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El Nido

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Blvd. Benito Juarez, Rosarito, Mexico
Today
8:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Dessert, Delivery, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Takeout

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Visitor rating
  • 103
    Excellent
  • 78
    Very good
  • 27
    Average
  • 11
    Poor
  • 14
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great Breakfast Place

I love the attention to detail in the restaurant and they have several very good long-time servers who provide good service if they are not to busy. The food is tasty, portion size is nice and the setting is fabulous. Conveniently located in the heart of downtown.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 15, 2015
tallartist2014
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Rosarito, Mexico
Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Romantic
  • Local cuisine
  • Doing business
  • Bar scene
  • Families with children
  • Entertaining clients
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233 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Santa Rosa, California
Contributor
17 reviews 17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

Tender, tasty, grass-fed local beef. Shrimp is great. Love the Margaritas. Go to the back patio for a little bird & turtle habitat to sip your drink with some chips and guacamole. Easy walking distance from Rosarito Beach Hotel. Designated parking spaces in front of restaurant. Expect American prices.

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fullerton
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39 reviews 39 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

This restaurant has great atmosphere and great food. wide variety of menu items, including Steak, Venison, Quail, Rabbit, Lamb and Sea foods. The food was prepared to be delicious. Very friendly wait staff and a fun atmosphere with water falls, and fire pits. i would definitely recommend this restaurant when in town.

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Rosarito, Mexico
Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

El Nido has been a classic in Rosarito forever, and it still delivers. Atmosphere is excellent, with rustic relics everywhere amid a woody and natural setting with ponds and small waterfalls, and even turtles in the back patio section (great for kids.) The smells of the tortillas being made and the meats grilling are inticing and the food is reliably... More 

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Rosarito, Mexico
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34 reviews 34 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

I love the attention to detail in the restaurant and they have several very good long-time servers who provide good service if they are not to busy. The food is tasty, portion size is nice and the setting is fabulous. Conveniently located in the heart of downtown.

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Mission Viejo, California
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160 reviews 160 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

Funky southwestern, Mexican decor with fireplaces throughout. We saw lots of locals eating here on our 2 day stay in town so gave it a try. Good prices for steaks. Carne Asada was melt in your mouth tender and had a wonderful marinade. Flour tortillas are house made and delicious.

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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

Very over rated due to it's reputation of old and it's location. Ambiance is main attraction, food is poor.

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Oakdale, California
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19 reviews 19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

we've come to this restaurant for over 35 years. it is family owned. food and service has always been very good. good drinks. good mature atmosphere. (no rowdy teens) you won't be 'taking a chance' on a new restaurant coming here.

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Irvine, California
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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

My husband and I felt like some steak and decided to visit this very popular restaurant on a weeknight. The decorations were very different and I loved it! The back patio seems as if we're in another world with even small turtles in the garden and small pond. We ordered the filet mignon and ribeye dinners. What prices were a... More 

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Rosarito, Baja California, Mexico
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

El Nido used to have great food and service. The food has steadily gotten worse. With such a good location, they should improve. Skip this place

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California
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

This restaurant seemed to be amazing from the outside. Awesome decor, looked busy, and very unique. My family and I went in after a long day, we were celebrating my sisters birthday and were looking to sit down and have a great meal here at El Nido. I knew the dinner would be terrible once our beverages arrived. Very small... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Blvd. Benito Juarez, Rosarito, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Baja California  >  Baja California Norte  >  Rosarito

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups, Romantic, Local cuisine, Doing business, Bar scene, Families with children, Entertaining clients
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Monday
8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 12:00 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?