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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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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good29%
  • Average11%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“nachos” (10 reviews)
“ceviche” (6 reviews)
“beet salad” (2 reviews)
Opens in 20 min
12:00 - 23:00All hours
American, Mexican, Southwestern, Bar, Pub
££ - £££
9700 N Torrey Pines Rd, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037-1102
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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 13 August 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 3 weeks ago

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 2 July 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
Reviewed 20 June 2017 via mobile

First night while staying in the hotel we went there and found it loud , with poor acoustics, uncomfortable furniture, so we left. Being a captive audience , next night we went much earlier and it was much more quiet. Somewhat of a Western Pub...More

1  Thank Sinned2
EstanciaHotelManager, Manager at Mustangs & Burros, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Sinned2, We appreciate your feedback and are thrilled you returned the nextsecond night to experience Mustangs & Burros. We’re especially pleased you enjoyed the turkey burger and excellent service provided by our staff. We hope to have the opportunity to welcome you back in...More

Reviewed 29 April 2017

The small plates were more than enough for a dinner. I had the duck enchilada once, and my wife had it twice. The wines were a bit on the expensive side, but excellent. The atmosphere both inside and outside is great - both have fireplaces....More

1  Thank Lee P
Reviewed 11 April 2017

I had a light dinner at Mustangs & Burros because I was staying in Estancia La Jolla--the hotel and spa where the restaurant is located. It's a bar with a nice outside terrace and pleasant inside atmosphere, too. I had the duck enchiladas, which were...More

Thank Tia K
Reviewed 10 April 2017

After walking 12,000 steps at UCSD Triton day and Sunset Cliff walk, Mustangs & Burros was exactly what the foot doctor ordered. It was a lovely outdoor dining area, but it was a bit chilly, so we asked for the table next to the fireplace....More

Thank ucsdmom
EstanciaHotelManager, Manager at Mustangs & Burros, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear ucsdmom, We’re delighted to hear you enjoyed the perfect meal at Mustangs & Burros after your tour of UCSD. Our tacos are certainly a guest favorite! On behalf of our team, we look forward to your return visit.

Reviewed 27 February 2017

Great indoor or outdoor seating, with log fires lit, and beautiful lighting. Food was good, but a fairly limited choice. Desserts were excellent. Good service.

1  Thank Samina I
Reviewed 15 February 2017

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...More

1  Thank Kent L
Reviewed 29 January 2017 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...More

Thank TraveltheWorldyes
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$20 - US$40
American, Mexican, Southwestern, Bar, Pub
Dinner, After-hours, 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, Groups, Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
12:00 - 23:00
16:00 - 00:00
16:00 - 00:00
16:00 - 00:00
16:00 - 00:00
16:00 - 01:00
12:00 - 01:00
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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