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Mustangs & Burros at Estancia La Jolla

247 reviews
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$31 to $50
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  • Great for Outdoor Dining
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Authentic California cuisine meets a historic San Diego setting at Mustangs & Burros. An antique hacienda made of adobe brick, this casual La Jolla restaurant serves up Baja-inspired cuisine in its charming dining room and spacious patio, both accented by large, inviting fireplaces. Creative dishes are both locally inspired and locally sourced by the Mustangs & Burros culinary team, who also take a personalized approach to an innovative spirits program. Sip on house-made sangria, craft cocktails barrel-aged on site, and margaritas made with Herradura tequila, hand-selected during the staff’s annual “pilgrimage” to Jalisco, Mexico.

Northern California meets south at an exclusive pairing dinner at Estancia La Jolla Hotel & Spa featuring Napa Valley winery Trinitas. Tickets On Sale Soon -
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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Californian, Mexican / Southwestern
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Hours of operation
Mon-Thurs: 11:30am-11pm
Fri: 11:30-11pm (Bar until midnight)
Sat: 12pm-11pm (Bar until midnight)
Sun: 12pm-11pm
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Phone number
(855) 567-2400
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Chris Idso
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Parking details
Valet parking complimentary.
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Live Music by Israel Maldonado most Sundays from 6:00pm - 9:00pm. Check our music and special events calendar or call ahead for details.
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Private Dining

Located in the Torrey Pines area, the hacienda-style Estancia La Jolla offers private dining, holiday party and special event venues ranging from intimate, fireplace-flanked dining rooms to grand ballrooms. No matter your setting, enjoy tailored menus, expert event staff and in-house audiovisual.

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What 247 People Are Saying
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puma (San Diego)
4.0  Dined 5 days ago

The outdoor patio is particularly nice with the open fireplace and view of the stars. The food is somewhat mexican inspired without being heavy the way authentic Mexican food often feels.

OpenTable Diner (San Diego)
4.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

We had our wedding reception at this hotel and this is where we usually celebrate our wedding anniversary. Service was great as usual. I booked through open table and somehow outside table was reserved for us which is not what I wanted. Luckily they accommodated and got us indoor table so that was good.

OpenTable Diner (Orange County)
4.0  Dined on January 22, 2018

Service was great, not so much the food. Duck breast was raw and steak cumin (which I've had before and was delicious prior) tasted like fish.? Restaurant took care of a couple of the dishes as offering to our dissatisfaction. Though disappointed, they did do their best to recover. Ambiance was nice, property is beautiful. Original visit prior was great, so will come again.

seattlesister (Austin)
3.0  Dined on January 22, 2018

We went to check out the "restaurant week" menu. Our main course was good, but the appetizer/salad and dessert were uninspired. I would go back to try some of the items on the regular menu. I liked the outdoor area. It was a little cold in the restaurant and the evening that we chose to go, there was almost no one there, which doesn't help the ambiance. I will give it another chance.

Linda (San Diego)
3.0  Dined on December 25, 2017

The service wasn't great. We sat for a long time before anyone even came over. The server seemed unfriendly and annoyed to be working throughout our entire meal. The food was great, just disappointing service.

WorldEater (San Diego)
3.0  Dined on November 26, 2017

Went here before the Playhouse. We ate inside because weather turned cold. Our loss. Inside atmosphere is a bit sad. Chair upholstery is so old that we literally sunk when we sat down. Walls were dirty. No buzz in the restaurant. BUT, food was still good and wines by the glass delicious. Atmosphere outside is far superior.

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on November 20, 2017

Great table right by the outdoor fire, awesome chicken tacos! Lovely venue.

vipTDan (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on November 17, 2017

The grounds are beautiful and it is so nice to be outside enjoying the california weather for dinner even if heaters are required. Food was solid, drinks were great which made for a great business evening out.

vipTeresa (San Diego)
4.0  Dined on November 6, 2017

the food is AMAZING!!!! Everything i ate was so delicious and well prepared! Ive never had scallops cooked to perfection the way they did it and the blueberry muffin with flavored butter was incredible. The ahi tuna on top of a wafer was so unique and great combo for sweet and salty taste! They were very busy when i went so service was very slow and had to remind them to bring our food missing from out order and basic things like water and ice multiple times. Other than that it was a great time and will be back for the delicious food!

FondueExperts (San Diego)
1.0  Dined on October 25, 2017

Although we'd heard great things about this restaurant, we were extremely disappointed with our visit. The restaurant was fairly empty but we were encouraged to make a reservation before visiting. When we arrived, there was no hostess for several minutes so we couldn't be seated. Once we were seated, we weren't visited by the waitress or given any water for almost 20 minutes. We ordered the chips and guacamole appetizer and the chips were stale. The main course took over an hour to be served and 2 of the dishes were cold. The third dish was a painfully small portion (and highly overpriced). Overall, this restaurant was a letdown. It's a shame because the outdoor patio seating was beautiful. We won't be returning.