Puesto Mission Valley

4.6
635 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 six 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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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipAllenO
San Diego
10 reviews
Dined 15 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best gourmet tacos and enchiladas. They now brew their own beer, which is also very good and novel experience. Different locations have different ambiance. MV is at the brewery with club type atmosphere, while Seaport Village has great outdoor dining.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 17 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Such a great experience! Server, Amy, was great with recommendations and helping us decide with the various taco options! Would highly recommend

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Really good food, great service staff except for the hostesses. Overall I would come back. Great for taco Tuesday’s, after 3pm prices are why I ordered here.

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Claudia
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hands down, the best restaurant I have ever gone to. I have never had tacos that good on this side of the border.

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vipSANDY
San Diego
8 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another amazing dinner. Our waitress was amazing and the food was exceptional.

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great playlist!!

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papeli
San Diego
19 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Their food is great and the patios are very pleasant

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vipTurk52
Washington DC
44 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Birthday celebration. Great service and food.

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DanielaG
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great ambiance awesome food and service was above and beyond.

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MarleneR
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service by Noel. She was fast and always brought us what we asked for quickly. The food was amazing as well. Especially the Quesabirria tacos. My favorite!

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vipmolebio
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Had a great time. Food was delicious as always. We had a great waiter who was energetic and seemed to enjoy what he was doing.

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vipBignewfie
San Diego
18 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Outstanding, attentive server. Nice outside - quiet and shady.

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SteveB
San Diego
11 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

During the past year we were able to order to go from Puesto when they were open and it tasted great. Now that we can eat on the patio the food is even better. The only complaint I have is that the people with dogs need to control them, it was our date night, and having to listen to barking dogs while trying to converse was difficult. The service and food is always great. I highly recommend eating at Puesto's!

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Met a girlfriend for a quick lunch break. We where seated outside. The guacamole was great- we ordered a filet taco and a battered fish taco- both so good! Margarita was nice. I’ll be back for sure!

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vipChristopherV
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience3

The food was mediocre. I had a carnitas bowl, and everything in the bowl except the corn tasted basically the same. The lime(?) in the rice was overwhelming.

My guests ordered two tacos each ($7-12 per taco, a la carte).

Both of their plates had dried food stuck to them upon arrival, and one of the tacos had a gray hair in it.

One got a different taco (fish) than what they ordered (shrimp), but decided to keep the wrong item rather than wait for the correct one.

The service was slow.

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KristinM
San Diego
7 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always great food, great service! The food is always delicious and consistent.

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SuperD
San Diego
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The filet mignon tacos were delicious! I ordered the salsa on the side which was a good idea because it was tasty but oh so spicy! Good quality beef. The piña colada was ok, I’ve had better. I think the ratio of pineapple juice, coconut cream was off. The waiter was very attentive. The restaurant was clean, organized and the music was nice. I will definitely come back.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is a little on the pricey but it is absolutely delicious. Be careful with the mixed drinks. They are delicious but very expensive!

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JanyS
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Good food at reasonable price with friendly servers

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TacoFiend
San Diego
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Our group generally liked this restaurant, the pictures online looked great and thought the food was pretty good. A few comments hopefully the restaurant can figure out for future customers: 1) the parking lot is terrible, plan ahead to find parking because it takes a long time and the spots are super small. 2) the food was good but overpriced, we went on taco Tuesday but even the deal they had seemed a bit overpriced for what we got. 3) our server asked how we heard of puesto and when we told them Yelp/open table, they told us thanks for still coming in because the reviews are pretty nasty (which we had no clue about and were a little thrown off by the comment) 4) we were sat in a surprisingly dark corner in a separate room near the front, next to a wall that had what looked like a ripped out outlet where there was a hole into some brick dust and wires. there was also what felt like no AC or at least it never made it to our dark little corner and it was over 80 degrees outside. 5) you have to ask specifically for the salsa bar to get an assortment of hot sauces etc. which we later found out on the bill costs extra.
The physical space at puesto is cool and has potential but with so many awesome and affordable taco spots all over San Diego with all kinds of salsa bars for free it didn’t really make the cut for us to come back another time sadly.

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MaryR
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was amazing. We had reservations and got there early. The hostess seated us right away.

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vipLindaS
San Diego
20 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had only been to Puesto in La Jolla. This is a whole new level. Absolutely amazing! It is a beautiful place to behold. The bar, the seating area, the open kitchen. Awesome! Cherry on the cake.........the food was delicious as per Puesto!! Salsa delicious as well as the Enchiladas Suizas.
Can't wait to go back. It was Super!!!

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Vikingmtrs
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great management, friendly staff, thank you We will be back

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JesseP
San Diego
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience3

our server Daniel was amazing! I definitely recommend their Fruit Cart drink! By far my favorite!

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MarieA
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Good food. Very busy (noisy too!), so get a reservation.

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vipJenniferW
San Diego
27 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing and our waiter was so helpful. The outdoor courtyard was clean and pretty.

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RayP
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Check out the Filet mignon tacos..... the margaritas are amazing as well.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

As always Puestos food is top notch! Parking is easy at this location and the service at the table was fine. The hostess seemed to be in a bad mood and not to welcoming. Not sure why we had to wait 25 minutes for a table when the exact table we were seated at was open and available the whole time we were waiting. Other then that it was a great experience.

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TrudyJ
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

My husband and I are vegan so Puesto was able to make a vegan mushroom taco and a vegan potato taco. We love that there were vegan options!

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TamiH
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent!!

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vipDavid
Los Angeles
20 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall1food2service2ambience3

Noisy and over priced. You see $9 tacos and don’t fully realize a meal of three over $30. Kinda over Puesto.

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DeeDee
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food! Classy ambience.

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vipPLhappy
San Diego
59 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very busy, but excellent service. We enjoyed the evening, thanks!

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Skeldy
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Expensive tacos and no burritos on the menu which I thought was strange for a Mexican restaurant

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JoeQ
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Food was fantastic and table service was speedy. I do feel bad for the hostesses though. They seemed very overwhelmed and almost detached from caring about friendly service. Some could be heard making snarky comments. I think they needed more support from management to get them more help to manage the busy weekend dinner rush.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really good food that was worth the extra 10 minute wait after our reservation time. Cocktails were also amazing!

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TimeToEat
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing customer service, great food and delicious margaritas!!

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vipSANDY
San Diego
9 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food, Atmosphere, and Service are amazing!!!
One of my favorite places to eat.

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KacieL
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and drinks are delish! Love the lobster tacos!
Our server, noelle, was super sweet and accommodating!
Great place for dinner and cool atmosphere

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Dennelw
Hawaii
7 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great tacos and margaritas. Guac is the best tasting I’ve ever had!!!

FAQs

Puesto Mission Valley offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (619) 333-2167.

Puesto Mission Valley is rated 4.6 stars by 635 OpenTable diners.

Puesto Mission Valley does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://eatpuesto.cardfoundry.com/giftcards.php.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.