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Puesto

1026 Wall St, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037
+1 858-454-1260
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Overview
  • Excellent58%
  • Very good29%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“tacos” (426 reviews)
“guacamole” (91 reviews)
“filet mignon” (58 reviews)
Opens in 19 min
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CUISINES
Mexican, Latin, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
1026 Wall St, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037
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1 - 10 of 689 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The tacos were delicious and the service was top notch. However the cost was on the pricier side for the food. We will be back as the guacamole, salsa and nachos were so good but this won’t be our nightly hangout on this trip.

Thank bandaibob
Restaurant's Favourite
Reviewed 8 July 2017

We had such a great experience at this popular spot, starting it all off with 2 Puesto Perfect Margaritas! It was very easy to accommodate a gluten free diet and we ended up ordering too much food for 2 people, but it was all so...More

1  Thank MandB56
Reviewed 1 week ago

Really good ahi tacos and friendly service, though restaurant very busy. We thought prices were a bit high and thought the prices on the menu were a rather misleading; ahi tacos were written as +$2 on the menu beside the dish, but were actually +...More

Thank BigJude01
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The tacos at Puesta are very different to what is found in most "Mexican" restaurants in San Diego. The flavors are distinct, innovative and different. We had 3 tacos each with 5 different flavors between us. Our favorite was the mushroom which was very rich...More

Thank howcrab
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The place was upscale in style and presentation and food but not in price. We loved our Enchiladas (great tomatillo sauce) and Ceviche. Sharp decor and cool place overall. The chips and salsa were also great. The initial service from the waiter could have been...More

Thank Tom K
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Hostess was accommodating to clean an outside table for us. Mid Fri afternoon, not busy, took about 20 min to get water & chips. Waiter didn't explain a thing on the menu & after we told him we were just having margaritas & guac he...More

Thank DawnM182
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great service and great food! Loved that you could see the food cooking. We went for taco Tuesday during happy hour so they had great deals. Margaritas were wondering special and I would highly recommend the spicy one. They don't hold back with the liquor...More

Thank Kelly E
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

There are bigger Puesto restaurants around and we went in for Mexican food the tacos were OK but a bit pricey at $15-18 per plate of three tacos. The place was crowded so seemed like it was a popular hangout.

Thank Abid F
Reviewed 7 November 2017 via mobile

Stopped in and found not only the best guacamole best tacos, best drinks, and best dessert, but the nicest and kindest staff ever! And ask for Magenta, Best Waitress Ever!!!! 😀😀

Thank Steve S
Reviewed 5 November 2017 via mobile

I took my cousin visiting from Italy for lunch in this trendy restaurant in La Jolla.I first went with my husband for dinner in August. 2 different experiences but both very positive. I loved the rice and the fish tacos!! Very affordable too.

Thank fedartuk
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$13 - US$19
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Local cuisine, Bar Scene
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Monday
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Tuesday
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1026 Wall St, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego  >  La Jolla
  • Phone Number: +1 858-454-1260
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Description
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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