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El Viejo

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Calle 20 de Noviembre, Los Barriles, Mexico
8:00 am - 10:00 am
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Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 10:00 am
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Great traditional Mexican food at a great price. Can't fault this place superb. Only down side is it only open until 3 in the afternoon.

Thank aidy076
Los Barriles, Mexico
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Never a complaint. The food is always good and so reasonable. This is a very popular place in town for breakfast and lunch.

Thank dianelwright
San Diego
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The food is absolutely cooked to perfection (great seafood and salsa bar). I highly recommend El Viejo and only wish they were ope for dinner.

Thank familyfromsandiego
San Diego, California
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6 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 20, 2016 via mobile

We came here for brunch. Kids had panckes, eggs and bacon and fried fish. We had fish tacos and seafood enchiladas. We ordered home made jamaica juice. Coffee was very good. All and all food was good. Service was good. And no tummy aches after.

Thank Maria L
Cotati, California
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 16, 2016

A great "Hole-in-the-wall" joint. Not to be missed. Our only complaint is that it is only open until 3 p.m. as we were busy most days until after 3. Fresh seafood, reasonable prices, good portions, friendly service, locally-owned, family-run. All dining is outside under shade, so no AC, but plenty of fans to keep off the bugs & keep you... More 

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Boise, Idaho
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 11, 2016

Great breakfast and lunch. Great value too. Viejo was recommended by multiple locals. Doesn't take credit cards.

Thank boisebr
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 3, 2016

It's always a pleasure to stop by here for lunch... What a deal. 20 bucks will feed a few friends as well as cool them off with an ice cold Pacifico beer...As usual the place is full of Gringo expats who know a good deal...This is not a bad thing as many of them have been living in town for... More 

Thank Mark H
Bend, Oregon
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 23, 2016

We ate lunch here a few times during our week stay in Los Barriles and the tacos are so good and all of the food is reasonably priced. We had chicken, shrimp and fish tacos and I liked that we could put our own toppings on (toppings were red and green salsa, cabbage, peppers, lime, etc). We will definitely be... More 

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Nelson, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 16, 2016

Nice colourful tables and good food. I had the scrambled eggs with bacon plus toast. Very well presented with coffee and orange juice all for about USD6.00. Good service and atmosphere. This is off season and the place was still busy for breakfast. Will be back there tomorrow

Thank gemido
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 7, 2016 via mobile

Great grilled garlic shrimp and scallop tacos, but get the quesadillas, they are even better. Lots of fresh vegetables, sauces to add. Flour tortilla, is "harina" (sounds like 'arena'). They also have great shrimp relleno on Fridays. In the winter, best tortilla soup in the world in a huge bowl.

Thank 971darcys

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Latin, Seafood
Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
8:00 am - 10:00 am
8:00 am - 10:00 am
8:00 am - 10:00 am
8:00 am - 10:00 am
8:00 am - 10:00 am
8:00 am - 10:00 am
8:00 am - 10:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle 20 de Noviembre, Los Barriles, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Baja California  >  Baja California Sur  >  Los Barriles
I don't see reviews for any of Los Barriles' many restaurants or the local attractions for that matter. I live here and would be glad to provide more information about this great little town if you are interested.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?