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Mustangs & Burros

) #64 of 1,051 Restaurants in La Jolla $$ - $$$ 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%
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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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1 - 10 of 166 reviews

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago 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
Reviewed 30 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 11 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
Reviewed 28 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 16 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
Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

First night while staying at the hotel ( just arrived) we went here and found it loud , with poor acoustics, uncomfortable furniture, so we left. Being a close to captive audience , next the night we went much earlier, and it was much quieter....More

1  Thank Sinned2
Reviewed 26 December 2016 via mobile

We wanted a nice non traditional Holiday Donner. This was quant and warm and cozy atmosphere. Food was grand.

Thank AKwanderlusts
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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
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine
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
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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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