Blind Burro

4.4
494 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. 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 - 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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89% of people would recommend it to a friend
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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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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!

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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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OpenTable Diner
Portland
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience3

Food was tasty and the outdoor seating was a good option, especially right now but the prices were a bit steep for the amount of food served and the traffic noise was over the top loud! At times you couldn’t even hear the other person talk, let alone the music but we chose that over being inside. Overall good but the prices though!

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DuskyDream
Los Angeles
19 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great flavor to the food! Great service. Cool ambiance. Really enjoyed our breakfast!

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tere
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is good, service is great, atmosphere is awesome.. I love this place.. perfect hang out spot

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vipcrescueangel
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Sat down, couldn't open the online menu, waited at least 15 mins and no one ever stopped by to check on me, tried to get someone's attention to no avail, so I left.

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Frankie
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience2

They had plenty of open seats outside but would not let us sit outside. Especially during Covid, I have no desire to sit inside of a restaurant and could not understand why we were not allowed to sit outside when there were empty tables. The waitress took forever but I completely understand considering she may have been the only one.

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XochitlM
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We appreciate the service we received and it was great to see the establishment take extra precautions amid the pandemic.

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vipDougF
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Outside seating only during covid restrictions. Food was outstanding

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vipNick
Indiana
3 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

I wasn't a fan of the Blind burro. Food was just okay and nothing too special about it. We went early afternoon and no one was there but the service wasn't all that great either.

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DavidW
London
2 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. Great menu

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OpenTable Diner
Central Coast
2 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great time !!!

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vipSandraW
Tampa
6 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The tacos and ceviche were phenomenal! Great service and excellent margaritas but tell them to go light on the ice. Two sips and it was gone.

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vipcopperbum
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Average food and friendly service. Don’t recommend. Better places

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vipJimJ
Minneapolis
37 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food! It’s a fun atmosphere and the staff is very attentive.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
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!

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
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!

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LoriO
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
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!

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2020
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.

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MindyB
Toronto
1 review
Dined on January 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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vipPinkJulie
San Diego
59 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!

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience2

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

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vipFoodNwine
Nashville
16 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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vipJessicaZ
Denver
3 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!

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USAPaul
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.

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soaked
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.

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

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

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vipCarolineS
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great tacos. Love the diverse flavors on the menu.

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vipFriendDinner
Dallas
33 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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vipDottie
Charlotte
67 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!

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JimP
Sacramento
7 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

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

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

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

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Emily
San Diego
17 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.

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GaryP
Kansas City
7 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.

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AmeliaH
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food came out quick and was super yummy!

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Blind Burro does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates.

Blind Burro is rated 4.4 stars by 494 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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