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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
11:00 - 21:00
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New York City, New York
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294 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 134 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Stopped here for a quick lunch and it was incredible. The food is fresh and delicious. Must try the frozen horchata drink.

Thank Mac2105
New Jersey
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129 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Need I say more? Really. The soft tacos are mouth watering. What if you don't eat Soft Tacos? Well, you get one of the nice entree salads and add the delicious grilled shrimp.

Thank Scott S
North Scituate, Rhode Island
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

The fish tacos are so fresh! You will not be disappointed. My husband had the steak and chicken taco he let me try and both were seasoned perfectly. We decided to go back the next day!

Thank morinellen
San Diego, California
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55 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The best variety is on tacos, but the margaritas are good as well. We love to sit outside with the view of the Headquarters complex, sometimes with live music. Service is fast and attentive, better with reservation.

Thank Vania P
Cleveland, OH
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went here last night for dinner and the tacos were off the charts good. They cook the tortillas on the spot. The ingredients were fresh and super flavorful. Loved the chicken verde and filet mignon tacos. The guacamole was also great.

Thank HollsCleveland_OH
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170 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The restaurant features some inventive not-at-all-traditional Mexican cuisine and a wide range of beers. The waitstaff are stretched to their limit. The basic ambiance is a bustley din. Space is at a premium.

Thank Bill S
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27 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

First visit, on a Thursday night. Found the place to be fun and lively. I loved the zucchini and cactus tacos. Husband found his 3 to be ok. Cold weather night and door keep getting stuck open allowing in a cold breeze. Was ok depending upon where you were sitting. Waiter ok, customer service nothing special.

Thank BarbaraBruell
Montreal, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This could be a fantastic experience, but ordered margaritas as we came in along with our tacos. We had to remind the server about our drink as we were already halfway through out meal. Then I ordered an extra taco and got the bill before the food was served. Table next to us waited also for drinks.. Too bad for... More 

Thank WombatBen
Newport Beach, California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Been twice now. The food is all pre made so it comes to you very fast. It's kind of fast food in an upscale setting. The food is ok. The drinks ok. But I likely will not be back. Just was hoping for something craveable.

Thank David E
San Diego, California
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

As of the beginning of January, they took the potato tacos off the menu!If you are a vegetarian the only tacos available are these mushroom ones. I asked a waiter why they were taken off and he told me that he didn't even understand because it was one of the most popular tacos. Other than that the horchata is amazing... More 

Thank jaswerry

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$13 - US$19
Mexican, Latin, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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
Groups, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
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
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?