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Mustangs & Burros

9700 North Torrey Pines Road, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037
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Ranked #34 of 1,270 Restaurants in La Jolla
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Price range: $30 - $50
Cuisines: American, Southwestern, Californian
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Good for: Local cuisine, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Dining
Description: Mustangs & Burros is a classic Territorial Ranch style restaurant with a cozy and intimate dining room, featuring a spacious patio reminiscent of a Spanish hacienda. Both areas feature wonderful and inviting fireplaces. Enjoy delicious small plates inspired by the Southwest and extraordinary house crafted cocktails, including innovative margaritas & our very own M & B Sangria, or join us for dinner and experience Chef Kramers' regional cuisine inspired by the season. The Mustangs & Burros Culinary Team pride themselves on utilizing locally grown and sustainable ingredients in a fresh, unique and imaginative way.
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84% Recommend
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  • English first
  • French first
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English first
La Jolla, California
12 reviews 12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

This is a great, relaxed environment to have drinks and appetizers outside. They have a great, big, gas fireplace to stare into and daydream. The drinks are good and so is the food. Check out the shrimp quesadilla.

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Top Contributor
58 reviews 58 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

5 Stars is all I have to say for the Mustangs and Burros restaurant in the beautiful Estancia La Jolla Hotel & Spa. July 4th, we had made last minutes reservations and were accepted, we sat in the more casual outside dining area with the heaters (Mustangs and Burros), Our server was fantastic. Food and drinks came out with perfect... More

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San Diego, California
20 reviews 20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

We took friends here last night after hearing good things about it. The setting is beautiful and different. However, that is where the good exerience ended. The wait staff is inexperienced and unprofessional. Twice they told us we were getting a different server because someone was on break or otherwise engaged. We had to flag them down for silverware, to... More

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Temecula, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

We bought our Tequila and appetizer deal on another site, but when we got there we were greeted by free Valet. The shrimp and scallops ceviche was delicious and the ambiance just as great. We sat outside and were taken care of by our server Yvonne who was beyond helpful and super sweet. We also ordered the shrimp quesadillas and... More

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Mission Viejo, California
Top Contributor
83 reviews 83 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

We just stopped in here for a late night snack- we each had the tomato bisque- it comes nicely presented with a dab of cream in the bottom of a bowl and then a pitcher with the soup - they pour the soup over the cream in the bowl. The soup was hearty and chunky- yum! I would recommend! We... More

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Los Angeles, California
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

Patrick-evening manager -was extremely gracious and hospitable-came to stay at Estancia after change of vacation plans to east coast-my husband and I were thrilled with the ambiance, quality, and over all experience at Mustangs and Burro-we didn't want to leave resort for La Jolla( George's is our usual spot) because Patrick & servers at Mustang & Burros gave us such... More

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San Diego
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

Wow, our server, Scott A., was so courteous, attentive, and timely that we've been forever spoiled and can't wait to return. He graciously offered wine samples as we were unfamiliar with several of the labels. Scott's service style is so genuine and is the perfect blend of friendly and professional. Our entree's were absolutely delicious. My friend raved about the... More

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Senior Contributor
45 reviews 45 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
163 helpful votes 163 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

Atmosphere? A+ Food? A+ Outdoor dining (with heaters/fireplace)? A+ Service? A+ Met up with friends and this place was perfect for lots of chatting, great food and excellent Moscow Mules! Our server, Yvonne, was very sweet. We will definitely go back on our next San Diego visit. And it was only 1.7 miles from the the Hilton Torrey Pines so... More

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Laguna Beach, California
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

Everything we tried on the menu was very good. The sweet potato fries rival the best I've had (outside Scottsdale) and our server, Tara, was quick and attentive. She suggested cinnamon with the fries and that was incredible. We also had the nachos, tomahawk pork chop, fish tacos, and steak salad. All very very good.

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San Diego, California, Usa
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2014

We went to Mustangs & Burros to celebrate a birthday (I informed them when making the reservation, but they made no acknowledgement at any point during our meal), and sat outside in a very charming patio area. As it was a beautiful Friday evening, the restaurant, both inside and outside was crowded and buzzing with activity. When we first arrived... More

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