ELJ Dining

Dining at Estancia La Jolla Hotel & Spa

Our AAA Four Diamond hotel in La Jolla features distinguished restaurants and lounges that serve authentic California cuisine in a rancho-inspired setting to match. In addition, Estancia’s culinary team showcases their talents throughout the year at various special events, including holiday meals, pairing dinners, and cooking classes.

Restaurants & Bars

Estancia La Jolla Mustangs & Burros
View HoursHours of Operation:

Mon-Thurs: 11:30am-11pm
Fri: 11:30-11pm (Bar until midnight)
Sat: 11:30pm-11pm (Bar until midnight)
Sun: 11:30pm-11pm

View HoursHours of Operation:
Mon-Fri: 6:00am–11:30 am
Sat & Sun: 6:00am–12:00pm
Estancia La Jolla wine bar trinitas
View HoursHours of Operation:
Tues-Thurs: 5:00pm–10:00pm
Fri-Sat: 5:00pm–11:00pm
View HoursHours of Operation:
Mon-Sun: 6:00am–7:00pm
  • Mustangs & Burros
  • Adobe El Restaurante
  • Trinitas Cellars Wine Bar
  • Blend

Mustangs & Burros

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

View Menus

Current Specials:

Happy Hours | Mon-Fri | 4:00–6:00pm

Events & Entertainment:

By The Barrel: Trinitas Wine | Friday, April 27 | Buy Tickets
Northern California meets south under the stars at an exclusive four-course pairing dinner featuring Napa Valley winery Trinitas Cellars and prepared by Estancia’s locally-celebrated Chef Marvin Maldonado and acclaimed Chef Vincent Lesage of the new Vista Collina Resort in Napa.

Live Music: Latin Guitarist Israel Maldonado | Most Sundays – View Schedule | 11:30am–2:30pm

To make a reservation, please call 858-964-6516 or click below.

Adobe El Restaurante

Known for a decadent breakfast buffet, Adobe El Restaurante is a local San Diego favorite. From custom omelets to sweet crepes and everything in between, you’ll savor wholesome classics while dining on the open-air balcony overlooking Estancia La Jolla Hotel & Spa’s lush Garden Courtyard.


To make a reservation, please call 858-964-6516 or click below.

Trinitas Cellars Wine Bar

Wine country comes to the San Diego coast at Trinitas Cellars Wine Bar, the only Southern California tasting room for the Napa Valley winemaker. Sample Trinitas’ best blends by the glass, a tasting flight, or a pairing with small plates. In addition to the award-winning wines, the bar serves a wide selection of local craft beer, plus cocktails artfully created with house-made bitters and Estancia’s own private label Single Barrel Jack Daniel’s.

For budding sommeliers and mixologists, this La Jolla wine bar also offers private tasting and education options. Seminars on topics like the art of matching wine with food and how to barrel-age spirits are available for groups of all sizes with prior reservation.

Established in Napa in 2002 by Estancia’s owners, Trinitas Cellars was the Busch family’s first foray into hospitality. Latin for “trinity”, trinitas represents the winery’s mission and wine making philosophy: sun, soil, and humanity.

For more information, please call 858-964-6516.


The freshest addition to Estancia’s dining scene, Blend features freshly brewed coffee, beverages, pastries, frozen yogurt, and more. Start the day sipping your favorite beverage in San Diego’s morning sun or simply grab and go on your way to meetings.

Private Dining

Whether you’re planning an intimate dinner or a large celebration, Estancia La Jolla Hotel & Spa will help you create the perfect La Jolla private dining experience with a menu tailored to your needs. With an eye for detail and a dedication to providing spectacular service, our professional staff can assist you with selecting everything from the ideal setting to complementary wine pairings. Please contact 858-964-6615 or EstanciaCatering@EstanciaLaJolla.com today to begin planning your event.

Estancia La Jolla dining


  • Garden Suite
  • Trinitas Cellars Private Dining Room
  • Caretaker’s Suite

Garden Suite  View 360° Photo

Perfect for a small group meeting or an elegant dinner for up to 24 guests, the Garden Suite features French doors that open to a small veranda and lawn.

Trinitas Cellars Private Dining Room  View 360° Photo

This warm and intimate space once called “The Library” feels like a comfortable lounge with an inviting California-style parlor and fireplace. Despite its quaint and cozy vibe, Trinitas Cellars Private Dining Room can provide seating for up to 30 guests. View a sample menu here.

Caretaker’s Suite

Around the corner from Mustangs & Burros restaurant, the Caretaker’s Suite is housed in a historic hacienda-style building made of adobe brick and full of California character. With dual front and back patios and the adjacent Caretaker’s Lawn, this venue for up to 30 allows guests to enjoy San Diego’s temperate climate.