It’s been more than two years since Puesto opened a location at The Headquarters, but it still remains one of our favorite spots to get tacos and drinks. We love the restaurant space and menu options and the service is always very friendly.
It seems like every time I’m dining here and have my camera, it’s already very dark outside. One of these days, I’ll take photos in the daytime.
We started our meal with their complimentary chips and salsa. They are always quick to refill here and we usually get a few refills before our meal is over.
I really love their crab guacamole here. Something in their guacamole (which I can’t quite seem to identify) pairs very well with the sweet crab meat, resulting in the crab blending seamlessly together with the guacamole. I’ve tried topping my homemade guacamole with crab meat but it never tastes the same. Since I had almost this entire bowl to myself, I couldn’t finish the whole thing.
We ended up asking for a to-go container and our server even packed it with a fresh container of chips and salsa too.
Chicken Al Pastor, Potato Soy Chorizo, Carnitas
We usually polish off about 3 tacos each and these were my choices of the night. I especially like any of the tacos that come with a layer of crispy melted cheese. It’s not just some melted cheese melted into the taco. It’s actually a thick cheese patty cooked on the grill until melted and crispy. It then acts as an inner wrapper for the taco ingredients.
Carnitas, Chicken Verde, Potato Soy Chorizo
These were Mr. K’s selections.
Overall, we had another nice meal here. It’s a fun spot for drinks and tacos, especially when you’re downtown and it’s a place we take friends to that are visiting from out-of-town.
Puesto at The Headquarters
789 West Harbor Drive
San Diego, CA 92101