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Mustangs & Burros

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
American, Mexican, Southwestern, Bar
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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
Closed now
All 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
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Irvine, California
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The food is delicious! We've eaten the beet salad, caesar salad, sea bass, filet mignon,, and the yummy desserts. You can eat in the patio or inside.

Thank kmpaddock2
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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79 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Almost skipped this place. Decided to dine alone and thought to give it a try since i was staying at the Estancia. Had decided to leave - having been ignored for more than 20 minutes after being seated - but then the server appeared and I was hungry and without many other options for dinner. Considering the prices it is... More 

Thank Anthony A
Los Angeles, California
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64 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We enjoyed the happy hour. Thanks to the suggestion of our waitress, we only ordered the half portion of the chicken nachos. But even the half portion was a huge serving and strangely delicious. It went well with the house chardonay I ate it with. The restaurant has a nice outside sitting. I loved that big fire place. So cozy.... More 

Thank Maria A
Los Angeles, California
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16 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 9, 2016

My family stayed at the Estancia la Jolla from 7/21/16 to 7/24/16, and one of the dining options is Mustangs and Burros. We went there for dinner our first night because we thought it would be good quality, convenient and it didn't look too crowded. We waited to be seated but no one came around even though it didn't look... More 

Thank Nick C
EstanciaHotelManager, General Manager at Mustangs & Burros, responded to this review

Nick, thank you for choosing to dine at Mustangs & Burros while staying at Estancia and for taking the time to share your review. We sincerely apologize that your experience at our restaurant did not meet your expectations, nor was it reflective of the high service standards we hold ourselves to. We appreciate your feedback and have shared your comments... More 

Calabasas, California
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78 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 13, 2016

This place is good for dinner at the resort but even better for drinks. They have a really good selection of fine Whisky, Tequila and Bourbon. And of course Wine! The bartenders are kind and attentive too!

Thank Julia K
Syosset, New York
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256 reviews
184 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 8, 2016 via mobile

We had several appetizers and all were great especially the ceviche. The location outside was awesome. The staff were great. The lava cake was amazing

Thank stentdoc
San Diego, California
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16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 2, 2016

Cool place to get a couple of drinks and hang out in a low key but nice setting. It's easy to get too and a fun place to be.

Thank renaissancepeople
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19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 29, 2016

Plus: Great outdoor atmosphere, low tables, lounge chairs and benches, dimmed lighting. They have a great selection of beer, wine, and other alcoholic beverages. Minus: However, we're not impressed with their food. We tried the chips with guacamole as an appetizer, a mixed salad with goat cheese and berries, and a pork dish. None of the dishes tasted fresh or... More 

Thank Healthnut o
San Jose, California
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22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 15, 2016

Several of us had their Barrel Aged Estancia Mule. Never was one for craft cocktails but this one did the trick. Great flavor.

Thank Harlan2014
Boston, Massachusetts, United States
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19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 21, 2016

Was dining alone so enjoyed a small meal at the bar. Bartender was very friendly and had good knowledge of menu. The indoor area is comfortable and the outdoor seating is relaxing and beautiful. Enjoyed the duck enchiladas!

Thank Rissa_13

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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
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Business meetings, Large groups, Romantic, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Bar scene
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?