SanjayS
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

good food and good ambience. Service was great also.

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Foodie
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2021
Overall3food3service1ambience3

Service was not good. We went on a Monday, thinking it would be a slower day but it appeared they only had one server. The server came to take our order and I asked for one or two more minutes and after 20 minutes of him not returning, I had to go inside and ask the hostess to find our waiter or send someone so we could order. The food is pretty good, I just expected better service. It kind of ruined the evening.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Christian was lovely, and the patio was so mellow and relaxing! Food and drinks never disappoint!!!

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NazaninC
Orange County
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love this place

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vipStuartK
Orange County
5 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Love this restaurant. Tonight though the music was a bit too loud. We sat way out on the far patio. Kudos to Nicolette our server for the long trek between kitchen and patio. She was the best!

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vipLisaL
Orange County
15 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nikki was our server and she made my birthday celebration wonderful! She provided great service and her personality made our party that much better :)

FAQs

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

Puesto Los Olivos is rated 4.5 stars by 1241 OpenTable diners.

Puesto Los Olivos does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://eatpuesto.cardfoundry.com/giftcards.php.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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