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Puesto Mexican Street Food

1026 Wall St, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037
+1 858-454-1260
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good29%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“tacos” (387 reviews)
“guacamole” (83 reviews)
“filet mignon” (50 reviews)
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Mexican, Latin, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1026 Wall St, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037
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Reviewed yesterday

Nice casual lunch here with very good food. Good service and Margaritas. Right in the center of town.

Thank Salli R
Reviewed 2 days ago

Funky taco place with superb margaritas! We shared fish and shrimp tacos and both were superb and very tasty. Reasonable prices and good service, would be hard pushed to find a better taco restaurant in La Jolla

Thank Jaf J
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

A local's favorite...great service and eclectic menu. A nice place to have a drink at the bar...very casual and affordable!

Thank maltesefan
Reviewed 1 week ago

Killer margaritas, delicious food, great atmosphere and wonderful service. Hubby and I went there 2 out of our 3 days in La Jolla. Will be our first stop if we go back to La Jolla!

Thank toesinthesand2016
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The food is so fresh and full if flavor! Best I've had thus far and the prices are fabulous! Delish!

Thank TMSGreenfield_MA
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Quality over quantity. Freshness over bulk. Genuine salsa tacos absolutely excellent cevichie was amazing. Worth the visit

Thank Harry W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Puesto was disappointing to say the least. The service received only a 10% tip and the food was only ok. We were seated rather quickly and attended to by our server almost immediately. It is a cute, cozy restaurant with open windows. We ordered water...More

Thank Amy S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Seriously good tacos, with some unique options (eg nopalitos and zucchini, porky belly). Delicious. Wouldn't recommend necessarily for a business lunch - can be messy and you will smell like tacos all day😊. Nice quiet street side table seating as well as indoor table options

Thank Jkwusa
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We really enjoyed the evening at "Puesto". Great Food and super service. Taco of the month was a great experience and not to forget about the great beer selection that is offered. Obe should not miss the homemade Guacamole, which is the best we had...More

Thank Lutz K
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Incredibly delicious tacos and great margaritas in a comfortable, indoor-outdoor spot. The kitchen is open to the room and it's fascinating to watch the food being prepared. Our server was great. He gave excellent recommendations and checked in on us often. My tiny quibble is...More

Thank eileeninseattle
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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Average prices
USD 13 - USD 19
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, Kids, Child-friendly, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
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
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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!