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El Rey Sol Restaurant

Avenida Lopez Mateos 1000, Ensenada 22800, Mexico
011-52-646-178-1733
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Ranked #18 of 169 restaurants in Ensenada
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $10 - $30
Cuisines: French, Mexican, Seafood
Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Ensenada, Mexico
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

This fine restaurant was started by the current owners mother over 50 years ago Jean Loup Bitterlein has managed to uphold the fine food and beverage reputation this restaurant has built !! Congratulations!! Definitely THE BEST RESTAURANT IN ENSENADA!!

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Monterey Park, California, United States
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

To The Owner Of El Rey Sol My name is Mario Tom . I'm is the Friend of Julio Hanson Sam . The Chinese Rich Guy live in Endenada . he is the loyal Customer for more than 20 year in El Rey Sol . on the date Aug 10 2014 Sunday Night . Me and Julio go to your... More

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Top Contributor
156 reviews 156 reviews
125 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014 NEW

We stopped by after lunch for some coffee and freshly made pastries, service is fantastic in a unique setting in downtown Ensenada.

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California
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Piano bar, french food, great wines, all at a very reasonable price. The best restaurant in Ensenada.

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San Diego, California
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Been for breakfast and lunch. Has a very extensive menu. There was a live pianist last time I went that played very well. Service is great!

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Denison, Texas
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

I didn't like their food. It's supposed to be European. The wine was delicious but a bottle is high. Be prepared for $$$ bill if you buy a bottle with an evening dinner. The Somalier, Carlos, was very knowledgeable. For a fee, he will drive your car to the Guadalupe Wine Valley and drive back. I encourage you to do... More

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Tijuana, Mexico
Top Contributor
88 reviews 88 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

As many have noted, El Rey Sol is an iconic restaurant in Ensenada that's been in operation for years and has had a long, storied trajectory. At one time, it clearly was one of Ensenada's stellar restaurants. For many years, it rested on its laurels and frankly was in a downward spiral. Yesterday, for lack of a better place to... More

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Guadalajara, Mexico
Top Contributor
72 reviews 72 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014 via mobile

The sidewalk cafe isn't quite like Paris, but it's close enough for Baja California. Good service, very good assortment of French pastries, and a pleasant atmosphere under the sidewalk canopy make a great place to relax for a bit while exploring shops on Lopez Mateos.

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San Diego
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

Rey Sol was good years ago, but now, the owner has put lots if effort to destroy its earlier reputation. The food is simply not edible, and the place looks like a mid-age torture chamber, with all and bugs! Just keep on walking!!!

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OC
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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

I've walked by this place almost a hundred times and decided to grab brunch. Honestly, I was disappointed with both service and food. There were components of our meals missing and they made up for it with a pastry that we ended up not eating. Looks like most people are impressed with the dinner menu, but brunch was limited and... More

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