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“Very nice, but expensive”
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Ranked #69 of 4,960 Restaurants in San Diego
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $13 - $19
Cuisines: Mexican, Bar
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Good for: Bar scene
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
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.
Reviewed June 3, 2014

Maybe street food in origin, but the markup is crazy. It's a great environment, though and the food was delicious! Beware the frozen horchata unless you have a real sweet tooth!

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Reviewed June 2, 2014

very friendly staff will guide you to your best tacos experience ever! margaritas are of course as delicious, a perfect combination for a truly Mexican experience this side of the border

Thank Dario C
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Reviewed May 30, 2014

Early lunch on Wed. Excellent, attentive service. Love the guacamole, mahi mahi ceviche--just the right amount of citrus flavor. Tacos are flavorful and fresh. We had the carnitas, chicken, and fish. Tortillas could not be better. All the tacos were perfectly flavored, and not too spicy. (Being from New Mexico, we really like to bring the heat!). Husband really liked the house margaritas, even with the lime shortage, there was no shortage of tangy goodness. On the second visit, we arrived about 1:30 and it was craziness! The two greeters did an excellent job of managing everyone--bar was packed, and the place was very noisy. Service was a bit slow and uneven, but the meal was great. We ordered all the same items and added a Caesar salad-which was served with a nice slice of cheese. We really enjoyed both meals, and would highly recommend it, especially if you love sharing several small plates of food.

Thank Aspendancer
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Reviewed May 29, 2014

I live in San Diego and work downtown. The new "Headquarters" (the old SD police headquarters) was recently renovated (great job) and turned into a small mall with several restaurants. In my walks through the area I always saw lots of people in the patio at Puesto and wanted to try it. My husband and I took my dad for "Taco Tuesday" dinner. $2.00 tacos. I'm surprised to read the so-so reviews because I thought the tacos were really great. Great corn tortillas, and they had "flor de calabasa y nopales" tacos (called "zucchini flower and cactus") as well as other authentic Mexican tacos. The serve was beyond good. Great drinks, from Mezcal to good tequilas. Great ambiente as well. I liked it so much I went back today for lunch, just two days later. If you're in San Diego and not going to Tijuana to eat street tacos, I highly recommend Puesto.

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Thank Janice D
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Reviewed May 27, 2014

The tacos were not very memorable. They seemed more mass-produced than carefully created. However, the service and tequila choices were good.

Thank JFulkerson
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