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Puesto at the Headquarters

4.5
1339 reviews
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$30 and under
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Mexican
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  • Casual
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Good for Groups
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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Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Mexican, Contemporary Mexican, Traditional Mexican
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Hours of operation
Lunch
Daily: 11am – 5pm

Dinner
Sun – Thu: 5pm – 9pm
Fri – Sat: 5pm - 10pm
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Phone number
(619) 233-8880
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Luisteen Gonzalez
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Pacific Highway
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Parking details
Lot Parking available in Seaport Village. Valet parking available courtesy of The Headquarters at Seaport District.
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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
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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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Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 1339 People Are Saying
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5.0Dined 5 days ago

My favorite things about this restaurant were the friendly staff including servers, waiters, everyone. I liked the view of the kitchen: handmade fresh tortilla creations that we could watch. The tacos were tasty, and there were plenty of options for my vegetarian friends.

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4.0Dined 6 days ago

Very loud.
Salsa & guacamole were awesome.
Service was a bit slow.
Tacos were good. We had cactus, beef, pork & chicken.

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

Never disappoints! Love Puesto!

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3.0Dined 7 days ago

Server was very friendly and helpful
Very over priced for very average food

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5.0Dined on May 16, 2018

Great outdoor atmosphere. Must stop when I’m in from Boston!

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4.0Dined on May 15, 2018

Great food. Service was a little slow but still worth it!

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5.0Dined on May 14, 2018

tacos were especially tasty abd good. they still offer the lettuce taco option.

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Great restaurant! The food and drinks were delicious. Would highly recommend!

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4.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Service took too long for delivery of appetizers.
We ordered Nopalitos appetizers which were too small of a portion.

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Mother’s Day dinner with great margaritas and tacos!

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5.0Dined on May 12, 2018

Great spot near our hotel and really great food. We had an outdoor table and the service was excellent.

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5.0Dined on May 12, 2018

Enjoyed the unique taco combinations. Our server was exceptional.

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5.0Dined on May 7, 2018

The size of our party doubled from the original reservation and they were able to accommodate us. Very friendly waitstaff, and the food was excellent.

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3.0Dined on May 5, 2018

Sadly, they didn't advertise that they were only doing a very limited menu. We didn't get to taste or order from the regular menu. Really poor!!

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5.0Dined on May 1, 2018

Excellent tacos!

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3.0Dined on May 1, 2018

We were hoping to experience authentic Mexican cuisine and were quite disappointed. The reviews I read had largely been positive and so we were disappointed that most of the dishes we ordered totally lacked the acidity, brightness and flavor that you expect from Mexican cuisine. The best dishes we ordered were the basic starters of grilled corn and black beans. The tortillas were flavorless and soggy, and the taco dishes that we ordered all lacked any sort of punch or brightness and the shrimp tacos with Tamarindo sauce (which had gotten great reviews) were actually deep-fried and over cooked. Our server was very kind however, and gave us a dessert on the House because we were celebrating a special occasion.

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3.0Dined on April 29, 2018

Our order was not delivered correctly, nor corrected when we let them know it was wrong. The server did not charge for the wrong meal, but it would have been better to get what was ordered. Maybe they were just too busy that night.

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5.0Dined on April 29, 2018

Virginia and Kyle were amazing and hospitable. Love Puesto in La Jolla and first time at the HQ, but would give up going to LJ for this spot. Great space, dope experience able to bring pup too. 👌🏽 ay ay ay

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5.0Dined on April 28, 2018

GREAT experience!!!! The food and atmosphere was perfect for our night out. Our server made some excellent recommendations for drinks and food - and we were not disappointed. The Tamarind Shrimp Tacos are TO DIE FOR - so damn yummy. Highly recommend!!!

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5.0Dined on April 28, 2018

amazing!! food and drinks were awesome and the atmosphere is great.

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5.0Dined on April 26, 2018

We dined at Puesto at the Headquarters twice last week. The food was fantastic, the service (Luis one night, Jason one afternoon) was above reproach. Bring friends, that way you can each order three different tacos to share around the table. So much fun! Thank you!

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4.0Dined on April 23, 2018

Tasty hand-made tortillas, addictive chips & salsa, awesome dessert. Tacos were great. I prefer red sangria but decided to try the white sangria which ended up better than my hubby's red sangria.

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4.0Dined on April 23, 2018

We enjoyed dining here, but be warned it is very open air, and dress warmly on cool evenings. A staff person turned a heater on for us which made it bearable. We were mildly disappointed that some menu items were not available, but our server did make some good suggestions as well as warning the one of us who doesn't like super spicy away from one choice. The roasted corn appetizer was very good. We both had taco trios and it was fun to see something beyond the typical tex-mex fare. All the tacos we tried were very tasty and the margarita was good as well. If we had someplace like this back home, we would be back in a heartbeat.

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3.0Dined on April 23, 2018

I think the cost was definitely more than i excepted. I chose this place because it was close as well gave a single $ rating. My bill was over a $100. We enjoyed the food. I will consider going again but maybe during happy hour for the extra savings.

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5.0Dined on April 19, 2018

Best Tacos EVER!! Filet Mignonne is AMAZING!!

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3.0Dined on April 18, 2018

Wish we got seated quicker. Had a reservation, but had to wait about 30 min even though the hostess said they were “cleaning the table”. I understand it was taco tuesday and it’s very busy, but what was the point of making a reservation if it still took a long time to get seated. Then after we ordered it took almost 45min for food. Good tacos and will come back for them. Also, delicious frozen horchata.

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5.0Dined on April 18, 2018

I LOVE PUESTOS! It's my go-to for any visitors or any special occasions.

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5.0Dined on April 18, 2018

Tacos were incredible! Lots of variety and amazing taco tuesday deals

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3.0Dined on April 16, 2018

We didn’t realize this is a chain restaurant so it wasn’t as authentic as we hoped. American Mexican food.

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5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

The hostesses and wait staff were great! The menu was fairly simple, great choice of unique tacos and tequila options. Will definitely return on my next visit to San Diego.

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3.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Apart from the filet mignon taco. Everything seemed mediocre at best. The waiter gave us the wrong guacamole. Considering the hype around this place. It is just meh.

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3.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Server was not very attentive

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5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Exploding with energy and flavor...if you love boutique Mexican, wait no longer for the very best. April's taco of the month, chile relleno is superb!

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3.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Have never had a bad meal at Puesto. Good guac, margaritas and tacos.

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5.0Dined on April 9, 2018

Awesome food and service!

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4.0Dined on April 9, 2018

3 tacos: chicken al pastor which was good, carnitas which was outstanding, filet mignon which was very good but for $7 not a good value. Chips were average. Salsa was very spicy almost too spicy.

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4.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Fun upbeat atmosphere, margaritas and tacos were fantastic!

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

I have tasted most of the food there and all have been good. From chips and guacamole to cheviche..Drinks are good too, most of the food goes with beer so is good that they have wine and margaritas.

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Loved the vegetarian tacos and the fruit plate was delicious,

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Wonderful as always. Easier to get a table here for lunch than at the Seaport.

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