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All 73 Rosarito Restaurants

El Nido

Blvd. Benito Juarez, Rosarito, Mexico
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Ranked #23 of 73 Restaurants in Rosarito
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Cuisines: Mexican
Good for: Families with children, Romance, Bar scene, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Romance, Bar scene, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert

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English first
San Diego, California
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

Another old Baja saying goes, “Where there are gringos, there’ll be an El Nido.” Opened in 1971, the Rosarito Beach location is the original and still the best. Much of the restaurant’s produce, fowl and game meats come from its farms just east of town in the foothills. One is Rancho Guacatay, which raises much of their free-range venison. El... More

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Los Angeles, California
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

The ribeye was the best we ever had. Hand made tortillas were amazing oh and the tres leches...ahhhh yum!

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carlsbad ca USA
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

The service is absolutely perfect and the atmosphere is so charming one does not want to leave. All meals are delivered to your table hot and perfectly cooked even though we are seated in an outside patio. Delightful and a trip back in time to the old world

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Pismo Beach, California
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Dirty, poor service, fair food at best? It use to be a favorite but has gone down a lot. Not worth it. September 2013 fair, April 2014 poor, September 2014 we just skipped it. Too many other places that have good food and service.

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Lille, France
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

We have spent only an afternoon in rosalito and take the dinner in this restaurant. The decoration is perfect ! The waiters extremely kind and the meals just very good ! We could try different Mexican compositions and taste specialities... When you arrive, you have free tacos with home made sauce...and during the launch, home made bread just cooked by... More

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San Diego, California
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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

I haven't been to El Nido for a long time because their food is poor.. I have a vacation rental and my guest wanted to go to El Nido and we had fish and it was dry as paper and crunchy... it's was just horrible. The baked potatoe was dry from sitting under the heat.... flour tortillas are great !!

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Los Angeles, California
Contributor
12 reviews 12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

This is not your normal Mexican (pounded flat) steak joint. Top quality, some of it raised on their own farms like the quail and venison, meats. I had a superb Filet Mignon, wife had the pork chops (could only finish one), and the adult son had the full rack of lamb, all of it top notch. Service very good although... More

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Rosarito, Mexico
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

A Classic experience while visiting us in Rosarito Mexico!!! ......You and your family will truly enjoy the simple things in life...!!!!!.....El Nido has been around for ages!!!!......The ambiance is "AMAZING"..Please come and enjoy MY world..!!!!! Where the water is inviting ...The food is Delicious...!!!....Great place to visit!!!...Better place to call..."HOME-SWEET-HOME!!!!!

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

This is the worst food I have had in my life!!! Queso fundido not even melted... Hard as a rock! Worst service ever! Even my baked potato was rock solid. Your better off going to a taco stand...there will be the same amount of flies as there are at El Nido!

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Los Angeles, California
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45 reviews 45 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

This would be my second time there. I went in June and returned in August for my wedding anniversary, if that says something in itself. Great food. We had the squid and carne asada, thin cut. The tortillas are enough to go for, no questions asked. The ambiance is lovely--little sparrows flying around in the waterfalls to the side. The... More

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