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El Rey Sol Restaurant

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Avenida Adolfo Lopez Mateos 1000, Ensenada, Ensenada Municipality 22800, Mexico
7:00 am - 10:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 10:30 pm
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21 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place is one of the most famous restaurantes in Ensenada, they have fine french cuisine, however I love to eat their famous desserts, inspired in the french pastry. You can enjoy one of them sitting in the street where they have a nice place, you can have a coffee to enjoy your favorite dessert.

Thank aruiz7003
Miami, Florida
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70 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Every Mexican from Baja knows this is the best of the best. Classic French cuisine; married with Mexican flavor and spice and Ensenada's fresh seafood. This is a restaurant to impress and show people just how surprisingly good cuisine in Baja can be - perhaps as a pitstop on the way to Baja's Napa- the Valle of Guadalupe.

Thank shayshay321
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very good service and food, one of the best places to eat a french onion soup. French Pastries is a sure shoot to your paladar. Very nice atmosphere. We'll come back.

Thank Roberto D
Ensenada, Baja California
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66 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The atmosphere is quite nice, the service is good. The food itself is not up to par. Overcooked meat and underwhelming side dishes. Sorry

Thank RCrider
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Great place to stay and enjoy they have good food and desserts they make there own desserts and pastries the Chef is one of the best I had a opportunely of tasting also its right down town to everything from shops to bars and other restaurants.

Thank Jose t
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2016 via mobile

We had coffee and pastries, they usually put a plate on the center of the table with different types of pastries and you pay only what you eat. They were delicious, so we end up buying them all and actually ordering more for my husband's birthday party. Highly recommended!

Thank Carmen H
Vancouver, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2016

Sailed down to Ensenada on our boat from Vancouver, Canada. Stopping along the way of course. We were referred to El Rey Sol and so glad we did come. How lovely this restaurant proved to be! The service was excellent. In the old world tradition of excellence where service is always available without being intrusive. I had Duck a L'Orange... More 

Thank Ceccano62
globetrotter60, Gerente at El Rey Sol Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Happy Guest. Thank you for giving us a perfect rating and for recommending our restaurant to other travelers. I'm sure our entire staff enjoyed catering to your needs as much as you enjoyed your dinner. Take care! We hope to welcome you back in the near future. *AG More 

Ensenada, Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2016

We went here for lunch last week and it was very good. I had the Duck with fresh fruit and it was delicious. My wife had the crab crepes and enjoyed it.

Thank Bigmike1126
globetrotter60, Gerente at El Rey Sol Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Guest. Thank you for your positive comments. I am so glad to hear that you enjoyed your dinner with us! Call us if there is anything we can help you with. *Ag More 

Ensenada, Mexico
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2016

El Rey Sol has a lovely sidewalk patio to enjoy tradtional french fare. You won't be disappointed. Diane

Thank dianewebster2016
globetrotter60, Propietario at El Rey Sol Restaurant, responded to this review

I am so glad to hear that we were able to leave a good taste in your mouth. Looking forward to welcoming you back soon. *Ag More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2016

In Ensenada for a couple of days- El Rey Sol, has been around for a long time. First, service was excellent, attentive, without being intrusive. Ambience- ate inside, an old dining room that is like a old country club. Warm, comfortable, subdued. Food was very good:. Aguacate con jaiba, good but not quite great. Championes con vino, excellent. Langosta thermador,... More 

Thank David R
globetrotter60, Gerente at El Rey Sol Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for choosing to eat with us and I am glad to hear that your visit was a memorable one! . I will be sure to let our staff know how much of an impact they made on your experience. We look forward to welcoming you back to the restaurant in the near future and improve the impression you... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$10 - $30
French, International, Mexican, Seafood
Breakfast, Brunch, Drinks, Lunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only
Good for
Special occasions, Large groups, Romantic, Families with children, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Open Hours
7:00 am - 10:30 pm
7:00 am - 10:30 pm
7:00 am - 10:30 pm
7:00 am - 10:30 pm
7:00 am - 10:30 pm
7:00 am - 10:30 pm
7:00 am - 10:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Avenida Adolfo Lopez Mateos 1000, Ensenada, Ensenada Municipality 22800, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Baja California  >  Baja California Norte  >  Ensenada Municipality  >  Ensenada
  • Phone Number: 526461781733
Let yourself be seduce by the oldest french restaurant in Mexico in an atmosphere reminiscent of the days of Louis XIV. Delight yourself with our delicious and extensive menu of international cuisine and traditional Mexican dishes, paired with the best local and inter wines. Don't forget to try our famous french pastries.

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