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About Puesto at the Headquarters

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.

789 W. Harbor Dr.
San Diego, CA 92101
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Mexican, Contemporary Mexican, Traditional Mexican

Hours of Operation:
Lunch
Daily: 11am – 5pm

Dinner
Sun – Thu: 5pm – 9pm
Fri – Sat: 5pm - 10pm

Cross Street:
Pacific Highway

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(619) 233-8880

Website:
http://www.eatpuesto.com/

Parking Details:
Lot Parking available in Seaport Village. Valet parking available courtesy of The Headquarters at Seaport District.

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

Executive Chef:
Luisteen Gonzalez

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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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89% would recommend it to a friend

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 (San Diego)·Dined 3 days ago

Always a great time at Puesto.

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·Dined 6 days ago

Excellent drinks, delicious food, and good atmosphere. Couldn't ask for me.

Tags: Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (San Diego)·Dined on November 13, 2017

I preferred the menu of a year or 2 ago.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Excellent local atmosphere - waiter was great - attentive and pleasant and good recommendations. Margaritas were good - though not the best I have ever had - the tacos were wonderful - tried the cactus one and it was great. Great evening for a casual dinner with a friend. We were seated outside under a heater - very pleasant and conducive to conversation.

Tags: Paleo Friendly, Fun, Casual
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 (San Diego)·Dined on November 9, 2017

Great street tacos!

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 7, 2017

The food is very good but the prices are just a bit steep for tacos....with the all in including tip....over $100. At lunch. Enjoyed it, but it would have to be a pretty special occasion to go again.

Tags: Fun, Comfort Food
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·Dined on November 6, 2017

Love this spot, I come as much as I can. Great food and great people.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Sunday Lunch, Worth the Drive, Fun, Business Meals, People Watching, Great for Brunch, Fit for Foodies, Waterfront
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 5, 2017

I chose to eat lunch here one day because it was close to the Convention Center and near the water. There is both indoor and outdoor seating; I chose to eat outdoors and enjoy the weather. I enjoyed a pineapple agua fresca, which was delicious and refreshing. I also ordered 3 tacos- Chicken Al Pastor, lamb, and lobster. They were full of flavor; I'm still thinking about how tasty the lamb was. I would recommend this place.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Great for Lunch
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 (San Diego)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Very good atmosphere and the tacos were amazing. Waiter was very polite and knowledgeable about the menu.

Tags: Bar Seating, Great for Brunch, Quick Bite, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Late-night Find, Good for a Date, Vibrant Bar Scene, Comfort Food, Happy Hour
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 (Houston)·Dined on November 3, 2017

Great service. Nice outdoor dining for a good weather day. Good magaritas. A taco place with few other options. The carnitas Ann filet tacos were great.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining
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·Dined on November 2, 2017

Great service and food!! Will be back when we return to San Diego. Second time to the restaurant and both have been perfect

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 (San Diego)·Dined on October 25, 2017

Excellent Tacos and service.

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on October 25, 2017

Some of the best tacos my fiancé and I have had. We would most definitely visit again!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Spicy, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 25, 2017

A must on Taco tuesday. Each taco $2.50. Definitely try their special taco and the steak taco.

Tags: Spicy, Gluten Free Options
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 (San Diego)·Dined on October 24, 2017

The food was good, but it came out a little cold. However, the service was fantastic. They were super attentive, friendly, and helpful. It's a fun environment, but a tad bit overpriced.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 23, 2017

Anniversary

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 (Anchorage)·Dined on October 22, 2017

As usual a great dining experience. Fabulous food in an energetic setting. Great for groups or family dining. Guacamole is the best.

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vip
 (Oklahoma City)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Above average Mexican fare with a failing attempt to make is upscale. The margarita was good but not outstanding. Best item was the tamarind shrimp blue corn taco.

Tags: Authentic
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 21, 2017

I was in San Diego for a business trip, and took my two young adult children with me. Our first night in the city, we ate at Puesto. We enjoyed margaritas and the mix and match taco selection. The delicious tacos included a beef special, zucchini and cactus, and mushroom. Each was more delicious than the next! We enjoyed the Mexican deco, as well as the festivities under way at in the shopping area outside the restaurant.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Spicy, Casual, Authentic, Great for Outdoor Dining, Gluten Free Options
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 18, 2017

Everything here was top notch! Great experience visiting San Diego.. some of the best, freshest tacos ever!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Groups
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 (Indiana)·Dined on October 16, 2017

Happened upon this place in the outdoor mall near the Hyatt. What a find! Super casual place but great ambiance with soft outdoor seating. The important part: the tacos were unique and delicious. I had a selection of filet, chicken, and mushroom. All knocked it out. Also had a delicious rye-based drink. A+. Hope to be back. Highly recommend.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on October 16, 2017

I love the food at Puesto but again was disappointed with the service. I made a reservation for 12:45 and the hostess said she had it and would seat us shortly. We waited over 15 minutes to be seated while others we seated ahead of us. Then we asked to be moved inside as it was a hot day and the sun was beating down on my guest and I. We were moved inside after another 10 minutes. We then waited over 10 minutes before our waiter came ... we had to ask for chip & salsa (I had told my friend who had never been to Puesto before how good they were and she was really looking forward to trying them!). Our waiter finally took our order at 1:25 ... we did get some chips and then the food came in another 15 minutes or so. It was pretty good except the lobster taco tasted and smelled VERY fishy. My guest couldn't eat it and we did tell the waiter ... no apology, just said he'd take it off the bill. I keep trying to love this place but almost every time the service is way below expectations ... I hope it improves.

Tags: Bar Seating, Casual, Great for Lunch
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 (San Diego)·Dined on October 16, 2017

Amazing food as always!

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 (London)·Dined on October 16, 2017

Had a stop in San Diego for one night, due to flight cancellation. This restaurant was recommended. Loved the area it was in. Would have preferred to eaten outside, but no seating available so we sat inside back by the kitchen. Server was very friendly. Wasn't a fan of the chips. Very thick and had a Frito taste. I like thin chips. The salsa was very thick and smoky flavored. Again, not my favorite. The crab guacamole was good. My family ordered different tacos and they were just OK. I have eaten at many "higher end" Mexican restaurants that I prefer above this place. The chairs at the table are wood and metal and very uncomfortable. Again, not terrible , but I would not go back. I'm sure there are better spots in San Diego.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails
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·Dined on October 14, 2017

Definitely going back for special occasions. Great food, and great drinks. Outstanding service by our hostess and waitress. Our table was immediately ready when we got there for our reservation.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Casual, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Handcrafted Cocktails
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·Dined on October 12, 2017

Great service, food and drinks however I really object to the 3% surcharge to help cover increased labor costs. Increase your prices, don’t blame the increase in the minimum wage.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails
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·Dined on October 10, 2017

Puesto is amazing! Great service combined with delicious food and cocktails makes this a must stop in San Diego.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 9, 2017

Very busy for Sunday at 7 PM and kitchen must have been overwhelmed. 15 minutes to get a glass of Sangria, followed by another 35+ minutes to get an order of Baja fish tacos. But the food was excellent, including my taco trio - crispy beef taco of the month, lamb barbacoa, and carnitas.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 9, 2017

We went here for our anniversary dinner and it was amazing. The food, service, and special treatment was top notch!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 7, 2017

I liked the place, nice atmosphere and yes, the food and cocktails were good and tasty but honestly: a little bit over priced!!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 5, 2017

Anniversary

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·Dined on October 5, 2017

Anniversary

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 (Charleston)·Dined on October 4, 2017

We did the pick three tacos for lunch and it was great. Carnitas was the best, over the two chicken tacos. Great atmosphere.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Bar Seating, Great for Outdoor Dining, Local Ingredients
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 (Detroit)·Dined on October 3, 2017

Service and atmosphere where fantastic and the food was adventurous. We had the award winning shrimp tacos and where not a fan. The mix and match tacos where good as where the drinks.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 30, 2017

I was very disappointed by the bland food, i've had better at Mexican food trucks

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 (San Diego)·Dined on September 27, 2017

Came for Taco Tuesday - had Carnitas, their special of the month Pozole, Filet and Lobster - Carnitas and Fillet were the best!! NOM!!! and $2.50 on Tuesdays!! also had great margs, and cool option for wine flight!

Tags: Casual, Quick Bite, Vibrant Bar Scene, Great for Brunch, Late-night Find
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 (San Diego)·Dined on September 26, 2017

Delicious, sourced and exotic ingredients combined for great artisan tacos. Excellent Guacamole!
Waiter and busboy hovered too much ( should I eat faster?)....but minor quibble.

Tags: Spicy, Fun, Great for Lunch
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on September 26, 2017

Food was very good. Filet mignon taco was one of the best I've ever had. Service was slow and not very attentive. Better place to go with buddies or Co workers than on a date.

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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on September 25, 2017

We were there previously and loved it so we wanted our visiting out of state friend to experience it. The food was very good, great server, very cool ambiance and our server, Jacqueline , was great and knowledgeable about the menu. When the bill came they they added a surcharge of 3% to each bill to supplement the minimum wage increase. It was an immediate turn off! The wealthy owners who own at least 5 venues are so greedy that don't want to pay their employees fairly and have the audacity to expect customers to pay them directly. They are probably keeping the excess for themselves. There are lots of good tacos joints in San Diego I plan to take my future business to those.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Gluten Free Options
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 (San Diego)·Dined on September 25, 2017

My husband & I spent the morning at the zoo. We wanted to relax and enjoy some great food for lunch. Puesto never fails to impress us. It was restaurant week so we lucked out on a special menu that allowed us to try something new in addition to our favorites. I tried the cactus taco! It was great! Our server was very attentive. One of the best we’ve had, thanks!

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