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Puesto Mission Valley, San Diego, CA

Puesto Mission Valley

4.7
4.7
1834 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 eight 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

22:00


Booked 64 times today
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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Mexican, Contemporary Mexican, Latin American
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon–Thu, Sun 11:00 am–9:00 pm 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
    A party at Puesto in Mission Valley can be an intimate dinner in one of our PDR's or a family-style fiesta for 70 on the patio. A lively reception with tray-passed tacos and margaritas can fill the entire space for up to 450 of your closest friends. Tell us your vision, and we'll make your party com
  • Private party contact
    Mikenna Doherty: (858) 788-3974
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Experiences

  • Taco Tuesday!

    Multiple dates available
    Come join the Fiesta. $2.5 off tacos $6 Puesto drafts
    Taco Tuesday! photo
  • Puesto Dog Happy Hour!

    22 Apr 2024 only
    We're partnering with the Farmer's Dog to bring fun to the dog people of San Diego! From 3-5 pm, we are proud to present our first-ever Dog Happy Hour on our pet-friendly patio, where your furry friends are not only welcomed but celebrated! Bring your four-legged friend and get free treats, swag and coupons from The Farmer's Dog. But that's not all! While your pup gets treats, you can sip on our happy hour margaritas and enjoy your favorite Puesto snacks & shares for half off. See you there!
    Puesto Dog Happy Hour! photo
  • Mini Margarita for Mama on Mother's Day

    12 May 2024 only
    Moms deserve a drink for all their hard work, so we are treating them to a complimentary Puesto Perfect Mini Margarita on Mother's Day!
    Mini Margarita for Mama on Mother's Day photo

What 1,834 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

Diners' Choice Awards

  • San Diego

    Mexican

  • San Diego

    Mexican

1,834 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    First off, if you come here to count pennies don’t come in. But you can’t put a price on this type of quality it speaks for itself. I’ve never had anything I didn’t enjoy here, the horchata is a life changing experience you will never find anything as pure and fresh as thiers. The tacos bring you straight to flavor avenue. My personal favorite is the tamarindo shrimp & filet mignon I can’t express how amazing the flavor is. Puesto is a 10/10 for me.

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  2. haleyp

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food and service were amazing ! I had over 12 people at the party

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  3. EricaH

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely enjoyed my dining experience. It was my first time at Puesto. I tried the short rib taco at Petco park and knew I had to visit the store front location. All the tacos that I tried were delicious (short rib, chicken adobada, tamarindo shrimp), mango margarita, and nogada guacamole, chips and salsa. I was completely blown away by the choco flan! Special shout out to the staff and service. They were so attentive and friendly. All around great experience and cannot wait to go back for Taco Tuesday. My friends all raved about my restaurant pick and look forward to returning as well. 10/10! Thank you Puesto!!!

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The menu was very limited. Not sure if they are going to last. I felt that the food was very over priced for food that was just ok. I would have been happier at a local food truck. After paying $170 I was still hungry 🤤

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Baja California

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 7 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food, fast and the drinks were so yummy. Our server was a little slow but besides that we enjoyed it all ! I recommend the flautas 😊

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 7 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent every time we go here. Amazing food. The Filet Mignon and Lobster taco is the absolute bomb!!! I’ve never had a better taco!!!! Love love love this place!!!!

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  7. Melissa

    Los Angeles

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on 6 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Always amazing food and service. It’s always cold though - no matter where you sit (inside or outside) so dress appropriately, but it’s worth it! We go once a month a minimum.

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  8. Jult

    San Diego

    18 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on 4 April 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The ever changing pricing is outrageous . Not only am I charged 4% on my bill , paying double what I used to pay before Covid for my favorite carnitas bowl , now I have to pay for chips and salsa ! Not going there anymore

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Wilmington

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 March 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We ordered the short rib birria, the enchiladas suizas and the house margarita. The flavor of the food and drink was very good but we thought it was a little over priced. Good experience overall but will probably try other Mexican restaurants in the area.

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  10. Portia

    Las Vegas

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 28 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing Food and Service!! Always a fun dining experience!

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Daniel was amazzzing! Super attentive and very kind. Was not thrilled with my corn bc it was very salty and I just sent it back ( which I never do) I didn’t want a new one. But, the sweet manager came back with a fresh one modified without the tajin hoping we would give it a chance. It was perfect. I appreciated the above and beyond service from Daniel and the manager. I didn’t catch her name but she was wearing a leopard blouse. Service has gone downhill in so many establishments and it feels like some people don’t care. Well, puesto cares. That extra inch they went was a mile to me. Shout out to Daniel and manager!

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 24 March 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Prices are outrages for the food and drinks they give you. I got the guac with Parmesan but didn’t know if would come cubed and it took a way from the taste. Drinks were okay, nothing special. Best thing was shrimp tacos, but the chicken tacos were way too salty

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    Sacramento

    2 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 23 March 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    The food was good, kids tacos and chicken Al pastor tacos were a bit dry but the sauces were good. The short rib birria is bomb! That was the best plate there. Service was alright I think they need more servers on weekends honestly. The cost for the quality of the tacos is off…. One taco isn’t worth $9-$16 dollars there. Maybe if they had more meat or were bigger, but for the size of the tacos it’s not worth it. Get the plates if you go.

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  14. Kersi

    Seattle

    30 reviews

    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on 23 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food, great ambiance and friendly service. Enjoyed their tacos, enchiladas, ceviche and a very interesting strawberry dessert that was somewhere between a flan and a cheesecake and an angel food cake. Drinks were very good too. I got a jalapeno margarita and it packed a mighty punch even at the lowest spice level. You have been warned!

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  15. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service, great food, great vibes. Couldn’t ask for a better first time experience. I’ll definitely be back.

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  16. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 23 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    La comida es garantía, nos encanta a toda la familia. Nuestros favoritos: ceviche de camarón, tacos de carnitas y quesadillas de birria

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  17. OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    11 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on 20 March 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The food was beyond delicious. Our waiter, Ricardo, provided outstanding service, going above and beyond to ensure we had a great dinner. However, we did encounter a slight hiccup with our reservation for 8:30 PM. The KITCHEN AND BAR CLOSED at 9 PM, which made us feel a bit rushed to decide on our orders. We do have one small suggestion for improvement on not having reservations times available on the apps if they are too close to the kitchen and bar closing hour. Despite this minor hiccup, Ricardo made sure to accommodate us and worked tirelessly to ensure that even with limited time, we were happy and well-served. Overall, we had a great experience. Thanks to the tasty food and our waiter exceptional service. Can't wait to dine here again with more time. Thank you

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  18. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    3 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 19 March 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Exceptional wait staff — attentive to detail & provided great recommendations.

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  19. Mahnas

    Charlotte

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on 19 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely wonderful! Service was top-notch, and the food was excellent. Extremely accommodating! Also PLENTY of gluten-free options!!

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  20. AmyM

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Good food, good drinks, great service. A bit pricey for al a carte Would like to have some meal options or sides offered with the tacos.

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  21. OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    3 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 17 March 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Expensive for what you get. Good food and service but be prepared to spend.

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  22. KCPepper

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Place has a trendy, "cool" atmosphere. Lively and loud. Tacos are pricy but you get unique flavor combos, nice ingredients, & beautiful photo-worthy presentation. Baja fish was fresh and crispy, chicken al pastor was a hit—sweet and a little spicy. The short rib quesabirria was the spiciest one I tried (I would say moderately spicy), and it was absolutely heavenly. Tender meat and perfect salsa. They were great about accommodating food allergies (you can swap out the pistachio salsa for something without nuts, for instance).

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  23. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing experience!! Authentic Mexican cuisine!! Drinks were amazing also! Music was on point

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  24. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 10 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Thank you for helping make my friend’s birthday so special! It’s become one of our favorites!

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  25. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 10 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Tacos were surprisingly filling and the sides of guacamole and ceviche were tasty.

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  26. Kris

    San Diego

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 9 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely delicious food, drinks and service! Our server, Carlos was exceptional! Thank you!

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  27. MarisaF

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 9 March 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    I had been to Puesto a few times before and really enjoyed the food even if they are “bougie” tacos. This time was a miss unfortunately. We ordered guacamole and not only was there avocado skin/peel in the guacamole but the produce sticker was on that skin/peel! All of the tortillas on the tacos were cold and we were left still feeling hungry despite spending $20+ for two tacos each. I loved the idea of the tacos before and felt like they previously delivered with great ingredients and presentation but this experience was a sharp detour.

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  28. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 March 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Restaurant week portions aren't impressive, don't go in with high expectations. Food is good , i would've just paid the extra bucks and ordered food from regular menu.

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  29. Foodielove

    San Diego

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on 8 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Dinner at Puesto was great. The food was very good and the portions were just right. It took a little time to get our drinks, but after that service was quick and efficient. The only issue we had was finding parking.

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  30. JoSalle

    San Diego

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 6 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I’ve been coming to Puesto for years now and always enjoyed my experience. I came here with my mom and my boyfriend to celebrate my birthday after a long day at work. Every staff member that we interacted with was so friendly and helpful, and our food was amazing as always. Can’t wait to visit again soon!

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  31. NoraN

    San Diego

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on 5 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great restaurant week menu! Taco selection is really great - something for everyone! Excellent margaritas!

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  32. DougW

    San Diego

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 5 March 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    We actually appreciated that we were able to hear each other during most of the dinner, until after 8 pm when the music was turned up.

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  33. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 March 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Shared they could accommodate celiac and then could not safely accommodate once me and my guest arrived. Very disappointing and unprofessional interactions with the waiter who would not connect us to a manager.

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  34. SdEats

    San Diego

    9 reviews

    2.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 3 March 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was nice except the food. I ordered a few tacos. The corn tortillas seemed chewy and hard to eat. Maybe they were old or just prepared incorrectly. What was worse was the filling for the mole vegetable taco. It was so sour it was inedible. I think maybe they soaked the vegetables in lime juice or vinegar. Also not sure why they were “mole” since there was no mole sauce. With so much good Mexican food in San Diego I’m not sure why this place is still open.

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  35. Kojakk

    San Diego

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 3 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    First time here. Cocktails and food were amazing. Baja fish, ribeye and pozole tacos were fire. Wife loved the suiza enchiladas. Definitely coming back!

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  36. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 2 March 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very accommodating. Our server was great—attentive, personable and efficient. The food and beverages were very good. Just think averaging $11 per taco is high. The quality is exceptional as you would expect, but $33 for three tacos and no rice or beans or chips and salsa inclusive is disappointing. The place is beautiful.

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  37. AnitaP

    Las Vegas

    28 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on 2 March 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    A bit pricey. Small servings. Could have been a bit bigger or at least included some sides like rice and beans or salad or something. Spending over $400 for lunch for the 4 of us and still leaving a bit hungry. Not so great. Love the taste of some of the food. Like the twist on regular Mexican food. Not all food was great though. Chicken Al tambor taco was not great. Fried and tough to chew. The tamarind, filet mignon and lobster were good. Overall a good experience but won’t be going on a regular basis.

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  38. OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 March 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food, drinks, ambience and service. The food is pretty pricey $9-11 a taco lol. Good flavor for most items, the chips and guac were great, passion fruit agua Fresca was great, two of my three tacos were great. Overall would recommend!

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  39. tonig

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food is always reliable and great! Wish the noise level could improve!

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  40. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 28 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious food and drinks. Staff is nice and location is good

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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 4.7 stars by 1834 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.

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2 people

22:00


Booked 64 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Puesto Mission Valley

5010 Mission Center Rd, San Diego, CA 92108

Additional information

  • Area
    Mission Valley
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon–Thu, Sun 11:00 am–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:00 am–10:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • 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
    Gluten-free Options, Patio/Outdoor Dining
  • Phone number
    (619) 333-2167
  • Private party facilities
    A party at Puesto in Mission Valley can be an intimate dinner in one of our PDR's or a family-style fiesta for 70 on the patio. A lively reception with tray-passed tacos and margaritas can fill the entire space for up to 450 of your closest friends. Tell us your vision, and we'll make your party com
  • Private party contact
    Mikenna Doherty: (858) 788-3974
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