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Rancho Viejo

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Maarquez de Leon | one block off Malecon, La Paz, Mexico
6121284647
Today
12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: There are a couple of these, but this one is only open at night - fancier...
There are a couple of these, but this one is only open at night - fancier than the malecon partner that serves tacos. Very nice place
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Good for:
Families with children
Large groups
Local cuisine
Dining on a budget

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Visitor rating
  • 51
    Excellent
  • 70
    Very good
  • 35
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Good tacos, but in wrong location on map

El Rancho Viejo is a block south of the Malecon on De Leon. Worth the walk! I enjoy the arrechea tacos. The condiments served make every tacos a different taste treat

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 1, 2015
Theron J
via mobile
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
  • Dining on a budget
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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167 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Contributor
20 reviews 20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW via mobile

El Rancho Viejo is a block south of the Malecon on De Leon. Worth the walk! I enjoy the arrechea tacos. The condiments served make every tacos a different taste treat

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Sun Prairie, Wisconsin
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

One of the best taco's for our trip, we ordered the 4 person steak tacos. Very, very good- we liked the special peppers with the order!

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Vancouver Island, Canada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

It was ok, I've had way better tacos all over La Paz though. Not sure why this place got such a good review.

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Shawnee Mission, Kansas
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19 reviews 19 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

We went for dinner on a Friday night and although we were there at 7:30pm, locals weren't there yet. Didn't matter...they were friendly and helpful. We all tried the molcajete (chicken, arrachera)...excellent!! Guacamole/margaritas were good too! Fun watching the cooking on the sidewalk!

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La Paz, Mexico
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22 reviews 22 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

It is not the first time I go but I won't be going there in a rush at all. It's very generic, they always have the same things and well,the food is not that bad but the prices and the service are questionable and could be improved. The prices are way way too high, $25 for a single taco? And... More 

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Vancouver Island
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44 reviews 44 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

For a budget meal it was suggested that we try to arrachera beef taco which comes with a selection of toppings. It was delicious and reasonably priced!

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Olympia, Washington
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

Excellent! Loved their beef tacos and the condiment tray (cabbage, cooked peppers, cucumber, sautéed onion, salsa. They also had tomato and a guacamole side that came with it. Very reasonably priced. Lots of food. We were happy that is was open after nine on a weekday.

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Barcelona, Spain
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

very cheap and very good. We were looking for a good sea food soup and we found it here! for 90pesos, try as well the filled potato with arrachera, delicious! very good service, definitely recommended!

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La Paz, Mexico
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

My husband and I have now got a reputation thanks to Rancho Viejo's arrachera. We have eaten this steak at the restaurant many times and it never disappoints. A friend told us that you can request to buy the meat uncooked and BBQ at home. Wow is our house popular now for dinner parties. All I need to say is... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

Try the shrimp. My husband says it is the best! Good food all around. I liked sitting in the larger area with the windows towards the water. It had more elbow room and a better view.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Maarquez de Leon | one block off Malecon, La Paz, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Baja California  >  Baja California Sur  >  La Paz
  • Phone Number: 6121284647

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget

Description

There are a couple of these, but this one is only open at night - fancier than the malecon partner that serves tacos. Very nice place
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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