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“Average”
Review of La Puerta

La Puerta
Ranked #90 of 5 554 Restaurants in San Diego
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$10 - US$20
Cuisines: Mexican, Bar
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Restaurant details
Good for: Bar Scene
Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Reservations
Neighbourhood: Downtown
Reviewed 28 June 2018

The food was average, being fairly bland. Happy hour margaritas were heavy on ice, low on tequila. I would not go back.

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Merritte P, Owner at La Puerta, responded to this reviewResponded 2 July 2018

Hola. Thanks for taking the time to share your feedback with us. Should your travels bring you back to the Gaslamp District, we hope you'll give us another opportunity to impress you.

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Reviewed 26 June 2018 via mobile

If you are in San Diego and you want excellent Mexican food, look no further than La Puerta. Located in the Gas Light area, this restaurant delivers 1 pound burritos and margaritas. This is an adult establishment due to the photographs on the walls and in the restroom, including mugshots of musicians as well as more musicians shooting the bird in the men’s restroom. Seriously the bathroom wallpaper is worth the visit. As you walk to the restroom make sure you visit the mural dedicated to musicians that died at the age of 27. The bar is beautiful and busy. The food was outstanding. Service was great. The Bark at the Moon margarita had a kick from jalapeños. In short don’t miss La Puerta.

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Merritte P, Owner at La Puerta, responded to this reviewResponded 2 July 2018

Hola! Thanks for taking the time to leave us a review. We're excited to hear you loved our atmosphere as much as our magaritas, and we can't wait to have you back again soon.

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Reviewed 25 June 2018

La Puerta hit on all 3 of my personal necessities for a Mexican restaurant: good margaritas, good chips & salsa, good entree. Good margarita selection and very reasonably priced if eating during happy hour. My wife enjoyed the sangria margarita and after first having a traditional margarita, I ventured for the "Bark at the Moon" margarita that included a serrano pepper. I enjoyed the post-swallow kick that the pepper gave. The chips were very good, as were both types of salsa that accompanied them. I had 3 mix and match street tacos. Each of them (steak, shrimp, chicken) were very good. When it was all said and done, our final bill for two meals and three margaritas was only around $50. Good value, good food and drinks, and a good atmosphere. Was probably my favorite overall meal experience during my stay in San Diego.

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Merritte P, Owner at La Puerta, responded to this reviewResponded 2 July 2018

Muchas gracias! We're stoked to hear you enjoyed your La Puerta experience, and we can't wait to have you back for more margs the next time you're in San Diego.

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Reviewed 24 June 2018 via mobile

My husband and I were told the Lady Puerta was excellent and boy were they right! We had tacos and the surf and turf papas fritas and they were both so delicious. Definitely coming back next time we are in San Diego!

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Merritte P, Owner at La Puerta, responded to this reviewResponded 2 July 2018

Salud, Sonya! Thanks for joining us at La Puerta during your recent visit to San Diego. We can't wait to have you back for more papas fritas the next time you're in the area.

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Reviewed 19 June 2018 via mobile

We loved this place. We were served really good nachos with two dips before our meal. The tacos we had afterwards were great and the la puerta sauce was divine.

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Merritte P, Owner at La Puerta, responded to this reviewResponded 21 June 2018

Hola, Albina! Muchas gracias for leaving us this review. We hope to welcome you back for more tacos the next time you're in the Gaslamp!

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