Puesto at the Headquarters

Top choice mexican in San Diego

This eatery serves Mexican street food that knocked our zapatos off: innovative takes on traditional tacos like chicken (with hibiscus, chipotle, pineapple and avocado) and some out-there fillings like zucchini and cactus. Other highlights: crab guacamole, the lime-marinated shrimp ceviche and the grilled Baja striped bass.

Bonus: cocktails by the bottle! The art on the tall walls is almost as interesting as what's on the plate, and upstairs or outdoor seating offers great people watching.