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Our La Terraza in Puesto at the Headquarters!  - Puesto at the Headquarters, San Diego, CA

Puesto at the Headquarters

4.7
4.7
3070 Reviews
$31 to $50
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.

In addition to tacos, offerings include a selection of fresh catch ceviches, guacamoles, starters and ensaladas, courtesy of Chef/Partner Luisteen Gonzales. The bar program showcases the best of Mexico City through the use of fresh ingredients in our hand crafted cocktails and housemade Micheladas, tequilas, mezcals, house-brewed beers, and Valle de Guadalupe wines you can’t find elsewhere

We’re honored to have been featured by media outlets nationally and internationally, some of which include National Geographic, Huffington Post, Refinery 29, MSN, Insider, Zagat, Eater, Food and Wine, and LA Times.

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2 people

10:30 PM


Booked 74 times today
Experiences are available.

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Mexican, Contemporary Mexican, Traditional Mexican

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu, Sun 11:00 am–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:00 am–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (619) 233-8880

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Owned/operated by

    Latinx or Hispanic

  • Executive chef

    Luisteen Gonzalez

  • Private party facilities

    Tell us about your vision. We’ll make your party come to life, Puesto style.

  • Private party contact

    Mikenna Doherty: (844) 775-1029

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown / Gaslamp

  • Cross street

    Pacific Highway

  • Parking details

    Self-parking lot available in Seaport Village. Puesto offers two hour validation for $5.00. Please check the sign for additional costs for anything over two hours. Valet parking available courtesy of The Headquarters at Seaport District. Please ask the attendant for pricing.

  • Public transit

    MTS Trolley: Green Line, Seaport Village stop (directly across from Headquarters) 0.1 miles away Amtrak / Santa Fe Depot: 1050 Kettner Blvd, 0.4 miles away

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, 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
  • Valentine's Day at Puesto

    Feb 14, 2023 only
    It's not often that you can make blue turn red, but we did it! This Valentine's Day celebrate with red tortillas: they're naturally colored with fresh beet juice and made in house by yours truly while still maintaining their flavor, making our tacos even more lovable. Celebrate love at Puesto with your someone special and our award winning tacos.

What 3,070 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
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • San Diego

    Mexican

  • San Diego

    Mexican

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  1. BM

    BryanM

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 27, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great assortment of tacos, and the best I’ve ever eaten. Well worth a visit
  2. D

    Duffy

    New England

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The tacos are SOO good. The service was a little slow but they had a party going on and honestly, who could care if that means you’re hanging out on their patio for longer? Our server was so friendly and helpful. Would definitely recommend!
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 25, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Went for dinner and really enjoyed it. Server was exceptionally sweet! They swapped out our chips and salsa during dinner which was not needed but thoughtful if you are big on the chips and salsa. There was an extra taco they tried to deliver to our table but we let them know it wasn’t for us. It got put in the bill b it with out even asking, the waitress realized it and brought us a new bill. Delicious food and very good margaritas!
  4. JP

    JenniferPhoenix

    San Diego

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on January 22, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Puesto is becoming a regular in my rotation - the potato taqueria with the black garlic chili oil are FIRE. Margaritas are fresh & tasty. Short rib taco & mushroom tacos are also amazing. Oh & GREAT GUACAMOLE. Highly recommend.
  5. b

    bolts619

    San Diego

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 22, 2023

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Service was a little slow and unorganized, but our server was very helpful and quite nice.
  6. RM

    RichardM

    Austin

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great guacamole, and we enjoyed so many tacos from the menu. Amazing flavors and would recommend Puestos to anyone.
  7. RC

    RichC

    New Orleans

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 20, 2023

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Our go-to for family dining when downtown. Always innovative tacos on the menu!
  8. GH

    GrantH

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 19, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Puesto is fantastic. Great food, drinks and incredible service last night especially. We had a large group in town, initially seated outside but accommodated our move inside.
  9. JO

    JamesO

    Las Vegas

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on January 19, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    We live in San Diego part time and were hosting some friends from out of town, so we decided to go to Puesto. The food was excellent and the service was on par. The restaurant was fairly crowded so it was a bit noisy, but still was a good atmosphere for conversation.
  10. NA

    NancyA

    San Diego

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on January 19, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food is really delicious and our server was pleasant, knowledgeable and attentive. We had a great experience and look forward to going back again
  11. A

    A0417

    Seattle

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were all very happy with Puesto! Food, ambience, drinks, service were all top-notch! Always a pleasure coming back here ☺️
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Arrived early at the restaurant and had a drink at the bar. The servers were nice and patient as we looked through the menu. We were seated inside and our server was great. Our friends arrived late and our server was amazing at quickly taking their order and it quickly arrived. Timing was great, the tacos, the esquite, the traditional guacamole was delicious. The staff was amazing. From the waitress to the team serving the food. We’re looking forward to coming back.
  13. SC

    SteveC

    Las Vegas

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall3food2service5ambience4
    The ambience was good. We dined outside at the courtyard. We wanted a table by one of the fire pits. They couldn't do it initially, but our waitress helped us switched table later. She was very friendly and bubbly. Her service was excellent. Unfortunately, I can't say the same for the food and the drinks. The tacos were just okay and the cocktails were subpar. Overall, it was just an okay experience.
  14. AN

    ANGELAD

    Minneapolis

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food even better service!
  15. j

    jeffs

    New England

    4 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 11, 2023

    overall3food5service1ambience2
    I've been to Puesto dozens of times over the years. The food is great, particularly the tacos. They always seem disorganized. Even with reservations and even with lots of open tables, you have to wait to be seated. I don't get it. And the service is just OK. But the downsides are worth the great tacos, especially on Taco Tuesday.
  16. f

    funfood

    San Diego

    36 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on January 9, 2023

    overall4food4service3ambience3
    Nice variety of tacos. Good guac margaritas are a bit pricey but tasty
  17. N

    Nora

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 9, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Thank you for a wonderful meal! The food was outstanding. The ambiance was wonderful. I asked for a heat lamp to keep us warm and someone turned one on for us right away. We really enjoyed our evening!
  18. LB

    LeslieB

    San Diego

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Puesto has a beautiful ambience -- the patio and inner building are gorgeous. The serivce was impeccable. And the food -- that was the best! Interesting, different ingredients from your standard Mexican restaurant -- and put together so very well! The flavor combinations were delicious!
  19. JK

    JacquelineK

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    We had a nice time. Food was good a little overpriced. Matt our server was great. Price of Cadillac margarita $20 outrageous.
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 6, 2023

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Tacos not worth $10+ each. Slamming front door was awful. With a sign to “close door gently.” People aren’t paying attention to that. Sounded extremely startling. Bathroom was poor quality and dirty. Things they could fix. Overall, value not there. Paying for convenience.
  21. EK

    EvanK

    San Diego

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 5, 2023

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    The new lobster guac was absolutely amazing! Also love the shrimp quesadilla. Everything is always so delicious and good
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 2, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a great time at puesto seeing friends we haven't seen in a year
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 2, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best salsa I’ve ever had at a restaurant
  24. SD

    SherryD

    San Diego

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on January 2, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Puesto Headquarters never disappoints. This location is better than the La Jolla one. We had a pitcher of spicy margaritas and they were amazing! Perfect taste. Our server was really funny and entertaining. The surf and turf taco is always my favorite. The sauce is spectacular and so flavorful. One is enough because it is huge. The rice and beans are made to perfection and the chips and salsa are the best. We will return again and again.
  25. KO

    KarlissaO

    Las Vegas

    4 reviews

    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience3
    Yesterday I decided to book a reservation for lunch, and it was easy. However, we did have to wait a bit to be seated, even with reservations. To be honest, the food wasn’t that good and extremely overpriced. A $10 taco is a complete ripoff, and they recommend 3, lol. Maybe if you are a tourist, you would enjoy it, but I live here and could get a taco plate for that price authentic and taste a thousand times better. Also, our waiter didn’t check on us often, and we never received chips and salsa until we mentioned it at the end of our meal. I will not be back.
  26. FC

    FibiaC

    Atlanta

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    If you want creative, fancy, tasty and overall awesome tacos, this is the place! Absolutely must try in San Diego!
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    vip
    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience2
    We go to Puesto quiet a bit. Our server Matt wasn’t very on the ball. We paid over $200 to show my mother and father in law one of our favorite spots and it was quite the let down.
  28. TS

    TimS

    Central Coast

    11 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall4food5service2ambience4
    Service was a bit challenged even with a reservation. Food was very tasty.
  29. AW

    AnnmarieW

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Excellent food. We were there when appetizers were half-price, so ordered a few. The best was the salmon quesadilla—good size portions and very tasty; really could have made that a meal. We enjoyed the tacos, too, especially the filet mignon and the shrimp. Delicious!
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 27, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience1
    Hostess was unpleasant, waiters were friendly, heaters didn’t work, food was OK
  31. TC

    TenishaC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 24, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Great service food and drinks. This location is great for large groups
  32. T

    Tony

    Phoenix

    31 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on December 24, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Great chips and salsa. Pretty pricey but good food - brisket tacos and carnitas platter plus a margarita and a beer. $90 with tips. Friendly service.
  33. SR

    SeaRob

    Seattle

    6 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 24, 2022

    overall1food2service3ambience1
    We came, expecting the same restaurant from a few years ago, and we’re completely disappointed. They had us outside in the freezing, cold, and they moved us inside at our request, where the temperature was not much different. The tacos were mediocre at best. The drinks were delicious, the food was completely overpriced. and they don’t have the same offerings that they had before. They had one specialty taco, and the rest were, as I stated earlier, perfectly mediocre. We won’t be back.0
  34. B

    Bhermosabeach

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Server was awesome food was awesome. Little over priced
  35. T

    Traveler

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely a must to try! Tacos were SO good. Drinks were tasty and the rice pudding for desert was amazing!!
  36. TD

    TheiconDwightSchrutelolo

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    DELICIOUS WHEN UR BAKED!!! GET ZOOTED BEFORE THE FOOD 10/10
  37. KL

    KevinL

    San Diego

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on December 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and really good service for large groups!
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I have been coming to Puesto the past couple years. Every time I go I always have an amazing experience and of course great food. I introduced my friend to this spot it being her birthday and first time here in California and IT WAS AMAZING again. Jena, our server, was so kind and recommended many options of the menu that were her favorite making it easier to decide for my friend. She even helped celebrate my friends birthday which was a surprise and it was truly meaningful. She and I will never forget that experience at Puesto! Thank you again Jena & Puesto.
  39. CB

    ChadB

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Great flavors with the food (I had 3 of the tacos-chicken, steak, short rib) and they were delicious. My wife even wanted to take home the chips (something we had NEVER done in our lives) since they were so good. The service was great (outside of accidentally bringing out the wrong ceviche dish, which they graciously took off the bill). We always love coming to Puesto and recommend it to anyone looking for non traditional great Mexican food.....and while we didn't have any adult beverages this time, they sure looked tasty (our kids had lemonade and those were very good.) Overall, a great experience!
  40. a

    amandas

    Raleigh

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We absolutely love Puesto! Every year when we travel to San Diego we come here for dinner. The tacos are amazing and it’s the best cilantro lime rice I’ve ever had! Such a cool vibe and atmosphere too with tons of outdoor seating. 10/10!

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Puesto at the Headquarters using the Order Online button. Puesto at the Headquarters also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (619) 233-8880.

Puesto at the Headquarters is rated 4.7 stars by 3070 OpenTable diners.

Puesto at the Headquarters 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

10:30 PM


Booked 74 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
Google Map for Puesto at the Headquarters

789 W. Harbor Dr., San Diego, CA 92101

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Pacific Highway

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown / Gaslamp

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu, Sun 11:00 am–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:00 am–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Mexican, Contemporary Mexican, Traditional Mexican

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Self-parking lot available in Seaport Village. Puesto offers two hour validation for $5.00. Please check the sign for additional costs for anything over two hours. Valet parking available courtesy of The Headquarters at Seaport District. Please ask the attendant for pricing.

  • Public transit

    MTS Trolley: Green Line, Seaport Village stop (directly across from Headquarters) 0.1 miles away Amtrak / Santa Fe Depot: 1050 Kettner Blvd, 0.4 miles away

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Owned/operated by

    Latinx or Hispanic

  • Executive chef

    Luisteen Gonzalez

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (619) 233-8880

  • Private party facilities

    Tell us about your vision. We’ll make your party come to life, Puesto style.

  • Private party contact

    Mikenna Doherty: (844) 775-1029

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