Puesto at the Headquarters

4.5
2657 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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    Mon - Thu 11:00 AM - 9:00 PM, Fri 11:00 AM - 10:00 PM

    Monday through Friday 3PM - 5PM $9 Puesto Perfect Margaritas $5 Puesto Drafts $7 Wines by the Glass 1/2 off Snacks & Shares

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JamesO
Las Vegas
6 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We sat on the heated patio which allowed us to enjoy the great weather. The food was excellent and the service was fast and friendly. We have dined at this location before, but it had been a while. On this visit, the food was better than we remembered. Definitely recommend this spot when you’re in the downtown area.

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JackiC
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect outdoor seating - it was spaced out from other guests and comfortable. Kids loved it too. Food and drinks were also great!

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
12 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the service and the food. The margaritas were amazing!

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
34 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dasia was great and accommodating. She was very friendly and on top of our needs. Will be back!

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Diego
8 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great food as always but service was a bit slow

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JEFFJ
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Mira was a fantastic server thank you very much. Food came out nice and hot guacamole and chips were fantastic spicy margaritas were on point. We’ve been going here for years come down to San Diego once or twice a year and always eat here. Last couple of times we came it was just OK. This time it was excellent

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vipBocadoc
Charleston
61 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall2food2service4ambience4

Pleasant waitress. Disappointed w the food.. also, sitting outside near the jail-exhibit there was an occasional whiff of sewer small

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a lot of family in town and late in the evening they decided they wanted “real” Mexican food on their last night in town. Of course we thought of Puesto, but since it was late we couldn’t get a reservation for that many people so we broke ourselves into 2 groups at slightly different times. When we arrived the hostess was so warm and accommodating and we managed to be seated at two tables right next to each other at the same time. We had a great meal with great service in a lovely environment. Thank you so much!

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience! Fun atmosphere and walking distance to Seaport Village!

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Janette
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated my friend’s birthday there last night and we enjoyed the food so much! It’s our favorite place. The food never disappoints.

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BerthaA
San Diego
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our absolute favorite taco place in San Diego!!! By far!

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vipStephenW
Charlotte
3 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server Olivia was excellent. She was very kind and informative. Very attentive.The food was excellent and came very quickly. The manager Jose’ came over to talk to us and very friendly. Would definitely come back again

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Nice ambience with bistro lights and fires. But unfortunately staffing shortage is impacting the eating out experience. took an hour to get our drinks

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KP12
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall4food3service1ambience4

Server took forever to come to us- we were seated for over 2 hours before our food order was taken. Drinks took over an hour to come. Good food and ambiance but slow service

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service! Server could tell we were catching up with conversation and didn’t hover for our order. Friendly and prompt. Easy resvos. Festive ambiance. Tacos were small but Delish! Beers were cold. Sun was out. A tad pricey but really good and beautiful location. Would recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

At the start of my evening, although I had reservations for an inside table, the host told me he gave the table to a walk in that had been waiting. I was a bit upset, but he found another table and the rest of the evening was great. The atmosphere, drinks, and food were great.

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LucasC
New England
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service was fantastic! The margaritas were great too. We highly recommend Puesto to taco lovers.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience4

The food was mediocre at best for the price. Service was average, noice level was loud, and it was extremely cold inside.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Made a last minute reservation. Our server was amazing. My only complaint was the hostess was unfriendly and looked as though the presence of patrons was a bother for her.

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DebbieT
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We were early; they seated us anyway. Our server, Myra, was very friendly and attentive, and her service was excellent. We chatted about our town, and she helped us choose our tacos. The roasted corn app was delicious. The mushroom taco was interesting, but the Baja fish taco was the best! We would definitely return.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I went to puesto last night and just like every other visit, it was a great experience! Wes, the manager, was so welcoming and gave us amazing service. And the food was great as usual! Definitely going back soon!

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TinaB
New England
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything we ate was delicious. Ceviche was amazing. Guacamole fresh and creamy. Tacos unique and tasty. Would definitely go back if we were here longer

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vipPatchMom
San Francisco
37 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience3

Third time visiting this location when arriving by cruise ship. By far the most lackluster and disappointing of the 3.

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vipMAMS
Des Moines
6 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience2

Made a reservation for inside, was told upon arrival that this meant "it could be inside or outside," and then told if we wanted an inside table, it would be a communal one with 13 other guests. Then seated outside around the corner from the restaurant, no other patrons around, with several empty tables closer to front as well as inside.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great tacos, great service

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DealM
San Diego
8 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall2food1service4ambience4

The guacamole and margaritas were excellent, but the tacos—supposedly their specialty—were over-spiced and *waaaay* too salty.

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vipKatz
London
67 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous food and atmosphere! One of our favorites!

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vipMannyH
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Margaritas tasted great but were overpriced. The glass was filled with ice and not much actual margarita. I took 4 drinks and the margarita drink was gone. Only ice was left. For $17.00 that was some expensive ice cubes. The tacos were very tasty and the service was great.

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LisaH
Orlando
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience5

It was good, nice ambiance. A bit overpriced. Had a reservation for outside and they tried to sit us inside. They corrected the error after some pushback and argument but weren’t apologetic about it.

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vipDawnC
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience5

Taco shells were so oily they were inedible almost like something was spilled onto the plate

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2021
Overall2food4service1ambience3

Service was subpar. Issues with getting our drinks which came after we finished our meal

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LuisP
Baja California
5 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tacos were delicious and also the drinks. The service was fast and very friendly.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Diego
7 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Food was good. The Birra taco was excellent. Our server Deja was excellent and fun. We will be back.

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Cookese
San Diego
27 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Menu consists of mainly tacos - but not like your mother used to make. The tortillas are made from scratch, are very soft and so delicious. Fillings like filet mignon, sea bass, and lobster make these tacos extra special. One of us had the chicken taquitos which were the best she had ever had. Highly recommend.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, drink and hospitality close to the airport!

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NatashaD
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great evening - food, service, ambiance and company. thank you!

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall3food5service1ambience5

Overall fine, food was delicious as always. Server was fine until the end. Didn’t bother to ask if we wanted more drinks or dessert, dropped the check without us asking. Basically her way of saying time to get out. It was so rude. This was a special gathering with family and both my mother and I looked at each other when the check was dropped in shock. Not my usual experience at Puesto. I will return but not to dine with the same server

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2k14
San Diego
22 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

It’s was short staff

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review