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“Bit of a Mixed Bag but Surprisingly Good”
Review of Mustangs & Burros

Mustangs & Burros
Ranked #76 of 1,236 Restaurants in La Jolla
Price range: USD 20 - USD 40
Cuisines: American, Southwestern
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: After-hours, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Description: Mustangs & Burros is a classic Territorial Ranch style restaurant with a cozy and intimate dining room, featuring a spacious patio reminiscent of a Spanish hacienda. Both areas feature wonderful and inviting fireplaces. Enjoy delicious small plates inspired by the Southwest and extraordinary house crafted cocktails, including innovative margaritas & our very own M & B Sangria, or join us for dinner and experience Chef Kramers' regional cuisine inspired by the season. The Mustangs & Burros Culinary Team pride themselves on utilizing locally grown and sustainable ingredients in a fresh, unique and imaginative way.
Reviewed 21 June 2017 via mobile

First night while staying in the hotel we went there and found it loud , with poor acoustics, uncomfortable furniture, so we left.

Being a captive audience , next night we went much earlier and it was much more quiet. Somewhat of a Western Pub atmosphere for lack of a better description.

We found decent house wine prices and about the best restaurant atmosphere in the hotel which I suppose is damning with faint praise (but not too faint) as a saving grace there was a wonderful turkey burger and good service.

Next night still noisy but still best in hotel, and still great turkey burgers.

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EstanciaHotelManager, Manager at Mustangs & Burros, responded to this reviewResponded 18 November 2017

Dear Sinned2,
We appreciate your feedback and are thrilled you returned the second night to experience Mustangs & Burros. We’re especially pleased you enjoyed the turkey burger and excellent service provided by our staff. We hope to have the opportunity to welcome you back in the future.

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Reviewed 30 April 2017

The small plates were more than enough for a dinner. I had the duck enchilada once, and my wife had it twice. The wines were a bit on the expensive side, but excellent. The atmosphere both inside and outside is great - both have fireplaces. Service was very helpful. We had a disabled guest one night, and the server couldn't have been more attentive or helpful.

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Reviewed 11 April 2017

I had a light dinner at Mustangs & Burros because I was staying in Estancia La Jolla--the hotel and spa where the restaurant is located. It's a bar with a nice outside terrace and pleasant inside atmosphere, too. I had the duck enchiladas, which were delicious, and a very good (albeit expensive) margarita. Service was very good.

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Reviewed 11 April 2017

After walking 12,000 steps at UCSD Triton day and Sunset Cliff walk, Mustangs & Burros was exactly what the foot doctor ordered. It was a lovely outdoor dining area, but it was a bit chilly, so we asked for the table next to the fireplace. It had been reserved by another for 7 pm, but it was 5:15, so they sat us there. Casual decor, but really amazing food. The short ribs and fish tacos were really good. The broccoli soup was to-die for, as was the rigatoni with a vegetable sauce. The wait staff was excellent (efficient, good timing and welcoming). We will definitely go back.

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EstanciaHotelManager, Manager at Mustangs & Burros, responded to this reviewResponded 20 September 2017

Dear ucsdmom,
We’re delighted to hear you enjoyed the perfect meal at Mustangs & Burros after your tour of UCSD. Our tacos are certainly a guest favorite! On behalf of our team, we look forward to your return visit.

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Reviewed 28 February 2017

Great indoor or outdoor seating, with log fires lit, and beautiful lighting. Food was good, but a fairly limited choice. Desserts were excellent. Good service.

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