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Mustangs & Burros at Estancia La Jolla
Mustangs & Burros at Estancia La Jolla
  • Address:
    9700 N. Torrey Pines Rd
    San Diego, CA 92037
    La Jolla / Golden Triangle
  • Cuisine:
    Price: $31 to $50

Mustangs & Burros at Estancia La Jolla Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://estancialajolla.com/la-jolla-restaurants/san-diego-outdoor-dining/
  • Email: jtapp@estancialajolla.com.com
  • Phone: (858) 964-6537
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Monday - Friday: 2:00pm - 5:00pm, Saturday - Sunday: 12:00pm - 5:00pm, Dinner: Nightly: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Californian, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Kimberley Kramer
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Smoking Area, Wine
  • Private Party Contact: Jono Tapp (858) 964-6612
  • Special Events & Promotions: Herradura Family Tequila Dinner, featuring a San Diego Craft Beer Reception

    Thursday, May 22, 2014
    Mustangs & Burros
    6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

    Reception & Four-Course Dinner. Tickets start at $90/person, or $250 for two plus a bottle of Estancia La Jolla’s hand-selected Herradura Double Barrel Reposado.

    Visit www.estancialajolla.com to purchase tickets.

Getting there

  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Valet parking complimentary.
A word from Mustangs & Burros at Estancia La Jolla
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. Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "The atmosphere is simple and relaxed. However, they left the doors open on either side of the dining area, causing a breeze and it was cold. Note I am not a normally "cold" person. I generally like it cool. If I had wanted to be cold I would have sat in the patio area that appeared to have far to few space heaters. The food was extremely good, but the serving portions were small. After our $38.00 filet dinner I asked my husband if he was going to still be hungry. the answer, yes. We would not bother to eat here again."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "I'm so sad to say this worse service ever, something Went wrong in kitchen . The entire dining area Had no food , we waited forever for a few tacos And a salad , and when they arrived if was all Cold :(. I had brought a group if 6 woman and we had 3 rooms for a spa birthday weekend! It was a disappointing Birthday dinner :("
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "Food was really good but service was very slow. It took an hour to get our appetizer and another hour to get our salad & entree. Ambience was very nice. Hard to say if we will return or recommend to other people."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "After a long day at work, we relaxed on the outdoor patio and sipped happy hour priced margaritas and pigged out on chicken nachos. Great venue. I love this place."
    Dined on 3/13/2014
  • "When I feel like taking a little holiday I drop in to La Estancia for Happy Hour and sit in the beautiful patio by the fireplace. I like it, like to food, always appreciate the excellent staff. But hotel guests, conference and wedding can sort of overpower the place sometimes. Tacos and nachos are very nice."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "On a date with my wife of 31 yrs. While just a slight chill on the patio, it was quiet and very inviting. Had a very nice dinner. The skirt steak was very tasty.. The wine (Migration) was *****. The staff was very helpful and attentive. Would definitely return."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Went to Mustangs & Burros at Estancia on Valentines Day as we had tix to La Jolla Playhouse and wanted a place that was close but still romantic. There is indoor dining, which sounded noisy, we went for the outdoor courtyard, which was much quieter and cozy. There is a fireplace and some heaters, but we were seated pretty far away from both of them, so it was a bit chilly. The tables are tiny, like you'd expect just for appetizers and drinks, but that was our dinner table. The tables are also very close together so if you have neighbors, it can detract from the ambience. We shared a crab cake, tasty but a bit dry. My wife had the beef short rib and I had the open faced ravioli, with shrimp, scallops and other fish, both very delicious"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "was there from 7:30- 9:50pm … didn't want to valet the car but its free ..don't let that trick you, this means you will wait 15minutes to get it. Manager of the restaurant was very nice, made sure we were taken care of but the FOOD .. the reason you would come to a restaurant took forever we ordered the appetizers it took a really long time .. and I hear the table right next to us complain about how it took to get their food.. so, I blame the kitchen… I literally heard the waitress say 5 times "I will call the kitchen and check on your food" to either us or the next tables"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "We dined here while staying at the hotel. The restaurant, like the Estancia hotel itself, is amazingly beautiful. The fireplaces indoors and outdoors were warm and inviting and the staff was very friendly and attentive. The patio was beautiful. The food, however, was far less than stellar. My husband's turkey burger was from a frozen patty. It was dry and hard and not worth anything close to the $17 charged for it. The risotto I ordered was like wallpaper paste and I barely ate any of it. The exception was the guacamole, which was some of the best I have ever had. In short, I would recommend stopping by for a drink, chips and guac, but would not have dinner there again."
    Dined on 12/20/2013
  • "Love the cocktails! The soyrizo empenadas were good but not outstanding. My daughter had the mushroom pasta, also gooey but not WOW dish. The chicken breast with pomegranate mole was great, polenta cheesy but thus roasted veggies almost non-existent. The bread pudding was blah. Pricey, ok food, valet parking. Lovely setting but I would probably go just for cocktails. Also they really want you to eat on the patio even if all heaters are not working. Felt like we were causing problem to eat inside on cold night."
    Dined on 12/15/2013
  • "I used to go to this spot years ago when it was just a bar with an acoustic guitar player. I loved it then and I REALLY love it now that I can make dinner reservations and know that I will have a great time in beautiful surroundings. LOVE the Estancia"
    Dined on 11/29/2013
  • "My daughter and I had just finished with a marvelous time at the spa and were so relaxed, so we opted to dine outside, which was much quieter than inside, which had several large parties. The ambience was wonderful: a lovely blazing fire, comfortable seating, and a view of the evening sky and even a star or two. We shared the butternut soup and crabcake starters, which were beautifully presented and delicious. The filet mignon entree was first-rate -- fork tender yet flavorful -- accompanied by complimentary vegetables. The service was attentive. We will certainly dine there again."
    Dined on 11/15/2013
  • "We dined at Mustangs and Burros while we were staying at Estancia. The restaurant has a wonderfully authentic southwest feel. The fire pit and outdoor patio are a wonderful place to enjoy a romantic dinner for two or a get together with friends. The food is absolutely delicious! We loved the nachos for an appetizer and the carne asada tacos. Their bread pudding for desert is to die for. Their Estancia branded wines are from the Trinitas winery and both the Chardonnay and Cabernet were excellent. We will most definitely be back!"
    Dined on 10/11/2013
  • "Met friends for happy hour before heading to a show at the La Jolla Playhouse. 4 apps off the HH menu & we all were full. HH hour goes until 6. On a chilly evening, a spot by the indoor or outdoor fireplace is cozy."
    Dined on 10/30/2013
  • "Mustangs and Burros was a pleasant surprise. Great atmosphere, excellent service, very inventive takes on some classic dishes (sea bass fish tacos were superb). Ample, very tasty servings at reasonable prices. And did I say romantic? a lovely get away to a tropical paradise in the midst of the city. Everyone from the valet on up had wonderful, welcoming attitudes. We were 'just checking it out' but we fell in love and will definitely return. Our waitress, Vanessa was outstanding"
    Dined on 10/25/2013
  • "We have been many times and food is consistently good."
    Dined on 10/25/2013
  • "Outstanding food and menu served outdoor in a wonderful garden setting. Superb!"
    Dined on 8/25/2013