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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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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good29%
  • Average10%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
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American, Mexican, Southwestern, Bar, Pub
$$ - $$$
9700 N Torrey Pines Rd, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037-1102
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

After being told bar would not open until 5 we waited only to find they were not serving anything but drinks (no food or appetizers) and we were sent to the hotel restaurant bar which was small and tables not bussed and we finally left....More

Thank Laura D
EstanciaHotelManager, Manager at Mustangs & Burros, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Laura, Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback. Due to inclement weather during your visit, we did move our lunch and dinner service to Adobe El Restaurante and Trinitas Cellars Wine Bar. Our team does our best to minimize the impact...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

they have a happy hour menu Mon-fri 4-6pm and its $6 wines and $5 off every food item.yes they have the whole menu available from apps to entrees and each dish was $5 off. lovely food. We went twice for dinner.

Thank cathym719
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I had dinner with my wife before a play at the La Jolla Play House. The service was terrible. The dinning room was loud and the chairs uncomfortable. I had the Short rib tacos and my wife had the Quinoa Salad. Both were ok. The...More

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

Dear Jay, Thank you for dining with us before your visit to the La Jolla Playhouse. Please accept our apologies that your experience was not representative of our hotel's AAA Four Diamond service. We regret that our ticketing system was temporarily down during your dinner...More

Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

While staying at the Estancia Resort in La Jolla, I stopped in at the bar at Mustangs and Burros for quick bite and glass of wine. I ordered the Pork Sopes and a glass of Malbec. Neither we disappointing. The Sopes (as an appetizer) had...More

Thank Ryan H
EstanciaHotelManager, Manager at Mustangs & Burros, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear Ryan, Thank you for visiting the bar at Mustangs & Burros. We're so glad you enjoyed both the sopes and Malbec, and we're especially pleased you experienced the warm hospitality of our staff. We look forward to welcoming you back during your next visit.

Reviewed 18 October 2017

We ate dinner on the outdoor patio of Mustangs and Burros. The patio is lovely and we were fortunate to have a warm night to sit outside. The food we ate was very good but the service was extremely slow. We didn't see our waiter...More

Thank Chezllama
EstanciaHotelManager, Manager at Mustangs & Burros, responded to this reviewResponded 2 November 2017

Dear Chezllama, Thank you for dining with us at Mustangs & Burros. We’re thrilled you enjoyed your meal on our outdoor patio, but we apologize that service fell short of expectations. Please know we have shared your feedback with the team to enhance the dining...More

Reviewed 3 October 2017

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 19 September 2017

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 17 November 2017

Dear Sinned2, We appreciate your feedback and are thrilled you returned the second 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
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$20 - US$40
American, Mexican, Southwestern, Bar, Pub
Lunch, 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
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Business meetings, Local cuisine
Open Hours
12:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
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
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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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