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Puesto Mexican Street Food

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1026 Wall St, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037
+1 858-454-1260
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11:00 - 21:00
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Detroit, United States
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27 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Puesto has a great vibe. The service and staff were outstanding. This seems to be a trend in San Diego toward new twists on traditional foods. The tacos were outstanding. The guac very good. Now for the but...the Margareta's were weak on tequila and extremely over priced for the size. The food was great but expect to pay a high... More 

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Chesapeake, Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Got seated right away at 1:30 in the afternoon. Walking distance from seal beach. Got the taco last lunch specials. Carnitas,veggie, and both red and verde chicken tacos. Carnitas were great and the chicken was out of this world. One of the kids asked for just chicken and cheese tacos and that had no problem filling the special order.

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Thank Ant23321
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38 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Puesto has amazing food and drink options. The atmosphere is fun and hip and the service is incredible. While they are a little pricey, the flavors will make your tastebuds do a happy dance.

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Thank Mark K
Lexington, Kentucky
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I visited for lunch Jan 3, 2017. $100 bought 2 margaritas, guacamole and chips, 6 tacos. Tip included in the $100. It is a very expensive lunch spot for sure. That said, every single thing was outstanding. Fresh, original and delicious. The filet mignon tacos were out favorite. We did the upgraded guac and margaritas which added... More 

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Fresno, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had dinner at Puesto Mexican Street Food and was very disappointed! There were 7 in our party and everyone was served their dinner but me. When I told the waiter he said my dinner "would be out in FOUR minutes!" Twenty minutes later I still hadn't received my dinner and everyone else at the table had finished. I asked for... More 

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West Palm Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were visiting from Florida (where there's no shortage of tacos and delicious Mexican street food) and happened in on our way out of La Jolla. These tacos were so insanely delicious that we had to come back two days later!! Our trip was a month ago and we're still raving to everyone about this place. The nopales tacos and... More 

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London
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a very pleasant lunch here. Food was fresh, tasty and good quality. The Tacos (pork I think) were really good. It's a bit pricey for what you get, but you wont leave hungry.

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Ellensburg, Washington
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped into this place for lunch because it was close to our hotel. For one salad, bowls of soup and 3 iced teas, our. I'll was $43. My husband said the salad was good but the soup tasted like refried beans that had gone through the blender. Also, while we didn't have tacos, I noticed taco plates were around... More 

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Thank Lauren V
Virginia Beach, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Trying to find a quality mexican place to eat we stumbled upon Puesto's. A small place with a very friendly staff. Rachel was the best with great recommendations and very attentive. We had to wait 30 minutes but the wait was well worth it. Hands down, the best street food to be had around. The guacamole was as advertised, "The... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The choice on the menu is pretty good - I asked what was the best on the menu "fillet beef tacos" came the reply so I ordered that. Plate size relatively small so I had to order a second (oh the pure punishment). For me it was lunch time and very quiet so service was excellent and he good came... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$13 - US$19
Cuisine
Mexican, Latin, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
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
Good for
Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 21:00
Thursday
11:00 - 21:00
Friday
11:00 - 21:00
Saturday
11:00 - 21:00
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
Description
Puesto is a popular San Diego restaurant that successfully mixes a casual attitude with an original twist on Mexican street food and drinks. Puesto knows the true meaning of fresh with hand-made tortillas, scratch salsas, all-natural meats, sustainable seafood and local greens. This incredible combination of the freshest, highest quality ingredients all prepared in house creates the greatest TACOS you've ever tasted! Chef Luisteen serves beautiful market salads, antojitos (Mexican tapas), ceviches, moles, tostadas and other authentic Mexican favorites. Puesto serves up a refreshing craft bar program led by San Diego's champion mixologists Queen, Conner and Ward. They bring Puesto's dedication to freshness and quality to scratch Margaritas, Palomas, and seasonal Aguas Frescas served pure or as cocktails. SALUD!

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