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Puesto Mission Valley, San Diego, CA

Puesto Mission Valley

4.6
4.6
1062 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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Booked 114 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 11:00–21:00 Tue, Fri, Sat 11:00–22:00

  • Phone number

    (619) 333-2167

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • 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

    Candy Urreola: (619) 333-2167

  • Area

    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, Takeaway, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Experiences

  • Taco Tuesday!

    Multiple dates available
    Come join the Fiesta. $2.5 off tacos $5 Puesto drafts
  • Pint for Papa on Father's Day

    19 Jun 2022 only
    There's nothing Papa loves more than a cold one, and we want to celebrate him with a complimentary Puesto Pint of his choice on Father's Day.

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What 1,062 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. J

    Julie

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Always love the vibe here at Puesto Mission Valley. It's especially bustling and noisy since we came on Taco Tuesdays. Our whole table got Puesto Claras, and a bunch of tacos -- I got 2 mushrooms and the Shrimp Tamarindo. Everyone's food was delicious! We also got chips and the chef's salsa bar. I never know the the oily black salsa's name is -- but I asked for a whole container of it to go because it was so good.

  2. CM

    CristinaM

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    The tacos were good, our waiter was amazing, and we enjoyed our visit.

  3. S

    Sasa

    Portland

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fantastic all around from food to service.

  4. JR

    JenniferR

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food5service5ambience4

    Food was delicious. Service was outstanding. But! Surcharges on the bill are offensive. I understand things are costing more these days so just raise the prices on the menu already! Seeing a surcharge on the bill just feels like getting ‘nickeled and domed’. Please pass along to ALL of your restaurant associates.

  5. MF

    MichelleF

    San Diego

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food is the BOMB. If you happen to be in the Mission Valley, go check this place out. Ambiance is casual cool, food is DELICIOUS, and service was quick and friendly. LOOOVE me some PUESTO!!

  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Celebrated Mother’s Day late. Great service and food but it was a bit warm inside and noisy.

  7. CL

    CarenL

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Best Mexican food EVER! My family loves Mexican food and we have eaten at nearly every Mexican restaurant from LA to San Diego. Puesto was INCREDIBLE! Delicious flavors, a new twist on Mexican food, a bit more sophisticated than the traditional. The steak taco was out of this world! Everything we ordered was delicious! The ambiance was fabulous and service was great. We also loved the margaritas, especially the cucumber. Highly recommend! We can't wait to go back.

  8. CB

    ChristineB

    San Diego

    7 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food5service5ambience4

    We had a great time for family dinner. Service was fast especially drinks and kids meals. A little loud but lively is fun. The chopped salad was really fresh and my son loves the tacos sooo much. Only negative was we ordered a scoop of ice cream for each of our kids and oddly the server made them share one bowl. 🙃 we definitely recommend!

  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Another top notch meal- gracias, merci, cheers

  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 May 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5

    Great service and experience, food was pricy for the serving size and took a minuet to come out from the kitchen.

  11. B

    Bhk1

    San Diego

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 11 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great thanks to Raffael

  12. AI

    ArturoI

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 May 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience5

    Great food, and drinks. Staff is very young and annoying at times but well intentioned. Food and bar are overpriced.

  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 10 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    I always love coming to Puesto, Mission Valley. The service is amazing and the food is delicious.

  14. RR

    RhondaR

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 May 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    First time at this location, and we loved the food, as always. Just a little to spicy, but still good

  15. PH

    PatriciaH

    San Diego

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Exceptional food and service. We went on Mother's day and had to make two separate reservations due to our party size. The host staff went above and beyond to accommodate us and were able to move things around to put us all together. The free margaritas for Mothers were delightfully unexpected. We had a great time and will be back soon.

  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We celebrated Mother’s Day - every single item was absolutely delicious! Coming back soon!

  17. MR

    MariselaR

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Mother’s Day weekend

  18. AG

    AnitaG

    San Diego

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 8 May 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5

    Amazing and great quality food. Cocktails are a little pricey.

  19. PP

    PryscilaP

    San Diego

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on 7 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazing, the food and drinks are wonderful

  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 7 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Puesto never disappoints

  21. JB

    JohnB

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 May 2022

    overall1food4service1ambience2

    Awesome drinks but terrible service. Jessica waited on us in the outside area and made very few visits to our table. The only water we received for the four hour duration we were there was the initial water. Drinks took 15 minutes to arrive compared to previous visits that took only five. We waited for the receipt for thirty minutes, despite watching her go to the three tables around us multiple times. Love Puesto but this was not a great experience.

  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 6 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We had great service and the food was very yummy.

  23. JI

    JImpell

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 May 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience4

    Cinco de Mayo

  24. MK

    MaryKay

    San Diego

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 5 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Delicious food and huge location with lots of seating options, lively bar and nice patio. Happy hour until 5pm during the week is great for getting starters and drinks before dinner.

  25. U

    Ulisses

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great experience our server Carlos was amazing very helpful in every way.

  26. GZ

    GloriaZ

    San Diego

    30 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on 5 May 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    First time at this restaurant! Loved the ambiance of the place! Lots of people due to cinco de Mayo! Our server was John Y was very out going and helpful with the menu. The special was the surf and turf tacos which my husband ordered. Not very much to his liking. The meat was very dry and the cheese was burnt. My tacos the tamarind shrimp were excellent as was the Guacamole, salsa and chips. I am sure because of the day being cinco de mayo and all the customer there, it might have had an affect on the way the food was prepared. All in all I do recommend this restaurant!!

  27. DN

    DNoble

    San Diego

    50 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    50 reviews

    Dined on 5 May 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    Your food is flavorful but for the price for one taco is quite pricey. Ambience is nice but for a nice dinner and treating a group of employees way expensive!

  28. A

    Andy

    San Diego

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 May 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3

    Good food. Margaritas are a little pricey though.

  29. EE

    EllieE

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 May 2022

    overall4food5service2ambience3

    Food is ALWAYS fabulous. Normally, I have amazing servers. This time around -- not so much. Our server was pretty rude and not very accommodating. She was training someone, who I felt pretty bad for. Our server seemed annoyed that our table had some dietary restrictions and had a lot of questions (several of them hadn't been before). Other times, serving staff have been so accommodating and kind about restrictions. This time, she was just rude about it.

  30. K

    Karenc

    San Diego

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 May 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    father food are service were very good but the prices are outrageous! $10.00 for ONE taco is very pricey!

  31. N

    Norm

    San Diego

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on 2 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Puesto has an excellent array of choices for those liking Mexican and S American menus. I don't eat meat and they provide good choices. Tacos are a bit small but nice quality. Salads are good. Ceviche was great.

  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 1 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Puesto NEVER disappoints. We have been to multiple locations and every time is PERFECTION. Service was top notch, drinks incredible and the food AS ALWAYS was out of this world. I choose the Filet mignon taco every time. Thank you!

  33. BF

    BrazilianFoodie

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 1 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We love this new location and the staff! All the waiters are amazing but I have to give a shout out to the lovely Naomi, we will be continuing to ask for her. She is awesome and made us feel right at home. Thank you again, 10/10 would recommend and will be continuing to return :)

  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    vip
    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 May 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience4

    Over priced for the quality of food. Chewy tortillas and mediocre fillings. Service was slow and not very interactive . Only plus is the margaritas.

  35. DG

    DebiG

    San Diego

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 April 2022

    overall2food3service5ambience3

    I realize food prices have gone up but the pricing here was seriously too high plus they added an extra 4% on the bill. It just wasn’t worth it. Also, the seating is very uncomfortable and everybody sits on a very hardwood chair with no padding. Not worth it!

  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food!

  37. AD

    AlexisD

    Richmond

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 30 April 2022

    overall5food3service4ambience5

    Honestly I found the food to be over spiced and not tasty spicy but just Hot. Everything I tried was way to hot and overpriced but the overall restaurant is cute.

  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Central Coast

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 April 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    Good food, good ambiance, good drinks

  39. SP

    SharonP

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Wonderful food and employees! Will definitely go back. Make reservations and go before 5pm. It's gets crowded.

  40. DM

    DonnaM

    San Diego

    4 reviews

    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 27 April 2022

    overall2food1service3ambience3

    Service was fine. Very overpriced tacos- $10 apiece and small. The fish taco was delicious, but the carnitas taco was very dry and so overcooked that I couldn’t even eat it. I said something to the waitress who responded “that’s the way it is supposed to be.” $35 for 2 small tacos, a non-alcoholic drink, 4% service charge, and tip - per person!

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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 1062 OpenTable diners.

Puesto Mission Valley does offer gift cards which you can purchase here.

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Booked 114 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for Puesto Mission Valley

5010 Mission Center Rd San Diego, CA 92108

Additional information

  • Area

    Mission Valley

  • Hours of Operation

    Mon, Wed, Thu, Sun 11:00–21:00 Tue, Fri, Sat 11:00–22:00

  • Cuisines

    Mexican, Contemporary Mexican, Latin American

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking Details

    Public Lot

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • 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, Takeaway, 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

    Candy Urreola: (619) 333-2167

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