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1026 Wall St, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037-4418
+1 858-454-1260
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good29%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“tacos” (455 reviews)
“guacamole” (101 reviews)
“filet mignon” (62 reviews)
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Mexican, Latin, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1026 Wall St, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037-4418
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Went there for lunch after a nice stroll by the beach area and to my surprise the place was packed but we got a table right away. Wow! Margarita surprise, the waiter recommended a classic margarita with a kick and what a kick! Lovely jalapeño...More

Thank Monsy M
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

Best jalapeno margarita, and filet mignon on blue soft taco was on point. Great chips/salsa to kick things off.

Thank Brian L
Reviewed 1 week ago

5 min wait, a lot of young people, pretty noisy facility. Relatively long before the food was served. Good food in proper portions.

Thank christia200145
Reviewed 1 week ago

I went to dinner with former co-worker and friend. We each ordered a margarita…then two…while we munched on our chips and salsa which were really great! I though the salsa started out kind of sweet in your mouth and ended up with a kick! Peggi...More

Thank lkph48
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very good food and Celiac friendly. Helpful staff that are very aware of gluten. Chips and tacos that are gluten free.

Thank mgollie
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I guess I am used to authentic Mexican. All three of us had different things. We tried each other’s dishes and were less than thrilled. It was hard to pay that much money for food that we did not enjoy.

Thank colleenmckeown6
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Restaurant Puesto in La Jolla California takes Gourmet Taco’s and Mexican specialties to a new high. There are too many to mention but one merits a review. The Maine Lobster Taco uses only the claw meat. It is heavenly! Can you improve on perfection? Puesto...More

Thank Robert C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great options for vegetarians and non-vegetarians!! They have tacos of all types so everyone can enjoy! Fun place to go!

Thank Chris-on-LongIsland
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I think the title of the post says it all! We went on a family lunch and sat on the sunny patio. Staff were very attentive and friendly. I was so impressed with the food, wow! Our guacamole starter was outstanding and the tacos that...More

Thank Hollyereid
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James M
26 December 2017|
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Response from BronxBombersFan | Reviewed this property |
You can have it any way you like, i.e., you can sit at a table inside or outside (cafe style), sit at the bar, sit at a pub-counter top looking out into the street. Very inviting. Look for specials for this restaurant on... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$13 - US$19
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
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1026 Wall St, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037-4418
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego  >  La Jolla
  • Phone Number: +1 858-454-1260
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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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