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El Rey Sol Restaurant

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French, Mexican, Seafood
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Avenida Lopez Mateos 1000, Ensenada 22800, Mexico
011-52-646-178-1733
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7:00 am - 10:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 119
    Excellent
  • 58
    Very good
  • 34
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 11
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Gotta go here

Always a real pleasure to eat here, either outside on the sidewalk or indoors where they have a very beautiful and comfortable dining area. Very relaxing pace and warm and cozy plus the food is always very good.... and comfor

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 15, 2015
kboy24
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Ensenada Blanca, Mexico
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
  • Romantic
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  • English first
  • French first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Phoenix, Arizona
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59 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Okay, so this is Ensenada. And some of these reviewers still think they are in San Fran or LA but having eaten at this restaurant a couple of times in a ten years span, it continues to excel. A great fine dining experience at about half of what you'd pay in Phoenix and about a 1/3 of San Fran or... More 

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Ensenada Blanca, Mexico
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Always a real pleasure to eat here, either outside on the sidewalk or indoors where they have a very beautiful and comfortable dining area. Very relaxing pace and warm and cozy plus the food is always very good.... and comfor

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Los Angeles, California
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

Ordered the Fettuccine Alfredo with chicken .awesome! THE OLDER WAITER wasn't personable and we almost left because of his stuffy bad attitude. The younger waiter was excellent and he served us thank god. Glad we didn't leave because the fettuccine was awesome. Wife had chili rellenos and they were good but my fettuccine was the best. Chicken breast was tender... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

I always love having a meal or two at this establishment particularly seated in their sidewalk section. The food has always been very good and the margaritas are still the best I've had in Mexico.

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San Francisco, California
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7 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

Amazing service always and the pastries are superb. We always have breakfast there when we visit Ensenada and have never been disappointed. The wait staff are exceptional.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Great food, waiters speak and understand English. Food tastes great, excellent desserts. Chipotle chicken was great. Others in our party had the fish and clams and loved them. I'll be back

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San Jose, California
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38 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

We were looking for a place to enjoy a hot cup of tea and delicious pastries. El Rey Sol is a staple in Ensenada, it's been here for over 30 years. It still has that European charm and decor, which makes tea time feel special. The pastries were delicious, there is one that looks like 2 cream puffs one on... More 

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Pasadena, California
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70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

We have not been here for years. The food has withstood the passage of time. This is an old traditional restaurant and the food is old fashioned french although you can get American and Mexican plates also. The appetizer plate was enormous and it was hard to appreciate the entrees after that. They make the Caesar Salad and Crepes Suzettes... More 

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Mexicali, Mexico
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

This is a fancy styled place and the food is great. There was a gentleman playing the piano wonderfully who gave the place a soothing atmosphere, just what we needed to keep our 5 year old calm just for breakfast. Food was great, the service was EXCELLENT, we are definitely going back next time we visit Ensenada.

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Cardiff-by-the-Sea, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

great service...excellent FRESH seafood..highly suggest for food and drinks !lit-el on pricey side however well worth it !

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Avenida Lopez Mateos 1000, Ensenada 22800, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Baja California  >  Baja California Norte  >  Ensenada
  • Phone Number: 011-52-646-178-1733

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 30
  • Cuisine: French, Mexican, Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Special occasions, Doing business, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 10:30 pm
Monday
7:00 am - 10:30 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 10:30 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 10:30 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 10:30 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 10:30 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 10:30 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?