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

Mustangs & Burros at Estancia La Jolla

4.6
4.6
68 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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2 people

11:00 PM


Booked 22 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Regional Mexican (Baja Med), Californian

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Daily 4:00 pm–9:30 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

What 68 people are saying

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

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • San Diego

    Outdoor Dining

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  1. AZ

    mandmAZ

    Phoenix

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved it! There was live music, the food was great and loved our server and staff.
  2. J

    Janet

    San Diego

    142 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    142 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    I love your outdoor patio. It is just perfectly situated and provides a lovely garden setting. I like most of your food, but I think some items could be improved on. My guests were impressed, but I have been there several times and I think you need more fish and chicken items. Plates to share too. The lime sorbet was wonderful.
  3. JB

    JohnB

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food4service4ambience4
    Very nice birthday dinner out with my daughter and her husband, but very EXPENSIVE!
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful patio dining, great food, wonderful service!
  5. s

    sarahw

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Been coming here w/ my Mom after many of our local La Jolla Village spots have closed & my Father passed, so I’m her new date! It’s pricey but the food and staff are awesome and the ambiance, especially on the patio, are great. Jose was our server last night and very fun, especially considering the average age of my Mom & I! Had a very fun evening here several weeks ago as well with a great musician & spontaneous dancing. A new local favorite!
  6. SC

    SnyderC

    San Diego

    10 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on August 1, 2022

    overall2food3service2ambience5
    I have dined here many times in the last few years and have never been up charged 4$ for a martini ,$7 up charge on a marqurita $21.00 . They also put an 18% service charge for 3 people. After asking the waiter this was a normal thing , the manager agreed the new owners have made this a normal thing. We also were charged $12 for one scoop of ice cream. I think this is a very expensive restaurant. I was upset because they did not inform you of this change. I would check my bill very carefully when you dine here! The manager did remove the service charge and 2 of the up charges but not the Margarita’s .
  7. MB

    MBRV

    San Diego

    63 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    63 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The band was tooo loud so don’t sit right next to it if dining. Service was terrific.
  8. JK

    JanK

    Los Angeles

    28 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience4
    The food was very good. Our reservations were honored right on time. We had a nice table out of traffic patterns. Service was unacceptable. After our hostess seated we were ignored by servers. People around us had received orders even though we were seated before them. We finally caught the eye of a server. He said he’d take care of us. He was very nice but service at our table continued to be slow throughout the evening. A table by us was seated, served, and left about the time our starter course arrived. To indicate how long it took, I would say we arrived at 6:15 for a 6:30 reservation. We were seated at once. We left the table at 8:15. Two hours for two people to have a starter and entree (no salad, no dessert) would be indicative of the service we failed to receive.
  9. JG

    JeffG

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Mustangs & Burros is an outstanding restaurant all the way around with superior food, drinks, ambience, & customer service!
  10. DG

    DavidG

    San Diego

    1 review

    vip
    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 21, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Service was great. Live music and ambience were lovely. Food was okay - but very expensive for the quality. drinks we also very expensive. Value for the money is the only complaint, everything else was wonderful.
  11. j

    jkshores

    San Francisco

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service for my wife's birthday

    Mustangs & Burros at Estancia La JollaResponded on July 10, 2022Thank you kindly for the 5 stars! Glad you enjoyed it.

  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Ask for Henry, he is the best waiter. The squid and shrimp appetizer was delicious. The tacos were great. Get the churros and gelato for dessert. They had a live singer. The location is beautiful. Take time to walk the grounds.

    Mustangs & Burros at Estancia La JollaResponded on July 10, 2022We truly appreciate the 5 stars and we'll share with Henry and the kitchen staff know your kind comments.

  13. O

    Olson

    Orange County

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on July 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very different menu but the food was outstanding along with the service

    Mustangs & Burros at Estancia La JollaResponded on July 8, 2022Thank you kindly for the 5 stars!

  14. J

    Janet

    San Diego

    142 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    142 reviews

    Dined on July 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Mustangs and Burros at Estancia is becoming my new favorite place. I love your outdoor setting. It is like being in someone's garden. So lovely. The service and food are wonderful The validated self parking really great. Thanks for providing such a lovely setting for a serene summer evening.

    Mustangs & Burros at Estancia La JollaResponded on July 6, 2022Thank you kindly for the 5 stars!

  15. k

    kyosky

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great experience. Our sever Ivan is superb. Very courteous and friendly.

    Mustangs & Burros at Estancia La JollaResponded on July 2, 2022We appreciate the lovely review and will let Ivan know about your kind comments! Looking forward to having you again.

  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Great ambiance
  17. ET

    ErikT

    San Diego

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful service as we celebrated our wedding. Delicious food and drink
  18. J

    Janet

    San Diego

    142 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    142 reviews

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delightful setting on the lovely spanish patio, Was just like being in a Mexican village. Food was delicious. Service was very good. They do validate self parking.

    Mustangs & Burros at Estancia La JollaResponded on July 2, 2022Thank you for the 5 stars!

  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Great restaurant with a nice ambiance. The sides were a little expensive for what they were (most restaurants don’t charge for chips and salsa) but the entrees were delicious.
  20. JM

    JohnM

    Orange County

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    Nice location, limited food choices, tough pork chops, no steaks?
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Palm Springs

    8 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall3food5service1ambience5
    Server was Rude regarding Passport Discount stating under new ownership but Passport Discount still ongoing until end of month. Ruined whole experience .
  22. DM

    DelMartian

    San Diego

    44 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    44 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Great service and beautiful patio dining.
  23. c

    carrie

    San Diego

    108 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    108 reviews

    Dined on June 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It’s been awhile as they were closed during Covid. Lovely setting- good good -nice amvm

    Mustangs & Burros at Estancia La JollaResponded on June 12, 2022We appreciate the 5 stars!

  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 30, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Lovely outdoor patio courtyard with huge central fireplace - beautiful and relaxed atmosphere tucked away. We had 2 young kids in our party. Everyone had a nice time and they had a kids menu available. Very generous portions for the kids meals. Food and drinks were all very tasty. We ordered several appetizers and salads to share- the ceviche, chicken tinga and burrata and beet salad were all very good. We also ordered entrees- the Birria tacos were especially good. Wouldn’t order the steak next time though- for the price the portion was small and came medium well even though we ordered medium rare . Cream filled churros with chocolate sauce were yummy. Friendly and attentive service.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    It was a lovely experience - thank you!
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Great food, a bit expensive and noisy. But nice overll
  27. IH

    IzabellaH

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 26, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    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.
  28. ML

    MorlinL

    Miami

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 23, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Comfortable relaxed table for two next to the indoor fireplace. Service and servers were attentative and food came out timely.
  29. BA

    BarbaraA

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    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.
  30. MH

    MikeH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    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, 2022Thank you kindly for your appreciation and we are looking forward to seeing you soon again!

  31. PS

    PaulS

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    Nice ambiance… good service.. good staff… but the food overall was mediocre, and there are many places I would go back to before here.
  32. A

    A9ergirl

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    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.
  33. J

    Justin

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very tasty mother's day buffet with a lot of options. Strongly recommend.

    Mustangs & Burros at Estancia La JollaResponded on May 10, 2022We truly appreciate your feedback and we are looking forward to seeing you soon again!

  34. M

    Momof3

    Seattle

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic Food!!!!

    Mustangs & Burros at Estancia La JollaResponded on May 18, 2022We appreciate the 5 stars!

  35. C

    Calc

    San Francisco

    8 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on April 27, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience5
    Server not attentive. Not very busy, either!
  36. R

    Rizzoto

    San Diego

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on April 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    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, 2022Thank you for the 5 stars!

  37. NN

    NickN

    Las Vegas

    16 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    16 reviews

    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.
  38. MZ

    MarianneZ

    Orange County

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Easter tradition student at UCSD, was a wonderful brunch!

    Mustangs & Burros at Estancia La JollaResponded on April 19, 2022We appreciate the 5 starts!

  39. SO

    SOCALGourmet

    San Diego

    45 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    45 reviews

    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.
  40. d

    drakeh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was great, Henry and Ivan took incredible care of my friends and I

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
  • 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 4.6 stars by 68 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

11:00 PM


Booked 22 times today
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–9:30 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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