Puesto at the Headquarters

4.5
2430 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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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
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  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
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  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 2430 people are saying
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipLindaC
San Diego
11 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and great food as always

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HeatherK
Portland
5 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the best time celebrating my husband’s 50th birthday! Food and service was incredible! Can’t wait to go back next time we are in town!

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greatcoviddining
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience4

All was great. Seated us promptly and served drinks quickly. The were super busy but the staff was great. They also had live music. Second time we went and will go again.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Overpriced for what you’re getting. Three small tacos will easily cross $20+. Each cocktail $15+.

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LisaY
Orange County
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious tacos! Great atmosphere! There was even a live salsa band outside which gave an even more festive vibe to the place.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My friend and I had an amazing time at Puesto!!! The food was delicious and the Pink Cadillac margaritas were incredible! There was also an awesome brass band playing, and people dancing in the courtyard, which made our evening even more special. We will definitely be back!

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Michelle
Phoenix
8 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. Jenna was wonderful as a server. Very accommodating to families with little kids.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and great company;)

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Diego
7 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, yummy food, even better drinks!

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vipYolo
San Diego
21 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time with friends since the quarantine. It was lovely.

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RonaldoL
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience5

Service was too slow specially with drinks.
They serve fish tacos and don’t provide lime, that is unheard!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience3

Poor service - missing items, one meal came out before appetizers, drinks came out after food, servers didn’t check on us, and then a 4% “surcharge” added on with no explanation for what. Disappointing all around.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience4

For the price if each taco, it should have been cooked to perfection! But the shrimp was hard as a rock!

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QB23
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall3food5service3ambience5

We had made a reservation for 7:30 and weren’t seated till 7:45. We also did not get our food until an hour after we were seated. Then they ran out of their salsa, so we had no salsa with our chips. They also forgot my side order of rice, so I had to remind them that I had ordered a side of rice.

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LucyL
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience4

Puesto has changed its pricing structure so different and much pricier. We enjoyed atmosphere and the service was good!
Food was ok. The shrimp was overcooked and tough.

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vipNC2017
Phoenix
9 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall1food5service1ambience1

We had an outside reservation at 6:00 which we arrived for on time. At first we were brought to a table upstairs and inside and in the back. We addressed our outdoor dining request per the reservation and the hostess said to come back down and wait. We did and then were seated to an outdoor table for 2 on the side, in the corner , by the busing table and without an umbrella resulting in us being in the sun. We noticed a table for 4 opposite us and inquired if we could switch tables as other tables for 4 had 2 people seated. We were told that the table was reserved for 4 people. Within minutes a couple ( 2 people) were seated at that table. First of all we were not told the truth. In addition no accommodation was made to attain an umbrella for us and not one person came over to us to try and rectify the situation. We ordered 2 cocktails , an appetizer and 2 entires. Seems to me we were good patrons and treated poorly. In lieu of this we will not be able to trust a reservation at Puesto’s and certainly feel we are not respected as customers.

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SarahH
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Food was overpriced and just so so. Service was not the best. $200 for dinner for 3 adults and 2 kids

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SusanM
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is one of our favorite places. The food and drinks are perfect every single time. Everything I’ve had has been amazing! Talk about those tacos, OMG, the filet mignon is to die for. The margaritas, perfect. We make excuses to come to this location from Temecula.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food, good drinks, great company, phenomenal life.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great!!!

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing! Love Puesto!

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall1food3service3ambience3

I made a reservation and I requested that we set an a standard seating and they sat us outside were waiting area that’s been turned into a table. The hostess was extremely rude and when we requested to speak to a manager they said we cannot speak to a manager. Changed our table we waited a long time for food and our check never go back again.

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JeniM
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience3

I was really excited to try this place but I was really let down. Although the food and drinks were good, the wait for our food was ridiculous and the added surcharge left a bad taste in my mouth. Thank goodness for good company and a funny waiter.

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I was great JP did an excellent job. Only complaint is the Valrt wasn’t open and we had to park at the Marriott.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service!

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SteveC
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service! Busy but luckily had reservation and didn’t have to wait. Tacos little pricey but worth it. All tasty!

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MarieM
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service and high quality food. Plenty of gluten free options (as long as you’re still sober when you order— as I failed to even read the GF symbol because there was a little too much pre-gaming). Our server was so kind and fun and she offered to take off the accidental order when I realized what I did. Everything was awesome.

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vipLisaG
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our first experience at Puesto, and it was fantastic. Got in just in time for the end of happy hour, and our wonderful server was more than accommodating to get our order in so we could take advantage of the deal! The margarita was tasty, but the food was amazing! We had the guacamole to start followed by three different taco selections and loved them all but especially favored the filet mignon! You can taste the quality of the ingredients with the great layers of flavor! The service was fantastic, and we loved the outdoor space! We will be back!!

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vipTracyS
San Antonio
23 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience2

I was annoyed that they ran out of the dish that I wanted, ceviche.

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KristalS
1 review
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Loved the horchata!❤️




























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vipEdwinD
San Diego
20 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always exceeds our expectations 👍

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ElaynaH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great service. Used to be one of our favorite restaurants in San Diego and we'd go often, and bring family and friends from out of town. Unfortunately, the prices have really gone up. We ended up going for Happy Hour which made it much more affordable. The crispy cheese over the tacos is the best part! Along with the flavor.

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vipthigasama
San Diego
65 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

One of my favorite local spots. Get the mushroom taco. Yum. Puesto rocks.

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SaleneG
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on May 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time at this place and we were pleased. Food and drinks were delish, ambiance was great, and good service. Can’t go wrong!

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vipLekh
San Diego
35 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Good tacos. Good beer. Good ambience. Would visit here again to try out other dishes.

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JeanieB
San Diego
40 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our grandkids favorite place to come when in San Diego. Nothing like the filet tacos.
Yum.
Service is always great.
thank you

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
34 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall2food1service3ambience4

I had gone once before and had the potato tacos which were great. This time I tried the beef and shrimp tacos...not great at all. The kids carnitas tacos were so oily and did not look appetizing at all. Some of the recipes are unique and creative but poor quality.

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LauraS
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wonderful setting for a casual work lunch. great food.

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JuliaC
San Diego
1 review