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Rancho Viejo

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Maarquez de Leon | one block off Malecon, La Paz, Mexico
6121284647
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12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations
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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    Very good
  • 39
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  • 8
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  • 5
    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
charming local eatery

The fresh seafood was cooked right out in the open patio area. The food was excellent. We ate outside and the ambiance was both quaint & charming. The staff was friendly and the margaritas were delicious!

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 24, 2015
1976MargaretW
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Arroyo Grande, California
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Large groups
  • Dining on a budget
  • Families with children
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188 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Arroyo Grande, California
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15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

The fresh seafood was cooked right out in the open patio area. The food was excellent. We ate outside and the ambiance was both quaint & charming. The staff was friendly and the margaritas were delicious!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

Have eaten there about 6 times over the last 8 years. Great Mexican food, great service. We go there at least once every year during our 1 week vacation.

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Placerville
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

Our kind of place....we ordered .5 kilo of arrarchera beef....tortillas, spicy queso, margarita, beer...and it was less than $30 and we couldn't finish. Just 1 block off the malecon....we wish we would have found this place earlier in our stay. Recommended by a local.....loved it....what we expect, look for, and hopefully find when we go to Mexico.

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Glendale, California
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65 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

I think most people that eat tacos in Mexico order the popular tacos al pasto(pork). We do not eat pork; therefore, we only have the option of ordering beef tacos. Unfortunately, the tacos we have eaten throughout our road trip in Baja Caifornia Peninsula, have been not too good or just barely average. The restaurant offers just barely average beef... More 

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Lyons, Colorado
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

If you want lots of food at a very low price, check out the Rancho Viejo. I've eaten their at least once for the last 7 to 8 years and always find it to be a fun experience. I particularly like their grilled pork which oour group always buys by the kilo. They have killer condiments which I personally have... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

The food was okay, nothing special. Our server was very nice. She spoke no English but we were able to order easily. Restaurant was very hot and there were a lot of flies buzzing around. When asked the server did turn on a fan which helped the temperature a little and helped keep away the flies. There are many great... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

Food was aight. Service was slow. They have one guy making tacos, which are quick, but for anything off the menu, this seems to come from a different kitchen. No explanations or apologies made, however. If you want awesome tacos, go to any of the taquerias in the city for cheaper. If you want a sit-down restaurant there are better... More 

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West Linn, Oregon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

After hemming and hawing over the menu, the waiter said we should Oder the beef tacos family style. We were so pleased! It came with all the trimmings and the beef was moist, tender and flavorful. For 200 pesos 4 of us are to our hearts content. I highly recommend the tacos. Nice view of the water too!

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grand haven, mi
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

This place wasn't bad, but just not memorable. Meh is what comes to mind. Average service, ok food, ok location.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

Great casual restaurant we stopped at after our whale watching trip - fresh food, nice margarita, and tender, juicy arracharra. I'll be back !

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Additional Information about Rancho Viejo

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

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

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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?