Blind Burro

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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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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 453 People Are Saying
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Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

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
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

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
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

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
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

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
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

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

PJ
San Diego
54 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

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
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Food and drinks were great.

OT
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 5

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

OT
Phoenix
4 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
35 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

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
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

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

OT
New England
3 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

luscious ramen spicey

SP
San Diego
6 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

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

RF
San Diego
14 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

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
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 4

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

OT
Orange County
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Any taco and amazing street corn

OT
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Ceviche was out of this world!

OT
Nashville
2 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great atmosphere and friendly staff. Good tacos and margaritas.

k
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

OT
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great tacos and happy hour drink specials.

EM
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food! Amazing service! The servers recommended great dishes and I even came back again.

n
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Such a nice, open atmosphere. Bartender (Ted) was super friendly and welcoming. Good food too!

D
San Diego
56 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

We were there for a late lunch. We had tacos, carne asada and carnitas. Really good! The only problem was the hostess that seated us apparently did not check us in so we got a notice that we were a no show. They ended us getting that worked out.

SS
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

It would’ve been a five star rating as we went there on a Friday night and had the special burrito and chip and salsa - which tasted absolutely incredible!!! But when we went back this time it wasn’t as great as it had slightly different flavours/more on the spicy side. But overall it was still pretty good! Serving size great for value!

MH
Birmingham
8 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Great place to dine after the baseball game at Petco field. Food is tasty and atmosphere is very energetic vibe!

OT
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Yummy! Surf and turf tacos were delicious. Street corn was spicy, but very flavorful. Guacamole and white sangria were outstanding. Chips were hot, but a little greasy. Service was fabulous.

OT
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Get your Taco on! Short Rib, Carne Asada, Pollo, and Carnitas... Blind Burro's tacos are creative, flavorful, gourmet, and delicious! And the Churros are hot and heaven sent! My favorite place for tacos in the Gaslamp!

OT
Detroit
3 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and even better atmosphere.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 1

Server was a joke, class A rude

YY
Chicago
117 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We really enjoyed this place and the food was outstanding we could need it all the portions were wonderful we will definitely come back here again

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