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$$ - $$$Mexican, , Latin
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” (470 reviews)
“guacamole” (103 reviews)
“filet mignon” (64 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 am - 9:00 pm Hours
Mexican, Southwestern, Latin, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1026 Wall St, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037-4418
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1 - 10 of 772 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago

Had a light lunch, 3 tacos and 5 margaritas for just under $100 with tip. Those $14 margarita's add up quickly!

Thank DallasBchbum
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 2 days ago

This place makes the most authentic Mexican food within San Diego, every other place is TEX MEX Mexican, not real Mexican food. Menu is simple: lots of tacos, typical Mexican dishes, lots of drinks (tequila seems to be the favorite). Said all of this, it’s...More

Thank Fausto C
Reviewed 3 days ago

We visited Puesto on our last night in San Diego/La Jolla. We were sad to be leaving in the morning, but our server Magenta provided the best service to keep our spirits up. She explained the menu in detail and would stop to chat with...More

Thank kwelsh14
Reviewed 4 days ago

Sit outside next to the Sidewalk, or sit inside as the walls roll up for that open air experience! Great gourmet tacos and some really delicious Margarita's. Friendly staff and try the Mango or Jalapeno margarita's!!

Thank Mikiehead
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Some items are even gluten free. With a bit of effort dairy free. We’ve dined here 3x. Each time we thoroughly enjoyed the food and atmosphere. Staff is helpful

Thank Patty S
Reviewed 1 week ago

Puesto is a nice mexican place, which serves authentic mexican food. The food tastes good, specially the guacamole and the salsas. The service is nice and prompt. The location and the ambience of the place is very nice and casual. It is slightly on the...More

Thank Rohan C
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I had absolutely delicious Mikey mignon tacos and ceviche. Everything had such a rich palette of flavors but very well balanced !

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 1 week ago

The three taco choices was great each of us tried different ones the chicken ones were very good. Margaritas were delish and the guacamole was good and the street corn dish. Did not realize till now looking on line there is 4% surcharge added. Went...More

Thank stlshelley
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The tacos here are just beautiful! I need to make a point to come back here, because every time I leave here, I just walk out with a smile on my face. I think I've had all the tacos by now, and take my word...More

Thank t0nyvee
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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
USD 13 - USD 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
Kids, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, 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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