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Halfway House

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Km. 53 Tj-Ens, Rosarito, Mexico
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  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Halfway to nowhere

Chef Johnny is a very nice man but he has lost his touch where food is concerned. Has some good entertainment.

3 of 5 starsReviewed December 26, 2011
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Tijuana, Mexico
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Rosarito, Mexico
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15 reviews 15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

The map for this is wrong. It really is a drag to drive all over trying to find a place that is on the wrong place on the map. When I finally did find it the food was bad and the service was very very slow. I don't recommend this place.

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

I have been going to the halfway house for 15 years now. Johnnie is an awesome chef and a very kind fellow. I am chuckling at some of these other reviews complaining about price. In my opinion, Johnnie is a world-class chef. He is trained in French and Spanish cuisine and also has taught other chefs. We consistently go there... More 

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San Diego, California
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13 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2014

We came here for lunch but just ended up getting beers and looking elsewhere. Really cool little hole in the wall right on the water, but the prices are average to high for the US. The complementary salsa was great. Most dishes are $10-20. They do have a kids menu.

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Rosarito, Baja California, Mexico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2012

The Fillet Mignon in wine and mushroom sauce is unbelievable. The meat was so tender you could cut it with your fork.

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Rosarito, Mexico
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2012

Half Way House is a historical landmark that unfortunately is deteriorating a bit, but Chef Johnny's great food, his congeniality, the Pacific, and LOW PRICES more than make up for that. Where else, even in Mexico, can one get a full meal, even lobster, with soup or salad, the entree, and dessert for $10.00? And Johnny himself, an excellent singer,... More 

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Ensenada, Mexico
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33 reviews 33 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2012

I have made two visit the halfway house and have been disappointed both times. The first was last winter to attend a musical event by an exceptional pianist.... too bad the food was exceptionally BAD and service worse. In addition the fireplace did not draft correctly and the dining room was filled with smoke. My second attempt was a bit... More 

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Tijuana, Mexico
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2011

Chef Johnny is a very nice man but he has lost his touch where food is concerned. Has some good entertainment.

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Imperial Beach
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7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2010

Had a great seabass dinner. Caesar salad was excellent. Chef Johnny sang for us after a concert with the guitar maestro Miguel De Hoyos performing during Christmas dinner. A good time had by all. Will make the Half Way house a regular stop.

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San Diego
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2010

On the border of Rosarito and Ensenada, overlooking the ocean you can find this delightful little spot. With both indoor and outdoor seating set your palate in gear for a culinary adventure in flavor which will keep you coming back for more. Not only is the food delicious and the ambiance warm and inviting, Chef Johonny comes out to talk... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Km. 53 Tj-Ens, Rosarito, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Baja California  >  Baja California Norte  >  Rosarito

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 15 - 20
  • Cuisine: Fusion

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