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Mustangs & Burros

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$$ - $$$
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
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12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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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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Lafayette, California
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268 reviews
197 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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 

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Thank SJDTravel1
Plymouth, Massachusetts
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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 

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Thank tamlee4928
Birmingham, Alabama
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3 reviews
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.

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Thank 2BHM3
Irvine, California
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 4, 2016

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.

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Thank kmpaddock2
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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85 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 24, 2016 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 

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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 September 22, 2016

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 

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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 

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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!

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Thank Julia K
Syosset, New York
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260 reviews
187 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 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

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Thank stentdoc
San Diego, California
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17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 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.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$20 - $40
Cuisine
American, Mexican, Southwestern, Bar, Pub
Meals
Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Romantic, Large groups, Local cuisine, Bar scene, Special occasions, Business meetings
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Monday
4:00 pm - 12:00 am
Tuesday
4:00 pm - 12:00 am
Wednesday
4:00 pm - 12:00 am
Thursday
4:00 pm - 12:00 am
Friday
4:00 pm - 1:00 am
Saturday
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
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?