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Puesto

789 W Harbor Dr, Suite 155, San Diego, CA 92101-7710
+1 619-233-8880
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Overview
  • Excellent50%
  • Very good34%
  • Average10%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
Travelers talk about
“tacos” (576 reviews)
“guacamole” (148 reviews)
“filet mignon” (87 reviews)
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CUISINES
Mexican, Latin, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Food
Service
Value
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LOCATION
789 W Harbor Dr, Suite 155, San Diego, CA 92101-7710
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1. Best place we ate on our visit
"Best place we ate on our visit to San Diego"
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2. We love this place!
"We went there for dinner two days in a row."
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3. Superb tacos!
"The tacos were amazing. "
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1 - 10 of 981 reviews

Reviewed yesterday

We ate at Puesto’s across from our hotel. It is not your typical food. We tried a few of their tacos. It was good but pricey.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank mthoend
Restaurant's Favorite
Reviewed June 19, 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 2 days ago

We really enjoyed our first meal at Puesto. Our server was one of the best waiters I've had in 2018 (didn't get his name but he also works for Delta -- great guy). We had the guacamole, two aquas frescas and two tacos each. The...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Bobeana
Reviewed 6 days ago

We tried a variety of tacos, all of them were good with some unique and creative parings. Locations was good & the staff was on their game when we were they. A place to return to for sure.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Todd C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had dinner here while visiting San Diego. We made a reservation and the place was half empty and still we were seated 10 minutes late. Our server didn’t arrive for another 10 minutes and was very slow to service the table. The tacos were hit...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank 618chandrap
Reviewed 1 week ago

Stopped in for a quick and delicious margarita- no mixes here! Accompanied by excellent guacamole and chips. Service was very slow; had to get up and request a server from hostess after sitting and waiting. Helped ourselves to napkins which were not provided.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank 17patienced
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

First off, the atmosphere is excellent! In an old police building and very open an airy. The fresh blue tortilla shells were unique and delicious. A huge perk, they take reservations. If you are in the Gaslamp area, please walk a few blocks to the...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank 946lindsaye
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This visit was underwhelming to say the least. The chips and salsa was good, but the fish taco was way too spicy for me and so was the portabella mushroom taco. The lobster taco was a waste of lobster, very disappointing. Maybe the wall of...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Hildehund
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

There are a lot of choices for great dining in San Diego. You need to put Puesto on your list. The restaurant is located in the revitalized former San Diego Police Station. Try the selection of three tacos. Each one was delicious.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank David T
Reviewed December 13, 2018

We sat outside in the sun and had food that made me weak with delight. Three tacos: One vegetarian, with cactus, cheese, peppers and zucchini flower, one pulled pork with guacamole, and one grilled fish with mangos. Yes, $17 isn't cheap for three tacos, but...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Daria S
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August 31, 2016|
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Response from Rather_Nomadic | Reviewed this property |
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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
$13 - $19
Meals
Drinks, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Special occasions, Families with children, Local cuisine, Bar scene, Large groups
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Monday
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Tuesday
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 789 W Harbor Dr, Suite 155, San Diego, CA 92101-7710
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego
  • Phone Number: +1 619-233-8880
  • E-mail
Description
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.
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