Puesto at the Headquarters

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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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Dallas
16 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best Mexican food ever, try the fried shrimp taco w tamarind. It’s a must have

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Phoenix
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Very Overpriced, food was average. Never been to a Mexican restaurant where beans and/or rice didn’t come with the meal. Salsa was very tasty. Shrimp, ahi and lobster tacos were all over cooked and tough. Chicken tacos were the best. Service was very good, almost too quick! Very noisy, hard to carry on conversations. Probably won’t be back.

OT
Orange County
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food and great service. Drinks were delicious - good was well seasoned, thoughtfully combines - just a great experience overall

CE
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Food was great, a little over priced but delicious. Restaurant was beautiful. Great balance of indoor/outdoor. Restrooms were clean. Ambiance was great. Our waiter was kind of rude to us, seemed to treat others with more respect. Ordered a side of rice to go before receiving our bill. 15 minutes later we asked the waiter about it. He told us "it shouldn't take too long I just haven't been back to the kitchen to check on it". However i had just seen him leaving the kitchen a few minutes before. If you forgot just apologize, say you forgot and go get it. He continued to help others so we asked someone else. The other waiter/buser went straight to the kitchen and came back with 2 sides right away.

OT
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 2food 3service 5ambience 5

Too expensive for the value and quantity of food and drinks. Great atmosphere and service but much too expensive.

OT
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 5

Table side service was very very very slow throughout the entire meal. It had come highly recommended by a friend however I was disappointed on several instances.

K
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

No place has better Mexican corn and filet mignonette tacos! This is a must visit restaurant for all taco fans!

DS
Las Vegas
46 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, as always! Service was fantastic as well!

d
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Quick bites. Nothing really authentic but still delicious.

OT
Cleveland
2 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious tacos, especially the mushroom taco. Combined well with the Viognier/Fiano from Valle de Guadalupe. Service was attentive not obtrusive. I look forward to my next visit there.

SD
Phoenix
8 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best tacos in SD!

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Dallas
9 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 1

Unprofessional staff cursing up at the bar and taking about the female guests. Food was average at best.

OT
Houston
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

Waitress treated us like a ‘one and done’. That is to say, she took our order and that was it. We had to flag someone else down twice to place additional orders. Also - she somehow forgot one of our entree orders which resulted in an awkward eating situation.

AL
San Diego
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

Dinner for five and only two dishes and 1 appetizer are worth a mention from our dinner. The shrimp tacos were tasty and so were the potato taquitos with our Esquite appetizer. Definitely will not go again.

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Orange County
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The filet mignon tacos are PHENOMENAL! The servers were attentive, but not overbearing. Guac has a nice kick.

EK
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 5

Food was decent but service and food was incredibly slow.

SH
Orange County
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great tacos, fun ambiance. Best to make a reservation on weekend nights bc it will get packed!

OT
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, great ambiance, very good service

SB
San Diego
8 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good food great service. The booth was not private. Too noisy

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San Diego
26 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We ordered from the Restaurant Week Lunch menu and were impressed and pleasantly surprised. All the selections we had were delicious. We plan to add this place to our "must come back" list with family and friends.

JB
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I absolutely loved this place. The food, ambiance, and service were all top-notch. However, even though I came during Restaurant Week, the price was a bit on the higher side. Maybe I’ll return next time there’s a discount!

VF
San Diego
10 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service! Will definitely be back.

OT
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 3

The place was very inviting, lots of people and very nicely decorated. Our server was super busy, but he was very nice. Unfortunately the food was not good, the ceviche was bland and the tacos lacked basic seasoning.

OT
San Diego
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were celebrating our 10 months of being together as well as our son being about to be born in the new few days we wanted to go somewhere nice to kinda have a last date before we become parents to our lil one. We loved the taco of the month as well as the energy of the crew the Buser/food runner I believed her name is Erin but she goes by Ej or forgive me on the spelling was on point and was super welcoming helped us settle right in, our Server who we failed to get the name of was friends and more then helpful when it came to our meal choices I can see why you guys have so many awards for the best tacos! Thank you for such a great experience to the desert which was made with perfection can’t wait to come back with our lil one once they can be out and about

OT
San Diego
12 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Food was delicious, service was quick, but very loud inside.

j
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I don't believe we noticed the +$2 for taco of the month of menu, and so our total was a bit higher than expected. Aside from that, things went well.

MB
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I always bring out of town guests to Puesto. Their tacos are phenomenal. The price point is a little high, but it’s worth it.

LN
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food, amazing service. We were seated promptly and our server was extremely attentive. The food was delicious and I can’t wait to go back.

OT
Central Coast
4 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Fun young vibe

JC
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great menu, drinks and vibe

JM
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of my favorite taco places in San Diego. Great vibe inside as well.

E
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2019
Overall 2food 5service 1ambience 3

I made reservations and specified it was for a birthday celebration, there was no acknowledgement of it. Also, got sat way in the corner upstairs so it felt very deserted. The food was great, but unhappy with the service and the atmosphere. The atmosphere honestly I believe was because we got sat in the very back corner for a birthday celebration

JD
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great tacos, I always stick with the Chicken Al Pastor and Filet Mignon. Really good value if you go on Tuesdays especially.

OT
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 5

My experience at Puesto was like no other, to say the least. My husband and I came to celebrate our 1 year wedding anniversary. We felt the love as soon as we walked in. From the Happy Anniversary Greetings and recommendations from our amazing server to the late night shots and not so happy endings ;) Waking up the next morning, I could really say that this place was top notch!! I appreciate the staff’s hospitality and we will definitely be back.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing service and the food is to die for!

M
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 1

The ambiance definitely left something to be desired and the food was just okay. Not sure we will be back. This might be a spot that would work for a very casual, kid friendly lunch. Not so much a Saturday date night.

MV
Phoenix
104 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Tacos were average without fresh tortillas taste. Main complaint was how hot restaurant was inside and very hard to hear anyone. Service was excellent!

OT
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

Was seated quickly, thanks to the reservation. Waiter was super friendly. Did take a while to get our drinks and order out and for refills on our water. Food was delicious, I loved the pastor taco. Overall enjoyed, just wished the pace moved a bit faster felt a bit neglected.

s
San Diego
17 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always great food! Love the esquite, Mexican street bowl, tacos, etc.

OT
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great customer service. Tacos have flavors that make them so unique and delicious!

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