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Mustangs & Burros

9700 North Torrey Pines Road, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037
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Ranked #60 of 1,262 Restaurants in La Jolla
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $30 - $50
Sun - Thu 2:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
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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  • English first
  • French first
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English first
Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014 NEW

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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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 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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Coral Gables, Florida
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36 reviews 36 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Very authentic SOCal Baja Style Best Marguerita ever! Great appetizers and great food overall. Worth a visit whether you are staying there or just in the area.

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Oxford, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
129 reviews 129 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Stopped here for a bite to eat. Really enjoyed the food and the atmosphere. Margerita's were awesome!

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Basking Ridge, New Jersey, United States
18 reviews 18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

You can have order a four course meal or you can graze on your favorites. One night we shared an ginormous plate of nachos and topped it off with dessert.

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san carlos,
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46 reviews 46 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

After a long day of travel, we opted for an early dinner and drinks. We were lucky enough to be there for happy hour and there were fish tacos on the menu for $7.00 for 3. Our waiter told us, he thought they were incredible and we both ordered them and split a chopped salad. My husband and I agree... More 

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Kitchener, Canada
3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

I recently stayed for a few days at Estancia La Jolla, a decent resort hotel where I've stayed before while attending events at the neighbouring Salk Institute. There isn't really very much around the hotel, so if you want to eat somewhere within walking distance you're pretty much confined to the hotel. The Mustangs and Burros restaurant is the main... More 

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AgouraHills, CA
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

Terrible food .... needs an culinary overhaul. Not kid friendly. Very expensive see my recent review of the hotel

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Top Contributor
183 reviews 183 reviews
123 restaurant reviews
110 helpful votes 110 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Great atmosphere, good food, but overpriced. It wouldn't survive if it was part of the Estancia hotel.

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Sherman Oaks, CA
5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Good specialty cocktails and sangria! Service from Vanessa was awesome! Tried a lot of different food and loved everything! Grab a table outside by the fireplace and enjoy a relaxing dinner.

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Additional Information about Mustangs & Burros

Address: 9700 North Torrey Pines Road, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037
Phone Number: 858-550-1000
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego  >  La Jolla
Open Hours:
Sunday 2:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Monday 2:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday 2:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday 2:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday 2:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Saturday 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Average Prices: USD 30 - 50
Cuisine: American, Southwestern, Californian

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