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Puesto Mission Valley, San Diego, CA

Puesto Mission Valley

4.7
4.7
1871 Reviews
$30 and under
Mexican
Puesto is family-owned and operated by first generation Mexican American brothers Eric, Alan and Alex Adler, alongside their cousins Isidoro and Moy Lombrozo and founding chef and partner Luisteen Gonzalez. With eight locations in California, Puesto provides an innovative and contemporary approach to authentic Mexican cuisine. Sourcing its ingredients locally and regionally, the restaurant has earned national acclaim for its Mexico City-inspired tacos made with non-GMO organic, heirloom Masienda blue corn stone-ground tortillas, crispy melted cheese and scratch salsas.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 48 times today
Experiences are available.

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Mexican, Contemporary Mexican, Latin American
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Thu, Sun 11:00 am–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:00 am–10:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (619) 333-2167
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Owned/operated by
    Latinx or Hispanic
  • Executive chef
    Luisteen Gonzalez
  • Private party facilities
    A party at Puesto in Mission Valley can be an intimate dinner in one of our PDR's or a family-style fiesta for 70 on the patio. A lively reception with tray-passed tacos and margaritas can fill the entire space for up to 450 of your closest friends. Tell us your vision, and we'll make your party com
  • Private party contact
    Mikenna Doherty: (858) 788-3974
  • Neighborhood
    Mission Valley
  • Parking details
    Public Lot
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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Experiences

  • Taco Tuesday!

    Multiple dates available
    Come join the Fiesta. $2.5 off tacos $6 Puesto drafts
    Taco Tuesday! Photo
  • Celebrate Papa with 1/2 off Puesto Clara Six-Packs

    Jun 16, 2024 only
    There's nothing Papá loves more than a cold cerveza. Come celebrate him with HALF off our Puesto Clara six-packs this Father's Day, 6.16. Available for pick-up at all Puesto locations for $6.50.
    Celebrate Papa with 1/2 off Puesto Clara Six-Packs Photo

What 1,871 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • San Diego

    Mexican

  • San Diego

    Mexican

1,871 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    4 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Our server Jacqueline aka Jackie was terrific! She knew we were celebrating my mother and father’s birthday and made sure we were taken care of. She did not rush us throughout the meal, and timed everything perfectly. Drinks and food were terrific. The only reason I didn’t give 5 stars was due to the booth we were seated at. It was a four top booth in the bar and really only sat 4 ppl and we were a party of 5 adults. We had to squeeze in. It was very loud and was difficult to have a conversation. I specifically requested a table in a quiet area so we could converse as well as my father is hard of hearing. Beyond the hosts not being able to take care of our request for a quiet table, everything else was wonderful! Service, Drinks, Food all 5 stars!!!

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  2. JohnL

    Los Angeles

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Nice restaurant. Great service. A bit pricey with 4% added healthcare fee and 20% tip.

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  3. fave

    San Diego

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everyone was so nice especially our server Daniele; pardon it I spelt that incorrectly

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  4. RoMa

    San Diego

    12 reviews

    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great food, service and drinks. Will definitely be back.

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  5. ChristineI

    San Diego

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Have visited multiple times on Taco Tuesday. Never disappointed with the choices or the flavors. My favorite continues to be the standout Verdura, which is veggie, but so flavorful you would not know it. The table agreed the fish taco was one of the best we’ve had in San Diego! We finished our evening with a shared Mango Cake which was refreshing and highly recommended.

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    3 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 19, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    Server busy doing side work to get out of there so barely came to the table. Had to wave other servers down to get anything. Still tipped 20% regretfully.

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 18, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Great time! Was busy, understandably so for a Friday evening. Service was a little slow because bar was backed up but our server Johnny did everything he could to make up for it and ensure we had a great meal!

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    21 reviews

    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on May 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing birthday dinner - was greeted with a handwritten card and offered a Polaroid photo, which we gladly accepted! Shrimp plate was fantastic as was the beer & service

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  9. Pilot70

    San Diego

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Different type of Mexican fare but still good. I nice experience for treating my young adult grandson.

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  10. AngelaC

    San Diego

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on May 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We love Puesto but it is getting to be too expensive. The portions last night seemed very small compared to the past, especially the bowl of guacamole at $14 and rice for $5. Our small rice bowl was only filled about 1/3 of the way up. Please consider keeping prices reasonable and portions appropriate. Thank you.

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 13, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    I enjoyed the music and the food. This place is heaven for tequila fans. I think they have any type of tequila you can imagine. They have wooden walls of tequila in front of the bar that they pull down electronically when they need a special tequila it's pretty cool I can't give full stars because the majority of my party didn't enjoy it. Too bad they don't have a dance floor. They played latin dance beats all night long. Everybody was dancing in the bathroom when I went in there.. Lol.

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was delicious and our waitress Katelyn was amazing! Definitely would come back again.

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The location of the restaurant is the only potential pain point due to the popularity of the shops within the shopping center. Plan accordingly and arrive with some extra time to find a spot. The restaurant itself was absolutely gorgeous inside with the coolest features at the bar. From start to finish, the staff were friendly and delivered a wonderful experience! The food was so good and they have this unbelievable Cadillac Margarita! Definitely will be back!

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  14. DannyF

    Los Angeles

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great place with really good food. Bit pricey but it’s a great place for a night out or celebration.

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  15. ChristopherH

    Orange County

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Puesto was a decent Mexican Restaurant, but avg if you factor what San Diego as a whole has to offer. It is definitely a more modern mexican experience and higher end as it relates to cost. The food was spicy, even though the server said it was not. The drinks were good and strong so that was at least worth the expense. The menu was limited in my opinion and could offer more traditional options like fajitas. The tacos a la carte were on the expensive side and to get 3 you’re looking at $30. I probably would go back for the bar experience and maybe appetizer but i probably will not go back if i want a dinner experience as there are better options in San diego.

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  16. Yogi

    Palm Springs

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Very helpful waiter who made great recommendations. Food & drinks were tasty. Outside dining was enjoyable.

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  17. MamaD

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fabulous experience from reservation to our meal and celebration! So easy on Open Table! Puesto is just out of this world fantastic!! Great ambiance and even better food! This was my 4th or 5th visit and I will most certainly be back!

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  18. DavidR

    San Diego

    25 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on May 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Carlos, our server took fantastic care of us. We tried a desert that will be soon added to the menu….it was really good. Can’t say enough about the great food quality and service provided by everyone consistently every time!

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  19. NapaPaul

    San Francisco

    19 reviews

    3.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Service was great from the check in to the table and throughout the meal. Friendly and attentive. The food was VERY expensive, although some of it was very tasty. Still trying to wrap my mind around how Guacamole can cost $14 and a single taco between $9-$12. I want to assume the quality of the ingredients and high cost of labor is driving the price, but I'm not so sure three people eating taco's with only 1 margarita in our group should get a bill for $130. That was during taco "happy hour" too. We tried different tacos and a couple were excellent, a couple were a little dry and a couple were not so good. My fish taco did not taste fresh to me and I took one bite and left it on the plate. Server did not seem to notice or ask about it when he picked up my plate and I did not care to point it out since I did not feel like complaining in front of my guests. Not gonna rush back for seconds, but mostly due to the price.

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  20. Catalina

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a fabulous time. Our group was very pleased with the food and service.

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  21. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    7 reviews

    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on May 6, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    I love the filet mignon tacos. But this time the potato rolled tacos were meh. The service is always good. However last night we got two sides and two horchatas and it was $70 with the tip. It’s just crazy I’m sure the staff doesn’t see most of that money either. The quality of food has seemed to go down as fast as the prices went up. Sad.

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  22. Alex

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Waited (older Hispanic)was really attentive and helpful. Even was very friendly to my daughters and scheduled to make sure we were enjoying all the food. My eldest is autistic and he made sure her quesadillas and side orders didn’t touch as she’s picky with that.

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  23. SandraS

    San Diego

    15 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on May 5, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was great, service was good and we had our server switch out to a new one and our new server was even more on top of things checking on us if we needed anything and even made recommendations for dessert.

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  24. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing as always. Grabbed some delicious margaritas and guacamole

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  25. OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had the best waiter. Recommend the coconut margarita and the pozole taco. Both were amazing.

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  26. JeaniferM

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great restaurant to hangout with friends or family, love the service and the food is delicious.

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  27. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Adam our server was great. Ceviche was not so great

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  28. KarlaP

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 30, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The ambiance and food were great. Our server was polite & knowledgeable.

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  29. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Julian, our server, was very attentive, gave great recommendations for the table and kept us updated on food timing. The atmosphere was busy but not overly crowded. It felt like a cool place to be on a Saturday night. The drinks were spot on and the food was amazing, truly worth every penny!

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  30. OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We had the best waiter, Carlos, and we got to try a lot of different tacos. We got chips and salsa, my daughter got a mock tail, I had a Paloma. At Carlos's recommendation. We tried Al pastor, carnitas, filet mignon, and the mushroom tacos. I really liked the mushroom taco. Was a surprise, then the filet mignon. Our waiter surprised us with his favorite dessert and we just really had a wonderful time. Just happened to be close to our hotel, so glad we stopped by.

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  31. Tommy

    San Diego

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great Dining Experience with top shelf service and food... Blue Corn Tacos.

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  32. SusanB

    San Diego

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My dog and I loved Yappy hour and hope they do it again!

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  33. SandraS

    San Diego

    15 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on April 21, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Puesto is great for a twist on tacos, the drinks are strong so if you like alcohol then they don't disappoint. The service is great too!

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  34. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 21, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Some of the food was a little overcooked, we ordered the carnitas tacos.

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  35. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Perfect food, excellent service, nice area. Tacos is a must to order.

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  36. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    First off, if you come here to count pennies don’t come in. But you can’t put a price on this type of quality it speaks for itself. I’ve never had anything I didn’t enjoy here, the horchata is a life changing experience you will never find anything as pure and fresh as thiers. The tacos bring you straight to flavor avenue. My personal favorite is the tamarindo shrimp & filet mignon I can’t express how amazing the flavor is. Puesto is a 10/10 for me.

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  37. haleyp

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food and service were amazing ! I had over 12 people at the party

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  38. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    24 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on April 11, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Not the best puesto experience we’ve had. Tacos were cold

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  39. EricaH

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely enjoyed my dining experience. It was my first time at Puesto. I tried the short rib taco at Petco park and knew I had to visit the store front location. All the tacos that I tried were delicious (short rib, chicken adobada, tamarindo shrimp), mango margarita, and nogada guacamole, chips and salsa. I was completely blown away by the choco flan! Special shout out to the staff and service. They were so attentive and friendly. All around great experience and cannot wait to go back for Taco Tuesday. My friends all raved about my restaurant pick and look forward to returning as well. 10/10! Thank you Puesto!!!

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  40. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 9, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The menu was very limited. Not sure if they are going to last. I felt that the food was very over priced for food that was just ok. I would have been happier at a local food truck. After paying $170 I was still hungry 🤤

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FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Puesto Mission Valley using the Order Online button. Puesto Mission Valley also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (619) 333-2167.

Puesto Mission Valley is rated 4.7 stars by 1871 OpenTable diners.

Puesto Mission Valley does offer gift cards which you can purchase here.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 48 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Puesto Mission Valley

5010 Mission Center Rd, San Diego, CA 92108

Additional information

  • Neighborhood
    Mission Valley
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Thu, Sun 11:00 am–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:00 am–10:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Mexican, Contemporary Mexican, Latin American
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking details
    Public Lot
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Owned/operated by
    Latinx or Hispanic
  • Executive chef
    Luisteen Gonzalez
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (619) 333-2167
  • Private party facilities
    A party at Puesto in Mission Valley can be an intimate dinner in one of our PDR's or a family-style fiesta for 70 on the patio. A lively reception with tray-passed tacos and margaritas can fill the entire space for up to 450 of your closest friends. Tell us your vision, and we'll make your party com
  • Private party contact
    Mikenna Doherty: (858) 788-3974
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