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Taco Place and Mexican Restaurant$$$$
Village, La Jolla
  • Alli S.
    "Frozen horchata IS THE BEST!!!!!"(4 Tips)
    Melissa N.
    "The chicken verde tacos were my favorite!"(3 Tips)
    Christine N.
    "Mango margarita, carnitas and lobster tacos... Wow"(8 Tips)
    Daniel B.
    "The filet and lobster tacos are amazing!"(3 Tips)
86 Tips and reviews
  • tacos
  • lively
  • frozen horchata
  • carnitas
  • seafood
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  • Adrian B.
    Adrian BalaguerOctober 13, 2014
    This place is nice and cosy! Especially the outside part. The ceviche is excellent, the fish is fresh and the preparation tasty and spicy! The potato taco was a bit too sweet for me but still tasty!
  • tree
    treeJuly 6, 2014
    A must stop in La Jolla. Outstanding street tacos- filet mingon, mahi mahi, carnitas, al pastor, shrimp- grilled cheese in the homemade tortillas & the mole is so savory. pair with a street fruit cup.
  • Adrian C.
    Adrian ChenJuly 26, 2014
    ONE of the best taco places I've ever been to. The selection of tacos are plenty. You would think that one plate of 3 tacos might not be enough, but they sure are filling tacos. GET FROZEN HORCHATA.
  • TheDL
    TheDLFebruary 17, 2015
    Tacos, in this order: Filet Mignon, Chicken al Pastor, Lobster, Chicken Verde. Esquite side. Decent Happy Hour weekly - $3 tacos, $5 margaritas; $2 tacos, $3 cans XX, $5 margaritas on #tacoteusday
  • Jo P.
    Jo PackerAugust 2, 2015
    Fantastic fresh street style tacos. Lovely little restaurant, great vibe and decor. Helpful staff. Highly recommend. Taco sliders are a great way to explore different combos
  • Karli S.
    Karli ScottJuly 21, 2014
    They just started their full service restaurant and it's the best! I love their tacos and sangria. Get a bottle and share with a good friend! Definitely coming back!
  • Levon M.
    Levon MonteDecember 20, 2012
    So freaking good! Up there with Warhol's! The Pollo Al Pastor bowl and Soyrizo Potato Tacos are amazing! Great Indie music playing adds to the hip look and feel of Puesto.
  • Rachel R.
    Rachel ReaganAugust 8, 2014
    The most amazing tacos I have ever had. So many choices, and amazingly fresh ingredients. And that soda fountain! I am seriously heartbroken this is so far from where I live.
  • Eric A.
    Eric AFebruary 27, 2012
    Been here 50+ times
    Taco 1- grilled cheese, grass fed carne asada, potatoes w/ rajas. Taco 2 - shrimp, tinga de jamaica, mango habanero. Taco 3 - grilled cheese, chicken breast al pastor, pineapple!
  • James G.
    James GuthrieJuly 26, 2014
    Fantastic, fresh tacos to make your body happy. Of the ones I've had, filet mignon is #1 and worth the upcharge, but chicken verde is right behind and regular priced.
  • La Jolla Blue Book
    La Jolla Blue BookFebruary 9, 2012
    Great Mexican street taco place with lots of Vegetarian choices for non-meat eaters like potatoes and chilies, potatoes and soy chorizo, corn truffle, and zucchini flower.
  • jodijodijodi
    jodijodijodiJuly 11, 2013
    You can mix and match different kinds of tacos. I got one carne asada and one carnitas - so good!
  • Justin S.
    Taco Tuesday is awesome. $2.50 + the up charge on specials (filet, lamb, crab, etc). You'll be surprised at how good the zucchini cactus is.
  • Matt D.
    Matt DavisAugust 23, 2015
    Even though every meat taco I got tasted like pork they were still good. It had great beers on tap and excellent service. 7 out of 10. It was also kind of pricey.
  • James G.
    James GuthrieJuly 26, 2014
    Margaritas are fresh squeezed and perfect. A pitcher of those with a bowl of IG-worthy guacamole makes for a great date.
  • Melissa N.
    Melissa NashJanuary 2
    The chicken verde tacos were my favorite! Also, the piña colada is to die for!
  • Nubry ..
    Nubry .comApril 22, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    Make sure to get a side of guisados and ask them to cook it on the plancha! Then top it off w/some fresh veggies and salsa!!
  • Ryan M.
    Ryan McLeodAugust 19, 2014
    Awesome veggie options. Fantastic place all around with good ambiance, fresh/simple food, and thoughtful design throughout.
  • Eric V.
    Eric VenkerJanuary 23, 2015
    Quiet bar with good margaritas and tacos. Some bartender staff can be slow, so grab a table and be waited on if you have trouble.
  • Crystal M.
    Crystal MorenoJuly 16, 2013
    Chicken tacos are awesome! Don't forget to get a frozen horchata too!
  • Lord funkomatic A.
    Authetic street tacos down to the handmade tortillas, with la Jolla prices. Worth every penny.... Can't put a price on freshness! Oh yeah....PS Dave Matthews band still sucks.
  • Josh W.
    Josh WoodMarch 2, 2015
    Fantastic street tacos. These were tuna, chicken al pastore and filet.
  • Charles K.
    The lobster tacos are a MUST! Do not leave here without trying them.
  • Tyler M.
    Tyler MoselleSeptember 23, 2014
    It sort of feels like a graphic designer cranked this chain out and doesn't quite belong... The micheladas and vegetarian tacos are where it's at.
  • Betty
    BettyAugust 26, 2013
    Carnitas tacos FTW! The bowls are huge and can easily be shared.
  • Michael
    MichaelMarch 4, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    So tasty. So fresh and delicious and they make it in front of you. They're the Bennihana of Mexican food!
  • Derek B.
    Derek BlechingerAugust 13, 2014
    Brilliant but hard to describe. Comparable to Chipotle but... Better? And they've got an awesome drink menu for a taco shop.
  • Chris T.
    Chris TorrezNovember 3, 2014
    Tacos were very good. I had the fish, al pastor, and carnitas taco. Pretty pricey for three tacos. 12.96
  • Toia C.
    Toia Capelli ScabbiaJanuary 4, 2015
    3 tacos mix & match: 1. Carnitas, 2. Tuna asada, 3. Filet mignon.
  • Jenny P.
    Jenny PanosJuly 26, 2015
    Get the filet minon tacos! The tuna ones need some seasoning... But really good overall.
  • Nubry ..
    Nubry .comMay 5, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    Try the pistachio salsa- spicy but amazing! Get on a bowl as a side or salad too
  • Daniel B.
    The filet and lobster tacos are amazing! Also try the horchatta freeze!
  • Sal
    SalJuly 8, 2015
    If you want to try different tacos...this is the place! $2 taco tuesday with $3 dos equis can.
  • Peter M.
    Peter McQueenAugust 30
    The tacos were good not great...but 30 bucks for 3 tacos and a beer with tip feels un-american.
  • Andrea P.
    Andrea PaulSeptember 6, 2014
    Casual counter service during the week! Really great bowls that you can customize.
  • Ned S.
    Ned SwansonAugust 31, 2013
    They call it street food, but it's like a high end taco chain meets chipotle and subway, with a resulting bastard child.
    ALIENMay 23
    Yummy tacos, friendly stuff and homey atmosphere. Buon appetito 😉
  • Nubry ..
    Nubry .comJanuary 4, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    Fresh, all natural salad ingredients! The best around! MUST TRY!
  • Roger M.
    Roger MaDecember 31, 2014
    Tacos are only $2 each during Taco Tuesday!!
  • Nemanja V.
    Nemanja VeskovicJanuary 17, 2015
    Although food is tasty, we had to wait to be served for more than a 30min. Ordered 3x3 tacos. They could have done a better job
  • Ashley S.
    Ashley SwappSeptember 28, 2014
    Pretty much everything is good here. It's chipotle-style choose your own but with better branding and better selections.
  • Alexander R.
    Alexander RafailanJuly 16, 2013
    Hmmmm had the tacos, asada, shrip and chicken. Hmmmm just go to Chipotle. A lot better. Boom!
  • Abhishek K.
    Abhishek KonaFebruary 16
    Do not order any fish stuff. both the chicken tacos are good . The micheladas are good.
  • Charlotte L.
    Charlotte LJanuary 5, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    It's now a sit-down restaurant with table service instead of fast-food style! Which means tacos are 3 for $13 instead of 3 for $8.95 :(
  • Alan C.
    Alan ClarkMay 1, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Best vegetarian tacos I've ever had. Huitlacoche and squash blossoms
  • Paige K.
    GREAT FOOD. got freaked out by the pigeons inside the restaurant though
  • Alex F.
    Alex FApril 20, 2013
    Great, cheap, fast, fresh Mexican food. Margaritas and beer. Fruit cups. Great for kids.
  • Alexander A.
    Alexander AdlerMarch 16, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Ask for the spicy secret sauce from the back, its hot!!!
  • Ankita D.
    Ankita DalalDecember 23, 2013
    Amazing food... Veggi bowl is super tasty!!
  • Wimo
    WimoNovember 13, 2015
    Great tacos, gotta get the chicken verde!
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