Blind Burro

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463 Reviews
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$30 and under
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Mexican / Southwestern
The Blind Burro specializes in fresh, coastal Baja Mexican cuisine. Our emphasis is on quality, from the customer service, to the ingredients we use in all of our hand crafted food and drinks. We want our guests to enjoy Baja Mexican fare right here in East Village, San Diego. Come in and enjoy a relaxed atmosphere where you can meet over a carafe of spicy margaritas or on tap house sangria. . Or try us for lunch with clients while enjoying steak tacos and a quinoa mixed green salad. We are also steps from Padres baseball stadium, so come in before or after the game for some Craft Beer straight from Mexicali and a terrific local craft selection! Hope to see you soon in the unique, airy and comfortable environment we have created for you in downtown San Diego.
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New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

The Blind Burro will offer our normal happy hour and Taco Tuesday specials. 3pm-6pm we offer food and bar happy hour specials. 6pm-12am we will serve our Taco Tuesday Specials which includes discounted tacos, beer and margaritas. We'll have a DJ and Champagne Toast to ring in 2020! Join us!

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Sun 10:00AM - 1:00PM 5:00PM - 5:45PM 8:30PM - 11:30PM
Mon - Thu 11:00AM - 11:45AM 12:00PM - 1:00PM 5:00PM - 5:45PM 8:30PM - 11:30PM
Fri 11:00AM - 11:45AM 12:00PM - 1:00PM 5:00PM - 5:45PM 9:00PM - 11:30PM
Sat 11:00AM - 1:00PM 5:00PM - 5:45PM 9:00PM - 11:30PM

What 463 People Are Saying
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OT
New England
11 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing! I’ll definitely be back.

CS
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great tacos. Love the diverse flavors on the menu.

FD
Dallas
27 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really great service. The food presentation was really cool and unique. Will be back.

D
Charlotte
64 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

We had an early meal so the restaurant was fairly quiet; after a leisurely meal and more guests arriving, it was still very easy to have a good conversation with my friend over dinner. I love carne asada, and the carne tacos at Blind Burro were delicious...tender, well-seasoned meat in tasty corn tortillas. Pinto beans were a great side for this meal. And the churros...hot, fresh, with a vanilla sauce. I would definitely go back to the Blind Burro!

JP
Sacramento
7 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Excellent food! Cool waiter. Too loud for easy talking. Good margaritas.

OT
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Excellent service, bold flavors, nice ambiance and it bit higher in pr6due to area

E
San Diego
15 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Despite there being a conference nearby, I was able to easily get a reservation day of and snag a great table right up front. My colleague and I had ample selections to choose from on the menu and were both satisfied with our Baja style tacos. My house margarita on the rocks was a perfect companion as well.

GP
Kansas City
6 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great, open air restaurant with a sports bar feel. A group of 5 colleagues gathered recently to watch Game 7 of 2019 World Series. Great food and service.

Only recommendation is to offer a margarita without Triplesec (replace completely with Gran Marnier or Cointreau). Any high end marg should not have Triplesec, IMO.

AH
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food came out quick and was super yummy!

TV
San Francisco
23 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience3

The atmosphere is deceiving: local sports bar in summary. Then the food comes out and it’s much more upscale than you’d expect. Great menu with something for everyone.

AG
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Food was pretty good. Server had a bit of an attitude. He was obviously overwhelmed and did lots of loud sighing which is just unprofessional. Had to be asked several times to bring things. Food was pretty good but not worth the wait or grouchy service. Rather spend the money where business is wanted.

k
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

We sat at the bar that had the stools outside and we had a great night!

OT
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Food is top notch. It can be a little busy and service wasn't very attentive. Prices are a little high, esp for things like chips and salsa ($3) and side order of guacamole ($11), but they were delicious.

M
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Discovered this during SD Restaurant Week. It was a gem of a find and would come back again. Loved the ceviche, tacos al pastor, and churros. Our server was nice and friendly as well!

KE
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Service was great. Food was a little different and sides were boring (dry fried potato slices).

PJ
San Diego
55 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Their street corn is to die for! Tacos and burritos are also very tasty!

OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Waiter was very friendly! I liked that he made suggestions and told us the best items to order. The short rib tacos were AMAZING!!!! We ate outside which was fun. Would definitely go back. I wish we had discovered this place at the beginning of our trip!

JD
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Average meal at a reasonable price. Service was adequate but slow. The atmosphere was a bit noisy not easy to have a conversation.

OT
New Orleans
6 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food and drinks were great.

OT
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience5

Our waiter was pretty rude, but that’s it!!

OT
Phoenix
4 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Terrific food, huge portions. We ordered chips and salsa and queso before entrees. Then we were shocked by the huge size of the burrito and machete quesadilla we ordered. If you are visiting Gaslamp and don’t have a microwave or fridge in your room, skip appetizers because you will not be able to finish the entrees. So delicious. Great selection of unique Mexican food.

H
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were about 15 mins early for our reservation but were seated immediately. We asked our server what his favorite appetizer & entrees are and took his suggestions. Chips & Salsa, Chicken Tingas Enchiladas & the Skirt Steak (I added a skewer if cilantro lime shrimp) did not disappoint!!! The portion sizes are large & the service was outstanding. We will definitely be visiting here again.

JS
Washington DC
36 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Good Blind Burro experience. Beware the food is pretty hot. Intolerable for anybody that doesn’t live in the west. Before a Padres game it’s loud - and crowded. Great service, wait staff works hard

OL
Philadelphia
28 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

The street corn off the cob was really tasty. It was disappointing that there was a charge for the chips and salsa. The biggest disappointment were the chips. They were very inconsistent - some were good, but many were chewy, soft, and/or greasy.

DD
San Diego
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Convenient location for "before game" dinner. The location is walking distance, and the food was excellent. The corn salad is an excellent side. I would go back for sure!

OT
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was great, food and ambiance made for a great evening hosting my friends from China. Definitely will go back.

CS
Orlando
11 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had the shrimp and ahi tacos. Both flavorful and well put together. Street corn and salsa are great. Staff was friendly and attentive.

EA
San Francisco
21 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Nice place to eat for lunch in the Gaslamp district of San Diego.

OT
New England
3 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

luscious ramen spicey

SP
San Diego
6 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Busy Padre Night! Great to find another vegan friendly place downtown. Though very busy the service was friendly and outstanding!

RF
San Diego
18 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience3

I would recommend you sit outside. Very nice server and good food, but LOUD inside. We sat outside and it turned out to be a good move.

SP
Monterrey
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience4

Server was not to attentive and food was not good, will not return..

OT
Orange County
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Really good tacos and the servers are great! Close to the ball park and a really great place to start before going in. Definitely going back !

OT
San Diego
16 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Any taco and amazing street corn

OT
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ceviche was out of this world!

OT
Nashville
2 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great atmosphere and friendly staff. Good tacos and margaritas.

k
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience4

the food we meh at best. The service was good but the food was over priced for what it was. Tacos were mediocre and the sliders were sub par.

JB
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing drinks (they had a mule with raspberry liquor which was highlight) , lots of seating, and attentive staff. 100% would go there again.

CG
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I really enjoyed the food!! Our server was very nice and attentive. Definitely going back.

OT
Indiana
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great tacos and happy hour drink specials.

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