Blind Burro

4.6
513 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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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
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
74 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
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
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
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
8 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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LuannaT
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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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
20 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
8 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
28 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience3

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

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vipJimJ
Minneapolis
42 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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Blind Burro is rated 4.6 stars by 513 OpenTable diners.

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