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Puesto Mission Valley, San Diego, CA

Puesto Mission Valley

4.6
4.6
1263 Reviews
$30 and under
Mexican
Puesto is family-owned and operated by first generation Mexican American brothers Eric, Alan and Alex Adler, alongside their cousins Isidoro and Moy Lombrozo and founding chef and partner Luisteen Gonzalez. With six locations in California, Puesto provides an innovative and contemporary approach to authentic Mexican cuisine. Sourcing its ingredients locally and regionally, the restaurant has earned national acclaim for its Mexico City-inspired tacos made with non-GMO organic, heirloom Masienda blue corn stone-ground tortillas, crispy melted cheese and scratch salsas.

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2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 69 times today
Experiences are available.

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Mexican, Contemporary Mexican, Latin American

  • Hours of Operation

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

  • Phone number

    (619) 333-2167

  • 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

    Alyssa Jackson: (858) 344-4456

  • Neighbourhood

    Mission Valley

  • Parking Details

    Public Lot

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, 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 $5 Puesto drafts

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What 1,263 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

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  • San Diego

    Mexican

  • San Diego

    Mexican

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  1. D

    Dowg

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great. Thank you.
  2. SM

    SoniaM

    San Diego

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Puesto is a great place for Taco Tuesday. I love their unique tacos and the margaritas are really good! This place is easily becoming a favorite!
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a great dinner on the back patio on Taco Tuesday / National Taco Day. We were one of the lucky winners of the Golden Ticket game and won a $50 gift card for a future meal! We love Puesto!
  4. SF

    SteveF

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food5service3ambience3
    Arrived for our 8pm business dinner reservation. Food was great. Margarita was weak. Service was fast. THEN at 9:10 we (and others there) were told rudely that we we needed to leave because they 'close' at 9m. WOW! Never have I/we been asked to leave a restaurant because they stop serving. If we were there for an hour past closing, I can understand. But clearly the staff just thought that since they 'close' at 9pm, customers must leave, DESPITE the status of their meal and drinks. I won't ever go back!
  5. BS

    BadShot

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Great food. Great service. Great atmosphere. Too expensive. Won't be going back except for special occasions. Also, there was a 4% Surcharge which I wasn't informed of up front (and didn't notice until I reviewed the bill at home), which made me feel a little silly after giving a 20% tip on a $100 bill for a total of $120 for lunch for 3 people; Only one which ordered a beer, the other two were Ice Teas. Sorry, I'm not known for being a cheapskate, but that's just too much danged money for lunch for 3 people. (We didn't order that much food). I'm leaving "Yes" as an answer for the question below; Would I recommend to a friend...but only if the friend has money to burn.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great customer services, I was there Saturday at bar and Monday for lunch. Be back Thursday! Love the food and mimosas! Great friendly environment. Music is nice!
  7. MS

    MichSD

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    We enjoyed our food and the ambience but felt that the noise level was way too loud. It was difficult to hear the waiter.
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Enjoyed the atmosphere and food
  9. C

    Carney

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This place is fabulous! The restaurant is beautiful, ambiance is outstanding. The waiter Carlos was phenomenal! Food was so good, we can't wait to go back!
  10. MS

    MichelleS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and service is wonderful but average $10 for 1 taco is pretty steep.
  11. p

    paula

    San Diego

    9 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    The hostess was very accommodating when we decided we would like to be outside due to the noise indoors. The patio is spacious. Classic guano was perfect.
  12. J

    Jackie

    Baja California

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was perfect! Its pur favorite place for drinks and food
  13. J

    Jult

    San Diego

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on September 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Like the emails with the freebies!
  14. SM

    SoniaM

    San Diego

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on September 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The margaritas are fabulous and the unique tacos are tasty.
  15. MD

    MartaD

    San Diego

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had restaurant week menu - just great. Choice of guacamole, cerviche and 2 tacos. Really great food for the price of $35.
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely experience
  17. VT

    ValerieT

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience3
    Food not really that good. Front staff really wonderful. Waiter was slow no refills took a long time for him to take our order.
  18. L

    Liz1

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Everything was great except for when we arrived even though we had reservations we still waited about 10 minutes.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I am Mexican American and this is by far the best Mexican cuisine in California. It is fresh top quality super creative and delicious. I have been here five times and the quality is consistent and the service is impeccable can’t wait to come again.
  20. D

    David

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience5
    Decent service and ambiance, but very overpriced for what appears to be casual spot... If you are expecting fine dining experience (i.e. portions) then this is your place.
  21. JM

    JohnM

    San Diego

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 20, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience5
    Excellent food and great spin on traditional Mexican cuisine. Great atmosphere. Service was a little slow, but who's isn't in this day and age where people just don't want to work. They did great considering they had few employees on the floor. We will definitely be going back.
  22. k

    kenl

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 19, 2022

    overall3food5service4ambience4
    Crazy expensive for small portions. 26$ for 2 enchiladas with no rice and beans. BUT the food is delicious!
  23. BM

    BrennaM

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 19, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience3
    The food was very salty and expensive. Everything was way overpriced and the service was not good at all. No one ever refilled drinks or asked if we were ok. If you had ordered alcohol they never asked if you wanted another one. They demanded a credit card for more than 10 people and insisted on giving an 18% tip to a waitress who was rude. She kept insisting she was doing something and could not bring things and then we had to ask another waitress
  24. c

    cjinlm

    San Diego

    19 reviews

    4.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on September 19, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    I had the enchiladas suizas. They were good, with nice presentation and a few slices of avocado. They were a little salty for my taste. The prices are high for Mexican food. Nothing came with the enchiladas, sides are extra.
  25. AS

    AnnSB

    New York Area

    106 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    106 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We ate here last year when visiting family and it was a disaster. Fast forward to this year... we had an amazing meal! From start to finish the food and service were top notch. They went over and above what they needed to to make up for last year's disaster. Whenever we visit our family in San Diego we so look forward to the dining at Puesto. We can't wait to come back!
  26. R

    Robin

    San Diego

    39 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    39 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Choosing to have a quiet, relaxed experience, friend and I selected seats on the patio. By arriving before 5 pm we had access to the Happy Hour menu, a GREAT bargain. We began with the appetizer chips and four special dips--and added the guacamole bowl. That alone is almost a meal, but each of us added our own individual shrimp quesadilla, a delicious meal in itself. It was a top-notch start to attending a Rady Shell music performance!
  27. S

    Soph53

    Orange County

    12 reviews

    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Everything was great HOWEVER they never told us that Puesto closed at 9 and that the last call for a cocktail was so early!
  28. D

    Dinner

    San Diego

    32 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on September 14, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Food is excellent. I think I have tried most if not all if the tacos at this point and they are all uniquely delicious. I will keep coming back.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing environment so fun and the drinks… wow!
  30. E

    Ellen

    San Diego

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time to go to Puesto! Love the shrimp quesedilla! I know I had a reservation but still has to wait for 15 minutes.
  31. KT

    KarenT

    Phoenix

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Carlos was the very best server we have had in a long time. Fast, efficient and friendly.
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food! Amazing drinks! Amazing service !!!! I will definitely be back!
  33. DH

    DianeH

    San Diego

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent Service and top quality cuisine!
  34. ER

    ErikaR

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    The food was great and our waiter was very attentive and kept following up on us.
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was fantastic, service was great, ambience was very cool. Will definitely be back!
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    Food was decent. Cocktails were just okay. So overpriced: 40 bucks for 4 small vegetarian street tacos.
  37. EO

    EatsOutAlot

    San Francisco

    30 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service was great as was the food. Will go again.
  38. s

    sayshag

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Honestly the best experience. The food was beyond what I was expecting and thee most delicious. Our server was very informative and helpful. I would go back 1000 times.
  39. AA

    AlyssaA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Found this restaurant on a whim and was SO impressed. Amazing food, great service, great music and atmosphere. Highly recommend.
  40. R

    Ruru

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This place is the best. Great service. You have to enjoy their mojitos and other refreshing drinks as well as their Puesto perfect guacamole! They also have the best vegetarian options and their Hero Taco off the secret menu is the best thing ever! Our favorite place to come back to!

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Puesto Mission Valley using the Order Online button. Puesto Mission Valley also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (619) 333-2167.

Puesto Mission Valley is rated 4.6 stars by 1263 OpenTable diners.

Puesto Mission Valley 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 p.m.


Booked 69 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
Google Map for Puesto Mission Valley

5010 Mission Center Rd, San Diego, CA 92108

Additional information

  • Neighbourhood

    Mission Valley

  • Hours of Operation

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

  • Cuisines

    Mexican, Contemporary Mexican, Latin American

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking Details

    Public Lot

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Owned/operated by

    Latinx or Hispanic

  • Executive Chef

    Luisteen Gonzalez

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (619) 333-2167

  • Private party facilities

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

  • Private party contact

    Alyssa Jackson: (858) 344-4456

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