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The Blind Burro

₹₹ - ₹₹₹Mexican, Latin,
639 J St, East Village, San Diego, CA 92101-7017
+1 619-795-7880
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  • Excellent43%
  • Very good40%
  • Average14%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“guacamole” (41 reviews)
“tacos” (100 reviews)
“churros” (17 reviews)
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Mexican, Latin, Bar, Southwestern, Vegetarian Friendly
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
639 J St, East Village, San Diego, CA 92101-7017
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Cool spot near the ballpark and convention center. Delicious grilled shrimp tacos on fresh-made corn tortillas. Caramelized pineapple margaritas and delicious chips. Very kind servers :-)

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank TravellingP_11
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was in San Diego for the week for work. We'd wandered a bit in the Gaslamp District exploring the menu selections trying to decide where to eat. Ultimately we opted for The Blind Burro. Excellent Mexican cuisine. Lots of indoor seating, and outdoor, which...More

Date of visit: November 2018
1  Thank Jodi R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was one of our favorite places in the Gaslamp District. My wife had the Power Bowl and I had the Chicken Tinga Enchiladas, which were different but delicious. The margaritas were good, as were the starter chips. Wait staff was friendly and efficient. All...More

Date of visit: October 2018
1  Thank yadkin
Reviewed 7 November 2018

Our hotel front desk staff recommended Blind Burro as a top-on-their-list Mexican food restaurant. To start, we enjoyed Poblano & Corn Flautas (very tasty) and two margaritas. Cabo Caliente margarita was interesting but super hot; a bit hot for me, but interesting with the cucumber...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank CherylAT89
Reviewed 30 October 2018 via mobile

The fresh fish tacos were the bomb, I highly recommend adding the pickle vegetable salad with dinner!

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank jamescG6296NY
Reviewed 15 October 2018 via mobile

A healthy serving of flavorful ceviche wirh a pile of homeade chips and salsa. Well worth 14 bucks. Friendly staff and great place to have a drink.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Matthew K
Reviewed 15 October 2018

The staff here is absolutely incredible. Margaritas are delightful. Diners have indoor and outdoor options. They handle large groups. Food was outstanding. SO happy to have found this place - we came back several times. Their staff is so accomodating - we will CERTAINLY be...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank jco39
Reviewed 3 October 2018

I had dinner by myself recently and found the place to be a nice venue, good vibes and an easy meal. Chicken tinga enchiladas and chips and salsa. For me a little too much cheese on the enchiladas but the flavour was still pretty good....More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Simon G
Reviewed 2 October 2018 via mobile

I enjoyed the quesadilla- definitely not a prepackaged tortilla. Loud environment. Likely a fin happy hour place.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank jenocnj
Reviewed 13 September 2018 via mobile

Ok... first $10 for a small thing of Guacamole? It was very good but geez. The margaritas were small as well but tasted good, the tacos I had were amazing, one was surf and turf and the other was the Al Pastor which was flavorful...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Sjwiden
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 7 - US$ 25
Mexican, Latin, Bar, Southwestern, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 1:30 AM
11:00 AM - 1:30 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 639 J St, East Village, San Diego, CA 92101-7017
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego
  • Phone Number: +1 619-795-7880
Located steps away from Petco Park, The Blind Burro is owned and operated by Good Time Design in San Diego. The Blind Burro specializes in baja coastal cuisine using local and sustainable seafood and produce when possible. Think grilled fish, chicken and shrimp with a Mexican and Baja inspired twist. The Blind Burro also showcases a second-to-none tequila, mezcal and spirits program that enhances the restaurant's Baja Costal vibe. With a walk up outdoor bar, guests are able to eat and drink, while enjoying the always amazing San Diego weather. Come late night, the restaurant converts into a fun and unique lounge
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