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About Blind Burro
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.
San Diego, CA 92101
Mexican / Southwestern, Mexican, Contemporary Mexican
Hours of Operation:
Daily: 11:00am - 4:00pm
Sunday- Thursday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm; Friday & Saturday: 4:00pm - 12:00am
*All discounts and specials are for in-house dining only. Amigo Happy Hour and Nightly Specials are not valid on special events or select game days.
7th & J Street
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Friday and Saturday we offer live entertainment on our Ocho Stage starting at 9pm! no cover
We are located in the heart of the East Village neighborhood just of the Gaslamp in downtown San Diego. We are one block from the baseball stadium. There is pleny of metered street parking and alot of both private and public pay lots.
There is a trolley station that stops on Broadway, which is 6 blocks northeast of us. The main bus route comes right down Market Street which is two blocks away.
Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Blind Burro Ratings and Reviews
This is actually the second time that I am writing a review for this restaurant. It's funny because in my last review I stated: "Next time we're in SD I'm going to return to try something else on the menu."
We decided to a take a train from LA for a day trip to visit the San Diego Zoo. Although I said it would be good to get back to the Blind Burro I considered a lot of different places based on their proximity to the Santa Fe Depot. After a long day at the zoo and discussing trying other restaurants we decided that we had to come back. Since we left San Diego our last time we had both said how good the food was. I have had some good food from great restaurants with some memorable service etc. and this place is just good. We were hungry because we saved our appetites for this meal considering we only ate early in the morning.
To start, we had chips and salsa and they hit the spot. As stated in my last review my intention was to try something else if I got back to the Blind Burro and so I did. I decided to order the Chicken Tinga Torta with street corn off the cob as my side. I was satisfied the first time I ate here and upon returning I can say that my opinion of the restaurant stills stands based on my first review. My girlfriend had the Power Bowl with chicken and she enjoyed it. She was describing how she would like to make it at home and that's when you know something is good because she doesn't necessarily enjoy cooking.
Long story short, I suggest that you try this place if you come out to San Diego for something casual, flavorful with a good vibe and service.
I went here for a business meal. It was very nice. The server was very nice and took my allergy concern very seriously. She was knowledgeable about the menu and answered all the questions my associate and I asked. I will definitely recommend this restaurant to others.
For girl's night last week I decided to pick a restaurant from the SD Restaurant Week menu. I love Mexican food and haven't been downtown in a while so I chose Blind Burro. The friends I was with said that I had chosen well; they've been here before and really like it. After my experience, you have another fan! Everything we ate was delicious. The Ceviche especially was unique and delicious.
The Restaurant Week menu items were plentiful and yummy. We purchased two meals from that menu, in addition to your salsa sampler, and had way more food than we could eat. I was still thinking of it the next day though and wish we would have brought the leftovers home! I will be back soon and also be introducing others to your establishment.
We stopped here because I wanted to try something that was within the Gaslamp Quarter but also Mexican styled.
We were waited on by a gentleman named Ivan and he provided great service. He kept the water flowing and checked on us while we were there. It's something that should go without saying, but some places and waiters seem to be waiting for the customer to leave.
For food I had the Pollo Asado Machete (a long quesadilla) while my girlfriend had the Pollo tacos with a side of street corn. We were both thoroughly satisfied with our food which was flavorful, plated well and great value for the portion sizes.
The place is definitely for a younger or young at heart crowd because there is a bar and music blasting throughout. It's not loud it just enhances the vibe and energy of the restaurant. I found myself singing along to a lot of the music. I could imagine the Blind Burro being great on weekends, happy hours, and during sports events. The food that we had was great, the energy of night was live and the service great.
Next time we're in SD I'm going to return to try something else on the menu.
I went to try this restaurant with my family, we celebrated my parents bdays. I wish I remember the name of our server. his service was so good and professional, food was good and for the right price. I am not from San Diego, but I will go back to The Blind Burro next time I Visit SD.
I frequent this restaurant and enjoy the variety of tacos on the menu. The food is very tasty and everything on the menu is worth trying. I’ve been there during very busy times and not so busy times and have to say the service is very inconsistent. It can a long time to get your order and the servers aren’t always that attentive, although , I truly believe they try to be. As long as your patient, eventually it all comes together.
When I checked in for our reservation the hostess was really rude. Not smiling, had a tone like we were an inconvenience. I honestly thought about leaving at that point. She told us that we needed to wait for our whole party to get there to be seated and that we could wait at the bar, which was totally fine and understandable, but the tone was as if she was annoyed. It was strange. Not a good first impression of the restaurant. Food ended up being great so I'm glad we stayed. Waiter was good too.
The service needs improvement. Service and experience makes a huge difference. We should not have to wait 25 minutes after being seated to be greeted by our server and another 15 to get water and ASK to see a menu. Because what happens is the entire night we spent more than 80% of our time looking for our server to fill our water and another wondering why it's so slow here on a Wednesday with only a half filled restaurant. Nothing more than a mediocre experience. I will not be returning. The reviews on Yelp are true.
Our waitress wasn't very friendly and we didn't see her our entire visit except when she took down our orders. She didn't bring us our food, didn't check on us or even bring our check. We had to speak to the manager and he was very kind. Food was also disappointing. I got carne asada tacos and my first bite was a HUGE piece of pure fat. I couldn't even finish my meal it was so disgusting.
I took my friend here for brunch when she was in town visiting. I figured it would be packed since it was after all a Sunday but we were the only ones there, not complaining though! Service was great, food came out fast, and the food was oh my sweet baby Jesus delicious! Especially their corn! I will have dreams about their corn, it was just that good! And their mimosa flight was really awesome with delicious fresh juices. Overall loved this place!
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