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Puesto at the Headquarters

4.6
4.6
2856 Reviews
$31 to $50
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. In addition to tacos, offerings include a selection of fresh catch ceviches, guacamoles, starters and ensaladas, courtesy of Chef/Partner Luisteen Gonzales. The bar program showcases the best of Mexico City through the use of fresh ingredients in our hand crafted cocktails and housemade Micheladas, tequilas, mezcals, Baja craft beers, and Valle de Guadalupe wines you can’t find elsewhere We’re honored to have been featured by media outlets nationally and internationally, some of which include National Geographic, Huffington Post, Refinery 29, MSN, Insider, Zagat, Eater, Food and Wine, and LA Times.

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Booked 115 times today
Experiences are available.
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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Mexican, Contemporary Mexican, Traditional Mexican

  • Hours of operation

    Mon, Wed, Thu, Sun 11:00 am–9:00 pm Tue, Fri, Sat 11:00 am–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (619) 233-8880

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Luisteen Gonzalez

  • Private party facilities

    Tell us about your vision. We’ll make your party come to life, Puesto style.

  • Private party contact

    Alyssa Jackson: (844) 775-1029

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown / Gaslamp

  • Cross street

    Pacific Highway

  • Parking details

    Self-parking lot available in Seaport Village. Puesto offers two hour validation for $5.00. Please check the sign for additional costs for anything over two hours. Valet parking available courtesy of The Headquarters at Seaport District. Please ask the attendant for pricing.

  • Public transit

    MTS Trolley: Green Line, Seaport Village stop (directly across from Headquarters) 0.1 miles away Amtrak / Santa Fe Depot: 1050 Kettner Blvd, 0.4 miles away

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Experiences

  • Taco Tuesday!

    Multiple dates available
    Come join the Fiesta. $2.5 off Tacos $5 Puesto Drafts

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What 2,856 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

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  • San Diego

    Mexican

  • San Diego

    Mexican

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    3 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall3food3service5ambience5

    Pretty atmosphere with lots of outdoor seating. Food was above average but insanely overpriced….$8-10 per taco. Give me a break.

  2. K

    Kington

    Miami

    24 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    24 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall2food2service3ambience3

    Complete waste of a meal. The menu is very narrow and they still can’t get the food right. Drinks were decent and service fine. Vibe is total tourist trap/shopping mall. I cannot wait to reprimand the person who recommended this place to me.

  3. PW

    PearlsofWisdom

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Really enjoyed our visit here! Dang it’s expensive but it was delish (a tad under salted for me) but it’s an easy fix.

  4. CA

    CaseyA

    Dallas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience4

    Tacos were excellent!

  5. M

    Mike

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food5service4ambience3

    The food was excellent. Be careful with the automatic tip calculator. My 20% tip was based on the pre Taco Tuesday discount amount. This resulted in an inflated tip.

  6. DL

    DaleL

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Very casual and friendly atmosphere with great service!

  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Sacramento

    44 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    44 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience4

    Mexican fine dining. High quality and higher priced items. Tacos are phenomenal but 8+ $ each and they “recommend 3” I had 1 taco, filet mignon, and shared street corn and lime rice. Perfect lunch. So yummy.

  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food5service4ambience4

    As always, Puesto At The Headquarters never disappoints. It is amazing how both the food and service are consistently on point. Hands down, still one of my favorites in SD. The only small issue that this was a special occasion visit and it wasn’t acknowledged, but again, the food is our primary reason for visiting Puesto.

  9. MB

    MilanoBob

    San Diego

    8 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall1food3service2ambience4

    Hostess had a terrible attitude. Cold - you're lucky if I take care of you attitude; lied about the status of our table; just very unpleasant. Filet mignon tacos way too salty. Overcharged on the bill. Lousy experience.

  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food5service4ambience4

    Father’s Day - had a reservation but still waited 20 mins more for a table. Food was excellent as usual though!

  11. V

    Vivi

    Washington DC

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    I live in San Diego and we eat at Puesto at least once a week. If you are visiting, it's a must. The food and the Margaritas are AMAZING.

  12. t

    tabinsd

    San Diego

    24 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on June 14, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4

    The Mango Passion fruit Ceviche was delectable. Amazing flavor profile. Passion fruit Margarita was refreshing and flavorful. Unique experience. Filet Mignon Taco was tasty and filling 😋.

  13. RW

    RobertW

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Excellent variations on traditional tacos. Never disappoints.

  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 13, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Family vacation

  15. MG

    MonicaG

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food is great, service is great, drinks a little pricy but super good.

  16. MM

    MaryM

    Las Vegas

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great service. Love the salsa and guacamole. Tacos are delish. Nice patio seating.

  17. C

    Clint5150

    San Diego

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent service, food and atmosphere

  18. B

    Bobbo

    Las Vegas

    54 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    54 reviews

    Dined on June 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Excellent food and service. Taco of the Month was very good.

  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 7, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5

    Why why why stop overcharging your customers for unnecessary fees. Do you really think we have to pay fees for inflation. I don’t get paid more for inflation, I have to pay more for everything why do you feel you have to charge your customers fees! Food is awesome and fine with the price of the food and drinks but stop now with the 4% fee. You keep doing that and I will tip less and don’t go into why you have to do it. Charge more for the food.

  20. j

    jimalaiyah

    Miami

    6 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 6, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    Very disappointed by the elimination of the frozen horchata… VERY disappointing…

  21. SP

    ShaneP

    San Diego

    29 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great visit! My daughter wanted to go somewhere for Prom so they had 18 HS Seniors at 6pm on a Saturday. To a person they said it was great and were so happy that they choose this location. It made their Prom!

  22. MC

    MeganC

    San Diego

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 31, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience2

    My food was tasty but barely warm and my grilled shrimp was almost too salty. No one mentioned that the tortillas were sandwiched in between my bowl and the plate and I never saw them. I finally was able to get our server to ask and she pointed out where they were hidden and they were a bit squished and barely warm. Our carnitas were so salty we could not eat them. The outside patio area is nice but the concrete patio needs to be power washed badly. It is dog friendly and sadly we could see that at a neighboring table, a dog had peed on the leg of a chair and left a puddle. That’s just gross. They were out of the ingredients for the cocktail I ordered but the replacement margarita was delicious. However, a good margarita is not enough to make us go back.

  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall3food1service5ambience5

    The food was okay but the drinks were excellent! So definitely worth going with friends for drinks. Best dishes were appetizers.

  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4

    Excellent upscale Mexican food with on-par craft cocktails. I live across the street, so it is a no-brainer for me. Try the filet mignon taco.

  25. FG

    FoodieGal

    San Diego

    79 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    79 reviews

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We have moved from San Diego and chose to have this as ur last night's dinner there. It did not disappoint and I am already missing the cucumber margarita, mushroom taco, and Baja fish taco. Looking forward to when we come back to visit and enjoying some Puesto again!

  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent!

  27. SB

    StanB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food. Excellent service. Shrimp taco is outstanding.

  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food and service always good atmosphere

  29. C

    Chacha

    Minneapolis

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 17, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4

    Very good food. Only one minor issue: Felt odd to have the waitress loudly share the total cost of my bill verbally at the table during the payment process. Usually this process is more discreet. I also felt a bit rushed out, as the kitchen was closing, even though they said we can stay as long as we want.

  30. MH

    MicheleH

    Charleston

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great patio area. Really enjoyed the food and drinks.

  31. c

    carlosl

    San Diego

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    best restaurant ever. every experience and visit there has always been great

  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 12, 2022

    overall1food1service2ambience2

    The tacos were by far the worst thing I have ever tasted. The melted cheese was so over powering you could not take the other ingredients. The tacos were very greasy and very salty. The menu was grossly over priced for the quality of the food. I would not recommend this restaurant.

  33. m

    moosestachio

    San Diego

    6 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 10, 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience4

    Insanely expensive tacos. $30 for a plate of three? You’re in Southern California with a million options where you can get 3 for $10.

  34. KP

    KristinP

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    My friends and I celebrated Mother's Day Dinner together and Puesto and we had such a lovely time! They gave each of us (8 moms in total) a free margarita for Mother's Day and the food was fantastic. Our server was so kind and we loved all the heaters outside to keep us warm. We will definitely be back!

  35. PP

    PPPadre

    Nashville

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on May 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Very nice experience from the large things, like a quality inventive meal (taco of the month) to the small things, like the bill served with a taco paper clip! Service was good without being intrusive; server was busy as several large parties being served on Mother’s Day and yet everything was timely and courteous. I hope to be to San Diego and back to this restaurant!

  36. G

    Gratz23

    Orange County

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great ambiance, food and drinks.

  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    This was our first time at Puesto and we were pleasantly surprised! EVERYTHING was delicious! My favorites were the watermelon margarita, the grilled shrimp, the guacamole and the filet mignon taco! Yum! My husband LOVED the mushroom tacos and he loved his passion fruit mule! We’ll definitely be back!

  38. R

    Reginalampert

    New York Area

    56 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    56 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Our service by our waiter was exceptional!

  39. G

    Gourmeteater

    New Mexico

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We had a group of twelve which they easily accommodated. Wait staff was efficient, friendly and attentive. Food was delicious. The Hot Sauce margarita was wonderful!

  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Greensboro

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 3, 2022

    overall5food4service3ambience5

    Came here with a friend that was visiting town. He was impressed by the tacos being so good and fresh. Puesto is always consistent with their food.

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You can order delivery directly from Puesto at the Headquarters using the Order Online button. Puesto at the Headquarters also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (619) 233-8880.

Puesto at the Headquarters is rated 4.6 stars by 2856 OpenTable diners.

Puesto at the Headquarters does offer gift cards which you can purchase here.

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Booked 115 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for Puesto at the Headquarters

789 W. Harbor Dr. San Diego, CA 92101

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Pacific Highway

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown / Gaslamp

  • Hours of operation

    Mon, Wed, Thu, Sun 11:00 am–9:00 pm Tue, Fri, Sat 11:00 am–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Mexican, Contemporary Mexican, Traditional Mexican

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Self-parking lot available in Seaport Village. Puesto offers two hour validation for $5.00. Please check the sign for additional costs for anything over two hours. Valet parking available courtesy of The Headquarters at Seaport District. Please ask the attendant for pricing.

  • Public transit

    MTS Trolley: Green Line, Seaport Village stop (directly across from Headquarters) 0.1 miles away Amtrak / Santa Fe Depot: 1050 Kettner Blvd, 0.4 miles away

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Luisteen Gonzalez

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (619) 233-8880

  • Private party facilities

    Tell us about your vision. We’ll make your party come to life, Puesto style.

  • Private party contact

    Alyssa Jackson: (844) 775-1029

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