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Mustangs & Burros

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Mexican, American, Californian, Southwestern
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9700 North Torrey Pines Road, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037
+1 877-728-0224
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Today
12:00 pm - 1:00 am
Closed now
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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
Description: Mustangs & Burros is a classic Territorial Ranch style restaurant with a...
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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Visitor rating
  • 55
    Excellent
  • 32
    Very good
  • 12
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 2
    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
Jen was a fantastic waitress!!!! We absolutely LOVED her!!!

My company hosted a happy hour at this restaurant yesterday and I was very impressed and pleased with the service that Jen provided to us!! She treated us like VIPs and made sure we had everything we needed. She has a great personality and a contagious smile. We are going to request her in advance... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 7, 2015
Nicole J
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
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106 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

My company hosted a happy hour at this restaurant yesterday and I was very impressed and pleased with the service that Jen provided to us!! She treated us like VIPs and made sure we had everything we needed. She has a great personality and a contagious smile. We are going to request her in advance for our next outing!! Thanks... More 

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Los Angeles, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

The outdoor patio with fireplace is terrific for late afternoon early evening drinks, snacks or dining! The

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San Diego, California
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

Great hidden treasure for visitors and locals alike. Gives you a feel that you are tucked away, even though this is right near the beach and Torrey Pines. Server Jen was the best, attention to detail and great recommendations.

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Los Angeles, California
Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

We love this spot - sunny at the end of the day, fresh squeezed lime in the margaritas, great food and lovely service - consistently.

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La Jolla, California
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

I work at UC San Diego across the street from Estancia Hotel and Spa where the wonderful Mustangs and Burros is located. There is a quaint walking path to Mustangs from the street that keeps this little treasure hidden. I need not worry about running into undergraduates here as it is more upscale, unknown, and a little out of their... More 

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San Francisco, California
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10 reviews 10 reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

I was staying at the Estancia and hung out here to work. My waitress Jen was very friendly and attentive. The cocktails were very good. I had the barrel-aged negroni, the local, and a smoked orange. All were delicious. Civiche was decent, but not comparable to the best civiche I've had.

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Bloomfield Township, Michigan
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88 reviews 88 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
170 helpful votes 170 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

We spent two nights here during our family wedding weekend. They have several fireplaces and will provide blankets if you are cool on the chilly nights. We did not eat as we were here late night for cocktails both nights after the festivities ended. Cool place to hang out and have a couple drinks.

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Los Angeles, California
Top Contributor
96 reviews 96 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

We were staying at the Estancia Resort which houses the M&B restaurant/bar. The ambiance both inside but especially out very inviting w/ huge fireplace & covered patio seating around. Along the wall of the fireplace benches w/ pillows & heater make it very cozy. We made reservations for the Saturday before Christmas & asked if we can bring our bottle... More 

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Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014 via mobile

I did not realize the restaurant was in the Estancia Hotel so keep that in mind if you want to find it. There is a lot of outside seating by fireplaces. Beautiful grounds. The service was wonderful and I would go back again. The menu is very limited but decent. The chips are spicy but good. I had a hamburger... More 

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San Diego
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

Made reservations for a birthday celebration..requested a table by the fire..was told that I was all set. Arrived to find out that the restaurant was closed for a private party and was shuffled off to another noisy, less desirable location. The staff was apologetic BUT the food was not that great. A fish entrée was raw and had to be... More 

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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, Californian, Southwestern

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: 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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?