Puesto Santa Clara

4.6
688 Reviews
$30 and under
Contemporary Mexican
WELCOMING OUR GUESTS BACK MONDAY OCTOBER 19TH!

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.

We’re honored to have been featured by media outlets nationally and internationally, some of which include the Michelin Guide, Los Angeles Times, National Geographic, Huffington Post, Eater, Refinery 29, Insider, Zagat, Thrillist, and Food and Wine.
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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
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  • Waitstaff wear masks
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  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 688 people are saying
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Father’s Day - service was fast and food was amazing

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vipKatieCakes
San Francisco
16 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall2food2service2ambience2

We'd eaten here twice before when the food and service was excellent. This time the food was average, drinks seemed watered down and service lousy. Maybe temporary due to newly opening after Covid, so staff could be all new.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really attentive service and great good. Outdoor seating is in breezy patio.

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Claire
New England
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

In the past, service has definitely been a concern, but on this visit, we had excellent service!

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KimberlyS
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The outdoor seating was fabulous. The staff were courteous and helpful.

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Futomakiman
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Small gathering of friends. Each of us tried the gamut of tacos to choose from. All very delicious with the mushroom being the big favorite.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience4

I went during a weekday, not busy, tables spaced for COVID protocol. Interior was very cool-great design. Front door was left open & created a pretty good breeze, so we requested table in corner and were accommodated. Took quite sometime for our order to be taken, but food came quick and was tasty.

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JulieS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and extremely professional service, even with Covid-19 staff shortage.

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Tommy
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Friends bday. Good food & service.

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vipAlexC
San Francisco
30 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

I’ve got mixed feelings about this place. I will have to say it was better than I expected but lacked in different ways.

First off, stick to Happy Hour menu (50% off apps/snacks) which is 3-5pm on weekdays. My group which consisted of three gals pretty much ordered all the apps and shared. We also got a side of the guoc but honestly, pass on this bc all the apps come with guoc anyway. I have to say the food (just apps) were better than I expected. Tacos during HH offers $1.50 off a $7 taco. Yes, a SEVEN DOLLAR taco. I don’t care if these are the best tacos known to mankind; $7 is just a rip!

The drinks??? Now this is where they lose some stars. I had THREE drinks and not even a buzz. HH prices = HH quality, or lack thereof. You get what you pay for.

The ambiance was nice. I have to say even after going into yellow tier and allowing more capacity indoors, they kept the tables pretty well spread out….like 8-10 feet…which I respect. They were not trying to squeeze everyone in like sardines.

Service was pretty darn good. Always had someone checking in and asking if we were doing ok.

I’d say overall, it was a decent experience. I think the good service and good HH apps made up for the drinks and high prices.

A few more helpful notes:

Parking was easy to find.

There is an outdoor area, but I don’t remember seeing any umbrellas which is why we opted to be seated indoors.

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vipphilipc
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience3

service uneven . food as expected . guacamole fine

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b8con
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Good vibe, great staff, food was on par. The prices were a bit steep.

MG
vipMauiGirl
San Francisco
50 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Food and service was great. Not a huge selection, but great options

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Yummy tacos and great ambiance!

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Newtibabe
San Francisco
21 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Delicious tacos & fun flavor combos. Drinks are strong and they have creative options.

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DerekW
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really good, fancy tacos. Flavors are fantastic. The ambience is really nice too.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2021
Overall2food1service3ambience3

$12 for ONE taco with no rice or beans. It’s $8 to add rice and beans. Seriously?? The flavors were just alright and the price made them hard to swallow. We left hungry after $80 and literally went to another restaurant.
Not your taco Tuesday spot

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Debra
1 review
Dined on May 17, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Nice place to spend time with friends. Excellent staff.

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vipspudgirl
Detroit
19 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Tacos are excellent, margaritas divine. Only complaint is they are stingy on the salsa.

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Jessica
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2021
Overall2food1service5ambience1

Beautiful place, but its like an "upscale" and over priced taqueria. The tacos had no flavor. The drinks are ok but also over priced. $17 dollars for a margarita and its in the small cups. Drinks at the club have more alcohol and cost less. Overall, i do not plan on coming back.

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Charmaine
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great deal on tacos on Tuesday nights! Amazing food, vibe, and service!

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DennisC
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Food was awesome - as always.

Service could have been a lot better - but given the difficulty restaurants are having finding people - perhaps it’ll improve.

I’ll be back

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dirk6370
Las Vegas
6 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Definitely order the guacamole and they always have a special taco that isn't on the menu - make sure you ask!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We’ve been here 2 years ago and we have not had a chance to go back coz parking was an issue. Food still excellent and we brought our friends who hasn’t been here and like it so much.

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Reign
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience3

The quality of the place has certainly fallen. I really hope this is only due to the pandemic and the place regains it's previous style and quality once things are back to normal.

Our nogada guac had stale walnuts for e.g.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Very nice place and service. Food is not great and I’m not sure how u justify the price

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vipOpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
10 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Always a good time! Slow service but it was a busy night! Good on par. I didn’t realize they don’t have other beers besides those in-house though. That’s something new,
So my dad was not a fan of that.

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v4vic
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went there to celebrate a friend's birthday. Food and drinks as usual were delicious. We had the chicharrones, quac, and tacos. Service was friendly and attentive. We had pretty much the place to ourselves during lunch. They have a nice outdoor dining area, but we sat indoors because their interior was spacious with lots of large open windows.

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vipMissLaLa
San Francisco
19 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful ambiance and great margaritas. Try the filet mignon tacos!

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VNGHT
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Service was friendly and prompt. Drinks were ok, ordered a drink where the salt was a on the side of the glass instead of on the rim. Pointed this out to the staff and didn't get a response.

$7-9 for a taco was a bit steep. Some of the tacos had good flavors. Appetizers were good.

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StephanieL
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I last visited this remarkable space the Friday before the big shutdown and was really happy to see it come back to life. My friend and I loved the tacos as well as our drinks! We had the lobster taco, the quesabirria taco and the carnitas taco as well as the chicken flautas and the potato flautas, and everything was delicious. Service was very good as well. This place isn't afraid to bring the spice, my date's "bartender's choice" margarita had a kick of real heat! Will definitely return.

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Tumbleweed
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Taco Tuesday!
Discount on tacos and $5 beers.

We caught a late night reservation to just have a quick bite and the hosts were great to us! They only had one dessert (Tiramisu?) but it was amazing!

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WhoFan
San Francisco
33 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is outstanding here. The inside is very cool and a most beautiful bar

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ElizabethB
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I loved the food, but I eant the old menu back. The service was excellent as well as the drinks.

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Aileene
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my second visit here and it was just as good as the first. The food was good, the drinks are good and the ambience is really nice. I plan to return again after I give birth to enjoy the drinks once again.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, great service and portions

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great service and food. would definitely return.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
36 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was fantastic, the food was excellent, and the decor is great. A great experience overall!

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
21 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Great drinks and ambiance. Not as crowded these days due to COVID keeping most office happy hour crowds away. Ceviche appetizer and assorted Tacos were average due to them going extra heavy on the sauces. Can be somewhat overpowering and you really don’t get a balanced taste. Dined as family of four... bill came to $165 before tip. Some might want to reconsider for meh tacos.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service. Came often to check on us. Felt safe and the music playlist in the space was great

FAQs

Puesto Santa Clara does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates. Puesto Santa Clara also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (408) 333-9750.

Puesto Santa Clara is rated 4.6 stars by 688 OpenTable diners.

Puesto Santa Clara 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.