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Rancho Viejo

Maarquez de Leon | one block off Malecon, La Paz, Mexico
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Ranked #40 of 178 Restaurants in La Paz
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Mexican
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Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
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 than the malecon partner that serves tacos. Very nice place
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139 reviews from our community

73% Recommend
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English first
Top Contributor
55 reviews 55 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

The person we rented an apartment from recommended this place and were were only slightly disappointed. There are only a couple of tables outside here on the sidewalk. Service was extremely slow, even by Mexican standards, but the food was good and the prices very reasonable. We had shrimp and fish tacos, of course, what else does one eat in... More

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Milan, Italy
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

The location is not fantastic, but the food and service were fantastic. We enjoyed a super delicious Molcajete after having chosen personally the meat. Friendly staff.

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Calgary, Canada
16 reviews 16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

This is a great restaurant for casual dining. Good prices, a fabulous Mexican beef and vegetable concoction..I don't know the name.The fajitas are excellent. Nice location just up from the south harbour. Great breakfast and really good service. As always, cold cervesas or really good coffee or juice. You can eat outside and enjoy the sun or indoors, if it... More

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San Diego, California
13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

If you like steak, you'll love this place. My favorite meal is Arrachera Molcajete and a cold Dos XX. The salsas and sauces for the chips and entrees are fresh, spicy, and everything you'd ever want in a great Mexican meal. I always go to the one up by the marinas at the far end of the Malecon as I... More

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La Paz, Mexico
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

IT is good Mexican food. The portions are good, but some times the quality of the meat is not so good even when you order the higher grade meat. The serveice has gotten much better than it used to be.

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Lyons, Colorado
12 reviews 12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

I've eaten at the original Rancho Viejo location every year for the last 10 years. Their beef, pork and chicken tacos are definitely worth ordering: all meat is well cooked and seasoned. They provide excellent condiment platters with salsas, avocado based dips, marinated onions, pickled peppers,... If you have a fragile stomach, you might want to go easy on the... More

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La Paz, Mexico
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Rancho Viejo is a great place for tacos. The Arrachera are my favorites.Prices are modest the service is sometimes slow but you are in Mexico. Slow down enjoy the hospitality.

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San Jose del Cabo, Mexico
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

A spur-of-the-moment decision turned out to be absolutely delicious. My family of four definitely enjoyed our dinner at Rancho Viejo. The arrachera (sp) tacos were absolutely delicious -- order them. The queso fundo was fantastic, too. The service was exceptionally fast and we were very pleased with the overall experience. Seating was inside and out. We liked dinner so much... More

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Chappell, Nebraska
Top Contributor
69 reviews 69 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

My wife and I enjoyed a late breakfast/brunch here during a recent visit to La Paz. The food and service were very good and the location right on the Malecon is great.

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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2014

If you are looking for basic, but good, inexpensive food, this place can't be beat! Three locations in La Paz.

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