Puesto at the Headquarters

4.6
2410 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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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
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90% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food, good drinks, great company, phenomenal life.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great!!!

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing! Love Puesto!

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall1food3service3ambience3

I made a reservation and I requested that we set an a standard seating and they sat us outside were waiting area that’s been turned into a table. The hostess was extremely rude and when we requested to speak to a manager they said we cannot speak to a manager. Changed our table we waited a long time for food and our check never go back again.

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JeniM
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience3

I was really excited to try this place but I was really let down. Although the food and drinks were good, the wait for our food was ridiculous and the added surcharge left a bad taste in my mouth. Thank goodness for good company and a funny waiter.

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I was great JP did an excellent job. Only complaint is the Valrt wasn’t open and we had to park at the Marriott.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service!

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SteveC
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service! Busy but luckily had reservation and didn’t have to wait. Tacos little pricey but worth it. All tasty!

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MarieM
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service and high quality food. Plenty of gluten free options (as long as you’re still sober when you order— as I failed to even read the GF symbol because there was a little too much pre-gaming). Our server was so kind and fun and she offered to take off the accidental order when I realized what I did. Everything was awesome.

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vipLisaG
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our first experience at Puesto, and it was fantastic. Got in just in time for the end of happy hour, and our wonderful server was more than accommodating to get our order in so we could take advantage of the deal! The margarita was tasty, but the food was amazing! We had the guacamole to start followed by three different taco selections and loved them all but especially favored the filet mignon! You can taste the quality of the ingredients with the great layers of flavor! The service was fantastic, and we loved the outdoor space! We will be back!!

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vipTracyS
San Antonio
21 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience2

I was annoyed that they ran out of the dish that I wanted, ceviche.

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KristalS
1 review
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Loved the horchata!❤️




























❤️

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vipEdwinD
San Diego
20 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always exceeds our expectations 👍

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ElaynaH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great service. Used to be one of our favorite restaurants in San Diego and we'd go often, and bring family and friends from out of town. Unfortunately, the prices have really gone up. We ended up going for Happy Hour which made it much more affordable. The crispy cheese over the tacos is the best part! Along with the flavor.

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vipthigasama
San Diego
63 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

One of my favorite local spots. Get the mushroom taco. Yum. Puesto rocks.

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SaleneG
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on May 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time at this place and we were pleased. Food and drinks were delish, ambiance was great, and good service. Can’t go wrong!

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vipLekh
San Diego
35 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Good tacos. Good beer. Good ambience. Would visit here again to try out other dishes.

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JeanieB
San Diego
40 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our grandkids favorite place to come when in San Diego. Nothing like the filet tacos.
Yum.
Service is always great.
thank you

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LauraS
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wonderful setting for a casual work lunch. great food.

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JuliaC
San Diego
1 review
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Puesto was fabulous as always. The tacos are so flavorful and creative. I highly recommend the filet, chicken al pastor and verdura tacos.

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Steve
1 review
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Variety of good tasting food, convenient parking nearby for $5 for 3hrs. Good service, food prices $$$ for what it is (a take on Mexican style). Would probably go again.

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NancyM
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2021
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.

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KimB
San Diego
26 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
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
4 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

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

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vipJimM
San Diego
12 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2021
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 on May 13, 2021
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
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2021
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.

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KThunderB
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2021
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!

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vipFrankH
San Diego
14 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2021
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.

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vipMichaelY
Phoenix
9 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2021
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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vipJenningsH
West Virginia
10 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2021
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.

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vipHungryBear
San Diego
77 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience2

Good as always.

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

Service was absolutely horrible. Food was amazing

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

Great food, great service, great atmosphere!

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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!

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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.

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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

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review