Puesto: San Diego Perfects Mexican Cuisine

Even with two floors, and a wide array of outdoor seating, there was still a 30 minute wait to get inside this amazing restaurant. My friend Mandy and I didn’t mind waiting in the overly comfortable patio seating that was provided by the restaurant. And trust me when I tell you, you won’t be sorry you waited.

Nestled along the harbor in South West San Diego, Puesto allows for a quieter experience of the beautiful city. Just blocks away from the busier Gaslamp District, Puesto holds it’s own as a staple Mexican eatery and bar in San Diego.

Starting off with some great tapas styled appetizers, we ordered the Esquite (grilled corn, chile, lime queso, and cream) which is both vegetarian and gluten free, and we ordered the Potato Taquitos (chipotle tortilla, queso fresco, classic guacamole, salsa fresca, black garlic chile oil) which is also vegetarian. Both appetizers were beyond phenomenal, and I was even inspired to attempt to make my own Esquite when I returned home from my trip. It wasn’t nearly as good, unfortunately.

The dinner menu is full of choices, whether you want to just do tapas, or you want to order tacos ( they have over 10 choices of tacos) or you want to order regular entrees, Puesto has it. It’s the perfect place to stop for a drink after work with coworkers, and an even greater place to have a fun date night by one of the outdoor fire pits. With over 15 signature cocktails, and a bar full of the best liquor known to man, you simply can’t have a bad experience here.

Even with as busy as it was the service was great, and it appeared management had full control of the full house. I guarantee there will be no slow nights at this amazing restaurant as long as it keeps up it’s great reputation as one of San Diego’s best Mexican restaurants.

To take a peek at their full menu, check out their WEBSITE


(Mandy & I, happily waiting to get seated)

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