Puesto Park Place

4.5
523 reviews
$30 and under
Contemporary Mexican
Owned and operated by a Mexican American family whose best memories all include tacos, Puesto is an award-winning Mexican Artisan Kitchen & Bar providing an innovative approach to authentic Mexican flavors. Puesto has garnered national acclaim for its Mexico City-style crispy melted cheese tacos, served on handmade non-GMO, organic, maíz azul stone-ground tortillas.

We’re honored to have been featured by media outlets nationally and internationally, some of which include the Michelin Guide, Los Angeles Times, National Geographic, Huffington Post, Eater, Refinery 29, Insider, Zagat, Thrillist, and Food and Wine.

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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 523 People Are Saying
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4.2
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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipDinDin
Orange County
5 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Margaritas and Tacos!! The service was awesome too!

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Elle
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall2food2service5ambience1

Good value on taco Tuesday but the flavors didn’t taste the same as the San Diego locations or the other Irvine location. Food was served cold and it took about 50 minutes to get our tacos. I had a reservation but it still took about 15-20 minutes to get seated, which isn’t bad but walk-ins were seated before us so there was no point in having a reservation. The server was super nice but she was obviously spread thin and even acknowledging us took longer than expected. Everyone was also seated really close and outdoor seating wasn’t actually outdoor (it’s inside but they have windows wedged open at the ceiling. Overall, would go to another location.

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food4service2ambience5

my waiter had terrible breathe and seemed sick, food was really good though but came extremely late.. we were finishing our dinner meals and they finally brought our guacamole little late at that point lol

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Fathers Day

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Had an amazing 20th bday here!! The vibe was super cool, some of the food and such was a little overpriced for what you got but other then that everyone had an amazing time. Chips and salsa were bomb!

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ScottH
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined on 16 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Filet Mignon Tacos Ever!!

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EnriqueR
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on 15 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and drinks. Place was more on the lively and louder side, but it was what we had in mind for environment.

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JerryS
1 review
Dined on 12 June 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience2

I booked one of the few reservation slots available. However, when we arrived and the entire time there were many available tables. Yet we were seated at the worst table in the very back corner near the kitchen door. I asked to be moved to a better table which they granted but was not a great first impression.

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kitty
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on 11 June 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

I made a reservation for a birthday, but got nothing to "celebrate." Obviously I didn't need a whole show, but even just a small dessert would've been nice for the birthday girl at our table especially since I had called ahead to make sure. Understand businesses are getting busier so it's not that big of a deal. Food here is fantastic every time, but prices are definitely VERY steep.

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GeraldH
Las Vegas
11 reviews
Dined on 11 June 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Fun place with a creative menu and excellent Margaritas. A little pricey for a taco joint, but where else can you find lobster tacos?

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on 10 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday dinner for boyfriend turned out wonderfully. Our server, Hailey, was sweet and attentive. She even made sure we had a special birthday dessert which was delicious!! Thank you very much for making it a special celebration, Hailey!

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StephanieStopani
Orange County
1 review
Dined on 10 June 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Mexican food wasn't authentic. The drinks & ambiance made up for it.

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vipgoodtaste
Orange County
43 reviews
Dined on 8 June 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The food here is consistently good. The tacos were discounted for taco Tuesday. We love the guacamole and the esquite.

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vipDianeS
Orange County
12 reviews
Dined on 7 June 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great food, bar service lacking.

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vipSomerstaste
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on 3 June 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience3

Usually it is a great meal, yet they ran out of chips when we ordered the guacamole, it took forever to get our drinks, the shrimp ceviche was off, which I usually love, and they up charged on having a margarita up verses on ice. Very disappointing, especially since I had friends in from out of town.

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vipKatyN
Orange County
8 reviews
Dined on 29 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dined here on Saturday, May 29th for a birthday dinner and had the best time! Food, drinks and service were superb. The ceviche is probably the best I’ve ever had! We loved the corn so much we ordered a second with our dinner. I had 3 tacos for dinner (carnitas, Baja fish, and their secret menu taco called the Hero which is lobster and filet!) The drinks were incredible! The manager, I believe his name is David, stopped by to wish my friend a happy birthday and even gave us a dessert with a candle in it! I cannot wait to come back.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 29 May 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience4

Food wasn’t as good as in the past, drinks were ok, service was excellent.

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vipDianeS
Orange County
13 reviews
Dined on 29 May 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great food. Slow service, because crowded. Noisy, but not unbearable. We will go back!

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NancyK
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on 29 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Good food, priced high. Not a good place for kids. Very good servers.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 28 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Puesto! The service and food are both A+. It’s also in walking distance of the apartment so we can both have some drinks. 10/10

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vipJanuaryVL
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on 27 May 2021
Overall3food5service1ambience3

After waiting to be seated (with a reservation), we waited an additional 20 minutes at the table with no server. Had to go back to the hostess to inquire if anyone was assigned to our table. They apologized, but the service continued to be terrible after he finally showed up. Food was delicious per usual, but they service was definitely off at this location. We have better luck at Los Olivos.

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calafodie
Los Angeles
13 reviews
Dined on 22 May 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Service was slow. Had to ask for everything including plates and "finished with" items to be removed. Food and drink were good but overpriced for quality and quantity. especially tacos and side items.

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on 18 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing experience. Service is top notch.

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LynnM
Central Coast
16 reviews
Dined on 9 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Puesto has many interesting tacos which makes it hard to decide which ones to try. We tried many of them & each was different & delicious. We want to return to try the rest of them.

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KarinaC
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 8 May 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience3

Quality food! You can't go wrong with anything on the menu. A go to for sure!

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JosephineO
Orange County
1 review
Dined on 8 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful evening, the food & drinks were fantastic! Our Server was excellent!

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Foodie
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on 6 May 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Great experience but music is way too loud. Way. Too. Loud.

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on 2 May 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Great food! Super friendly staff! Carnitas taco is amazing!

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RaeR
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on 30 April 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

First time here. Very nice. Tables for small and large groups. Our group tried several of the tacos. Favorites were the Filet, lobster, Baja fish grilled and short rib. These had the most flavor and a little kick I the sauce.
Service was good. Food was great. Will definitely come back.

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DavidB
Orange County
23 reviews
Dined on 30 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The restless clean, COVID-19 protocols, the staff was very friendly. The food was excellent! We shared the Mexican salad, had 3 tacos and all were excellent, Filet Mignon, Baja Fish and Carnitas.

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CGOC
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on 28 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I always enjoy going to Puesto...great atmosphere, service, and food.

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EmK12
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 24 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent margaritas and service! Will readily come back.

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Bubba
Orange County
1 review
Dined on 24 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were celebrating a birthday and it was perfect. Lots of appetizers, tacos, and happy people.

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MarcellaD
Orange County
15 reviews
Dined on 23 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a reservation, seated within 5 minutes of arrival, our table was perfect for our Family dinner , waiter came over within minutes for our drink order, and few minutes later after drinks arrived took our food order, he was attentive and professional , look forward to visiting your new Huntington Beach Location

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OpenTable Diner
New Mexico
1 review
Dined on 20 April 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Great ambiance, food and service but very pricey for tacos.. even on “taco Tuesday” we ordered 2 tacos and a marg each and shared guacamole and after tip it’s was $45 each!

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AnthonyB
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on 14 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everytime we go to a pueso's its always beyond amazing. We loooove the food, the service, everything!!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on 13 April 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience4

The tacos were subpar and we were not impressed at all. However, the habernero salsa and chips were good.

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on 10 April 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience2

Food was very good but overpriced for tacos. Beverages (house IPA and margs) were excellent. Appetizers (chips and salsa, chicken taquitos) were delicious.

The seating restaurant was spaced out and spacious with good ventilation..an important consideration with COVID-19. Unfortunately the music was so loud in bar area (where we were seated) that we could not hear our servers nor could we carry on conversation without yelling at our table.

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vipRaul
Los Angeles
111 reviews
Dined on 10 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Enjoyed the food & drink!! Service was outstanding! Interesting take on tacos, margaritas and guacamole!!

FAQs

Puesto Park Place does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates. Puesto Park Place also offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (949) 608-7272.

Puesto Park Place is rated 4.5 stars by 523 OpenTable diners.

Puesto Park Place does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://eatpuesto.cardfoundry.com/giftcards.php.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.

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