Puesto at the Headquarters
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.
Daily: 11am – 5pm
Sun – Thu: 5pm – 9pm
Fri – Sat: 5pm - 10pm
Amtrak / Santa Fe Depot: 1050 Kettner Blvd, 0.4 miles away
We came to San Diego hoping o find hip, delicious Mexican food. We found it at Puesto!
Ate here once before several years ago with good results but thought that this time the food was definitely over-priced and not particularly that great.
We love Puesto, but this time we had to wait 30 minutes for a table, even though we had a reservation. Then, our server would not let us open the windows upstairs even though it was 85 degrees outside and the inside has no air conditioning because they had a private party somewhere. Finally, our food took an hour to come out and we each ordered 2 tacos. Their customer service has gone down in the past few years.
We had a reservation and were seated quickly. While we love the tacos, we also like that it is pet friendly. One of my tacos was the "Taco of the Month". It tasted very good, but was light on the filling compared to their other tacos which are loaded.
Really great service! Our server Edith was on top of everything. Our party had a few food allergies and it was handled with ease and confidence! Highly recommend
Loud. Tacos were okay. Was referred here for the food. Thought wait staff were unfriendly. Not anything special. Expensive tacos that are better out of a lot of food trucks
Puesto was so hyped up and I was really let down. I had two veggie tacos and my boyfriend had the filet tacos, we were both pretty unimpressed. I can get better tacos for half the price at city tacos in north park. The space is cool, might try for happy hour or something. Our server was nice but slow, the place seemed understaffed. Overall kind of a let down.
Was not impressed. Two things nobody would even eat, they were not good at all. The tacos we had were good but definitely not worth $7 a taco.
Very expensive drinks. Food basic and at 6pm they were already out if the Taco of the Month. Better choices in the area.
Delicious tacos, especially the lobster and filet mignon. Some of the best tacos I’ve had. The chips they served were also very fresh and delicious.
They had our table ready, the waitress was fun and timely, the drinks and food were great. 1st time there and look forward to next visit.
Staff are amazing! The location is perfect and the food was delicious. Loved the guac
Excellent food. The guacamole, chicken al pastor and filet taco are standouts. Highly recommend them!
10/10 Fast service, great food, beautiful presentation.
Our server was great. He was energetic and gave food suggestions without being pushy.
Average Mexican Street tacos.
It was extremely packed as a section was closed and the service was a little slow. We were seated inside and the noise level was overwhelming so there wasn't much talking that could be done.
We absolutely love Puesto and go every time we are in the downtown area. If you like Horchatas, try their frozen version... so yummy! Also, their food is amazing. I cannot say we have ever ordered anything we did not love.
Food took over an hour to get to us. Octopus was so over cooked I couldn’t chew through it. Server was very apologetic and comped most of our food.
Even during Comic Con the staff worked in sync. We expected some challenges eating out during this crazy busy time, but there were NONE! We were seated in a timely manner and the wait staff was on point! Not to mention the tacos! I always order a mix of classic (el pastor, carnitas) and innovative (tuna!). Yum!
A great meal with excellent service.
Tourist trap. Low quality food. Old facilities.
The food here is always amazing. Always! Can’t wait to go back already.
Love the tacos every time they are soo good, great service. The only thing was our rice didn't taste like anything, it's usually amazing, but maybe it was a little busy?
Love their food appreciate their ability to assist with Gluten Free requests.
we had a great experience until we were unceremoniously removed from our seats for a private party. they could have offered us another table since we were having conversation. instead they removed all of our dishes (without asking if we were finished) and told us to leave.
This is the first time that I have been disappointed in Puesto. This place is a family "Go To" for us and we usually love it. We had fish tacos, tacos al pastor and the special-surf n turf; none of which were very good and felt all were overpriced for the size, taste and quality. It may be a while before we go back and hope to have a better experience like we have in the past.
I'm giving the 5 stars for our server Kirby. He was awesome. Service in the restaurant otherwise was slow. The kitchen was slow, the bar service was slow and most of all the bussing of the tables was extremely slow. There were people waiting and dirty tables all around.
Great any delicious tacos. Love the outside dining area.
Really good tacos. outside seating was great.
Gredat food and ambiance. Menu is limited to mostly tacos and some appetizers. The filet tacos were delicious! Avocado marg was unique and worth trying! We will definitely be coming back.
The food arrived before our cocktails and it was cold. Its an overpriced taco bar. The chips are stale and the salsa lacks flavor. I will not be going back
Loved this place. Thank you for the experience. Will definitely return.
We enjoyed our meal. The sauce on the shrimp tacos was exceptional. Very friendly and attentive bar staff.
Great table near the kitchen. Waitstaff was excellent.
Amazing staff and outstanding food! Highly recommend this place!
A San Diego favourite. We will always stop for Puestos when in SD or La Jolla.
Excellent in all ways. Treated us to anniversary drink! Best waitress Casey!
I had never been to this place before and had a friend in from out of town. I chose this place to try something different and have a nice place to eat that was close to the airport. I enjoyed everything from the ambiance to the wait staff to the food.