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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” (463 reviews)
“guacamole” (100 reviews)
“filet mignon” (63 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM Hours
Mexican, Latin, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1026 Wall St, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037-4418
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Had a bit of a wait but easy to walk around the block and pass the time. Award winning tacos were on point- skeptical of the filet taco but so happy I ordered- amazing! Bummed though that the only fish taco you could order was...More

Thank Jessie P
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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

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Reviewed 3 days ago

We were there on Taco Tuesday, and we enjoyed 3 different tacos. The Fish taco was very fresh, and the fish was moist and delicious. Chicken taco was nicely spiced and moist. Pork also was excellent. This is a very popular, busy place. Fun, family-friendly.

Thank Pat D
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Tacos were so so and I tried the two they said won awards. Tortillas were not great and the taco fillings were just OK, margarita was good but not great and the service was nice and friendly. Never had good luck with Mexican in San...More

Thank David M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Definitely a more inventive take on Mexican food but not a good sign when the black beans have no flavor and refried beans, enchiladas, and chilies rellenos are not even available. The slightly upgraded margarita was excellent but small and $16. We had to wait...More

Thank saltymd
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband and I are not big taco fans. This place has something for everyone. We ordered the three tacos for $15. The Chicken al Pastor, Carnitas and Chicken Verde. All were good, each with it’s own individual taste. It was fun to experiment with...More

Thank Ceet692014
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The food was good, but it was way overpriced! I realize that it is in the middle of La Jolla proper and you should expect to pay for that. Maybe we made poor choices, but we had six tacos, guac, and drank water and our...More

Thank Jsnjl
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Puesto is a step above your average taco joint. If you like El Pastor but want to avoid the pork, the chicken version here is outstanding. The filet mignon taco is a step above your average carne asada taco as well. Be forewarned, the pistachio...More

Thank jdg1964
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The food is seriously great. I wish I lived near here. I’d eat it multiple times per week no doubt. The people are friendly and helpful and the service is great.

Thank mindctrl
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

First time in San Diego and we travelled 20 minutes to go to this restaurant twice. We are big foodies and this place is on our top must go to places in the world. The drinks are outstanding and the tacos unlike other places. It's...More

Thank Janet R
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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
Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
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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