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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
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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
  • 55
    Excellent
  • 76
    Very good
  • 36
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 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
meat eaters rejoice !

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

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 15, 2015
Lightfeat
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
  • Dining on a budget
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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179 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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grand haven, mi
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW

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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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

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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Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

While spending a week in La Paz, we ate here 3 times for dinner and the food was fantastic. The décor is pretty basic, but the food is wonderful & reasonable. I can recommend any of the meat tacos. Probably had one of the best pastor tacos ever. The steak taco is also very good. Also had shrimp tacos that... More 

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Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Homemade delicious food! Good prices, great location on the Malecon. Chorizo tacos are a must, really great!

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Bellingham, Washington
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139 reviews 139 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

The food's great and "real." No ridiculous pandering to the Tex-Mex crowd. They specialize in grilled meats, with all the trimmings. Open 24 hours a day, the space looks as if the owners bought one property, then another, then another as they expanded. No frills: just really good food at a super reasonable price. We had great service, even when... More 

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Providence, Rhode Island
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10 reviews 10 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

While Rancho Viejo may not be glamorous in appearance, it makes some of the most incredibly authentic and flavorful Mexican food you can find anywhere! Go for the Molcajecte de Arrachera, a truly delectable mix of marinated beef, nopal cactus, and cheese melded in a heavenly sauce served in a piping hot stone bowl. One of the most memorable dishes... More 

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Spring, Texas
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

My sister and I visited La Paz in early March. While walking back to our hotel, we came upon a restaurant grilling meat outdoors (Rancho Viejo). A nice American gentlemen recommended the Arranchera steak, and we decided to try it. The dish we ordered is precisely as pictured in another traveler's review. When we received our order of Molcajete Arranchera,... More 

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Boulder, Colorado
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

This restaurant is always open, which is perfect during holidays. The beef is cooked outside and the smell of it will draw you in. Service is quick and friendly, the portions are good and the condiments that are served with the tacos are fresh, plentiful and of equally good taste.

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11 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 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
9 helpful votes 9 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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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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?