Fodor's Expert Review Puesto

$ Embarcadero Mexican Fodor's Choice

Bold graffiti graphics, chandeliers with tangled telephone wires, and beat-heavy music energize this Downtown eatery that celebrates Mexican street food with a modern twist. Settle into one of the interior rooms or the sunny patio under orange umbrellas to sip margaritas and other specialty cocktails, Baja wines, or fruity Aguas frescas made daily. Guacamole, ceviche, seafood toastadas, and a festive stack of chili-and-salt-spiced mango whet appetites for tasty street tacos—nine varieties including lobster, mushroom, and striped bass that can be mixed and matched for plates of three. Deep-fried carnitas with a cactus leaf salad, grilled filet mignon, and octopus tacos round out the menu. The original (and smaller) Puesto is in downtown La Jolla.

Mexican Lively Dinner $ Fodor's Choice Lunch

Quick Facts

789 W. Harbor Dr.
San Diego, California  92101, USA


Known For:
  • Taco trio plates
  • Unique Parmesan guacamole
  • Fruit-infused margaritas made in-house



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