Blind Burro

4.6
527 Reviews
$30 and under
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. Hope to see you soon in the unique, airy and comfortable environment we have created for you in downtown San Diego.

**All checks will have a 4% pandemic recovery surcharge due to the additional costs associated with the impact on our business and operations. This is not a gratuity and will be used to help us offset the additional product, labor, overhead and other costs.**
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Sun 10:00AM - 2:00PM
Mon - Fri 11:30AM - 11:45AM 12:00PM - 1:00PM 1:15PM - 2:00PM 3:00PM - 3:45PM 4:00PM - 5:00PM
Sat 10:00AM - 2:00PM

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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipRickD
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The tacos were fabulous! Service great! We will be back!

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vipFrancaise
Dallas
9 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food2service4ambience5

You go here for the ambiance of being in downtown San Diego and nothing else. The food is OK - nothing special although very large portions. The cocktails were all watered down and horrible so stay with beer/wine.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Very good steak and egg tacos. Just a bit too greasy for my preference but taste was delicious!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Definitely a place to enjoy a birthday, good food, great drinks and even better service! Very laid back environment but still upbeat to have a fun time. Will definitely be coming back!! And shout out to our server for dealing with all 13 of us, she was the best.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place never disappoints. Food is sooo good!

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Elkimbo
San Diego
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Busy pre-Padres game. No dining specials on game days so don’t go for happy hour or Taco Tuesday if the Padres are in town. Really miss Cat-Eye Club. They should bring that back.

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SarahL
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service, thanks for a good time!

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vipBaseballfan22
Central Coast
54 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Mid afternoon lunch before a Padres game. Easy walk to the ballpark. Quality cali-mexican menu. All tasty and well prepared. Service staff outstanding. Good beer selection. The Burro margaritas were excellent. A fine stop.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

It was good, I liked it

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PaulH
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience5

The margs are amazing but the al pastor is not very good. They need to check out really good pastor and change the recipe. The service is amazing. The beer is great and the TVs to watch the game abundent

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Sarah was wonderful server. We had a slight miscommunication and she was so sweet to make it right. Skirt steak is bomb!!

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DonnaP
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved this place. Outstanding food,service and great vibe.

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RickC
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Place was great , little slow service but we know lack of workers is affecting lots of people. Servers where fantastic and worked very hard to take care of us.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Came here to start our 1 year anniversary fun since she wanted mimosas. Although they were short staffed and probably wasn’t ready for the rush the waitress was kind and tried her very best to attend to all guest, seat new people, clean off tables, and check on guest and for that I give her kudos. The food was great, the mimosas were good, and the drinks like margaritas were awesome.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. The tortillas and chips were nice and thick (tacos didn’t fall apart. The fries were great, the quesadilla with flank steak and fries…amazing, the Power Bowl was very tasty and filling with multiple choices for protein. Courteous service to top it off.

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vipnadoman
San Francisco
77 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Mother’s Day lunch for a family of 6. Heather our server was fantastic, food and service was excellent. Cudos on the margaritas.

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JohanaH
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Their food was so tasty and good! Service was friendly and cool and the ambiance was fun but not too loud so I like it.

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DebbieA
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Nice place.We sat outside on a beautiful day. Food was ok but I couldn’t believe they don’t have frozen margaritas!!! Good service

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on April 15, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

It’s over priced. The food was blah. The chips were super hard, almost broke a tooth. I order the carne asada tacos and it just had the meat with tortilla. Definitely not coming back here.

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MichaelC
San Diego
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was great Laura was on it and the food was amazing, the owner even came out to say hello. We will be back!

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Jackie
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great staff, gorgeous setting, good food! Enjoyed the outdoor seating.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From the food, drinks and service it was all amazing!

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OpenTable Diner
Cleveland
2 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience4

I was really looking forward to trying and it was just a big let down. You pay for chips and salsa, which was the best tasting thing we had. I ordered the shrimp tacos and they were very overcooked and greasy. My friend had the pozole and she was very disappointed as well, said it was very thick and gelatinous.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall3food4service1ambience3

Food was pretty good. But the service was not great. Was Attentive the first 10 minutes but after that we never heard from our waitress again. Had several other waiters/waitresses see us trying to flag down our waitress but they walked right past like they didn’t even see us... even tried to get managers attention but ignored us twice... would not recommend unless your getting to go orders

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Jenniferk
San Diego
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Great Margaritas! Good Service and available outdoor dining with no wait

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The food is really good! I didn’t eat anything that I didn’t like. Same with the drinks. I have absolutely no complaints. Everything was great! Highly recommend!

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vipWesJ
Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience2

Ambience was deteriorated by sitting on the street

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Sunday Funday outing. Clean, and friendly staff.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience1

The service was horrible. Waited forever for our food. Waitress even admitted to forgetting to put our order in. Food finally came and servings were way smaller than waitress had described and food was over cooked. It was a family birthday Sunday brunch. Walked away feeling ripped off.

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vipLuannaT
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was amazing!! Food was even better!! Had a great time.

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Cris
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a reservation and was seated immediately at a clean, distanced table. Our server was friendly and helpful. Overall, great service and food.

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SandraO
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place and the staff. Especially the white boy bartender. We come in from Santa Clarita and hands down one of the best! I pray you all keep open!!
Until next time!!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The service was great. It was pretty empty as it was a Sunday night during Covid. Food was good. Fresh ingredients and good flavor combinations. Lots of TV’s to catch the game on. The restaurant was immaculate and set up well cod Covid restrictions.

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Shannon
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall1food4service1ambience4

We ordered a cheese crisp and churros which were fantastic but everything else about our visit was poor. Our service was extremely poor, we ordered two draft beers and let our server know that they were extremely flat and our server did not acknowledge or offer a solution. We ordered a margarita which did not taste right either. Our server rarely came to check on us and had to ask other servers and bartenders for help. Atmosphere is great and the food was fantastic, but other than that I would give one star for service. If we’re in town again we will give it another shot.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Service was great! Our server (can’t remember his name) was very attentive and honest about menu and drink recommendations!

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Took a trip to San Diego for a getaway weekend to celebrate what would have been our wedding day (thanks Covid!) and we chose the Blind Burro because of the drink selection. The drinks were AMAZING!! I can’t remember the name of my margarita, but it was spicy and just so delicious. We also had the queso to start off and I devoured it. It has potatoes and chorizo in it ... oh so good! I had a salad for dinner and my Fiancé had a burrito. EVERYTHING we had was top notch. We were sat inside, in the back surrounded by TVs. Not once did we feel uncomfortable or like we weren’t being waited on. It’s was a great spot for dinner.

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TimA
San Diego
6 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great experience at the Blind Burro! When we showed up, it was still Amigo Hour (Happy Hour), so we were able to try every flavor of margaritas they had without breaking the bank! Everything we had was amazing, especially the steak and carnitas! Highly recommend the Blind Burro!

Blind Burro
Responded on January 14, 2021

Hey Tim! Thank you for your review and kind words, we appreciate your patronage. We'll be open soon hopefully, we'll be excited to serve you again! Take care! follow us on FB

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Went for the duck tacos. Not available at this time. No worries. The shrimp taco was very good. The server was a bit rude.

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JonathanW
New England
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall2food3service3ambience3

Very average place

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vipLaura
San Diego
14 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great service!

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Blind Burro is rated 4.6 stars by 527 OpenTable diners.

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