Blind Burro

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$30 and under
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Mexican / Southwestern

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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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What 474 People Are Saying
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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Host, server, manager, all were very friendly and attentive. Fun cool vibe, it was perfect for dinner out with my friend. Duck tacos were amazing!

OT
Phoenix
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Discovered the Blind Burro 5 years ago on a business trip and it’s a must go to every time I’m in San Diego!

LO
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The shrimp and chicken tacos were fabulous. Great margaritas and delicious chips, salsa and guacamole. I especially loved the elote—corn off the cob. The service was great! Just a bit loud for the 7 of us wanting to decompress after a 3 day conference. Overall, we’d still go back in a heartbeat!

OT
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall1food2service3ambience1

Really loud inside, the food was OK, I wouldn’t recommend the wings, the steak salad or the burro-burrito. The server was friendly but was not upfront about additions (I asked for some romaine lettuce for the burrito and then the charge for the amount of lettuce seemed exorbitant). I’d look elsewhere for better food and dining experiences.

MB
Toronto
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had an absolutely great time!! Best food! Loved everything.

PJ
San Diego
55 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love coming to Blind Burro! Their street corn and al pastor tacos are delicious!! We will definitely be back!

OT
Dallas
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience2

Barely anyone there on a Friday night and the server was not attentive at all.

FN
Nashville
14 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great tasting food. Service impeccable. Great spot for a nice lunch

JZ
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the Blind Burro! The margaritas are fantastic, as are the house made chips and entrees. We will definitely be back!

US
Atlanta
13 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Nothing special in any way. For a city full of great Mexican fare, this was not something I would recommend.

s
Seattle
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Blind Burro is great for happy hour and meeting up with friends. Recommended for these activities, the food could be a little more authentic. Gaslamp location allows many visitors with good seating.

EJ
New England
11 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

CS
San Francisco
3 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
San Diego
3 reviews
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
24 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
14 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
2 reviews
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
56 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

OT
Atlanta
2 reviews
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
7 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
7 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
37 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
12 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

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