Puesto at the Headquarters

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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.
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1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have been to this location twice; once at the Irvine store. Love the food and cocktails. Our only small correction would be for the bar. My husband ordered a mojito (not on the menu). Not a good drink, very watered down, and tasteless. Server was more than accommodating and brought him a margarita. Other than that food, desssert, and service was outstanding! We will definitely return.

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j
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

They had us seated before our reservation time eventhough it was a busy night, service was great and food was delicious.....

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San Diego
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Server provided outstanding service and quality of food was outstanding

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Denver
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Super busy but the food was really spectacular.

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San Diego
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and environment

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PF
Seattle
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

The special taco wasn't good (dry chicken, no real flavor), but everything else tasted great as usual. We didn't see our waitress much, which lost her additional drinks. The busboy, however, was fabulous!

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FY
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved it so much we ate there three times in six days!!

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t
London
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved this restaurant. The service was amazing - they were on top of everything and so pleasant. The food was top notch - I could eat there every day of my visit and not be disappointed!

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A
San Diego
7 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

I love Puesto, this was our first time at this location. The food was amazing as always. I love the area, it's gorgeous outside and the restaurant itself is decorated nicely with murals on the wall, open air seating and a cozy outside space. The service started out a little rocky, we were brought the wrong drink and the waiter forgot our salsa, but he seemed busy and made up for it. The fillet mignon and lobster tacos are must haves. Tacos are $3:50 on Tuesdays - best deal you'll find as they're usually 3 for $17. I utake advantage of this to splurge on lobster/fillet tacos for the extra few dollars. Margaritas are delicious, although I'm disappointed that I've never been able to try their La Verdad marg - they've ran out at both locations in SD every time I've gone!

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f
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love the atmosphere and food. The filet tacos are the best!

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KS
Perth / WA
9 reviews
Dined on March 18, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Kelsey was amazing!! Her advice was spot on

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MG
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

The food was good. We ordered the pineapple upside down cake which came with caramel sauce and ice cream. It would have been better if the cake was served heated, but the server said that's not how they prepare it. Service was average, our guy seemed in a hurry and not that thrilled to have us dine there.

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AM
San Diego
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My boyfriend and I had an amazing experience at Puesto. The food and service (By Ashley) were amazing. We look forward to going back very soon!

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RG
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 2

Slow service, even though it wasn’t that crowded. Music was blasting. I like good music, but not so loud you have to shout to those seated next to you. Have dined at Puesto before, and this time was disappointing.

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San Diego
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

So yummy! Our waiter was great and food was delicious!

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d
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A fun atmosphere with excellent food. A great place for families as well as getting together with friends. The food was amazing. The service was excellent. I highly recommend

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AS
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Food was good, but pricey. Three tacos for $17 with no sides seems excessive. Bar area is small, and could use a television. Customer service was great, and the Tres Leches is to die for.

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SN
Kansas City
2 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing tacos and margaritas! Definitely worth making a reservation for

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L
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Authentic delish tacos- my favorite were the fish tacos. The margaritas were great and my kiddo loved the frozen horchata

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M
Minneapolis
4 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great tacos and margaritas. The Esquite corn dish was a highlight! And the service was AWESOME - wish I’d caught the name of our waitress, working outdoors on the evening of 3/10 and from Connecticut. She was lovely and helpful!

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SS
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 1

During our meal service on Saturday night, a fire alarm was triggered. An ear-peircing, high pitched noise with strobe lights continued for about 10-15 minutes. It did not seem as it was a first time occurance The staff did not apologize or provide any accommodations, and because of that will most likely not be returning.

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S
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Unbelievable food in an awesome atmosphere. We stumbled upon this place and couldn’t have been happier with the outcome.

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HH
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food is great customer service too thank you my friend love it

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Sacramento
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Best tacos I’ve ever had. The Filet Mignon tacos were absolutely incredible! I’ll be back for more. 🤤

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c
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Our reservation was handled in a very timely manner. Once we checked in our table was already for us. Our waitress was very accommodating. The food was delicious. Brought family who were visiting from out of town and they loved the food. Ambiance was live but not too loud. Puestos is definitely a go to place especially when we have family visiting.

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M
Atlanta
12 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

The food was good but the restaurant needs some up-keeping. Not enough space to wait for our table. The table was wet when we sat down. Service was slow. Has a lot of potential as the food was good.

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MS
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

A truly wonderful dinner- great vegetarian options.

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MA
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My experience here is based on me taking my girlfriend to lunch.
Service was fast and friendly.
Food was out well within a timely manner.
The atmosphere was calm. It was a Saturday, so there were families with kids and some young adults out enjoying the day at the restaurant. The noise level was good, not like a Chilis or chain restaurants on the weekends.

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Phoenix
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

AMAZING!! The filet mignon tacos are the best!! We will definitely return. The other tacos were fantastic. Everyone was friendly. Service was on point. I recommend this restaurant to all!!!

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PD
Dallas
5 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Solid, as expected street Taco restaurant. Service was professional and efficient - food was solid/good, not great. Expensive for the experience (e.g., $17 for a very average margarita is expensive to me). I’d go back for sure.

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KJ
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and friendly staff. Was not disappointed in any aspect of my visit. Sat outside on patio and enjoyed the evening. Have highly recommended to coworkers.
Keep up the great work!

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San Diego
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had the best experience here with everyone who was working! I had brought my dog and one of the girls actually brought me chicken

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NB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best Tacos in SAN Diego by a long shot. I love coming here.

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San Diego
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Two taco plates and two drinks
It was good and the server was great

Just $100 is a little much for that I was still hungry afterwards.

The the service and restaurant is always nice

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CS
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

Super friendly staff and great service. However cocktails were marginal and sadly so was the food considering the price and the acclaim of the establishment.

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everyone in my party enjoyed themselves

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Phoenix
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

I came from out of town to celebrate my birthday with some friends. Even though we had a reservation a week in advance we were seated 30-40 minutes afterwards and it took awhile to get a drink and food order going . Great food though !

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Edmonton
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous will be back

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Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Customer service along w/ food and ambiance was excellent.

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NP
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing; I always head here on my trips to San Diego and bring friends. Flavorful and unique tacos.
Great drinks. Love the atmosphere.

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