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Puesto - Puesto Santa Clara, Santa Clara, CA

Puesto Santa Clara

4.4
4.4
915 Reviews
$30 and under
Contemporary Mexican
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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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 69 times today
Experiences are available.

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary Mexican, Mexican, Latin American

  • Hours of operation

    Daily 11:00 am–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (408) 333-9750

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Luisteen Gonzalez

  • Private party facilities

    We welcome you to explore our Private Dining options, perfect for any occasion.

  • Private party contact

    Ronnie Suarez: (408) 568-5736

  • Neighborhood

    Santa Clara

  • Parking details

    None

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Experiences

  • Taco Tuesday!

    Multiple dates available
    Come join the Fiesta. 1/2 off All Tacos!

What 915 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 3.9Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined today

    overall4food3service3ambience3
    Parents came down from Sac area to visit.
  2. KM

    KathyM

    New England

    11 reviews

    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Great food. Pain to park in lot. Took 20 min of circling then paying 15 for valet. Would return just not on a taco Tuesday.
  3. M

    Mandar

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall3food3service4ambience5
    We went on a dinner date; food quality has gone down significantly. However, our server was keen on taking the entire order early and our food, which eventually became cold and hard to eat, came altogether making it hard. My biggest gripe was the beer was stale! Overall, a downgrade from my past experience. I feel it may be better with officemates and so not so much for a date.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    2 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall2food3service1ambience4
    Terrible service and mostly terrible food. Taco of the day (tuna) tasted like beef jersey. Only positive was the shrimp appetizer quesadilla was good.
  5. DV

    DanielleV

    San Francisco

    1 review

    vip
    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    overall4food5service2ambience5
    Food was delicious. Food runner was quick and efficient. Waitress hardly tended to us.
  6. NB

    NicoleB

    San Francisco

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience3
    Having just enjoyed the LaJolla Puesto, sadly our excitement turned to disappointment. The inattentiveness and inexperienced wait staff from several we encountered showed how poorly managed their team is. We literally giggled when we saw how small their tacos were in comparison to those we enjoyed two weeks earlier when we were introduced to the Puesto chain...they were half the size, same price. And the margaritas, the Perfect Puesto Margarita which was scrumptious in LaJolla was watery and tasteless in Santa Clara. And we boasted to friends and family how amazing Puesto's was...oh my, how different the two experiences were.
  7. A

    Aloha2022

    San Francisco

    17 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience4
    We love going to Puesto. The food is always great and the energy is amazing. Our servers were very friendly tonight but a little slower than usual. Since we weren't in a rush, it was fine.
  8. N

    Nadia

    Columbus

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The drinks are incredible and the veggie tacos are out of this world. It’s a little pricey, but honestly the quality of food is high so it’s worth it. Definitely check it out if you haven’t already.
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    It was on a Tuesday evening, too loud, so energetic, people were waiting. We din expect to see so much crowd on a Tuesday evening. Loved the food, tacos, nachos salsa and the drinks! Drinks were crazy expensive
  10. A

    Affe

    Seattle

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall2food5service2ambience5
    Food and atmosphere were fantastic, but the manager came by twice to tell us we needed to leave because he had another reservation. This was after I informed him that we hadn’t seen our waiter nor received our bill. The second time he came by he was positively rude and acted as though WE were the problem. I’d go back only if this manager is no longer with the company. Great place ruined by poor customer service. If you go, maybe sit at the bar.
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server was very prompt & suggested good menu
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our table of 10 was ready and had great service. The restaurant at 6 was already packed but seated us no problem. The only problem was parking was so overcrowded that I think of you come between 5:15-7:30 due to all the other restaurants next to them is that you will have to either drive around for 20-30,’in or valet for $15 like I did… that’s a heads up… didn’t think it would be packed on a Wednesday night but it was! Good service and drinks and quality of food. I took a group that never had been to Puesto and I have a few times, and they all had a fun time and liked their food. Fun atmosphere and great for any occasion for adults
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 20, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience4
    Loved the ambiance and vibe. Service was a bit slow. Food was good but a bit pricey at $10 a taco with no accompaniments. Will probably only go back on Tuesday’s because its 1/2 off tacos.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Sacramento

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall2food1service2ambience3
    It was very disappointing they do not make the tacos with the blue corn, at least at the Santa Clara Location. Don’t know if I will be returning to Puesto any time soon.
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 13, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Always a great time! We go on taco Tuesday, more reasonably priced that way!
  16. LS

    LetteS

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 12, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Delicious food and drinks, overpriced but still good.
  17. JV

    JenniferV

    San Francisco

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 11, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience4
    Very overpriced, small portions. It was dead when we went in a Sunday night. $20 margaritas not worth it. $10 per taco a la carte. There’s many other high end Mexican restaurants I would recommend over this place. I’ve had better food at a hole in the wall taqueria
  18. U

    Ulie

    San Francisco

    11 reviews

    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Food is good but not great. I think the San Diego branches do better job in food.
  19. C

    Cookisa4letterword

    Los Angeles

    29 reviews

    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on July 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our group enjoyed several items from the menu for dinner. The esquire and chicharrones were delicious as were the shrimp tacos. The rice and beans were the perfect comfort sides. The guacamole was tasty, though I would not order the one with Parmesan cheese again-I thought the cheese overpowered the guacamole. The Paloma was great-try it with gin!! The fruit cart margarita was not as good as I expected/remembered, but I would order it again. Chips and salsa are always a table favorite! Terrific service at Puesto as always
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 8, 2022

    overall5food4service3ambience4
    good. drinks were good and food was solid
  21. CJ

    CathyJ

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Puesto tacos never disappoint! The fact that it was half-price Taco Tuesday was a bonus!
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Central Coast

    3 reviews

    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 2, 2022

    overall1food1service4ambience3
    It’s super pricey and the food is not that good. Have eaten better out of a Taco Truck
  23. SK

    SwatiK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 30, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience5
    Great place to take customer lunch meetings! Loved the ambience and food
  24. RB

    RafaelB

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great for a business lunch. Service was prompt and frequent. Food was delicious.
  25. AC

    AnaC

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall2food1service5ambience2
    It was my first time going there. I thought that the food size/ flavor did not meet the cost, I felt like it was a bit expensive for what you get. I actually would not come back. This would be the first and last time I would go. Would not recommend it.
  26. GO

    GlitteratiOrange15

    San Francisco

    35 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on June 23, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    This was my second visit to Puesto and the filet mignon taco was still very delcious! Tender meat and excellent corn tortilla. I had the quesabirria taco for the first time and it was a bit salty for my taste. Chips, Classic guac, and salsa were great! I like how the salsa has so many visual appeal going for it and it looks spicy but is just mild— just the way I like it. Not everyone can handle spicy due to taste preference and dietary needs. I tried a friend’s chicken taquitos and it was crisp with a nice savory shredded chicken filling. It wasn’t dry! Ambiance is amazing! Loved sitting next to the bar. Wonderful experience.
  27. AK

    AdiK

    San Francisco

    1 review

    vip
    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 20, 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience3
    Very expensive for what we got $10 for one small taco is unheard of
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    8 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    I go there for the fish or chicken. Was pretty good and the beef empanadas were delicious
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Worst customer service experience ever. We ended up going to Pacific Catch down the street instead.
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Father’s Day
  31. g

    g123

    San Francisco

    41 reviews

    5.0

    41 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food with excellent libations!
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Always great food and drinks! The carnitas and filet mignon tacos are my favorite, but you cannot go wrong with whatever you choose.
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We enjoyed the food very much. We had made reservations so they were able to sit us right away & at an outdoor space. The only issue is the lack of parking but there is a retail parking garage across the street. They should let patrons know where that is so they don’t stress in the little parking lot near the restaurant.
  34. M

    Maddy

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great Food, Love the dessert & ambience. Must place for food lovers.
  35. M

    Mari

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server made the experience even better , would go back
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food, drinks, and restaurant environment was outstanding! Will definitely go again.
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    I thought the food was pretty good but not relative to the price. I think $10/ taco is rather steep compared to how good they are I would pay $20 for 3 but definitely not 30. The salsas were good. The meats tasted pretty good quality. The tortillas weren’t the best in my opinion. Things could’ve been a bit fresher to me to warrant the excessive price tag. The service was very fast and the environment was awesome. I just think for the money in San Jose area you could do much better.
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and great service as always!
  39. MC

    MariaC

    San Francisco

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    overall2food4service1ambience3
    We waited for 30 mins even after reservation. Service was not good, and super slow.
  40. d

    dianap

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was a birthday dinner for our daughter and her new husband. The food was wonderful... Setting was great and our waiter Garret was amazing. Diane

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You can order delivery directly from Puesto Santa Clara using the Order Online button. Puesto Santa Clara also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (408) 333-9750.

Puesto Santa Clara is rated 4.4 stars by 915 OpenTable diners.

Puesto Santa Clara 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 69 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
Google Map for Puesto Santa Clara

2752 Augustine Drive, Santa Clara, CA 95054

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Santa Clara

  • Hours of operation

    Daily 11:00 am–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary Mexican, Mexican, Latin American

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    None

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Luisteen Gonzalez

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (408) 333-9750

  • Private party facilities

    We welcome you to explore our Private Dining options, perfect for any occasion.

  • Private party contact

    Ronnie Suarez: (408) 568-5736

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