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Mustangs & Burros at Estancia La Jolla, San Diego, CA

Mustangs & Burros at Estancia La Jolla

4.4
4.4
44 Reviews
$31 to $50
Regional Mexican (Baja Med)

Set in a hacienda haven, Mustangs & Burros, Estancia La Jolla Hotel & Spa’s signature restaurant, features Baja coastal inspired cuisine with a southern California twist. With a relaxed sense of community, this La Jolla eatery and bar sources seasonal ingredients from San Diego to create dishes and shareable plates for friends and family to enjoy accompanied by refreshing craft cocktails. Dine in either the spacious patio or charming Secret Garden, both accented by large, inviting fireplaces.

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Regional Mexican (Baja Med), Californian

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Daily 4:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (858) 964-6537

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Vincent Savignano

  • Private party facilities

    Outdoor setting available for large parties. For inquiries and pricing please email: mtonazzo@noblehousehotels.com

  • Neighborhood

    Torrey Pines

  • Parking details

    Valet

  • Additional

    Banquet, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Firepit, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Menu

Substitutions not listed below can be accommodated for an additional $3

Hot

  • Shrimp Empanadas$14.00

    spicy tomato sauce/crema/napa cabbage escabeche

    • Chicken Tinga Tostada$14.00

      refried black bean puree, crema, shredded romaine, cotija, pickled fresno peppers

      • Chicharrones$11.00

        crispy pork rinds, house bbq spice, hot sauce

        • Totopos$12.00

          crisp corn tortilla chips, molcajete salsa

          • Cauliflower Frito$14.00

            crispy cauliflower, tequila-soaked sultanas, spicy pepitas, lime crema

            • Spanish Octopus$24.00

              recado rojo, lemon confit potatoes, chorizo, cashew, fennel salad

              Cold

              • Guacamole$16.00

                roasted corn, fresno chili, cotija cheese

                • Albacore Tuna Aguachile$17.00

                  sweet red onion, charred pineapple, micro sea bean, strawberry, avocado mousse, hibiscus aguachile, serrano chile, blue corn tostada

                  • Market Local White Fish Ceviche$22.00

                    coco-lime marinade, avocado, serrano chile, cucumber, pickled shallot, chive oil, toasted coconut, mango-habanero mousse

                    • Vegetable Tostada$15.00

                      heirloom baby tomato, roasted corn, palm hearts, pickled onions, lemon garlic hummus, manzanilla olives, baby wild arugula, extra virgin lemon olive oil, grilled corn tostada

                      • Ensalada Primavera$12.00

                        arugula, radicchio, farro, vaquita beans, avocado, jicama, corn, cherry tomato, queso fresco, orange vinaigrette

                        • Burrata & Roasted Beets$16.00

                          red & yellow beets, burrata cheese, frisée, red cabbage, toasted hemp seeds, agave dressing

                          • Tostada de Albacore$17.00

                            blue corn tortilla, avocado, guajillo shoyu, cucumber, asian pear, salsa macha, wasabi crema

                            Tacos

                            • Baja Fish$9.00

                              market fish, chipotle aioli, pico, cotija cheese, cabbage, cilantro, salsa verde

                              • Chicharron Prensado$9.00

                                salsa molcajete, minced onion, cilantro, lime corn tortillas

                                • Vegetarian$9.00

                                  roasted wild mushroom, corn, black bean, baby arugula, jicama

                                  Specialty Tacos (2)

                                  • Birria de Res$19.00

                                    prime beef chuck, onion, cilantro, avocado salsa

                                    • Lamb Barbacoa$19.00

                                      mezcal barbacoa lamb shoulder, cebolla curdita, m int salsa verde cruda

                                      • Tacos Governador de Camarones$24.00

                                        griddled asadero cheese, salsa ranchera, tiger shrimp, lime, avocado

                                        • Taco Flight$45.00

                                          sharable tasting of your favorite five tacos

                                          Main Entrées

                                          • Seared Diver Scallops & Poblano Risotto$46.00

                                            baby carrots, asparagus, pecorino romano

                                            • Grilled Bone-In Pork Chop$38.00

                                              pepitas, candied beets, roasted yams, mole verde

                                              • M&B Burger$21.00

                                                hook's aged cheddar, pretzel bun, lettuce, vine-ripe tomato, house sauce, fries

                                                • Crispy Skin Salmon$37.00

                                                  yukon potato, street corn, arugula, chipotle aioli, charred lemon

                                                  • Organic Chicken Almond Mole$34.00

                                                    marble potato, lime crema, summer squash

                                                    • Prime Flat Iron Steak$42.00

                                                      wild mushrooms, pearl onion, shishito pepper, arugula, marrow butter, black garlic demi

                                                      • Baja Striped Bass Zarandeado$62.00

                                                        cucumber & sweet onion curtido, street corn ribs, guajillo aioli, avocado, fresh tortillas

                                                        • Prime 32oz Tomahawk Chop$130.00

                                                          roasted garlic, chimichurri, market vegetables, maldon sea salt

                                                          Sweets

                                                          $12

                                                          • Pappalecco Gelato

                                                            select one flavor: agave vanilla, chili chocolate, lime sorbetto

                                                            • Cream-Filled Churros

                                                              cinnamon sugar, chocolate sauce

                                                              • Tres Leches Tiramisu

                                                                genoise, almond flour, mascarpone cremieux, strawberries, bitter cocoa, kahlua

                                                                • Queso-Guava Flan

                                                                  cream cheese, caramel, pink guava

                                                                  Side Dishes

                                                                  $8

                                                                  • Broccolini

                                                                    • Toasted Garlic

                                                                      • Chili Flake

                                                                        • Frijoles Charros

                                                                          • Cured Bacon

                                                                            • Jalapeño

                                                                              • Baja Rice Pilaf

                                                                                • Peas

                                                                                  • Carrots

                                                                                    • Corn Xec

                                                                                      • Spicy Jicama

                                                                                        • Cucumber

                                                                                          • Citrus

                                                                                            Kids

                                                                                            12 and under

                                                                                            • Chicken Tenders & Fries$15.00

                                                                                              french fries

                                                                                              • Grilled Chicken$19.00

                                                                                                steamed broccolini/rice pilaf

                                                                                                • Cheese Quesadilla$9.00

                                                                                                  • Add Chicken$15.00

                                                                                                Cocktails

                                                                                                $18

                                                                                                • Mustangs Margarita

                                                                                                  herradura blanco, fresh lime, cointreau, jalapeño, tajin for a spicy version

                                                                                                  • Pimm's Cup

                                                                                                    pimm's, ginger ale, lemon juice, cucumber, mint

                                                                                                    • Gin and Green

                                                                                                      hendricks, chareau aloe liquor, cucumber, basil

                                                                                                      • Hemingway Rose Daiquiri

                                                                                                        silver rum, rosewater, grapefruit and lime juice, simple syrup, egg white

                                                                                                        • Chamomile and Coconut Margarita

                                                                                                          herradura blanco, cointreau, chamomille syrup, lime, coconut water

                                                                                                          • Fresa y Humo

                                                                                                            mezcal, lime juice, strawberry purée, cherry herring

                                                                                                            • Single Barrel Rosemary Old Fashioned

                                                                                                              single barrel jack daniels, rosemary infused cherry syrup, bitters

                                                                                                              • Egg White Whiskey Sour (Bartender's Favorite)

                                                                                                                bulleit rye, lemon, simple syrup, egg white

                                                                                                                • Guayaba Bellini

                                                                                                                  guava purée, sparkling wine

                                                                                                                  • Mustangs Michelada

                                                                                                                    local cerveza

                                                                                                                    Can/Bottle Beers

                                                                                                                    Ask your server for the seasonal beer selection on draft

                                                                                                                    • Blue Moon$9.00

                                                                                                                      • Corona$9.00

                                                                                                                        • Coors Lite$9.00

                                                                                                                          • Heineken$9.00

                                                                                                                            • Ballast Point Sculpin IPA$11.00

                                                                                                                              • Maui Coconut$11.00

                                                                                                                                • Modern Times Stout$11.00

                                                                                                                                  Zero Proof

                                                                                                                                  $13

                                                                                                                                  • Strawberry Fields

                                                                                                                                    strawberries, mint, lime, ginger beer, soda water

                                                                                                                                    • Guava and Mint

                                                                                                                                      guava puree, lemon juice, agave, kombucha

                                                                                                                                      • Coco Loco

                                                                                                                                        cream of coconut, fresh lemon juice, coconut water

                                                                                                                                        Agave Bar

                                                                                                                                          Flights

                                                                                                                                          • Reposado$30.00

                                                                                                                                            • Cristalino$35.00

                                                                                                                                              • Añejo$70.00

                                                                                                                                                • Mezcal$35.00

                                                                                                                                                  • Something Special$90.00

                                                                                                                                                    Blanco

                                                                                                                                                    • Azuñia Blanco$13.00

                                                                                                                                                      • Casamigos Blanco$15.00

                                                                                                                                                        • Codigo 1530 Blanco$15.00

                                                                                                                                                          • Herradura Silver$13.00

                                                                                                                                                            • Casa Dragones Joven$18.00

                                                                                                                                                              • Dobel Humito$15.00

                                                                                                                                                                Reposado

                                                                                                                                                                • Azuñia Reposado$14.00

                                                                                                                                                                  • Casamigos Reposado$19.00

                                                                                                                                                                    • Codigo 1530 Rosa$16.00

                                                                                                                                                                      • Milagro Barrel Select Reposado$16.00

                                                                                                                                                                        • Herradura Reposado$14.00

                                                                                                                                                                          • Clase Azul Reposado$27.00

                                                                                                                                                                            Cristalino

                                                                                                                                                                            • Dobel Diamante$15.00

                                                                                                                                                                              • Volcan de Mi Tierra$16.00

                                                                                                                                                                                • Dobel Doble Cristalino$40.00

                                                                                                                                                                                  Añejo

                                                                                                                                                                                  • Casamigos Añejo$20.00

                                                                                                                                                                                    • Fortaleza Añejo$16.00

                                                                                                                                                                                      • Don Julio Añejo$21.00

                                                                                                                                                                                        • Milagro Añejo$16.00

                                                                                                                                                                                          • Herradura Legend$25.00

                                                                                                                                                                                            • Don Julio 1942$28.00

                                                                                                                                                                                              • Asombroso Extra Añejo$150.00

                                                                                                                                                                                                • Tears of La Llorona No. 3$99.00

                                                                                                                                                                                                  Mezcal

                                                                                                                                                                                                  • 400 Conejos Joven$12.00

                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Del Maguey Vida$38.00

                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Del Maguey Chichicapa$25.00

                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Del Maguey Wild Jabali$38.00

                                                                                                                                                                                                          • El Jolgorio Tepeztate$40.00

                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Ilegal Reposado$20.00

                                                                                                                                                                                                              Bubbly, Whites & Rosé

                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Nicolas Feuilatte Brut, France

                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Gl$20.00
                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Bt$80.00
                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Veuve Cliquot Ponsardin, France

                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Bt$136.00
                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Moet Chandon Brut, France

                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Bt (187ml)$32.00
                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Kim Crawford, Sauvignon Blanc, New Zealand

                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Gl$17.00
                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Bt$68.00
                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Cakebread, Sauvignon Blanc, Napa, California

                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Bt$59.00
                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Drumheller, Chardonnay, Washington

                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Gl$14.00
                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Bt$52.00
                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Chalk Hill, Chardonnay, California

                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Bt$60.00
                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Patz and Hall Dutton Ranch, Chardonnay, California

                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Bt$80.00
                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Chateau Montelena, Chardonnay, Napa, California

                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Bt$96.00
                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Erath, Pinot Gris, Oregon

                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Gl$15.00
                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Bt$56.00
                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Gerard Bertrand Cotes du Roses, Rosé, France

                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Gl$16.00
                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Bt$56.00

                                                                                                                                                                                                              Reds

                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Boen, Pinot Noir, Russian River, California

                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Gl$17.00
                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Bt$68.00
                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Foley, Pinot Noir, Santa Rita Hills, California

                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Bt$86.00
                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Charles Krug Merlot, Napa, California

                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Bt$87.00
                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Terrazas, Malbec, Argentina

                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Gl$15.00
                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Bt$56.00
                                                                                                                                                                                                              • The Prisoner, Red Blend, California

                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Bt$100.00
                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Mondavi, Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa, California

                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Gl$20.00
                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Bt$80.00
                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Roth, Cabernet Sauvignon, Alexander Valley, California

                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Bt (375ml)$40.00
                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Newton Skyside Cabernet Sauvignon, California

                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Gl$14.00
                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Bt$52.00
                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Chimney Rock, Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa, California

                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Bt$185.00
                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Merus, Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa, California

                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Bt$430.00
                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Orin Swift "Mercury Head" 2016, Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa, California

                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Bt$270.00
                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Silver Oak 2014, Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa, California

                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Bt$255.00
                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Opus One 2016, Napa, California

                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Bt$495.00

                                                                                                                                                                                                              Last updated: May 8, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                                                              What 44 people are saying

                                                                                                                                                                                                              Overall ratings and reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                              Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

                                                                                                                                                                                                              4.4
                                                                                                                                                                                                              4.4 based on recent ratings
                                                                                                                                                                                                              • 4.3Food
                                                                                                                                                                                                              • 4.5Service
                                                                                                                                                                                                              • 4.6Ambience
                                                                                                                                                                                                              • 3.9Value

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                It was a lovely experience - thank you!

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                Me and my boyfriend came here for dinner and it was amazing. We didn't get any drinks but we ordered the birria tacos and steak and they were both phenomenal. Would absolutely recommend and the live music created a wonderful ambiance. Our server Chris was very friendly and great at his job.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                Dined 6 days ago

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                Comfortable relaxed table for two next to the indoor fireplace. Service and servers were attentative and food came out timely.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                BarbaraA

                                                                                                                                                                                                                San Diego

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                5.0

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                Dined on May 12, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                                                                overall5food4service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                                                                You need to bring back the Carlsbad mussels- they were the reason people came besides the great burger. We live n cut door and would be down much more if you had the mussels., as would friends who always ask if they are back.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                MikeH

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                Dined on May 9, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                                                                Went for Mother's Day with extended family of 8 for the first time. It was the perfect experience as grandparents and kids all enjoyed it - ambiance, food, and service were all amazing We will be back again.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                Mustangs & Burros at Estancia La JollaResponded on May 10, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                                                                Thank you kindly for your appreciation and we are looking forward to seeing you soon again!

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                PaulS

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                Dined on May 8, 2022

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                Nice ambiance… good service.. good staff… but the food overall was mediocre, and there are many places I would go back to before here.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                A9ergirl

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                Dined on May 8, 2022

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                This Mother’s Day brunch was a bit disappointing from visits in years past; missing was the photo booth, the activities for the young ones, the Bloody Mary bar. The food choices were less than before, for the price there should have been more seafood choices; missing was crab legs and ceviche. And unfortunately I saw 2 mice scurrying about; one crossed my path to the dessert and bread building and the other crossed the walkway right next to us. They were not the same mouse. I did not make a fuss as I did not want to upset the family gatherings, but felt Estancia should be made aware. Overall, breaking bread with the family at brunch was fine, but not exceptional as in years past. Thank you for your request for feedback.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                Los Angeles

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                Dined on May 8, 2022

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                Very tasty mother's day buffet with a lot of options. Strongly recommend.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                Mustangs & Burros at Estancia La JollaResponded on May 10, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                                                                We truly appreciate your feedback and we are looking forward to seeing you soon again!

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                Momof3

                                                                                                                                                                                                                Seattle

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                Dined on May 8, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                                                                Fantastic Food!!!!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                Mustangs & Burros at Estancia La JollaResponded on May 18, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                                                                We appreciate the 5 stars!

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                Calc

                                                                                                                                                                                                                San Francisco

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                Dined on April 27, 2022

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                Server not attentive. Not very busy, either!

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                Rizzoto

                                                                                                                                                                                                                San Diego

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                Dined on April 25, 2022

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                Wonderful service and tasty tacos, cauliflower and queso. Beautiful and comfy outdoor patio. We'll be back!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                Mustangs & Burros at Estancia La JollaResponded on April 26, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                                                                Thank you for the 5 stars!

                                                                                                                                                                                                              13. NN

                                                                                                                                                                                                                NickN

                                                                                                                                                                                                                Las Vegas

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                Dined on April 19, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                                                                overall4food5service3ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                                                                Excellent food but a bit slow. Disappointed that the patio heaters were already taken down, making it impractical to eat outside.

                                                                                                                                                                                                              14. MZ

                                                                                                                                                                                                                MarianneZ

                                                                                                                                                                                                                Orange County

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                Dined on April 17, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                                                                Easter tradition student at UCSD, was a wonderful brunch!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                Mustangs & Burros at Estancia La JollaResponded on April 19, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                                                                We appreciate the 5 starts!

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                SOCALGourmet

                                                                                                                                                                                                                San Diego

                                                                                                                                                                                                                45 reviews

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                Dined on April 16, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                                                                overall3food4service4ambience3

                                                                                                                                                                                                                Things have changed at Estancia since the recent sale of the hotel and it has lost some of the elegance and romance it had before. Can't quite put my finger on it, but the interior of Mustangs & Burros has changed and my entree of Chilean Sea Bass was pricey for what it included. A wedding with the worst "Wedding Singer" we have heard in years made the din almost painful.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                drakeh

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                5.0

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                Dined on April 15, 2022

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                Food was great, Henry and Ivan took incredible care of my friends and I

                                                                                                                                                                                                              17. LK

                                                                                                                                                                                                                LisaK

                                                                                                                                                                                                                San Diego

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                                2 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                Dined on April 9, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                                                                Beautiful outdoor dining with attentive staff and delicious menu.

                                                                                                                                                                                                              18. OT

                                                                                                                                                                                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                                                                                Los Angeles

                                                                                                                                                                                                                8 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                vip
                                                                                                                                                                                                                5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                                8 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                Dined on April 3, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                                                                Great please, great food!

                                                                                                                                                                                                              19. V

                                                                                                                                                                                                                Valj

                                                                                                                                                                                                                New York Area

                                                                                                                                                                                                                3 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                4.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                                3 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                Dined on April 2, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                                                                overall4food3service4ambience4

                                                                                                                                                                                                                Beautiful terrace. Food was okay. Not many vegan options

                                                                                                                                                                                                              20. J

                                                                                                                                                                                                                Jason

                                                                                                                                                                                                                Oklahoma City

                                                                                                                                                                                                                9 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                                9 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                Dined on March 28, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                                                                This place was amazing from start to finish. Big family meal. Outdoor seating is perfect. Complimentary valet.

                                                                                                                                                                                                              21. MM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                MariaM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                                                5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                                                Dined on March 21, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                                                                overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                                                                                                                                                                                We were celebrating my husband's birthday and Jose our server made our evening very special. We really appreciate his knowledge and dining recommendations. He was very attentive and each dish arrived at our table in proper order, beautifully presented! The food was Delicious! We had the Almond Chicken Mole, Vegetarian Tostada, Guacamole although I love Jimi Hendrix, the soothing lounge music was more conducive to relaxing dining. Dining was moved to the Greenfinch Restaurant with the M&B menu, we were seated on the balcony overlooking the large garden and beautiful night sky, it was very romantic. Mustangs & Burro's is a dog friendly restaurant, so our best friend was with us to celebrate. Both, the restaurant & the Estancia Hotel are real hidden gems in La Jolla.

                                                                                                                                                                                                              22. OT

                                                                                                                                                                                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                                                                                Portland

                                                                                                                                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                                                5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                                                Dined on March 21, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                                                                Excellent food and atmosphere! Will definitely go back - service was also top notch with beautiful ground

                                                                                                                                                                                                              23. B

                                                                                                                                                                                                                Bella

                                                                                                                                                                                                                Las Vegas

                                                                                                                                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                                                5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                                                Dined on March 19, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                                                                Great food, great drinks live music definitely coming back

                                                                                                                                                                                                              24. NH

                                                                                                                                                                                                                NH22

                                                                                                                                                                                                                Orange County

                                                                                                                                                                                                                37 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                vip
                                                                                                                                                                                                                4.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                                37 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                Dined on March 15, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                                                                overall4food4service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                                                                Taco Tuesday! Tacos were excellent. I had one of each, fish chicken and fish. Service was excellent. Drinks at $18 each were overpriced.

                                                                                                                                                                                                              25. OT

                                                                                                                                                                                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                                                                                San Diego

                                                                                                                                                                                                                11 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                vip
                                                                                                                                                                                                                5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                                11 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                Dined on March 13, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                                                                overall5food4service4ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                                                                This was a great place for a double date!

                                                                                                                                                                                                              26. G

                                                                                                                                                                                                                George

                                                                                                                                                                                                                San Diego

                                                                                                                                                                                                                17 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                                17 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                Dined on March 13, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                                                                Great service…Jose was an outstanding waiter! The food was awesome!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                Mustangs & Burros at Estancia La JollaResponded on March 15, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                                                                Thank you for the kind review, we will share the comments with Jose'.

                                                                                                                                                                                                              27. CK

                                                                                                                                                                                                                CathyK

                                                                                                                                                                                                                San Diego

                                                                                                                                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                                                4.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                                                Dined on March 12, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                                                                overall4food5service5ambience3

                                                                                                                                                                                                                The food and ambiance is always great here but the music was way too loud last night. The singer was very good but we couldn’t even hear ourselves talk over it. Would suggest you get musicians that play but don’t sing. Also our heater didn’t work near our table and by the end of the night we were freezing.

                                                                                                                                                                                                              28. A

                                                                                                                                                                                                                Ariane

                                                                                                                                                                                                                New England

                                                                                                                                                                                                                24 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                                24 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                Dined on March 7, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                                                                Very good food and service. We sat on patio, with heaters, and it was a lovely night. The wait for the food was a bit longer than expected, but it was worth it. Reasonable prices for food, but wine is expensive.

                                                                                                                                                                                                              29. A

                                                                                                                                                                                                                Ariane

                                                                                                                                                                                                                New England

                                                                                                                                                                                                                24 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                4.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                                24 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                Dined on March 5, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                                                                overall4food4service4ambience4

                                                                                                                                                                                                                Good food but not necessarily great for vegetarians. The service was attentive and we had live music. Overall a pleasant dining experience.

                                                                                                                                                                                                              30. OT

                                                                                                                                                                                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                                                                                Los Angeles

                                                                                                                                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                                                5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                                                Dined on March 5, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                                                                It was my fiance’s birthday and I wanted to treat him! This was a recommendation by a friend. We had reserved the outdoor seating but was placed inside a different restaurant since there were strong winds yesterday and the weather wasn’t really on our favor. Besides that, the server was really nice and the ambiance was great. The place and hotel itself is GORGEOUS. ABOUT THE FOOD - everything we ordered was five stars in our opinion!!! We had the cauliflower frito and vegetable tostada for our appetizers and we’re so glad we got them. It was so flavorful and felt like these dishes were cooked with intent. Please get the cauliflower frito!!! They tasted so much like chicken popcorn! So so so good. We got the salmon and the flat iron steak for our main courses. Also amazing!!! We are definitely coming back here to really experience the Mustangs & Burrows vibe since we were placed in another restaurant to make up for the strong winds. Excited for our next visit!!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                Mustangs & Burros at Estancia La JollaResponded on March 11, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                                                                The Mustangs and Burros team sincerely appreciates your kind review. Looking forward to having you back!

                                                                                                                                                                                                              31. OT

                                                                                                                                                                                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                                                                                Baltimore

                                                                                                                                                                                                                4 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                1.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                                4 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                Dined on March 4, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                                                                overall1food3service1ambience1

                                                                                                                                                                                                                Waiter was aggressive and only wanted to do what he wants

                                                                                                                                                                                                              32. CB

                                                                                                                                                                                                                CnB3

                                                                                                                                                                                                                San Diego

                                                                                                                                                                                                                4 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                                4 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                Dined on February 27, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                                                                Fabulous experience! Service was outstanding although they almost forgot the bday surprise. However they did make up for it! Patio is gorgeous

                                                                                                                                                                                                              33. SF

                                                                                                                                                                                                                StephanieF

                                                                                                                                                                                                                Las Vegas

                                                                                                                                                                                                                62 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                vip
                                                                                                                                                                                                                4.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                                62 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                Dined on February 27, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                                                                overall4food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                                                                Very charming space with great food and speciality cocktails, it’s La Jolla and at a resort so expect to pay for that experience. Bring a jacket because the one complaint is that even if you don’t sit outside, it’s cold (the dining room is open in two sides to the outdoors).

                                                                                                                                                                                                              34. EL

                                                                                                                                                                                                                EricL

                                                                                                                                                                                                                San Diego

                                                                                                                                                                                                                2 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                                2 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                Dined on February 22, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                                                                Great outdoor setting, great service, and good food. The birria tacos and salmon were amazing as well as the 5 star review cocktail. Our server was very knowledgeable on the menu and did not go wrong with the recommendations.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                Mustangs & Burros at Estancia La JollaResponded on February 28, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                                                                Thank you for the kind review!

                                                                                                                                                                                                              35. s

                                                                                                                                                                                                                salz

                                                                                                                                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                                                1.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                                                Dined on February 21, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                                                                overall1food1service4ambience3

                                                                                                                                                                                                                The food was awful. The salsa for the chips was terrible which should have been the easiest thing to get right. The flat iron steak was not edible. Stay away from this place

                                                                                                                                                                                                              36. YB

                                                                                                                                                                                                                YaraB

                                                                                                                                                                                                                San Diego

                                                                                                                                                                                                                29 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                vip
                                                                                                                                                                                                                4.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                                29 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                Dined on February 20, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                                                                overall4food3service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                                                                We loved the Hacienda patio vibe, it is very welcoming and very cozy. Great menu, it has that California-Mexican cuisine that we love to have here in San Diego; combining fresh local ingredients with traditional Mexican cuisine. Tortillas and chips are really good, the cauliflower was outstanding, the Cochinita taco, yum! The dulce de leche dome was unique. We would've loved the Queso a little thicker, it was hard to eat it with the totopos. The talented guitarist created a great ambiance throughout the night. Our Server S. Arash delivered the best service for the duration of our dinner. We spent several hours dining and we never felt rushed. Overall great experience, Thanks!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                Mustangs & Burros at Estancia La JollaResponded on February 28, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                                                                We appreciate your feedback!

                                                                                                                                                                                                              37. N

                                                                                                                                                                                                                Nancy

                                                                                                                                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                                                1.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                                                Dined on February 16, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                                                                overall1food1service1ambience1

                                                                                                                                                                                                                It was raining so they moved us to Greenfinch in a separate room where our server often forgot we were there until it filled up. He also forgot that it was happy hour and didn't know any of the prices, didn't have a happy hour menu, and said that there was no food on the happy hour menu. The food and drinks were out of range of normal expensive. The women's restrooms had no lights in the stalls (high walls and full doors) and it was very dark. Then the fire alarm went off while we were in the restroom. When we stepped out (and it was still going on), no one was leaving (guests or employees) -- it was like it was an everyday occurrence. We decided to hold our next gathering at some of the new restaurants at UTC instead of coming back. It's a shame since we enjoyed our last visit before the pandemic hit.

                                                                                                                                                                                                              38. DK

                                                                                                                                                                                                                DonaldK

                                                                                                                                                                                                                San Diego

                                                                                                                                                                                                                8 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                vip
                                                                                                                                                                                                                3.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                                8 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                Dined on February 13, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                                                                overall3food5service3ambience3

                                                                                                                                                                                                                Badly understaffed for Saturday night. We like this place but never on Saturday.

                                                                                                                                                                                                              39. DC

                                                                                                                                                                                                                DanielleC

                                                                                                                                                                                                                Sydney

                                                                                                                                                                                                                3 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                                3 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                Dined on February 11, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                                                                Beautiful location and excellent food. I tried the fish tacos and steak, both were amazing

                                                                                                                                                                                                              40. AA

                                                                                                                                                                                                                AnnetteA

                                                                                                                                                                                                                Chicago

                                                                                                                                                                                                                2 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                                2 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                Dined on February 6, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                                                                Live music was a treat. Amazing food.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                Mustangs & Burros at Estancia La JollaResponded on February 10, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                                                                Thank you for the 5 stars!

                                                                                                                                                                                                              Safety precautions

                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Cleaning & sanitizing

                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Physical distancing

                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Limited number of seated diners
                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Distancing maintained in common areas
                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Protective equipment

                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Waitstaff wear masks
                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Screening

                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

                                                                                                                                                                                                              FAQs

                                                                                                                                                                                                              Mustangs & Burros at Estancia La Jolla offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (858) 964-6537.

                                                                                                                                                                                                              Mustangs & Burros at Estancia La Jolla is rated 4.4 stars by 44 OpenTable diners.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                              Google Map for Mustangs & Burros at Estancia La Jolla

                                                                                                                                                                                                              9700 N Torrey Pines Rd San Diego, CA 92037-1002

                                                                                                                                                                                                              Dining areas

                                                                                                                                                                                                              Additional information

                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Neighborhood

                                                                                                                                                                                                                Torrey Pines

                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Hours of operation

                                                                                                                                                                                                                Dinner Daily 4:00 pm–9:00 pm

                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Cuisines

                                                                                                                                                                                                                Regional Mexican (Baja Med), Californian

                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Dining style

                                                                                                                                                                                                                Casual Dining

                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Dress code

                                                                                                                                                                                                                Casual Dress

                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Parking details

                                                                                                                                                                                                                Valet

                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Payment options

                                                                                                                                                                                                                AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Executive chef

                                                                                                                                                                                                                Vincent Savignano

                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Additional

                                                                                                                                                                                                                Banquet, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Firepit, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Phone number

                                                                                                                                                                                                                (858) 964-6537

                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Private party facilities

                                                                                                                                                                                                                Outdoor setting available for large parties. For inquiries and pricing please email: mtonazzo@noblehousehotels.com

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