Blind Burro

4.4
575 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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vipOpenTable Diner
San Diego
9 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was fantastic. We sat outside in the reclaimed parking on J Street. The table and people watching was great. Very attentive waitress, although she appeared to be working solo. She was an absolute professional and prompt. Food was great. As a local I would come back often.

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LisaW
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Seated in the outdoor space which was constructed during the pandemic. Great job at making that nice! So, the loudness changes with the Gaslamp, but overall it's a comfortable space. Food, good as always. We shared tacos - surf and turf, al pastor. Especially enjoy the street corn side dish. Excellent service.

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ChinoFoodie
Las Vegas
24 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Not the best I have ever had. My guest was very disappointed in the taco chips served with the guacamole!!! She disliked the Classic Paloma. My margarita and calimari were good. The service was adequate not great!!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It was great as it was our first time. Was a little disappointed the bacon wrapped jalapeños only came with 3. Other than that it was a great experience

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vipCPJD
Atlanta
28 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Good food and great service.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Surf and turf tacos one of the best dishes I’ve ever had

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vipNeilD
New York Area
37 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Menu is not very diverse although the variations to the usual Mexican fare is excellent. The cocktail selection is good.
The ceviche was superb. The Mexican pizza, Sonoran Queso Crisp, was very tasty. The Macha angus skirt steak was made to perfection, Correct temperature all throughout!!
The angus tacos were ok.
The Churros is a MUST!!! DELICIOUS!!!!
Our server was excellent. She didn’t rush us at all. Very sweet and efficient.

PJ
vipPinkJulie
San Diego
64 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Blind Burro is a fave of our group! We love their street corn. Delicious food, amazing drinks and wonderful staff. We will be back!!

DJ
vipDJHork
Richmond
48 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience2

Almost average. Went for happy hour…apps over cooked. Margaritas good.

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vipBostonjon
New England
15 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food -- loved the oversized quesadilla and the enchiladas. Ceviche starter also better than most.

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vipLaura
San Diego
16 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service!

EA
vipEATS4BB3
San Francisco
268 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Started with a double Clas Azul for me and a Cazadores Cadilac Margarita for Gwen. Then the Guacamole and Off the Cob Street Corn, followed by Asada Wings, Machete Shrimp and 2 to go boxes. Jordan provided excellent service and all dishes were very good. This was our 2nd visit, will be back when next in San Diego.

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vipJuliana
San Diego
29 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great spot and wonderful shrimp tacos!!

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BarbaraS
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Ehh! Nothing special! Bit overpriced for the food that was served and nothing tasted extra. It was just ok, would try something else.

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vipJkerrdog
Jacksonville
72 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ate an early Friday lunch while attending a nearby national convention. It was early and as such nearly empty. An expansive space with a great bar. My only criticism is that NO dark, brown, or red ales were on offer. This is NOT unique to this restaurant. Unfortunately, for me, I am living in an I.P.A. world! Having lived in England and being in and out of the U.K. and Ireland for my entire adult life, I cannot ‘lower’ myself to drink straw colored ‘beers’!

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GibsonParty
Charleston
39 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was great and the food was delicious.

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AshA
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Tacos were delicious and the service was great! The chips were a little too thick for my liking but thats just me!

AH
AndreaH
Hawaii
3 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The dip served with calamari elevated this appetizer. The enchiladas we outstanding! I was shocked how well carrots and black beans go together! My husband had lobster tacos with poblano rice and was pleased.

CW
CW77
Orange County
5 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Making the reservation via Open Table was flawless. Walked up at the reservation time and they had the table ready for us even though it was quite busy due to baseball game.
Service was really good and food came out pretty fast.
Chips and salsa were awesome. Everyone at the table had tacos. I thought the fillings were good but felt that the tortillas could have been cooked more. Overall though, I'd go back.
It's close the stadium and the outside seating was good.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing. Great atmosphere!! Would recommend

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DNice
Central Coast
4 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Atmosphere had potential, but overall it was okay. Food was ok, not great not bad, average for the price. You have to pay for chips and salsa. They add a 4% charge to your bill for the hardships they have had (haven’t we all had them). Probably won’t be going back next time in the San Diego area.

JC
JCCleaver
San Diego
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Brunch intermittently available, but lunch/dinner menu is awesome.

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vipFoodie
Kansas City
23 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience3

Very expensive tacos.

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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience4

Just not worth it. Food wasn’t tasty. Didn’t touch my veggie tacos. One bite and didn’t care for it. Server didn’t notice apparently and didn’t check in soon enough after getting our food so I couldn’t swap it for anything else. We sat down at 5:05 and a waiter came up finally at 5:18. Overall not a memorable spot.

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BarbaraR
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great dinner. Excellent pomegranate margaritas!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great tacos, friendly staff, and great drinks! I come here every time I am in San Diego and it never disappoints. Some of our favs are the lobster, fish and short rib tacos. The churros are always amazing.

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vipLSwik
San Diego
77 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

We didn't try too many items but the Chicken, Grilled Fish and Al Pastor tacos were all very good. The Calamari was nothing special. The guacamole was a generous portion but could have used some more seasoning. The salsa was decent but lacked any distinctive character. The service was very good. Nice outdoor seating area.

If you're in that zone and you're craving a taco it is worth the stop, it is not Puesto but it is pretty good.

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lobster tacos n there corn ,where do delicious 😋

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vipthigasama
San Diego
69 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Wish they would bring back the tongue taco.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience2

Don’t go here on a game day if you’re not in town to watch the game. We came here on a Friday night when there was a Padres game happening and were quite surprised to find the entire restaurant blasting the Padres game on every TV & speaker VERY loudly. This is not a sports bar (and definitely isn’t priced as one), and we were in town for a bachelorette, plus a couple of us had been there previously and that was not at all the vibe, so it was a disappointing experience overall. It’s one thing to have the game on the TVs at the bars (realistically only one bar needed to have it on, it was maybe at 20% capacity overall), but to have it literally blasting throughout the entire restaurant was extremely excessive. We definitely would never go here on a game day ever again and wish we’d had any idea it would be that way prior to booking our reservation, since we would have booked something different had we known. Such a bumm

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Street corn is amazing!

DE
DowntownEater
San Diego
6 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2021
Overall4food1service5ambience5

My entre was under cooked. It was much better after I took it home and browned the corn tortilla

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall3food1service3ambience3

Food was not good

OT
OpenTable Diner
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

First time here and had an issue with the small amount of margarita you get for the price of $13 and $16. You got maybe 8 ounces and if I’m paying that much, it needs to be more than that. The tacos de pollo and carne asada tacos were very good along with both beans.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and drinks were so good, came here for a birthday dinner.

EA
vipEATS4BB3
San Francisco
268 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Started with the Traditional Guacamole, Clase Azul, Burro Cadillac Margarita, then the Cilantro-Lime Shrimp and Surf & Turf Tacos. The Guacamole was chunky and tasty, the Chips were thick, crunchy and could hold up to the Guacamole. Tacos were very good and Lexi was GREAT. I never ran out of water.

EH
vipErikaH
Orange County
21 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The food was delicious. I ordered the grilled fish tacos. They were amazing! My son ordered the carne asada tacos and the meat was delicious. Will definitely go back.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2021
Overall1food1service3ambience1

Food wasn’t good. Service was ok

LD
vipLizD
San Diego
35 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect spot for Padres game dining…the food was delicious…especially the shrimp tacos and the queso! They will also customize for kids-one child with us wanted just nacho chips with cheese and it was no problem.

SC
SandCad
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Always a great meal at Blind Burro. Favorite place to hang out before a Padre game. Good eats, good drinks, and within walking distance. We’ve never been disappointed!

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