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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vipJudyS
San Diego
16 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

First restaurant meal during the Pandemic!! Loved it!

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vipJenniferC
San Diego
7 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first time dining out since restaurants started to reopen. Puesto is our favorite Mexican restaurant in San Diego and it didn’t disappoint tonight. Though there are some changes (due to rules and regulations) it was still awesome. I would recommend sitting away from the aisle because that allows the server to come closer to your table and also gives the servers a place to put your food down (they can’t place it in front of you.) Puesto is the best no matter what the circumstances!

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vipCraigSD
San Diego
10 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great

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SandraA
San Diego
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food4service5ambience4

The margaritas were nearly $20 each and mediocre. The food was good but $20 for three tiny tacos is not good value. The prices were way too high

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NydiaA
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food2service3ambience4

Food was not to our liking. Bland not authentic Mexican cuisine. Extremely overpriced for portion size. Wait time was not ok due to the fact that we had a reservation and a walk-in party of 7 was seated before us! Will not return and will not recommend.

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ValerieN
San Diego
17 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Puesto goes above the government regulations by checking everyone’s temperature. At some point, that will become a big issue. Are the machines calibrated? Are we discriminating against anyone with a fever? What about asymptomatic or dormant cases?

It’s not the most welcoming environment.

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OpenTable Diner
Mexico City
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

For eating tacos only , two kids taco plate , NO cocktails, I thought that $190 was extremely expensive. Plus the 4% surcharge and no accepting cash. I don’t think I’ll go back. Sorry

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was amazing!

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StacyG
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We dined in on the first day that restaurants opened and were happy to be out and about celebrating my daughters graduation. The restaurant was out of a lot of items, but our party was very understanding because we know that it had to be difficult opening so quickly after having been closed for so long. The manager came to our table to explain their situation and was doing her best to make our experience pleasurable. Overall, the staff was wonderful and the food was great. Thanks for a great night out!

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

wonderful! loved the dinner and the plant-based menu. next time we won’t have so much fried foods so our tummy will feel better. great atmosphere and wonderful service!

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kellya
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Food was great little noisy, they bring the food out on a lot of different dishes, 3 tacos on 3 different plates,
not sure why, but food was fantastic.

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MargieS
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Asked for sveral items never got them. Food not warm. Drinks non impressive. Most likely will not go back

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vipEdwinD
San Diego
14 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our go to place for their lobster tacos and margaritas 👍. Service and food always exceed our expectations. Can get very crowded on Fridays and Saturday so us your OpenTable app to check availability

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CHRISTIANR
San Diego
1 review
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The tacos are amazing, the drinks are delicious, and the service is outstanding. It’s really a good place for date night or even if you want to take your family.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Diego
8 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is always outstanding at Puesto!

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AndyD
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I'm fussy about my margaritas and this was great with a decent amount of salt crusting. The shrimp pescadillo was tasty and "different" - we don't get blue corn in Australia. Party all enjoyed themselves and love the art and feel of the place.

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TheToroAndTheJackrabbit
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food service and ambiance!

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Jessica
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience3

One of the tacos was good. Too expensive for what it was.

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SuzanneH
Detroit
3 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love the food! Our wait staff were busy, but were careful to check on us and made sure everything was exactly what we wanted.

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luxodiner
Los Angeles
17 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

3 kids in tow. Food was very good albeit pricey, heard the next table say they just bumped their prices on food. CJ served us and was an absolute pro and set our kids up. Overall a great experience and big thanks to CJ.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great service and food at Puesto!

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debrad
San Diego
7 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great clean food restaurant where staff really cares about you in SD. Yum. Don't miss it.

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sdflaherty
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Food was great. I had to wait a little bit for my tacos

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OpenTable Diner
Key West
2 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a great place for a date and the food was bomb! Definitely a must try!

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vipCHCH
San Diego
8 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was perfect and the food was AMAZING

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TaraO
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Food was decent but I wasn’t blown away. It was a cool spot but it was absolutely freezing in there. It was a cold San Diego night and with the whole place opened up it felt like we were sitting outside so that took away from the experience a bit. Not memorable enough to go back.

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MarleneB
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Food is brought out individually as soon as the kitchen is done with it. The table will have food some wont til the kitchen is done with it. With a large table that was confusing..who ordered what? Who is still missing food? And then the bill...yikes...who had what again? Is the bill right? The upcharge for steak is for who?

Food was great. Fun atmosphere. Outside seating with heat. Chips and salsa kept flowing.

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Suzie
San Diego
6 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We were there on a Saturday night so it was busy but there was no hurry to rush us to turn over the table. The waiter was knowledgeable and accommodating.

According to our waiter, they recently changed the way they bring food to the table. In order to maintain quality, they were now serving family style. We were not fans of this method. We had all ordered different tacos so rather than each person's order coming out on one plate, the chicken tacos came out together and then the beef, etc. It was a confusing at first.

Overall the food was excellent so maybe this serving method is the way to go. The flavors were distinct and no too spicy. The margaritas were a little on the small side but they were delicious.

We will be back.

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Jp04
San Diego
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall2food3service3ambience4

They are experimenting with a new service process, so our friends were served 20 minutes before us, pretty much finishing their food before our plates even started coming out. Not the point of going out to dinner together.

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vipRVfoodies
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Very nice atmosphere for outside dining. Service was just OK. We had to send back to cut corn because it was stone cold. Food came to the table very quickly (too quickly) and our accompanying corn dish was delivered when we were nearly finished with our tacos. We ordered carnitas and filet mignon tacos that were very small but good. Margaritas were very small and $13. The server was very nice to remove the corn dish from our bill.

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KateO
San Diego
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place! Have been going there for a while! Good option for a business lunch or a dinner date

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vipWilly
Vancouver
22 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service! Food was excellent and great to share.

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KenY
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Way to expensive for what you get. The food to price ratio is not good. $19 for 3 basic tacos is a bit high. And if you want anything more glamorous than carnitas, it will cost you an extra dollar here or there. The ambiance is nice, but it's not right on the water. It's just hard to recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Awesome service by Jason

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vipHungryBear
San Diego
64 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Excellent Waiter!

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience4

The food is good, but way overpriced.

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vipCaliforniafoodie
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Puesto has a great indoor/outdoor space. The food is tasty and fresh. We especially liked their salsas caseras, potato tacos and the salpicon. The restaurant has a smooth and balanced margarita- perfect amount of citrus and tequila.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Service felt rushed

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I had a great time, the food was delicious and the service was superb. Luther our server was excellent and West the manager made us feel very welcome. We plan to return and tell our family and friends about the great time we had at Puestos. The best Mexican food in San Diego.

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Getinmabelly
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious and excellent service!

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Puesto at the Headquarters does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates.

Puesto at the Headquarters is rated 4.5 stars by 2050 OpenTable diners.

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