Puesto at the Headquarters

4.6
2278 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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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 2278 people are saying
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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. I think they're really overpriced however.

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DouglasVk
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is so good! I bring people from out of town here and they love it! Every time I go here I know the food is good, and then I take a bite and think omg it’s so delicious

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vipthigasama
San Diego
61 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

If you haven’t been to Puesto you need to go. It’s Fantastic!!!

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JenniferS
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Best carnitas taco I have ever had. My husband said the filet mignon taco was outstanding. Would definitely go back again

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LAnative
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always delicious food. The Mango Margarita was not worth $17. Could have done without the barking dogs

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vipmsenergy
San Francisco
15 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food3service2ambience4

This restaurant is overpriced and under-portioned. I had the mango/shrimp ceviche, and the portion was about 1/2 of what I usually get when I order Ceviche, plus it had a very strange taste. Our waiter was not very attentive. The chocolate tacos were nothing more than a cookie with ice cream in the middle.
I will not go back.

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BrianF
San Diego
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Great atmosphere and great food. Great location next to waterfront.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The server Alex was very friendly and attentive. This was our first time at Puesto, so he took the time to explain the menu and the drinks to us.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Taco tuesday

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MelissaM
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was amazing. Had the lobster taco and sirloin taco and they didn't disappoint. Also tried their chicken taquitos and they were delicious. Prices are a little high for so be prepared.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Valentines ❤️

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vipSwimChk89
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Felt extremely safe thanks to their health & safety regulations. The food was beyond delicious. We ordered a margarita, guac, and three tacos each and it was absolutely perfect. Highly recommend the Filet Mignon taco!

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AdrianaL
San Diego
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful time with Del drinks and food! We will definitely return very soon. Excellent service!

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vipJaimiH
San Diego
81 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall4food5service2ambience4

The food is always delicious at Puesto but the service can be very questionable! You kind of never know what you will get. Be warned that your entire party will need to be there before being seated. The waitstaff is sometimes good and sometimes VERY SLOW. This visit was a slow and it took forever to get our drinks. My lunch came at least 10 minutes before everyone else's...strange but not a crisis. On the good side, everyone really enjoyed the food. I would chalk it up to COVID, but it's always been this way!

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience4

Food was good but the service was very slow. Maybe they were just understaffed that day but it took them forever to come to our table and take our order. The food was good though!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall1food1service3ambience1

The food was bland and flavors were all over the place. Never mind paying much for food but this was not worth the $$$. Drink also were average and nothing special. One of the heaters close to our table was broken so we were freezing the entire night. Do not recommend, maybe will improve once indoor dining is allowed.

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MelissaC
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It's always fantastic food and great environment, even during the Pandemic. Everything was exceptional!

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall3food5service5ambience5

Our waiter was awesome and so was the ambiance but the food was way overpriced . $14 for one street taco? That’s ridiculous. Tacos were okay but not $14 per taco worth .

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vipJenn
Phoenix
9 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall3food4service1ambience3

The food was great. The service was not as great. Our waiter either had too many tables or was just not attentive. Our water and cocktail glasses sat empty for far too long. We also sat at the table for at least 10 min before anybody came over to us. Even after ordering drinks they took at least 10 min to arrive, and one drink was wine.

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ChloeM
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall2food4service1ambience1

Made a reservation almost a week in advance. We were placed in the very back of the extended patio in the dark. It was 50 degrees so we immediately requested a heat lamp and never got one. Yet, the tables around us received heat lamps from staff upon their requests. While we understand that restaurants are doing the best they can, it was a terrible experience.

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KaynishaD
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter was amazing. I loved what they did with the outside space due to covid.

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TimothyJ
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience5

I heard Puesto had the best tacos in town but a $9 filet mignon taco had 4 small pieces of meat. The major ingredient of the 3 different tacos I ordered was the crispy cheese, that's just not my thing. My wife got a bowl with chicken. We spent $80 and both left hungry and disappointed. The atmosphere is phenomenal so just know you are paying for the location and the portions are small. It took 10 min for a server to greet us. We ordered an appetizer and 2 entrees, asked for the appetizer to arrive first but my wife's entree arrived 2 min after the appetizer arrived and my tacos arrived 8 minutes later. Overall just a disappointing and disjointed experience.

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SusanM
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I was so happy when Puestos Headquarters opened back up for outside dining. I crave the tacos and Puesto Perfect margaritas. Every taco I've had has been amazing and then we find out about the Hero taco.....oh man, steak and lobster, soooo divine. This location is our favorite, hard to beat Headquarters right next to Sea Port Village. C.J. made our visit extra special. We look forward to coming back.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was DELICIOUS and the fruit cart margarita was hands down EXQUISITE. The service was phenomenal, everyone was very kind, and very attentive. Would definitely recommend this place!

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Stella
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We dined outdoors and it felt comfortable and safe. . The chips were delicious because they were crunchy, not greasy, with just the right amount of salt. We had the house margaritas and even though they were quite good, they were a little over priced. The tacos were delicious. Our waiter was friendly and attentive.

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vipSolaimanM
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience2

First back from the lockdown and was very disappointed with quality of food. I never had such a poor experience and even the tacos didn’t have any flavor as many times I have come in the past. Also we are looking forward to supporting you but prices are increased too which doesn’t make me want to return again because it not worth sitting outside freezing in your patio without working heaters and paying more.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a wonderful server. He was friendly and knowledgeable. We love the tacos there.

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vipJeff
Chicago
28 reviews
Dined on January 21, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

The restaurant is closed.

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Raquel
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We had a wonderful evening at Puesto. Our server Westin, was fantastic. He was funny and attentive. The food was delicious and we will return as soon as they are allowed to open out for seating.

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CourtneyK
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Puesto has set up a beautiful patio with lights and fire pits. Our server Abraham was fantastic. He was friendly, helpful, and attentive. The food was unique and delicious!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Diego
8 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2020
Overall2food5service3ambience4

We just arrived during a shift change and we got very little attention from our 1st waiter. We didn’t have an settings and Our 2nd waitress was very apologetic and was

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MavrickSD
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Brought my work team there for late lunch/early dinner before the Thanksgiving break. Despite COVID, we have a great time! Good outdoor seating and spacing. Plenty of heat sources for when it got colder.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the outside venue that COVID has brought about. Service was very friendly and welcoming, and of course the tacos, always a delight.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Puesto has started serving family style. Was not a huge fan...especially in a pandemic. Many of us had forgotten the comb of tacos we ordered so that was hectic trying to remember who ordered how many. They used to serve your food on individual plates like most restaurants.

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ChanteC
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing! Tacos are bomb!

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vipAndiR
Phoenix
6 reviews