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About Puesto at the Headquarters

Born in Mexico City and rooted in Southern California, Puesto is an award-winning Mexican Artisan Kitchen providing a fresh and contemporary take on authentic Mexican cuisine in an unique and upscale environment.

With handmade maiz azul stone-ground tortillas made daily in house, sustainable meats and seafood, slow-cooked guisados, and scratch salsas, Puesto’s menu is a celebration of fundamental Mexican flavors and an homage to the cosmopolitan palate of Mexico City, courtesy of Executive Chef/Partner Luisteen Gonzalez and Executive Creative Chef Katy Smith.

Puesto delivers a refreshing craft bar program, grounded in carefully curated agave spirits. We’re known for our Puesto Perfect Margaritas, in addition to palomas, micheladas and seasonal aguas frescas.

Puesto has been featured by media outlets nationally and internationally, some of which include Huffington Post, Refinery 29, MSN, Insider, Zagat, Eater, Food and Wine, and LA Times.

789 W. Harbor Dr.
San Diego, CA 92101
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Mexican, Contemporary Mexican, Traditional Mexican

Hours of Operation:
Lunch
Daily: 11am – 5pm

Dinner
Sun – Thu: 5pm – 9pm
Fri – Sat: 5pm - 10pm

Cross Street:
Pacific Highway

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(619) 233-8880

Website:
http://www.eatpuesto.com/

Parking Details:
Lot Parking available in Seaport Village. Valet parking available courtesy of The Headquarters at Seaport District.

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

Executive Chef:
Luisteen Gonzalez

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
For large groups and private dining inquiries, please contact our Gerente de Fiestas, Candy Urreola at curreola@eatpuesto.com.

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Puesto at the Headquarters Ratings and Reviews

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4.3

service

4.3

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4.3

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4.0

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Moderate

85% would recommend it to a friend

Casual (35)
Great for Outdoor Dining (30)
Good for a Date (24)
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Happy Hour (15)
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People Watching (13)
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Spicy (10)
Worth the Drive (10)
Quick Bite (9)
Good Vegetarian Options (9)
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Tapas (7)
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Great for Brunch (5)
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Cozy (4)
Great Beer (4)
Good for Anniversaries (3)
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 3 days ago

First time dining at Puesto & overall everything was amazing! Food/desert was delicious, drinks were fantastic & the vibe/interior decor was so awesome. I wish I would’ve known about this place way sooner!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined 4 days ago

Great octopus tacos

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·Dined 7 days ago

Great atmosphere. Excellent service . Great outdoor dining ambiance

Tags: Fun, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 10, 2018

Puesto's tacos are delicious, creative, and vegetarian friendly! Everything I ordered was very tasty and flavorful. It was pretty noisy, but it's likely because they had their doors closed since it was rainy. Otherwise the outdoor seating looks very comfortable and relaxing. The food is pretty pricey on normal days, but taco tuesday really cuts down on the overall bill. 5 people with appetizers and drinks came out to $127 on taco tuesday, and everyone was stuffed.

Tags: Healthy, Spicy, Tasting Menu, Business Meals, Vegan, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Tapas, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for a Date, Hot Spot, Happy Hour, People Watching, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Birthdays
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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 9, 2018

This restaurant was recommended by our client. We really enjoyed the food and attentive service our waiter provided ! ! ! :)

Tags: Casual
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·Dined on January 7, 2018

Great food, great location!

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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Spent over $200 for 4 people. We got a pitcher of margaritas, tacos, and a very small plate of ceviche. I think for that amount of money we could've gone somewhere else with much better food and drinks. The ambiance was nice and the tacos were good.

Tags: Tapas, Happy Hour
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 (Portland)·Dined on January 5, 2018

Super expensive and food is sub par. Disappointing

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Staff were fantastic. The limited menu selection was very disappointing.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Great food with casual vibe. It is a good option to eat with kids in the area.

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·Dined on December 31, 2017

Honestly I felt like the food was mediocre and the service was horrible. I had to ask for something three times before getting it. Also I was there to celebrate my boyfriends birthday and I specified on the reservation that it was his birthday and they didn’t do anything special. I saw on yelp that they brought out a birthday flan but after the waiter dropped off our food he never came back. It was so bad to the point we had to chase someone for the bill so we can just get out of there. Never going back again and will not recommend anyone going There

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 (Sydney / NSW)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Overall ok. Interesting food- not your typical tacos, etc. Service was great but front of house staff seemed disorganized and inexperienced. Probably won't return based on experience. Food and service aren't enough to make up for the poor reception and unfriendly first impression.

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 (Denver)·Dined on December 30, 2017

We planned a birthday lunch with out of town family - a party of 9. 11 am reservations - we were greeted by the friendly hostess and seated promptly. Our server was pleasant and helpful. When he took our order he was impatient when one member of our party was struggling to decide what to order-(tapping his fingers on the seat back while she decided) very unprofessional. Our food arrived - all but one meal- which was delivered after we had almost finished eating. My food was cold and so were many others- the taste was not as I remembered during my past visits. Disappointed.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 30, 2017

We had to wait about 20 minutes past our reservation time because of how busy they were, however they were very apologetic and offered us a few free items from the menu which more than made up for the wait. The food was very good, and I would absolutely recommend this place for a fun date night.

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 (Toronto)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Gross food, the Baja fish tacos were disgusting and had zero flavour. The only taco that had flavour was the filet.

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 (Dallas)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Good food and service.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Food was great but they got three dishes wrong, didn't put one order in and brought us two things we didn't order. Little co fusing but itherwise, delicious!

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Casual
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 27, 2017

Amazing food!! Loved everything!! Drinks were delicious!

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on December 26, 2017

The hostess staff was a bit rude and confused. They kept us waiting even though we had a reservation. It seems there was a mix up and our table was given to someone else. there was a server switch once we were seated. Very unprofessional.

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 (Orange County)·Dined on December 23, 2017

This place is awesome ! The food was fantastic and the service was great, shout out to Sara M. for outstanding customer service! Looking forward to our return visit.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 22, 2017

In town visiting and gave this place a try. It was great, we sat outside on a cold night and were plenty warm under the heat lamps.

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·Dined on December 21, 2017

Came on the Amtrak train from Los Angeles to spend my husband's birthday in Downtown San Diego. I had chosen Puesto because of its ratings, its proximity to the Santa Fe Depot, and its proximity to the seashore village.

Everything we tried was delicious and unique in taste; Vibrant flavors and unique mixes that really left an impression. First off, the salsa that comes with the chips is amazing! I just wanted to eat scoops of it by itself so I ended up asking for extra and pouring it on my carnitas bowl. I had also tried the campechana and the Mercado salad and it was all delicious. The Agua Frescas are really pure and natural tasting- my favorite was the pineapple one.

My husband was given a tres leches Cake topped with chocolate shavings that was unforgettable!! I'm not a fan of tres leches but this was by far the best I have tried (don't tell my Cuban grandmother). I think I'd get back on the train and come visit just for that cake.

Service was amazing. They constantly checked on us and made any accommodations to our needs, including my giant stroller and carb-free diet. Patio seating was really convenient even the little ones started getting antsy; they watched the birds and even ran a lap around the planters.
The only downside to my experience is that I had wished the menu had more options but it won't affect my review.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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·Dined on December 21, 2017

The location and ambience is amazing with exceptional food!

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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 17, 2017

I was a little disappointed with the tacos this time. I only ate half of them - they were cold and fried and not like I remembered at all the last time I had them. The margaritas were excellent as always and our waitress very good and festive with her reindeer antler headband.
The red wine selection was not very good, no CA cabernets by the glass. I was not the only one at the table disappointed by the food. I'll give it another chance, but hope it improves!

Tags: Hot Spot, Fun, Spicy
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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 16, 2017

In laws visiting from Australia, and they wanted some Mexican food. The guacamole blew them away! Drinks were good, including the mojito.

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·Dined on December 9, 2017

Small menu choice very disappointed. Basically Tacos is all they have with a few appetizer choices. No burritos no enchiladas no beans and rice. We went somewhere else after and treated this like an appetizer.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 9, 2017

The food is good and quite tasty, but overpriced in my opinion, even during happy hour. Tried the carnitas, filet and lobster tacos. My favorite was the filet. The drinks are also very good, but small and expensive. Service was friendly, but food prep took quite a while and the place wasn't that busy. Not a fan of the metal chairs.

Tags: Casual, Sunday Lunch, Quick Bite, Happy Hour
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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 8, 2017

Too expensive For tacos, service is too slow also, first time I was there they had just opened a it was a much better experience

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·Dined on December 4, 2017

The restaurant is beautiful with nice view of the kitchen. The patio area has heaters, so it's comfortable. Kid friendly with high chairs and changing tables in M/F bathrooms. Service was good. The food was meh. Filet Mignon taco was oversalted and grisly, inedible. Carnitas was flavorless. Blue corn tortillas were delicious, the best thing there. Wish the food was better because service and ambience was excellent.

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·Dined on December 3, 2017

Menu has changed and not as interesting or appetizing. Won't be back

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·Dined on November 30, 2017

Great ambience and the tacos- all of them- are amazing!

Tags: Hot Spot, Good for Anniversaries
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 (San Diego)·Dined on November 29, 2017

Great service and

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·Dined on November 29, 2017

Sorry to say we had terrible service. It started with the hostess who claimed someone else took our reservation when they called my name. Really! It took 2.5 hours to get in and out. This is not a multiple food course venue. Service excuses included back up on taco line in kitchen. There was confusion about our bar order and general lack of attention from service staff for our table. We had to ask for chips refill and water.

Now in the defense of our waitress, she had 3 large tables of 8-10 people each in her section. Our groups was 8. The section we were in was very loud. It appeared that there was another layer of staff that were evaluating the wait staff but doing little to support her or customers. My oh my, it had to be obvious that that she was overwhelmed and food orders were not getting in and out in a reasonable time. The poor service was not just her issue.

Finally, the food was good. I will just never return based on the overall lack of commitment to service.

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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on November 25, 2017

I had been wanting to try Puesto for quite sometime. This place is always busy so I figured it must be good. Their house made margaritas were really good. The salsa lacked flavor - it needed a squeeze of lime & some salt. The tacos themselves were good - I've had better & I've had worse. I wanted to try the fish taco with 2 other different tacos but you can only order the fish tacos that come in 3's. The Carne asada taco was my favorite & my husband liked the turkey mole, which was the taco of the month for November.

One note was that the hostesses were S L O W. I had OpenTable reservations & we arrived 10 minutes early, yet we didn't get seated until 20 minutes after our reservation time. There were plenty of available tables - I just don't think the hostesses had a clue what they were doing.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on November 22, 2017

Always a great time at Puesto.

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·Dined on November 19, 2017

Excellent drinks, delicious food, and good atmosphere. Couldn't ask for me.

Tags: Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining
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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on November 13, 2017

I preferred the menu of a year or 2 ago.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Excellent local atmosphere - waiter was great - attentive and pleasant and good recommendations. Margaritas were good - though not the best I have ever had - the tacos were wonderful - tried the cactus one and it was great. Great evening for a casual dinner with a friend. We were seated outside under a heater - very pleasant and conducive to conversation.

Tags: Paleo Friendly, Fun, Casual
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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on November 9, 2017

Great street tacos!

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 7, 2017

The food is very good but the prices are just a bit steep for tacos....with the all in including tip....over $100. At lunch. Enjoyed it, but it would have to be a pretty special occasion to go again.

Tags: Fun, Comfort Food
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