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Puesto at the Headquarters

4.4
1309 reviews
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$30 and under
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Mexican
Perfect For:
  • Casual
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Good for a Date
Born in Mexico City and rooted in Southern California, Puesto is an award-winning Mexican Artisan Kitchen providing a fresh and contemporary take on authentic Mexican cuisine in an unique and upscale environment.

With handmade maiz azul stone-ground tortillas made daily in house, sustainable meats and seafood, slow-cooked guisados, and scratch salsas, Puesto’s menu is a celebration of fundamental Mexican flavors and an homage to the cosmopolitan palate of Mexico City, courtesy of Executive Chef/Partner Luisteen Gonzalez and Executive Creative Chef Katy Smith.

Puesto delivers a refreshing craft bar program, grounded in carefully curated agave spirits. We’re known for our Puesto Perfect Margaritas, in addition to palomas, micheladas and seasonal aguas frescas.

Puesto has been featured by media outlets nationally and internationally, some of which include Huffington Post, Refinery 29, MSN, Insider, Zagat, Eater, Food and Wine, and LA Times.
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Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Mexican, Contemporary Mexican, Traditional Mexican
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Hours of operation
Lunch
Daily: 11am – 5pm

Dinner
Sun – Thu: 5pm – 9pm
Fri – Sat: 5pm - 10pm
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Phone number
(619) 233-8880
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Luisteen Gonzalez
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Pacific Highway
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Parking details
Lot Parking available in Seaport Village. Valet parking available courtesy of The Headquarters at Seaport District.
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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
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Special events & promotions
For large groups and private dining inquiries, please contact our Gerente de Fiestas, Candy Urreola at curreola@eatpuesto.com.
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What 1309 People Are Saying
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3.0Dined 2 days ago

Wish we got seated quicker. Had a reservation, but had to wait about 30 min even though the hostess said they were “cleaning the table”. I understand it was taco tuesday and it’s very busy, but what was the point of making a reservation if it still took a long time to get seated. Then after we ordered it took almost 45min for food. Good tacos and will come back for them. Also, delicious frozen horchata.

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

I LOVE PUESTOS! It's my go-to for any visitors or any special occasions.

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

Tacos were incredible! Lots of variety and amazing taco tuesday deals

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

The hostesses and wait staff were great! The menu was fairly simple, great choice of unique tacos and tequila options. Will definitely return on my next visit to San Diego.

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3.0Dined 6 days ago

Server was not very attentive

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

Exploding with energy and flavor...if you love boutique Mexican, wait no longer for the very best. April's taco of the month, chile relleno is superb!

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3.0Dined 7 days ago

Have never had a bad meal at Puesto. Good guac, margaritas and tacos.

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5.0Dined on April 9, 2018

Awesome food and service!

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4.0Dined on April 9, 2018

3 tacos: chicken al pastor which was good, carnitas which was outstanding, filet mignon which was very good but for $7 not a good value. Chips were average. Salsa was very spicy almost too spicy.

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4.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Fun upbeat atmosphere, margaritas and tacos were fantastic!

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

I have tasted most of the food there and all have been good. From chips and guacamole to cheviche..Drinks are good too, most of the food goes with beer so is good that they have wine and margaritas.

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Loved the vegetarian tacos and the fruit plate was delicious,

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Wonderful as always. Easier to get a table here for lunch than at the Seaport.

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1.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Overrated. My friends were visiting from out of town and heard about Puesto having great margaritas, so we wanted to give it a try. The margarita was good, but nothing that you can’t get literally anywhere. It also took forever to get our food, close to an hour, if not longer. I’m not sure if he forgot to put our order in or what, but larger parties that came after us were getting their orders before us. The food wasn’t necessarily bad, but it was pretty bland. The atmosphere is cool, but it is pretty loud.. difficult to talk to the people you’re with. Overall, I wouldn’t go back.

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1.0Dined on April 7, 2018

It must be new cooks or managers, but the poor quality of food resulted in 3 go backs...

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

Service always top notch. Bring all of our out of town guests here. A walk through Seaport Village then a stop at Puesto is the protocol for Friday nights.

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2.0Dined on April 2, 2018

Totally mediocre. For example, the guacamole was totally bland and overripe. I’d just as soon eat at Rubio’s or Chipotle.

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4.0Dined on April 2, 2018

It was great food! Tacos are good as always as was the guacamole. But their menu started to fall apart. Sunday inventory of food was dismal. A lot of starters and ahareables were sold out at 7PM on a Sunday.

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3.0Dined on April 2, 2018

Great tacos, drinks and other entrees served in a lively indoor/outdoor atmosphere. Service was not so great though. Once our food was delivered to the table we didn't see our server again to until the check arrived. He never checked back to see how are food was nor to refill our drinks. Give the place a try though -- hopefully you'll get more attentive service than we did.

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4.0Dined on April 2, 2018

Specialty tacos are still the best. But it took a long time to deliver our margaritas, and it is always ridiculously cold in the dining room. Everyone was wearing coats. Why can’t you maintain a comfortable temperature for me to enjoy my delicious tacos?

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Always a great time and great food.
Love the dog friendly patio

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3.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Disappointing service. Provided bill before giving dessert menu. Note the 3% surcharge added to bill to pay for staff.

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Great food as always! Also great service! We love going here! 😋👍🏼

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4.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Lovely food and a great atmosphere, but Megan was the true highlight of the meal. Well done on excellent service and making us feel welcome!

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2.0Dined on March 30, 2018

This was my third visit. This time, I took my wife and daughter for a special dinner. They had run out of four dishes and it took our waiter 25 minutes to deliver an order of Guacamole. He said it was the kitchen’s fault. We didn’t buy it and it was downhill from there. He was clearly not an advocate for his customers that night. I did something I’ve not done in 10+ years - left zero gratuity.

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4.0Dined on March 29, 2018

Overall we had a good time. The main thing they serve are tacos, so if you're looking for other options you won't find much else. However, the lobster and mushroom tacos were really good. Get the Golden Aztec for dessert!

Atmosphere was very loud, I would recommend requesting a table in the back or upstairs. Good place for groups/happy hour.

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2.0Dined on March 28, 2018

While the food was fine for the most part, the kitchen was having some serious issues and we waited for nearly an hour for a simple taco order. We appreciated that the manager did comp our drinks and guacamole. He was very apologetic about the wait and assured us it’s not their usual way of doing business. The food was not as authentically Mexican as we would have liked, but some items, such as the filet mignon taco and the pollo verde taco were very tasty. Overall, not enough that we would be likely to return.

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4.0Dined on March 27, 2018

Glad we tried it. Probably would not return if back in the area. Agree that the tacos are pre-made (can’t hold the pico?), and agree that they are very good. You sort of get the idea that they want you to feel lucky to be there. Recommend trying. Tip to the restaurant, don’t deep fry the octopus.

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2.0Dined on March 27, 2018

Our food did not seem fresh. It had either been reheated or had been sitting out for a long time. The flavors were pretty bland and the portion sizes were small. It may have just been an off night. Our food was quite late so the waiter comped our guacamole order, which we really appreciated. Overall, it was a disappointing meal, especially for the price.

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

Excellent all around...service, food, location, and ambiance..

-native San diegan

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

3rd time coming to Puesto, really enjoy visiting. great service and great food.
lover of tacos and they make some of the best.
the filet mignon is a great choice .

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

We love Puesto. The Parmesan guacamole is amazing. Brandon was a very good server. The tacos are the best!

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4.0Dined on March 21, 2018

Great food. Can’t beat the trio taco option. All are delicious. My favorite is with the Ahi tuna. Food is pretty spicy. Be sure you get the low down before you order. The guacamole is delish. Spicy margarita ok. Could be spicier for my taste. Definitely recommend eating at Puesto.

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5.0Dined on March 21, 2018

Puesto was a great choice for our weekly Taco Tuesday celebration! They offer $2.50 tacos (some require an upcharge) from 3-close. The spicy marg and Puesto perf marg were both delicious. We started with the classic guac which was great but the chips and salsa can stand on their own. The tinga de pollo taco of the month and chicken verde were spicier than expected but still great. I took a chance with the zucchini and cactus one and had no regrets! The service was a bit slow but understandably since the place was packed. It worked out as we got two bonus margs from it :). Highly recommend!

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3.0Dined on March 21, 2018

We had a reservation but they sat us outside on a chilly evening without asking our preference. It took forever to get our food. Food wasn’t anything great.

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2.0Dined on March 20, 2018

Restaurant advertises itself as serving "Mexican Street Food". Not even close. Real Mexican street food is simple, fresh & tasty. Food quality at Puesto is poor. Signature dish - tacos - are pre-prepared, and a compilation of ingredients, flavors & spices. The soft shell crab was inedible. Tasted of ammonia. To their credit, the restaurant credited the bill for the cost of the dish. Would not return.

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5.0Dined on March 19, 2018

Our server was great and the food was fresh, fun and interesting!

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5.0Dined on March 19, 2018

This was our first time to this restaurant and it didn’t disappoint. Great food and drinks.

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5.0Dined on March 18, 2018

Excellent spicy margaritas and the tacos were amazing. Even the chips and salsa were way above average. Service was prompt and friendly.

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5.0Dined on March 18, 2018

The food and drinks are amazing. Don’t miss the guacamole. We tried the sangria and margarita, both were perfect. We had a variety of tacos. They were all so good we could not pick a favorite.

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