Puesto at the Headquarters

4.6
2348 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
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 2348 people are saying
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JasonR
San Diego
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic experience as always. Stop at Puesto whenever I’m in San Diego.

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RMbrew
Chicago
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome food, amazing good service, and really awesome location - both inside and out!

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brianl
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Becoming a big fan of the great Tacos and exploring the Tequila menu.

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AdamC
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is amazing! I love it! Food is so delicious! Our waiter was super friendly!

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vipFrankH
San Diego
11 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love this Puesto, we have been to the one in Mission Valley and it's just not the same.
Maybe it's because of Seaport Village. We went for Restaurant week and tried the Set Menu, from that we ordered items we would not have ordered normally, but glad we did. I had the Shrimp Ceviche appetizer it was excellent. The Tacos were excellent, I had the Baja Fish and Chicken Asada. Desert was Tres Leches De Cafe, it was cake, it was good.
Try this place it is awesome.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s was a wonderful service. The food was delicious. Food came out in a timely matter and Christopher was a great waiter!! Will definitely come back.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Puesto is amazing. The food is so good, and the service team really took care of us. Definitely try to go as much as possible. It’s a bit pricey, but worth it as a special occasion- just can’t do it all the time. So glad it’s there, and cannot wait for our next visit!!

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Monique
1 review
Dined on April 14, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience3

The service was terrible. Our server sat us and after taking our order and getting our food we did not see our serve for an hour. We had to ask three different people to bring our check and waiting over an hour to get our check. Our server finally came and was like “oh I knew I forgot something” finally brought our check and did not apologize. Food was okay.

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Pim1325
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had lunch with my husband eating the carnitas bowl each of us. It was delicious as always. The Puesto draft was very good. The sauce for the tortilla chips was darker than other times, I like it better more red, but it was good. We were sitting outside and thought the table next to us was too close, but we’re completely vaccinated fortunately.

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Delish
San Diego
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall3food5service3ambience4

The tacos here are AMAZING! So tasty and delicious! You can’t eat just one! Our waiter was so so. Seemed bothered or put off by something but not sure what. He was my waiter on a previous visit and was really great. Maybe an off day. The service was exceptionally slow. We didn’t get our cocktails until our food arrived abs our food took a long time. Would absolutely eat here again and highly recommend the quesobirria and filet mignon tacos. Sooo good! It’s a great place, just not the best service, like we’ve had there in the past.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food exceeded expectations and the atmosphere was vibrant.

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LissaT
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Puesto consistently has high quality food and drink!! Always happy to recommend it.

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Gwencakes
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall3food5service1ambience5

The food and ambience were great , wonderful cocktails. But we had to wait a ridiculous amount of time to get water and a refill any drinks. The waitress smiled happily well not actually ever returning with what we asked for.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Service was minimal. Server was in training and didn’t know a lot about what we were ordering . Took a long time to get one of our meals . Drinks. I liked the restaurant and would like to come back.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Delicious tacos!

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Lisette
San Diego
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience3

This place was highly recommend to me so I decided to try it. I was excited but I left VERY VERY dissapointed! Between my mom and I , we tried 5 tacos. The filet mignon was disappointing, not worth the price. The meat was VERY tough, I got a nerve fatty part (i didn’t know filet mignon could be fatty and tough) You couldn’t even cut through it! The chicken al pastor had no flavor: the waiter messed up on my moms order, she got a carnitas tacos instead of her shrimp. The carnitas tacos was also tough , not soft. And speaking of the waiter. He never checked up on us. I had to flag him down. I know a restaurant is busy. But don’t show it to the customer and leave without asking if we want something else. Overall, the only taco that was good was the quesabirria and my drink. I won’t ever come back again.

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JEFFJ
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We had a reservation at 7:45, we weren't seated till about 8:30. Got a couple of spicy margaritas while we waited which were on point excellent. Our waiter was friendly and not overly attentive which was great. The expeditor was working her butt off. The food came out quickly after ordering that was a plus. Overall we always have a very nice time here.

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AlexandraS
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great and innovative food. I would definitely go back again.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
26 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

It’s a very nice place to have outdoor dining.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best place in town

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vipLindsayeats
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall2food5service2ambience3

Our kids food took over an hour to come after the rest of us received our meals

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience! Staff was friendly and helpful with menu suggestions. The food, salsas, guacamole, drinks are as authentic as they can get. Extremely delicious. Will return!

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vipScottR
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall1food4service1ambience4

The service was really bad. Everything we ordered took forever.

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

I’d give zero stars if possible. Bad service, salty food, overpriced. I will not recommend this place. Save your money and avoid a bad experience.

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SamS
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

First time at any of the Puesto restaurants.
This was a great treat indeed.
Food was excellent through and through.
Service was friendly and professional.
Got us thinking to sign them up for catering at one of our future events.
Looking forward to it.

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BonneS
San Diego
6 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was well prepared. We enjoyed excellent service throughout our meal.

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ProfessionalFoodie
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Food was great. Flavorful and nicely presented.
Service was great and our server was awesome. She was very attentive and engaging.
3 on Ambiance as lack of heaters made it uncomfortable. We watched multiple people have same issue.

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vipPax411
Tulsa
36 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Great outdoor dining. Great food. Service was great!

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LilianaM
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Excellent ! Love their mushrooms tacos and Ceviche!

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

No problems with our reservation. Staff was all very friendly great customer service.

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Brennina
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

I had made reservations at Puesto for 2 and arrived right on time. I was seated right away and given two seating options which was nice. The staff were all very friendly and nice. It’s a bit pricey but it’s also San Diego so it was expected. I highly recommend trying their cocktails and margaritas, they were delicious!

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vipMichelleM
San Diego
40 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Great service! Beautiful weather on the patio. Love the Guac with Parmesan. Yum!

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CourtneyL
1 review
Dined on March 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and drinks! Great outdoor space with friendly staff. I highly recommend this restaurant.

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MaxineH
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Excellent food. Nice night. Fun.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Richmond
5 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Best Mexican food

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FVad
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Puestos has a beautiful location and the food was absolutely delicious. If you're looking for upscale tacos, they're a great choice. Margaritas were ok and pretty small, not super worth it. Come for the food definitely.

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JeanieB
San Diego
40 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the filet mignon tacos!!!!! Our grandchildren's favorite place to eat when in San Diego. Great service.

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Tapas
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Good tacos, bit on the salty side. More gourmet style ingredients (I.e. beef filet). Excellent salsa. Will probably go again. Would like to explore more of their menu. No happy hour on Tuesdays as it’s taco Tuesday/larger taco discount. They were out of a couple of tap beer selections. Seating was limited to outdoors only.

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vipSanDiegoNative
San Diego
29 reviews