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Blind Burro

285 reviews
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$30 and under
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Mexican / Southwestern
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  • Casual (11)
  • Bar Seating (6)
  • Late-night Find (6)
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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Mexican / Southwestern, Mexican, Contemporary Mexican
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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.
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Phone number
(619) 795-7880
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Todd Nash
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Cross street
7th & J Street
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Parking details
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.
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Public transit
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.
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Friday and Saturday we offer live entertainment on our Ocho Stage starting at 9pm! no cover
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


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Mon - Thu 11:00AM - 11:45AM 12:00PM - 1:00PM 5:00PM - 6:30PM 8:30PM - 11:30PM
Fri 11:00AM - 11:45AM 12:00PM - 1:00PM 5:00PM - 6:00PM 9:00PM - 11:30PM
Sat 11:00AM - 1:00PM 5:00PM - 6:00PM 9:00PM - 11:30PM

What 285 People Are Saying
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4.3  based on recent ratings
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80% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipFoodDude17 (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined 3 days ago

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.

Mutterette (San Diego)
4.0  Dined 4 days ago

They had our table ready to go and the waitress was very attentive

OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
1.0  Dined 4 days ago

Bland, flavorless food. A disappointment. Surprising that it is rated 4.5 stars on Open Table.

OpenTable Diner (San Diego)
5.0  Dined on February 4, 2018

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.

Yourstruly (San Diego)
3.0  Dined on January 26, 2018

Nice place, appetizer and dessert was really good. Service was ok. I would go for drinks and hangout but not for food so much.

OpenTable Diner (San Diego)
5.0  Dined on January 24, 2018

Food was awesome! Def will be visiting again. We went for restaurant week menu and it did not disappoint well worth the money.

OpenTable Diner (San Diego)
5.0  Dined on January 24, 2018

Friendly service, yummy food!

ChristineSD (San Diego)
5.0  Dined on January 23, 2018

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.

denisesd (San Diego)
3.0  Dined on January 21, 2018

Restaurant seemed under staffed and the food took a long time to come out. Waitress only stopped at your table to bring food and the check.

OpenTable Diner (San Diego)
3.0  Dined on January 19, 2018

Nice place, kinda loud. The service was very slow, but our servers were nice.