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“Excellent all around”
Review of Mustangs & Burros

Mustangs & Burros
Ranked #70 of 1,237 Restaurants in La Jolla
Price range: $20 - $40
Cuisines: American, Southwestern
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
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.
Level 6 Contributor
292 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
“Excellent all around”
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 timing. We ordered: - Open Faced Ravioli (Sea Scallops, Prawns, Herb Brie Sauce, Tomato Confit, Grilled Radicchio, Broccolini), - Mustang Angus Burger (Caramelized Onions, Choice of Cheese, Fries with Cilantro Aioli), and - Cumin Crusted Skirt Steak (Fingerling Skins, Cheese, Jalapeno, Guanciale). Not one complaint and the food was delicious and service was great!

  • Visited July 2014
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San Diego, California
Level 4 Contributor
38 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Great Setting - Bad Food and Service”
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 clear the appetizer and to again to clear the dinner plates.
Of the four of us, only one liked their dinner. The street tacos were good. The open faced ravioli was too acidic, the ahi cold and the herb crusted steak just tasted weird. Kind of frustrated we tried to sit at the bar after dinner for drink but no server came to take our order. Eventually my husband flagged down the bartender. We ordered two mixed drinks and two glasses of wine. The wine was of course fine, but the mixed drinks, a Lemon Drop and Cosmo were both not good.

  • Visited June 2014
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Temecula, California
1 review
“Amazing experience!”
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 fish tacos which both my husband and I were really impressed with. Great taste, flavor and presentation. After our meal we walked the grounds a little and every employee we saw greeted us. Highly recommend this place if you want to try something new, and feel like your at a resort far away while still in San Diego.

  • Visited June 2014
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Thank Alicia H
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Mission Viejo, California
Level 6 Contributor
219 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
“Excellent Ambiance”
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 also shared a shrimp quesadilla which was very generously filled and came with salsa, guac and sour cream. We easily shared this item- no need to have your own. The only thing is it took a LONG time to get our food- but as my husband said- worth the wait.

  • Visited June 2014
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Los Angeles, California
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3 reviews
“Great Experience”
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 a great experience so we ate every evening there-thank you for the outstanding resort experience

Visited June 2014
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Thank Carl B
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