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Puesto Mission Valley, San Diego, CA

Puesto Mission Valley

4.7
4.7
1788 Reviews
$30 and under
Mexican
Puesto is family-owned and operated by first generation Mexican American brothers Eric, Alan and Alex Adler, alongside their cousins Isidoro and Moy Lombrozo and founding chef and partner Luisteen Gonzalez. With eight locations in California, Puesto provides an innovative and contemporary approach to authentic Mexican cuisine. Sourcing its ingredients locally and regionally, the restaurant has earned national acclaim for its Mexico City-inspired tacos made with non-GMO organic, heirloom Masienda blue corn stone-ground tortillas, crispy melted cheese and scratch salsas.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 76 times today
Experiences are available.

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Mexican, Contemporary Mexican, Latin American
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Thu, Sun 11:00 am–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:00 am–10:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (619) 333-2167
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Owned/operated by
    Latinx or Hispanic
  • Executive chef
    Luisteen Gonzalez
  • Private party facilities
    A party at Puesto in Mission Valley can be an intimate dinner in one of our PDR's or a family-style fiesta for 70 on the patio. A lively reception with tray-passed tacos and margaritas can fill the entire space for up to 450 of your closest friends. Tell us your vision, and we'll make your party com
  • Private party contact
    Mikenna Doherty: (858) 788-3974
  • Neighborhood
    Mission Valley
  • Parking details
    Public Lot
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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Experiences

  • Taco Tuesday!

    Multiple dates available
    Come join the Fiesta. $2.5 off tacos $6 Puesto drafts
    Taco Tuesday! Photo
  • Puesto Restaurant Week Lunch

    $25.00 per person

    Mar 3 - Mar 10, 2024
    For San Diego Restaurant Week, we are offering a two-course lunch menu for $25 (excluding tax and gratuity) with all of our Puesto favorites from 11AM to 5PM. Guests choosing the Restaurant Week Menu can also add on a $12 Puesto Perfect Margarita or any of our Cervezas brewed in-house by Brewer Doug Hasker for $6.
    Puesto Restaurant Week Lunch Photo
  • Puesto San Diego Restaurant Week Dinner

    $35.00 per person

    Mar 3 - Mar 10, 2024
    For San Diego Restaurant Week, we are offering a three-course dinner menu for $35 (excluding tax and gratuity) with all of our Puesto favorites from 5PM to close! Guests choosing the Restaurant Week Menu can also add on a $12 Puesto Perfect Margarita or any of our Cervezas brewed in-house by Brewer Doug Hasker for $6.
    Puesto San Diego Restaurant Week Dinner Photo

What 1,788 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

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  • San Diego

    Mexican

  • San Diego

    Mexican

1,788 Reviews
  1. DebraB

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Server was absolutely amazing , and there was a gentlemen that realized it was cold and came over to our table and told us that it would be warm in a few, he recognized we were cold and accommodated immediately

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  2. KatieM

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We went for the first time for my birthday dinner. It was so fresh and delicious. Will definitely be coming back!

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  3. CesarD

    San Diego

    29 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always enjoy 😊 atmosphere is AAA and food is great 🍽

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  4. LaurenB

    Minneapolis

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Enjoyed the great food, delicious drinks, attentive service, and striking ambience of Puesto Mission Valley. Easy & free parking make this centrally located restaurant a great choice, too, compared to other locations.

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  5. fluteplayer610

    San Diego

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Great food, but a little pricey. I really enjoyed my tacos and drink, but it wasn't cheap. It's a good choice if you're looking for something in Mission Valley.

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  6. Lefty

    Los Angeles

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Johnny from N.Y. was a great server and we had a wonderful start to the evening with watermelon Mezcal drinks followed by shrimp and lobster tacos which were a couple of the best street tacos I think I’ve ever had!

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    I had a bad experience with the service not enough waiters for the restaurants we waited so long to get food

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  8. Tracy

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Not only were the food and drinks incredible, but our server was excellent! We REALLY appreciated the handwritten birthday card (signed by the employees) and the polaroid photo to help our friend remember this special occasion!

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Puesto’s is a nice fine dining restaurant. The ambience is nice and the food is very tasty. Great drinks selections from the bar. The staff is excellent too. I’m not an advocate for adding fair wage and healthcare charges (4%) to the bill, but it seems to be happening more and more. I’m tipping 20% and CA has minimum wage, the restaurant should pay for healthcare.

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Not really mexican food but it is Sooo good!!! Definitely will go back many times

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  11. alexisj

    Orange County

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Very good restaurant and location! Everyone from hosts to bartenders to servers and waitresses/waiters were very kind and friendly. My boyfriend and I came here for valentine’s day and it was such a good choice. Definitely reccomend here for date nights, girls nights or even pregames (drinks are so good)!

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  12. CarolR

    New York City

    18 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Tacos were amazing!!! Out of this world delicious!!!

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  13. KENL

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    MY WIFE AND I CELEBRATED VALENTINES DAY - EVERYTHING AT PUESTO WAS JUST PURRFECT. WE HAD A WONDERFUL EVENING - FOOD WAS DELICIOUS AND THE SERVER VERY PLEASANT. PARKING WAS A HORROR IN THE MALL WHERE THIS PUESTO IS LOCATED.

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  14. EddieD

    San Diego

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Love this place! They expanded their menu slightly since the last time I was there and it was great. Had some off menu lobster tacos that were amazing. Our waitress the best. Can't wait to go back.

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  15. OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Went there for Valentine’s Day, I requested a private intimate spot and they accommodated. It was my first time here and their tacos are OUT OF THIS WORLD! I got the recommended filet mignon and chicken one. It was so mouthwatering and seasoned to perfection. I got a mojito and that was ok, I have had better. I’ll definitely go for those tacos again.

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  16. JohnC

    San Diego

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    You should not take reservations for 9:00 if you are going to stop serving food and drinks at 9:20

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  17. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We enjoy the unique take on Mexican food at Puesto. The outdoor seating is better because it's less smoky and noisy. They are pricey but the food is always excellent! Margaritas are also good. We eat there probably once a month. Go for Happy Hour for discounts on tacos and drinks.

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  18. Suni

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Tacos were delicious as was the margarita! Even with a reservation, our table was located at a crossroads of traffic from kitchen, bar, main walk pathway so chaotic. Salad came out without dressing and no dressing on the side. Too much mustard when the salad dressing finally came out. No need to order the chopped salad.

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  19. LoraC

    Las Vegas

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Unique Mexican fusion that temps your tastebuds! Fresh guacamole, great service and portions are generous!

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  20. YaniceG

    San Diego

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on February 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I love this place. Been here so many times ! Always a pleasure dining there.

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  21. KatieO

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The service was great and the food was delicious  and the place looks AMAZING!!!! Overall our experience was awesome I do recommend it👌

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  22. BrianO

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food, drinks and service. Great place to bring friends/relatives from out of town.

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  23. OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent!!!!!!! Will be back! Great food and service!

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  24. tenniscrazy

    San Diego

    33 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on February 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The tacos are delicious but pricey. Overall a great place for lunch with a friend

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  25. MarkC

    San Diego

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great spot for group dinner - especially on a taco-tuesday! Good, fast service. food was great.

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  26. LuisS

    Baja California

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    10 dollars per taco is outrageous. I paid almost 180 dollars for 2 people

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  27. DerrickB

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Went their for my first time and will for sure come back. Like to know more about the hidden menu next time!

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  28. TemeculaBen

    San Diego

    39 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    39 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    Food was good but tortillas get cold by the time you get to eat the tacos and they won't give you extra warm tortillas. The side room where we were sitted was extremely dark and noisy Service good

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  29. RickD

    Central Coast

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our server was tremendous! Food was good. Noise level was good. We were able to carry on a conversation no problem.

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  30. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We really liked this place. The service was great and the drinks were awesome. I just can’t wrap my head around the price of a single small taco for $10.

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  31. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great tacos, delicious guac and really tasty margaritas. Home run every time.

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  32. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was great, except server rushing us -we weren’t even half way through our food and he was asking if we wanted the check.

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  33. MikeJ

    Las Vegas

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Date night with Wifey . Great experience! My first time at Puesto although my wife has been a few times. Enjoyed the queso birria tacos. Nicely appointed environment, and service was great! Recommend the beer flight!

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  34. SatherF

    Vancouver

    2 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    They sneak in a 4% surcharge. I understand costs are going up (as they have since the beginning of time), but they should raise their prices vs. sneaking in a price increase with a surcharge. That just makes the customer want to tip less, which shifts $$ to Puesto from the server...not good either.

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  35. CarrieS

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful service! Many servers helped us make our menu choices and deliver and clean up. Delicious Ceviche verde. Shrimp tacos with tamarindo sauce is the best!

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  36. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Carlos was amazing great service and food like always

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  37. LoriE

    San Diego

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We loved the margaritas and the tacos! The selection of both is amazing, there’s something for everyone.

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  38. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Very happy with my experience amazing food and drinks

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  39. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on January 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Really nice place to meet for dinner, ribeye tacos are amazing

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  40. KerryN

    San Diego

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 9, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    This restaurant is enjoyable, but the 4% surcharge for no reason on the bill at the end is just greedy and sours the whole experience. It’s time for restaurants to stop doing this. If they need to charge more, they should be up front about it and raise their prices across the board. At least customers would know what they are really paying.

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You can order delivery directly from Puesto Mission Valley using the Order Online button. Puesto Mission Valley also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (619) 333-2167.

Puesto Mission Valley is rated 4.7 stars by 1788 OpenTable diners.

Puesto Mission Valley does offer gift cards which you can purchase here.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 76 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Puesto Mission Valley

5010 Mission Center Rd, San Diego, CA 92108

Additional information

  • Neighborhood
    Mission Valley
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Thu, Sun 11:00 am–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:00 am–10:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Mexican, Contemporary Mexican, Latin American
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking details
    Public Lot
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Owned/operated by
    Latinx or Hispanic
  • Executive chef
    Luisteen Gonzalez
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (619) 333-2167
  • Private party facilities
    A party at Puesto in Mission Valley can be an intimate dinner in one of our PDR's or a family-style fiesta for 70 on the patio. A lively reception with tray-passed tacos and margaritas can fill the entire space for up to 450 of your closest friends. Tell us your vision, and we'll make your party com
  • Private party contact
    Mikenna Doherty: (858) 788-3974
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