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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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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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45 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

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 that the order of guacamole we got was really enough for 4 people (and we... More 

Thank eileeninseattle
Nashville TN
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196 reviews
138 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This was the first place we visited in La Jolla and it set the bar high! The food was excellent; the staff friendly and it was reasonably priced. We had the pick three tacos and all were great. We also had a serving of guacamole and it was fantastic! Will definitely visit again. Great meal!

Thank Kmagg
Seattle, Washington
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168 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Great food, sat outside. Good bar and drinks. Service was nice but harried and confused. Things took a long time to come out. Great street food Mexican.

Thank wwstraveler
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32 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

OK you have to make this a go-to when you're visiting. We were lucky to get outdoor seating under the heater. It was tough to pick the 3 tacos for $15...decisions decisions, go for something different like cactus and zucchini (YUM!). We couldn't pass up the bowl of guacamole for an app (of sorts) -- the only problem is not... More 

Thank Kim D
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20 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were seated quickly, the restaurant was not crowded at the time, order drinks and the guacamole which was ok We finally order our meals which were just tacos, waited 45 minutes from the time we order them and still no tacos, until I said forget it, this is too long. I literally had to walk up the waiter for... More 

Thank alex98
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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391 reviews
259 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Decided on a whim to eat at Puesto. Thrilled we did! Our lunch was excellent. We shared the guacamole, I had the Verde Bowl (roasted chicken, on rice with black beans, generous pieces of avocado and cilantro crema.) Hubby had the three tacos which he picked from a list. Taco of the day (pork belly, goat cheese, pickled onions), mushroom... More 

Thank CanadianAmericanGirl
New York City, New York
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50 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

People this is a upscale taco joint. Please note the name... Puesto Mexican Street Food and Bar.. And it is busy. You will wait if you don't have a reservation, (read.. 45 minute wait on a Wednesday evening with two hungry kids), ... but its worth it! Again I reiterate its a taco joint... but the Chicken Al Pastor Taco,... More 

Thank jrc-esq
Toronto, Canada
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24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I'd give 4.5 stars, but went with a 4 star reviews since u can't give 4.5 stars. God guacamole , cactus taco was very good , chicken also good. Shrimp bowl was good. Filet mignon taco meat was tough. Overall good meal with a little room for improvement.

Thank davidwN4321ID
La Jolla, California
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271 reviews
142 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 120 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It's not gourmet but it's also not street tacos. Somewhere between the two. Great options and flavors and great sit-down seating.

Thank Kathy S
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Out of owners were looking for a good, nice upscale median restaurant. all we could find was fast food and taco stands. we chose this, even called asking if this was a nice , waitered, upscale mexican restaurant. They said yes. Not really. it did have waiters, but you were still outside in the chilly evening, which we wanted to... More 

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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
Kids, Groups, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, 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
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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?