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Blind Burro, San Diego, CA

Blind Burro

4.4
4.4
614 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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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 8 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Mexican / Southwestern, Mexican, Contemporary Mexican

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Daily 11:00 am–4:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–12:00 am

  • Phone number

    (619) 795-7880

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Todd Nash

  • Catering

    Pick-up: On the go? We'll have your food curbside ready for easy pick up Delivery: Just send us an address and we'll come to you! Full Service Catering: Don't stress about a thing! Tell us what you want and we'll take care of the rest. Ask more about our services. Catering@theblindburro.com

  • Private party facilities

    Whether celebrating a special occasion with family and friends or hosting a corporate event, Blind Burro can accommodate all of your special event needs. info@theblindburro.com We have private event space for up to 60+ people and complete venue buy outs upto 300ppl

  • Private party contact

    our Private Event Coordinator: (844) 343-2824

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown / Gaslamp

  • Cross street

    7th & J Street

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Entertainment

    Friday and Saturday we offer live entertainment on our Ocho Stage starting at 9pm! no cover

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 614 people are saying

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4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.1Value

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Way too salty. Took a while to get basic things.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    4 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall1food1service3ambience2
    Food was ok, we sat outside and it was nothing special
  3. CB

    CyndiB

    Raleigh

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Food was bland at best. There are better choices.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I have never had a bad visit to the Blind Burro, whether it’s a chilled Sunday lunch or (as in this case) a pre Padres game visit. The staff are always fantastic, as is the amazing food and the great cocktails. My favorite place to be downtown.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    St. Louis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 12, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Great food, especially the corn side and surf & turf tacos. Queso is flavorful too. Margaritas aren't too sweet which I like.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Such a great experience! The server was friendly, knowledgeable and attentive. The restaurant was clean and the food was awesome! Will be recommending this place for sure!
  7. SS

    SteveS

    San Francisco

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service - amazing food!
  8. PS

    PaigeS

    San Joaquin

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 20, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    First time experience, we sat outside as the weather was beautiful!! I had the bacon wrapped jalapeños and then ordered the 2 Al Pastor Tacos with a side of street corn. The service was great, even being outside they kept my water filled so I didn’t feel forgotten. The bacon wrapped jalapeños were decent, they are stuffed with cheese so if you like cheese you may like these. The tacos were so filling and the flavors all complimented each other so well, I really enjoyed them. The street corn exceeding my expectations, so overall my meal was amazing and I highly recommend. The only take away and to no fault of the businesses, but eating outside while the homeless walk by you tables and lingering made us want to sit inside. I don’t mean to sound heartless, it just took away from the ambience rating is all. I just wanted to be honest for those deciding on eating on the patio.
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food!!! Amazing!!!! Prob the best Mexican food we had all weekend!!
  10. EA

    EATS4BB3

    San Francisco

    295 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    295 reviews

    Dined on June 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Started with Clase Azul double, we shared the Street Corn Off the Cob and the Guacamole and chips. Gwen had the Short Rib Burrito, I had the Shrimp and Bacon Machete. Anna is a very effective server and we had TOO MUCH food cause we ignored Anna's hints about the size of the dishes. Whenever I come to San Diego I have at least one meal here.
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Antonio

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    I would go back.
  12. JL

    JennieL

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    As always the food was excellent. Our server Alex was a delight. She’s very attentive and personable. Such a fun place to pregame.
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Central Coast

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had the Panzella salad with grilled chicken it was amazing!
  14. MR

    MattR

    New York Area

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great Margherita with muddled jalapeño fish tacos and street corn OUTSTANDING
  15. c

    calliope30

    San Diego

    14 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on May 6, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Great service , location and yummy food. Fun to hit before a Padres game.
  16. RC

    RobinC

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Celebrating Mother’s Day early with my step daughters
  17. DB

    DrewB

    Dallas

    2 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall2food3service3ambience2
    The wait for a table was over an hour even with a reservation
  18. J

    Jonathan

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Great food and phenomenal churros. Wish someone had mentioned just how big a machete is so we didn’t order two and leave more than one uneaten. (They’re HUGE)
  19. JD

    JDBBB

    San Diego

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 20, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Great service. Our server was very nice and accommodating.
  20. JR

    JayR

    Los Angeles

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Anna and Layla took great care of us! Wide variety of beers on tap and great food, too!
  21. l

    locally1

    Portland

    74 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    74 reviews

    Dined on March 9, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Impeccable service! Tacos were great but kale side salad was terrible.
  22. ST

    SriT

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 7, 2022

    overall3food1service3ambience5
    San Diego is know for Mexican good but the taste here let us down.
  23. AG

    AGirlwholovesSteak

    San Diego

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on March 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place! Close to Petco!! Strong drinks!!!!:-)
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Fort Lauderdale

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on March 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Margs, tacos, guac delish!
  25. K

    Kris

    Naples

    59 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    59 reviews

    Dined on February 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Thank you, Anna -- you made our evening fabulous Great service; wonderful food .
  26. J

    Jack

    Hertfordshire

    116 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    116 reviews

    Dined on February 20, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience3
    As before hostess not brilliant! Service a bit intermittent but food good
  27. AS

    AnilS

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 20, 2022

    overall2food2service4ambience2
    Food was very average. Server was great. More of a bar instead of a nice restaurant
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 20, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Great food and atmosphere!
  29. t

    tharmonson

    Los Angeles

    11 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on February 19, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Yummy food. Yummy creative dishes. Salsa flight is fun! Caramelized pineapple Margarita (savor it then order a second) was spectacular!
  30. SL

    SushiLover

    Washington DC

    22 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2022

    overall1food3service1ambience3
    Our server was rude
  31. ML

    MattL

    Dallas

    25 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Second time here, first was 3 years ago and it was just as good as we remembered. The shrimp tacos and machete (chicken) were outstanding. We loved the 4 dips with chips, the smoked tomato salsa was especially outstanding. Server was helpful and friendly.
  32. b

    bellringer

    Raleigh

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on February 9, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Food was excellent, and portions were large. We ordered a variety and everyone was pleased. I had fish tacos and was not disappointed!
  33. R

    Reviewer

    San Diego

    111 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    111 reviews

    Dined on February 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    1st time here and the service and the food were WAY above our expectations. OMG! Service couldn't possibly have been better. And the food is crazy good - some of the best (highest quality and creative) Mexican food we've had in a long time. Great place. Only nit pick is the atmosphere doesn't match the high quality service and food (it's a bar atmosphere). You guys should think about opening a bistro type place in Rancho Santa Fe, Del Mar or Solana Beach (bring it up a bit from the Gas Lamp) - you'd make a killing!
  34. J

    Jack

    Hertfordshire

    116 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    116 reviews

    Dined on January 30, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Fun, busy restaurant, great food and service
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    food was amazing. definitely recommend the brunch!
  36. TL

    TimL

    Milwaukee

    4 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 18, 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Bar doesn’t serve a double?!?
  37. BK

    BobbieK

    Charlotte

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 18, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Seriously fantastic food, with large portions! Salsa has just the right amount of spice, and the burritos are HUGE! Would definitely recommend!
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    45 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    45 reviews

    Dined on December 10, 2021

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Generous servings and very friendly staff. A twist to traditional Mexican fair. Enjoy it!
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 8, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service , will be back soon
  40. BP

    BobP

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 5, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Super hot fire

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Blind Burro using the Order Online button. Blind Burro also offers delivery in partnership with Postmates.

Blind Burro is rated 4.4 stars by 614 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 8 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Options

  • Order online
  • Logo image for Postmates
Google Map for Blind Burro

639 J St., San Diego, CA 92101

Additional information

  • Cross street

    7th & J Street

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown / Gaslamp

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Daily 11:00 am–4:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–12:00 am

  • Cuisines

    Mexican / Southwestern, Mexican, Contemporary Mexican

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Todd Nash

  • Entertainment

    Friday and Saturday we offer live entertainment on our Ocho Stage starting at 9pm! no cover

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (619) 795-7880

  • Catering

    Pick-up: On the go? We'll have your food curbside ready for easy pick up Delivery: Just send us an address and we'll come to you! Full Service Catering: Don't stress about a thing! Tell us what you want and we'll take care of the rest. Ask more about our services. Catering@theblindburro.com

  • Private party facilities

    Whether celebrating a special occasion with family and friends or hosting a corporate event, Blind Burro can accommodate all of your special event needs. info@theblindburro.com We have private event space for up to 60+ people and complete venue buy outs upto 300ppl

  • Private party contact

    our Private Event Coordinator: (844) 343-2824

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