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Mustangs & Burros

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
American, Mexican, Southwestern, Bar, Pub
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9700 N Torrey Pines Rd, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037-1102
+1 877-728-0224
4:00 pm - 12:00 am
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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
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San Diego, California
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I took my Mom there for lunch on Sunday. It was a beautiful warm San Diego winter day so we sat outside.The fireplace was going and and the surroundings could not be more pleasant and the service was first-rate. The downside was the food. Maybe it is just that we were there lunch, but the menu was... More 

Thank Kent L
St. Thomas
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I have traveled all over the world and can honestly say the only time I can remember having worse service was in Rome years ago. I was thirsty the whole meal and never seen our waiter until the check. I had to ask for a refill. Not good.

Thank TraveltheWorldyes
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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97 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 30, 2016 via mobile

First night while staying at the hotel ( just arrived) we went here and found it loud , with poor acoustics, uncomfortable furniture, so we left. Being a close to captive audience , next the night we went much earlier, and it was much quieter. We found decent house wine prices and about the best restaurant atmosphere in the hotel,... More 

Thank Sinned2
Anchorage, Alaska
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 25, 2016 via mobile

We wanted a nice non traditional Holiday Donner. This was quant and warm and cozy atmosphere. Food was grand.

Thank AKwanderlusts
Carlsbad, CA
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402 reviews
304 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 17, 2016

Here is great place for beer on tap, large selection of wines by the glass and a professional mixologist for just about any kind of cocktail you might want. Many good appetizers, snacks and tapas kind of goodies. Small bar but cozy with lots of high tables/stools around the bar area. Excellent outside patio again with large fireplaces and fun... More 

Thank John R
Houston, Texas
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3 reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 8, 2016

The food seem to come from the main restaurant Adobe (or from its kitchen), but very slowly :D. I ate here until I realized that. I could not figure out the purpose of this restaurant.

Thank Hudson7778
Carlsbad, California
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392 reviews
189 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 7, 2016

With two strikes against this restaurant (the name and the fact that it is a hotel restaurant) I was not expecting a whole lot in the way of food--boy, was I wrong! They have the best guacamole and hot sauce that I have ever tasted in San Diego! The corn soup is to die for! The service was outstanding---this restaurant... More 

Thank floribel1
Lafayette, California
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277 reviews
205 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 9, 2016 via mobile

Loved Mustangs & Burros, which is located in the beautiful Estancia Hotel in La Jolla. The setting is rustic elegance and the full bar has some very good tequila and mezcal options along with anything else you could want. The duck enchiladas were amazing as were the nachos (different evening). The staff is attentive and friendly. Easy parking using the... More 

Thank SJDTravel1
Plymouth, Massachusetts
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 8, 2016 via mobile

I visited Mustangs & Burros with my daughter for dinner. The staff were very friendly and attentive. My margarita was the best I've ever had. Dinner was delicious but dessert was pure heaven! I had the vanilla creme brûlée. It was amazing! I would definitely recommend this restaurant for a nice dinner. It was a little pricey but a delicious... More 

Thank tamlee4928
Birmingham, Alabama
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 2016

Although Mustangs and Burros was located only feet from my hotel room, I'd be delighted to saddle up my horse and mosey quite a ways to get the kind of grub they served me. The seafood was delicious, the beverages were wet, and the service was promptly attentive without becoming overbearing. I would be delighted to eat there again.

Thank 2BHM3

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$20 - $40
American, Mexican, Southwestern, Bar, Pub
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
Local cuisine, Romantic, Special occasions, Large groups, Bar scene, Business meetings, Families with children
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
4:00 pm - 12:00 am
4:00 pm - 12:00 am
4:00 pm - 12:00 am
4:00 pm - 12:00 am
4:00 pm - 1:00 am
12:00 pm - 1:00 am
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
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?