Puesto Santa Clara
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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- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
- Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
- Contactless payment available
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
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
Definitely order the guacamole and they always have a special taco that isn't on the menu - make sure you ask!
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.
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.
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.
Beautiful ambiance and great margaritas. Try the filet mignon tacos!
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.
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.
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!
Food is outstanding here. The inside is very cool and a most beautiful bar
I loved the food, but I eant the old menu back. The service was excellent as well as the drinks.
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.
Delicious food, great service and portions
great service and food. would definitely return.
Our server was fantastic, the food was excellent, and the decor is great. A great experience overall!
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.
Great service. Came often to check on us. Felt safe and the music playlist in the space was great
We ordered the Mexican Chopped Salad and the Puesto perfect bowls (Verduras). While The Salad was very well seasoned, but the Verduras was OK. The quantity was sufficient, but the flavors on the Verduras was not so good. The ambience inside was very good.
Manny, Jacob, management, the cooks, and even the support staff were all 10/10. I have been to Puesto before and the service and food are always on points. I really enjoyed how our server, Manny, didn't skip over specials and when asked which ceviche to recommend, he provided a sweet, thoughful answer. He perfectly balanced the "are you ready to order yet" with giving us enough space and time to think, discuss, and enjoy our drinks. Our main was served throughtfully right when we were about to be done with our appy. He timed out our courses perfectly and it didn't go unnoticed. The expo and busser were also super vigilent in making sure we had adequate table space and unused dishes were taken away immediately. Manny's shift was ending soon and was super professional by politely introducing Jacob, our new server who would be taking over our table. The transiton was clear, pleasant, and rather refreshing. Its rare I see a server and team so polished, five frickin stars! As my fiance and I were celebrating our engagement, Manny made sure to surpise us with a DELICIOUS dessert to go, tres leches? I wasn't sure, but it was SOOOO good! Really was a cherry on the top of a perfect date night. Whatever you're doing, KEEP IT UP! The flawless team work and ethic does not go unseen or unappreciated!
Thank you for your continued support and I am so happy to hear what a great experience you had. Congratulations and we can't wait to have you back.
Manny was AMAZING!!
Always so good!
The food as always was delicious. W were bummed the chicharrones were sold out. Service was a little slower than usual despite not being as busy as other times. Nonetheless the yummy food and drinks made up for it.
Loved it! Staff was awesome and attentive, took all COVID-19 precautions, good food
Had reservations for 6 pm
We were celebrating 2 birthdays. Awful spot. Due to covid restrictions we were seated area where there was no tent cover. In the cold. When I reserved i requested to give us a nice spot in as much as we were celebrating 2 bdays. We questioned our table from server. He said it was best thing he could have done. Not very accomodating. Wont revommend
Outdoor dining was nice and clean. Service was great!
We had a reservation but were seated 15 minutes late. The service was great! The food just okay, and the cocktail was mostly ice cubes.
Glad that Puesto is back in any form! Needed my Taco fix pretty badly!
This is my favorite restaurant in the entire Bay Area! The food is fantastic and the drinks are surprisingly strong. I take all my friends and clients here to celebrate life events
The food was fresh. I recommend the tacos.
I loved the way they set up the outdoor dining we sat next to a heater so it was nice and cozy, the service was great and food was delicious like always puesto never disappoints with the food and drinks, we will definitely be back.
Waited 1 hour for a reserved table. Food was bland and not appetizing. We ordered drinks which never arrived.
It was just ok. The chips and guacamole were fine. The carnitas bowl was good. But the tacos (specifically the meat in the tacos) was dry, overcooked and tasteless.
Service was slow and the table was not ready on time.
Food came out right away and delicious. Great customers service.
Great tasting tacos that were unique and had a nice variety of options. Personable and friendly waiter.
It was very cold and windy. Food had great flavor but was rather pricey for very little food. Seemed to be ignored initially but once our server checked in he was fine
Great food and service. Nice and quiet.
Food and service was great. Was definitely on the pricier side, but was expected. Will come again for a date night or fun night with friends.
Food is good but overpriced. $18 for a Margarita.
They are doing a great job in times of covid by giving plenty of safe and keeping everyone clean and masked. The service was great and everything was super fast! The food in itself was somewhat bland and way too much sauce on our meals... it was good but for the price I think they are way too expensive for what you’re getting. They say they have vegan options but that only included guac, although they were able to accommodate and change some tacos to vegan for me, but then it seemed bland. Overall I just would t go back due to how expensive it was.
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 664 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.