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Mustangs & Burros

9700 North Torrey Pines Road, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037
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Ranked #40 of 1,271 Restaurants in La Jolla
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Price range: $30 - $50
Mon - Fri 2:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Sat - Sun 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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
Top Contributor
181 reviews 181 reviews
123 restaurant reviews
99 helpful votes 99 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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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

This quaint spot had great drinks and atomsphere. Very uneven and rushed service, piling entrees on top of salads without thought. Food was uninspired but competently prepared. Seems like a tourist trap, but could shine for the locals with more spice, creativity and a better trained staff.

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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63 reviews 63 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

The outdoor dining area of the restaurant is amazing. You are in a patio like setting, with a huge outdoor fire place. The foods was really good, too. I had halibut on creamy risotto.

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La Jolla, California
12 reviews 12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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
59 reviews 59 reviews
51 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
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21 reviews 21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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
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84 reviews 84 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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