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Puesto La Jolla

1026 Wall St, La Jolla, CA 92037, USA
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Puesto San Diego California United States
Puesto San Diego California United States
Puesto San Diego California United States
Puesto San Diego California United States
Puesto San Diego California United States
Puesto San Diego California United States
Puesto San Diego California United States
Puesto San Diego California United States
Farm-fresh Mexican food in San Diego San Diego California United States
Puesto San Diego California United States
Puesto San Diego California United States
Puesto San Diego California United States
Puesto San Diego California United States
Puesto San Diego California United States
Puesto San Diego California United States
Puesto San Diego California United States
Puesto San Diego California United States
Farm-fresh Mexican food in San Diego San Diego California United States

Puesto

Given the lines you’ll almost inevitably find at the original Puesto—an authentic taqueria so beloved, it’s expanding into a small SoCal empire—you may well be discouraged. But don’t be: Simply put your name down, walk the two blocks to the beach at La Jolla Cove, and consider the seaside view your appetizer. Or the first of many appetizers. Back at Puesto, forget moderation altogether as you’re contemplating the house offerings—most dreamt up by Mexico City–born Luisteen Gonzales, who still loves to visit his father’s fish stall in the famed Mercado San Juan. Blending this inherited appreciation for seafood with an equal reverence for seasonal produce, Chef Gonzales has created an array of award-winning tacos, from spicy atún (seared ahi with avocado, jalapeno-cucumber salsa, and chipotle crema) to zucchini and cactus (crispy melted cheese with calabaza à la Mexicana, avocado, and cilantro-tomatillo salsa). Pro tip: If you’re a vegetarian, you’ll find some—but not all—of your options on the main menu. There’s also a separate plant-based menu available on request (don’t miss the Sikil Pak—a Yucatan pepita dip served with jicama, cucumber, and heirloom carrots).

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AFAR Local Expert
almost 5 years ago

Farm-fresh Mexican food in San Diego

Tucked away on a side street in the shopping district of La Jolla is this little gem serving fresh Mexican food. All the food is sourced from a local, organic farm here in San Diego County.

The salsas are made fresh every day, and the tortillas from stone-ground maize. You can order directly from the menu, or mix and match your own combination of toppings.