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Puesto

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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner
RATINGS
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Value
Atmosphere

Details

PRICE RANGE
US$ 13-US$ 19
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Drinks, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours

Location and contact

Menu

$5
Nopalitos
Cured nopales, pickled red onions, cherry tomatoes, queso fresco / gf & veg
$6
Spicy Nuts
Ancho chile roasted peanuts & pepitas, honey habanero roasted macadamia nuts / gf & nut allergy & veg
$6
White Bean & Chile Güero Sopa
Creamy white bean soup, roasted chile güeros, chile oil
$5
Chicharrónes
Crispy pork, chile, lime / gf
Sponsored by: Puesto
Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here
1. Best place we ate on our visit
1. Best place we ate on our visit
"Best place we ate on our visit to San Diego"
tr5150
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2. We love this place!
2. We love this place!
"We went there for dinner two days in a row."
DianaPei
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3. Superb tacos!
3. Superb tacos!
"The tacos were amazing. "
sjbw
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About
Born in Mexico City and rooted in Southern California, Puesto is an award-winning Mexican Artisan Kitchen providing a fresh and contemporary take on authentic Mexican cuisine in an unique and upscale environment. With handmade maiz azul stone-ground tortillas made daily in house, sustainable meats and seafood, slow-cooked guisados, and scratch salsas, Puesto’s menu is a celebration of fundamental Mexican flavors and an homage to the cosmopolitan palate of Mexico City, courtesy of Executive Chef/Partner Luisteen Gonzalez and Executive Creative Chef Katy Smith. Puesto delivers a refreshing craft bar program, grounded in carefully curated agave spirits. We’re known for our Puesto Perfect Margaritas, in addition to palomas, micheladas and seasonal aguas frescas. Puesto has been featured by media outlets nationally and internationally, some of which include Huffington Post, Refinery 29, MSN, Insider, Zagat, Eater, Food and Wine, and LA Times.
PRICE RANGE
US$ 13-US$ 19
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Drinks, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
CUISINES
Mexican, Latin, Bar
FEATURES
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
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Reviewed yesterday

You can't go wrong with anything here - the drinks are good, tacos are not traditional but delicious! Great place to go solo, on a date, with friends/family...basically anytime!

Date of visit: February 2018
Thank LaVitaEBella7
Restaurant's Favourite
Reviewed 19 June 2018

Start with the Mexican Street Bowl! (trust me, flavors galore) Then for your main dish go with the street tacos. Great choices! Try one of each. I tried the filet mignon, chicken al pastor and the carnitas. Then wash it all down with an Agua...More

Date of visit: March 2018
1  Thank _blazer4kim
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Came In for an early dinner/ late lunch, sat near the bar. Great place to grab some small tacos and a drink. Was pleasantly greeted by Stephanie, and she was Awesome! Super friendly, very attentive and a great smile! I’d Request sitting in her section-...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank GoButler99
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My mom, sister and I had a reservation for Puesto at the Headquarters on a Monday evening. We asked to sit upstairs and thankfully there was an open table right above the front door with a wonderful view of the plaza. We tried the guacamole...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank KoopaKybra
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The atmosphere is wonderful. However, the music is SO loud that it is hard to hear your dining companions. The guacamole though good was just guacamole. The chips were far and above better than most chips as was the accompanying salsa. Two of us shared...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank JoAnn M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great lunch spot! The taco trio was great. Chips and salsa were very good as well! Great service and atmosphere!

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank bmc7942
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Food is great, I had a selection of tacos which are great. Duck, filet mignon, pork, all great. Selection of beers and cocktails is nice. Only downside is the very loud music, difficult to talk to each other.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Janpeterweethetbeter
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Puesto is a great venue. It has excellent outdoor seating. Located in a trendy area close to lots of other sights an restaurants. Food was excellent. Perhaps a bit pricey? I think we paid for the ambiance as well. Liked the menu variety. Almost any...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank schlibber
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Tacos were excellent. Busy lunch place. More than one location. Had everything servers recommended. Delicious and would go again.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank colleen a
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I don’t want to say anything bad about this spot. It’s not bad at all, just not authentic. The service was OK. Had to wait a bit long for them not being all that busy. Most of the staff here are very young, although our...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Keith H
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I saw people order food at the bar and carry it out but I don't know if you can call ahead and order food. The carry-out process did not seem quick though.
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