Puesto at the Headquarters

4.6
2388 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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Safety precautions

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 2388 people are saying
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89% of people would recommend it to a friend
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NancyM
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall3food3service3ambience4

I had a good experience the first time I went however, the 3 different entrées qe ordered came about 25 minutes apart. The chopped salad was flavorless.

KB
KimB
San Diego
26 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great outdoor dining (with shade!), delicious chips and salsa, delicious tacos, and delicious cold beverages. Service was fabulous for our party of 8! Zero complaints!

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SERKANB
London
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Could be better. The table offered was not good. The food is average. The drinks are good

JM
vipJimM
San Diego
12 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They were super busy, which was great to see. The service was amazing, the food was fantastic (as usual), and of course the Headquarters location is epic. Our server was super busy. The manager came over and asked if we needed anything. We wanted another round of beers. Instead of sending the server she brought them herself. Sure, that is what a manager should do but she was just great about it. I can’t say enough great things about Puesto and I can’t wait to try their new location. They are brewing their own beer now and their IPA is a winner!

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Keith
Palm Springs
15 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food at Puesto is always amazing. I would highly recommend it if you are looking for fresh and innovative cuisine.

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TracyP
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The taco's are so unique and so delicious! The food is high quality and all freshly made at the restaurant - tortillas, crema, salsa. Just so good.

KT
KThunderB
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated my 50th birthday party here. We were a party of 10 people, and the place was very busy for Taco Tuesday. Our drinks took a long time to be delivered. Everyone's food came out right on time and and at the same time, which I know is hard to do. One in our party complained about the drink delay. The manager on duty came to our table, apologized, and went and got our drinks herself. An impressive service save for sure!

MY
MichaelY
Phoenix
7 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience4

We sat outside so noise was low. Taco Tuesday is a great value. Tacos are good and varied. Service was spotty. We ordered tacos and a side of black beans. The black beans came by themselves at least 10 minutes before the tacos. We asked for a couple of items which were slow to arrive (e.g. salt, extra chips, iced tea). So a good place - especially on Taco Tuesday - but a few service kinks.

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vipFrankH
San Diego
14 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a great place for unique Mexican food. They have Tacos with meat wrapped in cheese on blue tortilla's, you have to try it to believe it.

JH
vipJenningsH
West Virginia
10 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Tacos, guacamole and chips were all very good. Regular salsa was OK but salsa bar chef's selections for $5.00 was excellent. House brand beers were good especially for $5.00 happy hour. Margaritas were OK but over priced.

HB
vipHungryBear
San Diego
74 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience2

Good as always.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall4food4service2ambience5

Service was absolutely horrible. Food was amazing

OT
OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service, great atmosphere!

KR
KimmiR
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Started off with their guacamole! The choices of different tacos was great! Try 3! And the esquite is worth every penny!

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vipTatum
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Came here for Mother's Day and had the best time! Food was great, drinks were delicious, and service was awesome. Will definitely come here again next time we are in San Diego!

OT
OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Spontaneous date night with my partner and it was everything we wanted and needed.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Even with a reservation, they took a while to seat us, then changed us from outdoor to indoor.

The food was mediocre at best… Margaritas we’re good, but again lots of ice and overpriced

OT
OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Tacos were really good service was great

EB
EBonr
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great tasting food and cocktails. They’ve expanded the outdoor seating area and there was lots of space and fresh air.

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FrankA
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place! Fantastic gourmet tacos in a cool setting with friendly service

AO
vipAllenO
San Diego
9 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

They even have their own brewery. Everything is exceptional.

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Tracey
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great patio and place to spend Cinco de Mayo. Loved the margarita!

OT
OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We took my mom to dinner for her birthday and she enjoyed her food and the ambience. Thanks.

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vipFoodie
San Diego
9 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is always great! Delicious margaritas

OT
OpenTable Diner
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience2

Always a great time when we visit. I was a bit put off as half way through our visit we were flanked by 2 large parties are tables set so close to us that the backs of chairs between the groups and table of four were touching. The groups were loud but not unruly just TOO CLOSE. We finished our meal quicker than planned and left.

Alex was great and even introduced us to something new off menu. I’ve always had luck with Puesto servers.

Puesto used to be much more conscious of distance rules but not so much the night we were there.

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vipsmartfox
Salt Lake City
39 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ordered a mix of items to sample and they were good: rockfish ceviche, chicharrones (very addictive), and the filet mignon taco. Refreshing michelada and a tasting of three mezcals.

AB
AprilBirthdays
San Diego
1 review
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Food was great. For some reason the service wasn't very good. We were there early and it wasn't busy, but the drinks came after the food, and the one meal that had a special request came completely messed up, and the server was no where to be found to make it right. Their chips and salsa are great!

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vipSANDY
San Diego
6 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

AS USUAL PUESTO AS ALWAYS HAS AMAZING FOOD AND GREAT SERVICE.

MY
MichaelY
Phoenix
7 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Sat outside for Taco Tuesday. Tacos were very good as were the black beans. Salsa and chips were fine. Margaritas were just average. Overall a good value and good food.

KL
KevinL
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

The waiter started out great, but after that it went down hill as far as service…..food was delicious etc but there wasn’t any checking back with us, no refills, no concern if we had everything we needed etc……so started great, dropped ball and then never 👎 looked back

EG
EmilyG
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is delicious our service was outstanding. Highly recommend.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, thank you!

KL
KathyL
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Good vibe, quick service (I rsvp)
Shrimp tacos recommend 100%

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vipHephzibah
San Diego
7 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Took my sister to try puesto for the first time. She loved it.

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vipSupperclub
Seattle
45 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Upscale and unique taco combinations. Love that the tacos are sold individually so you can pick and choose, sampling different flavors. Potato taquitos as a starter were surprising and delightful!! Great vibe and decor, lots of outdoor seating and spacing for Covid precautions

ST
STPsd
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Quesobirria, Hero, and Potato Rolled...epic! Outdoor seating under temporary tents not so epic.

ML
MarkL
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 20, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Service was excellent. The food was ok. The tables were outside in the cold.

JR
JasonR
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

RM
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