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Puesto at the Headquarters

4.6
4.6
2871 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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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 74 times today
Experiences are available.

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Mexican, Contemporary Mexican, Traditional Mexican

  • Hours of operation

    Mon, Wed, Thu, Sun 11:00 am–9:00 pm Tue, Fri, Sat 11:00 am–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (619) 233-8880

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Luisteen Gonzalez

  • Private party facilities

    Tell us about your vision. We’ll make your party come to life, Puesto style.

  • Private party contact

    Alyssa Jackson: (844) 775-1029

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown / Gaslamp

  • Cross street

    Pacific Highway

  • Parking details

    Self-parking lot available in Seaport Village. Puesto offers two hour validation for $5.00. Please check the sign for additional costs for anything over two hours. Valet parking available courtesy of The Headquarters at Seaport District. Please ask the attendant for pricing.

  • Public transit

    MTS Trolley: Green Line, Seaport Village stop (directly across from Headquarters) 0.1 miles away Amtrak / Santa Fe Depot: 1050 Kettner Blvd, 0.4 miles away

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Experiences

  • Taco Tuesday!

    Multiple dates available
    Come join the Fiesta. $2.5 off Tacos $5 Puesto Drafts

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What 2,871 people are saying

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Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • San Diego

    Mexican

  • San Diego

    Mexican

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  1. NA

    NoelA

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall2food1service2ambience2
    Not worth if for the price. Also had bad seating location and service was slow.
  2. B

    Bailea

    San Diego

    3 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall2food3service1ambience3
    Birthday - unhappy server food ok nothing special
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We just love this place! The food, the service and drinks are unrivaled!
  4. NM

    NicoleM

    Orange County

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It’s hard to find good tasting Mexican food. The chips and salsa bar were delicious. Their tacos are amazing. We ordered a side of black beans that were probably the best I’ve had. Topped it off with great drinks, the spicy and passionfruit margarita for the parents. With the kids having the mango and passionfruit aqua fresca. Everything had good flavors!
  5. GC

    GloriaC

    San Diego

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Very good. Nice waiter
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    12 reviews

    2.0

    12 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall2food2service3ambience4
    Way too expensive for what we had I’ve had better food - I mean some of it was good some bad For that price I can go somewhere else
  7. KB

    KaleeB

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Jessica was absolutely amazing! Gave the best recommendations and was a pleasure to talk to!
  8. MF

    MikeFromSanMarcos

    Unspecified

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food4service2ambience4
    The food was excellent. Drinks were very good. Prices are what's expected for the quality and location. Server was pleasant and helpful when she came by, which wasn't often. Requesting dessert, a coffee, and the final bill added 45 minutes to the visit.
  9. VV

    VeronicaV

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall3food2service4ambience3
    Tacos have too much cheese, I would try one and order the rest without.
  10. BE

    BrendaE

    San Diego

    23 reviews

    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Really appreciate the gluten free options! And the Puesto Perfect Margaritas are perfection indeed! : )
  11. MW

    MaryW

    San Diego

    25 reviews

    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous service and amazing food!
  12. AP

    AimeeP

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Conference in town - first time for my group that came with me. I love Puesto. Never had a bad meal and the margaritas are amazing. They couldn’t stop raving. Excellent service!! I cannot wait to come here again.
  13. LG

    LaurenG

    San Diego

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Going to the Shell for a concert after
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Say outside. The inside was closed. Got roasted by the sun. Service was great. Food is good but expensive
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    3 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience5
    Pretty atmosphere with lots of outdoor seating. Food was above average but insanely overpriced….$8-10 per taco. Give me a break.
  16. K

    Kington

    Miami

    26 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience3
    Complete waste of a meal. The menu is very narrow and they still can’t get the food right. Drinks were decent and service fine. Vibe is total tourist trap/shopping mall. I cannot wait to reprimand the person who recommended this place to me.
  17. PW

    PearlsofWisdom

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Really enjoyed our visit here! Dang it’s expensive but it was delish (a tad under salted for me) but it’s an easy fix.
  18. CA

    CaseyA

    Dallas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 23, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Tacos were excellent!
  19. M

    Mike

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 22, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience3
    The food was excellent. Be careful with the automatic tip calculator. My 20% tip was based on the pre Taco Tuesday discount amount. This resulted in an inflated tip.
  20. DL

    DaleL

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very casual and friendly atmosphere with great service!
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Sacramento

    44 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    44 reviews

    Dined on June 21, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Mexican fine dining. High quality and higher priced items. Tacos are phenomenal but 8+ $ each and they “recommend 3” I had 1 taco, filet mignon, and shared street corn and lime rice. Perfect lunch. So yummy.
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 21, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    As always, Puesto At The Headquarters never disappoints. It is amazing how both the food and service are consistently on point. Hands down, still one of my favorites in SD. The only small issue that this was a special occasion visit and it wasn’t acknowledged, but again, the food is our primary reason for visiting Puesto.
  23. MB

    MilanoBob

    San Diego

    8 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on June 20, 2022

    overall1food3service2ambience4
    Hostess had a terrible attitude. Cold - you're lucky if I take care of you attitude; lied about the status of our table; just very unpleasant. Filet mignon tacos way too salty. Overcharged on the bill. Lousy experience.
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Father’s Day - had a reservation but still waited 20 mins more for a table. Food was excellent as usual though!
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Food was really good but did not feel like each taco should be wrapped in cheese. Definitely took away some of the flavor. The ceviche and the 5 salsa tasting was excellent.
  26. V

    Vivi

    Washington DC

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I live in San Diego and we eat at Puesto at least once a week. If you are visiting, it's a must. The food and the Margaritas are AMAZING.
  27. t

    tabinsd

    San Diego

    24 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on June 14, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    The Mango Passion fruit Ceviche was delectable. Amazing flavor profile. Passion fruit Margarita was refreshing and flavorful. Unique experience. Filet Mignon Taco was tasty and filling 😋.
  28. RW

    RobertW

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Excellent variations on traditional tacos. Never disappoints.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 13, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Family vacation
  30. MG

    MonicaG

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food is great, service is great, drinks a little pricy but super good.
  31. MM

    MaryM

    Las Vegas

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service. Love the salsa and guacamole. Tacos are delish. Nice patio seating.
  32. C

    Clint5150

    San Diego

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service, food and atmosphere
  33. B

    Bobbo

    Las Vegas

    54 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    54 reviews

    Dined on June 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Excellent food and service. Taco of the Month was very good.
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 7, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Why why why stop overcharging your customers for unnecessary fees. Do you really think we have to pay fees for inflation. I don’t get paid more for inflation, I have to pay more for everything why do you feel you have to charge your customers fees! Food is awesome and fine with the price of the food and drinks but stop now with the 4% fee. You keep doing that and I will tip less and don’t go into why you have to do it. Charge more for the food.
  35. j

    jimalaiyah

    Miami

    6 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 6, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Very disappointed by the elimination of the frozen horchata… VERY disappointing…
  36. SP

    ShaneP

    San Diego

    29 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great visit! My daughter wanted to go somewhere for Prom so they had 18 HS Seniors at 6pm on a Saturday. To a person they said it was great and were so happy that they choose this location. It made their Prom!
  37. MC

    MeganC

    San Diego

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 31, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience2
    My food was tasty but barely warm and my grilled shrimp was almost too salty. No one mentioned that the tortillas were sandwiched in between my bowl and the plate and I never saw them. I finally was able to get our server to ask and she pointed out where they were hidden and they were a bit squished and barely warm. Our carnitas were so salty we could not eat them. The outside patio area is nice but the concrete patio needs to be power washed badly. It is dog friendly and sadly we could see that at a neighboring table, a dog had peed on the leg of a chair and left a puddle. That’s just gross. They were out of the ingredients for the cocktail I ordered but the replacement margarita was delicious. However, a good margarita is not enough to make us go back.
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall3food1service5ambience5
    The food was okay but the drinks were excellent! So definitely worth going with friends for drinks. Best dishes were appetizers.
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Excellent upscale Mexican food with on-par craft cocktails. I live across the street, so it is a no-brainer for me. Try the filet mignon taco.
  40. FG

    FoodieGal

    San Diego

    80 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    80 reviews

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We have moved from San Diego and chose to have this as ur last night's dinner there. It did not disappoint and I am already missing the cucumber margarita, mushroom taco, and Baja fish taco. Looking forward to when we come back to visit and enjoying some Puesto again!

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Puesto at the Headquarters using the Order Online button. Puesto at the Headquarters also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (619) 233-8880.

Puesto at the Headquarters is rated 4.6 stars by 2871 OpenTable diners.

Puesto at the Headquarters does offer gift cards which you can purchase here.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 74 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
Google Map for Puesto at the Headquarters

789 W. Harbor Dr. San Diego, CA 92101

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Pacific Highway

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown / Gaslamp

  • Hours of operation

    Mon, Wed, Thu, Sun 11:00 am–9:00 pm Tue, Fri, Sat 11:00 am–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Mexican, Contemporary Mexican, Traditional Mexican

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Self-parking lot available in Seaport Village. Puesto offers two hour validation for $5.00. Please check the sign for additional costs for anything over two hours. Valet parking available courtesy of The Headquarters at Seaport District. Please ask the attendant for pricing.

  • Public transit

    MTS Trolley: Green Line, Seaport Village stop (directly across from Headquarters) 0.1 miles away Amtrak / Santa Fe Depot: 1050 Kettner Blvd, 0.4 miles away

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Luisteen Gonzalez

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (619) 233-8880

  • Private party facilities

    Tell us about your vision. We’ll make your party come to life, Puesto style.

  • Private party contact

    Alyssa Jackson: (844) 775-1029

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