Puesto Huntington Beach

4.6
371 Reviews
$30 and under
Mexican
Award winning Puesto is family-owned and operated by first generation Mexican American brothers Eric, Alan and Alex Adler, and cousins Isidoro and Moy Lombrozo alongside founding chef and partner Luisteen Gonzalez. Puesto provides an innovative and contemporary approach to authentic Mexican cuisine. Sourcing its ingredients locally and regionally, the restaurant has earned national acclaim for its Mexico City-inspired tacos made with non-GMO organic, heirloom Masienda blue corn stone-ground tortillas, crispy melted cheese and scratch salsas.

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  • Waitstaff wear masks
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RosaC
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

highly recommend this place... it is delicious great service and good drinks.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing and James was great. We’ll definitely be back!

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ArmidaS
Estonia
8 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing place Loved the atmosphere the food and service. Will definitely come back

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vipPamelaO
Orange County
13 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Best tacos! We were seated right away and had the best skinny margaritas.

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent server.

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Danny
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food every time, Margaritas are the best. Only complaint, your glass is 3/4 ice and 4 sips of margarita

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vip72of500
Los Angeles
120 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Our server was very good; friendly and efficient.
There was nothing at all notable about the food.

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bluepuma09
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything is great except the prices. However, you get what you pay for. Good food, drinks, service, and ambience. I'll definitely be back.

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DannyC
Orange County
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Took friends for their first experience, they loved it.

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Went during lunch time on a Sunday. The restaurant was not that crowded which was a little surprising. We’ve been to the Irvine location and I feel like the food is better there.

I was excited to have a Huntington Beach location that was closer to me but the food and drinks were very average tasting - definitely not as flavorful as I remember. Maybe they’re just working out the kinks because this location just opened recently. Glad to have a closer location, I’ll probably try it again in a few months to see if it gets any better.

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MaryH
Orange County
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Food was okay a little too bland for us. Need more items on the menu. Our serve was very nice. We may try it again but need more flavor and choices, then we will return. Thank you!

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vipNdf79
Los Angeles
35 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience3

This was our first time here. The menu is interesting. The guacamole was really good. Also really enjoyed the shrimp taco. The rest of the tacos were just ok. I love cheese but the burnt cheese on every other taco was a little much. We also tried a salad. The salad was just ok, the dressing was very sour. Tried more than one margarita and none of them tasted like what they were supposed to be. One was supposed to be passion fruit and one mango however they all tasted like plain margaritas.

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EvertonMark
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Little pricey but ambiance and atmosphere was great. Been a few times for large groups and has nice outdoor patio that can accommodate all sizes. We will come back again.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall2food4service1ambience5

The place has a great vibe. Our service however was less than desirable. Started out okay but after having one round of drinks ordered a second and after 30 min and several asks where they were they finally arrived. Was told Bartender was backed up. Unfortunately then you need another bartender. It should never take that long for drinks. We had also ordered a second guacamole which also took a while and finding our server was almost impossible. The food is great but was extremely disappointed in the service. If they can get the service dialed in place would be awesome but was a disappointing experience for that reason. Note, after talking to (I think) the manager they brought a few desserts on the house and comp’d one of the guacamoles but still may wait to go back until they get service figured out.

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JustinC
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Not the most attentive server as we waited for drinks and other attention needed at the table. I will go back but definitely sit in another area. Ambience is awesome.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

It was very dark in the area we sat. I noticed that there were areas of the restaurant that were lit well but our area under what I would call the light rainbow was dark and made it tough to ready the menu.

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
10 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Puesto is the ultimate place to meet with friends. Loved the outdoor seating. The food consistently delicious.
The chocolate bread pudding was out of this world delicious!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Overpriced regular tacos. Drinks were decent. I don't know if they were short on staff but they looked more worried about cleaning tables than approaching our table to see if we wanted anything else. Our water pitcher got filled once and that was it. NOT impressed by their food nor their service. We paid $140 for 7 tacos and 3 drinks!!! NOT worth it!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this restaurant. Beautiful place, great food and the staff is awesome. I have been a few times and every single time everyone we have come across is so nice, happy and welcoming. Love it!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, delicious food, fun atmosphere!

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Jsanto
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was good, vibe was very nice with good music and ambience. The restaurant itself is amazing, lighting architecture, bar, etc. Great place for a group to meet up.

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TammyC
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The chicharones was a nice appetizer as was the herb lime rice and carnita tacos

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YasB
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

The ambiance, food, and drinks were great. I highly recommend!

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So. Flipping. Good. We tried the Chicken taquitos, chicken Al pastor, quesabarilla, tuna, and carnitas tacos and they were all amazing.

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vipstevef
Orange County
6 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything is incredibly fresh & delicious!!! YUM-YUM!
Drinks are excellent too😉

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johnnyp
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Fourth time at Puesto, loved the spacious outdoor glass enclosed dining area with the vaulted ceiling. While lovely, he high ceiling not very good noise absorber. But such ambience makes it worthwhile.
Best fish taco I've had in along time. And it was a repeat

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BobbyB
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

A little difficult to have a business conversation over the loud music but the food and service was fantastic!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orange County
11 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had lunch at Puesto with a good friend of mine.
They had 2 new items on the menu, the lamb taco and ahi tuna taco, both excellent !
Presentation and taste were outstanding.
Service was excellent!

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RichH
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time here. The atmosphere and food were excellent. Service was outstanding.

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mrstaylor
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food!

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vipFoodiefinder
Orange County
21 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Chopped salad not really “chopped” you’d expect smaller price not big chunks of lettuce. Overall everything was tasty. Just overpriced. Grilled shrimp bowl 6 medium shrimp $26 average sized portion. Won’t be back. Tacos run $6-7 ea.

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MatthewB
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Great food and ambience but while they recommend 3 taco I imagine most people would only need 3. That increases entree cost from 20 to 30 dollars and get get pricey easily.

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AngelaT
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful indoor & outdoor. Great service and helpful host to arrange a table for 12 people.

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KendallP
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Great place based on the experience, lighting, and overall atmosphere. Modern design and look makes this establishment stand out from the rest and would definitely recommend.

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KaitlinS
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

I came here with a few friends for tacos and drinks. It was super fun and our waiter was very nice and attentive. Would definitely recommend for anyone looking for a good time!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orange County
11 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Great food. Server was ok. Wonderful ambiance.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food quality is excellent. Some of the best Mexican cuisine I’ve had in a long while. The guacamole was phenomenal and I highly recommend the lobster and filet tacos!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Super good guacamole with pomegranates and pineapples, Carne aside, carnitas, chicken al pastor were great, grilled fish taco wasn't the best but not bad. Loved outdoor seating! If the heaters were working, would've been better.

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LoraB
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Puesto is a wonderful addition to zbella Terra. The tacos are all one of a kind. I especially love the lobster tacos. Their drinks are delicious, and very well garnished. I especially love the pink cadillac margarita, but the yoga pants (tequila, tamarind soda and lemon) is also really good.

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AprilH
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We took my mom for dinner here for her birthday. Everyone was super friendly. The drinks took a little time to get to the table but when they did they were delicious. The tacos were bigger than expected and delicious. I am excited to cold back again soon.

FAQs

Puesto Huntington Beach offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (714) 316-0151.

Puesto Huntington Beach is rated 4.6 stars by 371 OpenTable diners.

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 reservations at the moment.