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Member Reviews (20)
- La Puerta
- La PuertaAmbassadorMember ofLocal CultureBudget TravelersBusiness Travelers+ 8Nov 26, 2013
Ok, so...I've only been here with a drink or two in me. I've tried the carne asada fries and yes, they were delicious. The place was packed with no room for even just two of us. We managed out on the patio and had a fun time people watching along 4th!
- La PuertaMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 9Jul 22, 2013
La Puerta aka the best bar downtown. This Mexican bar/restaurant has some of the best carne Asada fries and good quality food. The staff is also 100%, they have a dj on Sundays making it the ultimate Sunday Funday place. It can be as crazy as you want though, pretty sure we were the only ones dancing on the tables at 6pm on a Sunday. Would recommend for night out, lunch, or anytime. There will more than likely be a wait for a table.
- La PuertaFeb 14, 2013
Healthy? No. Delicious? Absolutely.
I had the flautitas, which were covered in sauce, cheese, and god knows what else, but they filled me up, which was all I was really asking for. Their chips and salsa are really fresh, and it's easy to screw up salsa, so kudos to them. I didn't have any of the cocktails but they all looked delicious. Not a bad place to check out if you're craving some Mexican food!
- La PuertaMember ofFoodiesTrendstersArt & Design LoversJul 13, 2012
IF YOU ARE LOOKING FOR CARNE ASADA FRIES DO NOT GET THEM HERE.
This place is great for happy hour and run-of-the-mill Mexican food. However, too many tourists have their first taste of carne asada fries here and I feel bad for them because they are not that great here. There is a Lolita's in downtown and there is where you need to get your fries. Lolita's makes the best fries in SD! It definitely doesn't look as cool as La Puerta, though.
- La PuertaJul 05, 2012
I would like to thank GogoBot for leading me to La Puerta on my recent trip to San Diego. My friend and I were in town for a concert and arrived with plenty of time to spare.
Bonus: It was nearby the concert venue. We head over to La Puerta and found easy FREE metered parking on the streets. There was no wait to get seated and we made it in time for Happy Hour! I didn't order from the Happy Hour Menu... but for happy hour, all their drinks are half off. And the menu items in the box are half off. Thanks to our server BOBBY for helping us with our menu choices... as well as drink choices. The margaritas he recommended were delicious!
I ordered three street tacos from here... all of which were pork but different kinds of pork.
Carnitas (Pork-Avocado Cream-Cilantro-Onion)
Cochinita (Achiote Pork-Pickled Onion)
Pastor (Marinated Pork-Pineapple-Avocado Cream-Cilantro-Onion)
I still don't know which of the three was my favorite... but they were all pretty good. My friend ordered the carne asada fries, and I forget what else. The carne asada fries though were pretty big so if you were to order that, be prepared to share it with at least one or two other people. Or, you'll be taking the rest home!
BTW, La Puerta is not one of those authentic Mexican restaurants, and I still have not found a good one in San Diego. It is more of a Yardhouse Bar / Mexican Restaurant hybrid and is a few classes up from Sharkeez or Fred's in Pacific Beach with great service! I would recommend this place.