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Mustangs & Burros

$$ - $$$American, Mexican,
9700 N Torrey Pines Rd, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037-1102
+1 877-728-0224
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good29%
  • Average11%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
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“fish tacos” (12 reviews)
“guacamole” (5 reviews)
“burger” (3 reviews)
Closes in 28 min
American, Mexican, Southwestern, Bar, Pub
$$ - $$$
9700 N Torrey Pines Rd, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037-1102
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Reviewed April 30, 2018

This restaurant is located in a separate small building behind a hotel decorated in a rustic decor. We were seated right next to the door and the lighting was so dim that it was hard to see the menu. I was expecting a fairly upscale...More

Thank Linda W
EstanciaHotelManager, Manager at Mustangs & Burros, responded to this reviewResponded May 2, 2018

Dear Linda, Thank you for choosing to dine at our restaurant. We're thrilled to hear you enjoyed our wine selection and are especially pleased our staff helped make your stay special. We appreciate your feedback and have shared your comments with our team to continuously...More

Reviewed April 24, 2018

We sat outside near the fireplace. The service was exquisite... Yvonne was a delight!. The food was amazing. I couldn't have asked for a better meal or experience. Thank you!More

Thank WrathOfJuno
EstanciaHotelManager, Manager at Mustangs & Burros, responded to this reviewResponded April 25, 2018

Dear WrathOfJuno, Thank you for your kind review of Mustangs & Burros. We're delighted to hear that you had an exceptional experience and enjoyed our outdoor patio. We will certainly share your kind words with Yvonne and our restaurant team. We look forward to welcoming...More

Reviewed March 3, 2018 via mobile

After being told bar would not open until 5 we waited only to find they were not serving anything but drinks (no food or appetizers) and we were sent to the hotel restaurant bar which was small and tables not bussed and we finally left....More

Thank Laura D
EstanciaHotelManager, Manager at Mustangs & Burros, responded to this reviewResponded March 6, 2018

Dear Laura, Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback. Due to inclement weather during your visit, we did move our lunch and dinner service to Adobe El Restaurante and Trinitas Cellars Wine Bar. Our team does our best to minimize the impact...More

Reviewed February 26, 2018

they have a happy hour menu Mon-fri 4-6pm and its $6 wines and $5 off every food item.yes they have the whole menu available from apps to entrees and each dish was $5 off. lovely food. We went twice for dinner.

Thank cathym719
Reviewed February 13, 2018

I had dinner with my wife before a play at the La Jolla Play House. The service was terrible. The dinning room was loud and the chairs uncomfortable. I had the Short rib tacos and my wife had the Quinoa Salad. Both were ok. The...More

Thank Jay M
EstanciaHotelManager, Manager at Mustangs & Burros, responded to this reviewResponded February 22, 2018

Dear Jay, Thank you for dining with us before your visit to the La Jolla Playhouse. Please accept our apologies that your experience was not representative of our hotel's AAA Four Diamond service. We regret that our ticketing system was temporarily down during your dinner...More

Reviewed February 10, 2018 via mobile

While staying at the Estancia Resort in La Jolla, I stopped in at the bar at Mustangs and Burros for quick bite and glass of wine. I ordered the Pork Sopes and a glass of Malbec. Neither we disappointing. The Sopes (as an appetizer) had...More

Thank Ryan H
EstanciaHotelManager, Manager at Mustangs & Burros, responded to this reviewResponded February 12, 2018

Dear Ryan, Thank you for visiting the bar at Mustangs & Burros. We're so glad you enjoyed both the sopes and Malbec, and we're especially pleased you experienced the warm hospitality of our staff. We look forward to welcoming you back during your next visit.

Reviewed October 18, 2017

We ate dinner on the outdoor patio of Mustangs and Burros. The patio is lovely and we were fortunate to have a warm night to sit outside. The food we ate was very good but the service was extremely slow. We didn't see our waiter...More

Thank Chezllama
EstanciaHotelManager, Manager at Mustangs & Burros, responded to this reviewResponded November 2, 2017

Dear Chezllama, Thank you for dining with us at Mustangs & Burros. We’re thrilled you enjoyed your meal on our outdoor patio, but we apologize that service fell short of expectations. Please know we have shared your feedback with the team to enhance the dining...More

Reviewed October 3, 2017

If you go and the weather isn't too hot, definitely ask for 1 of the 2 tables outside by the fireplace.

1  Thank sbaecker
Reviewed August 13, 2017

M&B never fails to satisfy! The staff at Estancia's Mustangs & Burros is simply fantastic! The Management at the Resort itself are consistently slow to respond to emails (a week delay is not unusual) and voice mails go ignored on a regular basis - but...More

Thank KerryM911
EstanciaHotelManager, Manager at Mustangs & Burros, responded to this reviewResponded September 19, 2017

Dear KerryM911, Thank you for returning to dine with us at Mustangs & Burros. We’re thrilled to hear you continue to enjoy the Baja cuisine and warm hospitality of our staff. While we regret you experienced communication issues, we appreciate your feedback and assure you...More

Reviewed July 2, 2017

We stopped by for desert and coffee. Altho they were busy, they found us a seat on the patio. Cool night but heaters did the trick. Fireplace going, ambiance was great.

Thank lscheurer2017
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$20 - $40
American, Mexican, Southwestern, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Romantic, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Business meetings
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 9700 N Torrey Pines Rd, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037-1102
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego  >  La Jolla
  • Phone Number: +1 877-728-0224
  • E-mail
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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