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Mustangs & Burros

$$$
Mexican, American, Southwestern
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9700 North Torrey Pines Road, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037
+1 877-728-0224
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4:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Mon - Thu 4:00 pm - 12:00 am
Fri 4:00 pm - 1:00 am
Sat 12:00 pm - 1:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Drinks, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for: Bar scene, Families with children, Local cuisine
Description: Mustangs & Burros is a classic Territorial Ranch style restaurant with...
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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  • 71
    Excellent
  • 39
    Very good
  • 16
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Delicious food in a beautiful setting.

The food in this restaurant is very good. You can sit inside or outside where a large fireplace keeps things warm.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Adriana C
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Germantown, Maryland
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Germantown, Maryland
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The food in this restaurant is very good. You can sit inside or outside where a large fireplace keeps things warm.

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Thank Adriana C
CA
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33 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2015

Even if you are not staying at the resort, make a point to seek out the restaurant. The adobe style atmosphere is charming. The service was excellent. The food was spectacular. Try the pulled pork Mac and cheese or the curried flank steak...all are worth your time. Good selection of wines from around the world. I choose one from Argentina... More 

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Thank ponderosapine
Oceanside, California
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2015

Wonderful place to eat !! Great outdoor patio with oversized fireplace, delicious food and excellent service ! Indoor dining area is a bit small and darker, I recommend the outdoor patio.

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Thank kimnor
Central Valley, California
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2015

A early Sunday evening dinner. Very nice dinner music playing in background. Waiter was very attentive and helpful in suggestions. Prompt service, but not rushed. Food was really good, especially the cumin roasted skirt steak.

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Thank T M
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2015 via mobile

Wonderful dinner. Yelp found us another winner. Vanessa was delightful as our server. The staff was knowledgeable, courteous & conscientious.

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Thank Clouds d
Boca Raton, Florida
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1,068 reviews
670 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 340 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2015 via mobile

Disappointing as menu lured us in with interestingly worded choices. Chicken and vegetable soup (one served hot, the other lukewarm) came in an unsuitably shaped bowl that made it hard to avoid the server from splashing it when poured from the jug. Soup taste was good though peppery. A crab salad was alright but the crab was almost certainly tinned/canned/frozen.... More 

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Thank David G
London, United Kingdom
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141 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2015

Funny, my wife and I were looking for a nice Mexican restaurant in La Jolla, and the best one that was nice and sit-down was Mustangs and Burros. The food is unique and very good, servers decent, and atmosphere nice with the outside area having interesting seating around a large fire. Tough to rate this a 5 star, but certainly... More 

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California, Maryland
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157 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 258 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2015

My colleagues and I enjoyed a leisurely dinner in pleasant surroundings. We opted for the small plates and were not disappointed.

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Thank WorldTraveler9
Chandler, Arizona
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

Nicole did an excellent job! She made good recommendations and as very attentive and had a bubbly personality.

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Thank Frapoo
Santa Ana, California
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2015

Everything was really good, except for the ceviche. We had margaritas, moscow mules, and the nachos. We decided to try the ceviche and were really disappointed. It was $14 for a small plate of baby shrimp. Not a real authentic ceviche.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 9700 North Torrey Pines Road, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego  >  La Jolla
  • Phone Number: +1 877-728-0224

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20 - 40
  • Cuisine: Mexican, American, Southwestern

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Bar scene, Families with children, Local cuisine

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.
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Monday
4:00 pm - 12:00 am
Tuesday
4:00 pm - 12:00 am
Wednesday
4:00 pm - 12:00 am
Thursday
4:00 pm - 12:00 am
Friday
4:00 pm - 1:00 am
Saturday
12:00 pm - 1:00 am

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?