Puesto Los Olivos
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Great location for vendor lunches, it’s nice to have an elevated Mexican restaurant to share with out of towners
This is not their fault but we had a screaming baby next to us our entire dinner. It’s a noisy restaurant to start with. We were right next to the hostess. I wish they would have moved us and the poor couple next to us.
Food was OK. Drinks were far too expensive. Overall I like their Santa Clara location better.
It was very uncomfortable inside the restaurant on Saturday, September 14, 2019. It was a hot day, they had every door open. It was hotter inside the restaurant than outside. Flies came in and we spent lots of time swatting them away from our food. After a while we decided to pack all our food up and leave. We went out to lunch thinking it would be nice, cool and relaxing inside the restaurant. It was very disappointing since this could have been a good dining experience.
Went good everyone liked it
As always, loved the food and the service. Our reservation was for 8 and our party ended up being 12 last minute, and they were able to help us accommodate. They did take a while to pull out our desserts, so the 2 birthday guys had to leave before their birthday cake came out, but overall it was great.
The first impresión it what it counts, and a big mistake in your first visit, waiting for your table after doing a reservation it can’t be turned around.
Had another lovely meal with friends. Their first visit and are definitely hooked. Always impressed with the quality and consistency of the food. I officially became a Foodie after my first visit several years ago.
Food and drinks were delicious! Hostess team is not friendly or accommodating.
Our wait staff was super nice and thoughtful. And the food was fabulous. However, the rib eye steak for two served table side that evening was a disappointment.
I have ordered this item with my friends many a times prior. Previously, the two pieces of steak marinated flavorfully, cooked perfectly, and chopped at table side were so delicious, and the presentation table side along with the different salsa flavors, avocado, cilantro, radish, onions, and poblano pepper cooked with three cheeses were quite the highlight of the dining experience every time. Thus, this time, I ordered it for my father, since it was his birthday. When the dish came to table side, the two pieces of steak have changed to thin slices of beef. The person who presented the dish proceeded to further chopped up the thin slices of beef to tiny slivers of meat. In addition to the let down of the cut of meat at presentation, the texture of the tiny slivers of meat is no where close to the satisfaction of eating steak. It was not”special” anymore.
I have really enjoyed the table side rib eye for two in the past, and all my friends loved it too. I really hope that you will bring back the steak, instead of using the thin slices of beef. Bring back the “special” for the table side rib eye.
My third time at this Puestos and 5th time overall. Their Filet Mignon tacos are the best!!!!!!
Maybe the kitchen was having an off day, but the tacos were mediocre. Special taco was OK and chicken & pork were bland and chewy. Had to eat with knife and fork as the single tortilla was soggy from the water in the browned meat-cheese roll on the tortilla.
Bill was $90 for 2 (1 small margaritas each, 3 small tacos each and one side of corn). Corn dish was great.
The service was very professional and curious. The food was fantastic! We brought friends from out of town and they can’t wait to eat here again.
Food is always fresh and flavorful! Service is friendly and attentive. We love coming to this place for any occasion.
The place was pretty cool. It was just SO unbelievably hot! It was a super hot day and the air was not on. All the windows were open but it was hard to hang when everyone’s uncomfortably hot.
Tacos were super jammy tho. So I’d go back.
The tacos were excellent. Came here for a work meeting and the food was great. Happened to be a very hot day and sitting outside was a little too hot. Could have used more shading.
This restaurant is great. Go there often for Taco Tuesday. The food and the drinks are amazing and the staff is even better!
Definitely recommend this restaurant!
Food is absolutely amazing. Service is another story. Operators need to understand when we order beverages we want them with our food, not after the food is eaten. Manager was too young and immature to handle the situation. It wasn't even that busy in the restaurant and the bartenders could not handle it. I was approached at the end of the meal by the server letting me know that it was not her fault, it was the bartenders. Not a very nice touch
We have the Heroes every week... but... this week was the best they have ever been... bravo to the kitchen...!!! 🤙... see you cats next week... !!!
Another great Taco Tuesday at Puesto!! Food, friends and ambience were exactly what we needed.
Great experience! Really enjoyed the tacos, guacamole, and ceviche - love that there’s a lettuce wrap option for the tacos as well. Will definitely be back
Good value and great food. Tacos were excellent. Service was outstanding.
Good service, nice ambience, good drinks. Good quality ingredients. A little on the $$ side for Mexican, but it is Irvine.
I had reservations for two birthday parties and they wanted to seat us in the kitchen area, where they have four tables. We requested to be moved and at that point, they said we don’t have any table available for a long time. Meanwhile we watched other tables opening up and no wait for those tables. Finally we were seated but service was poor and they were out of their main tacos or drinks. We will not be returning
The food is outstanding. Service is very good. Reservations are recommended. It is a popular place. Try the happy hour for street tacos. Very good selection. Margaritas are fantastic!
A litle crowded, but fun!
We’ve been here several times and we come for the amazing tacos and cocktails. I had the red sangria, which was perfect and not too sweet. The tacos are really outstanding, with delicious flavor combinations and the crispy cheese is the best. On this day, however, it was extremely hot and pretty miserable, even sitting inside. Thinking maybe some ceiling fans would help since it’s a pretty open restaurant with skylights that let in heat also.
Elizabeth was an excellent server! She made my daughter's 19th birthday dinner really sweet. The taco donut was AMAZING! Everything was wonderful, but our only issue was that since we were seated in the corner table by the kitchen - near end of the bar, we were exposed to a group of 4 people standing along the bar swearing up a storm. They obviously had been drinking, so we opted not to confront them. Probably seating people with young minors that close to the bar is not the best option. Otherwise, this is the 3rd Puesto location (Concord & other Irvine location) we have visited & we truly enjoyed it. Where it is measured, Puesto never disappoints.
A great place. Ambiance is cute, food is amazing and so are the people that work there. Last night I had a reservation and it took a little while for them to get us seated but once they did, they gave us some guac and everything came out super fast after that. Definitely recommend
Favorite taco happy hour!
Went to dinner and was told that the restaurant ran out of chicken. LOL. They told me I need to call them in advance to make sure they have enough chicken in the future.
The food is really good and lots of flavor. The price is not a such a good value if your looking for a budget tacos, this is not the place :) . Ambiance is good and certain outside seating is dark at night at the table. Inside has a moderate to high noise level and outside is quiet to moderate, depending on the time you get there. Overall its a good place to go for tacos and rice bowls and grab some drinks.
Food was very good. The service was excellent as was the margarita.
Small issue in the ladies room where all toilets were full and not flushed...
Great service and great food!!
Amazing tacos. The creations here are always next level. This has become my go-to restaurant for get-togethers with friends. The drinks are always great, service is always top notch with such personable waiters/waitresses. Overall an amazing place to conversation and good food.
My fourth time at Puesto, and they never disappoint.
Organized our retirees lunch for July, so decided to have everyone meet up there. Only one other person had been there previously, so it was great to introduce 6 others to Puesto.
I had their chicken al pastor taco and one of their de-lish house margaritas. I don't think I've ever had any of their tacos that I didn't like, they've all been wonderful. My friends all enjoyed the experience, and their cool, airy dining room is perfect for a hot summer's day. Ole!!
The food was excellent as usual - great service. I asked my daughters if they'd like to have lunch and this was their selection. We ended up driving all the way from Temecula specifically to eat at the Puesto in Irvine. Highly recommended. Thanks!
Great food and service, as always! We will be back soon!
First time dining at this restaurant. Met a friend for lunch. Relaxing atmosphere and good service. The shrimp bowl I had was delicious but for $20 I thought the shrimp would be larger in size and amount. This place is known for their tacos; that’s what I will try next time.
Welcome back mushroom taco my favorite 🎉!! We love the honey requeson!! Delicious!!
Food wasn’t very good. Drink order was forgotten and we had completely finished our meal before drinks ever arrived. Would not recommend.
We at at Puesto before a concert and it was our first time there. You’d think there had never been diners heading to the amphitheater before because they were so stressed out about it, from the hostesses to the server—everyone was frowning. In fact, I assumed the restaurant had just opened and didn’t know how to handle a Saturday dinner rush. Fortunately, the space is really cool and we enjoyed sitting on the patio on a nice evening as our drinks and dinner took an awfully long time. The taco menu is really unique and everything tasted delicious except for the mushy rice. This is obviously a popular place so they’re doing something right. Definitely give it a try, just not on a busy night.