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El Rey Sol Restaurant

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Avenida Adolfo Lopez Mateos 1000 | Downtown, Ensenada, Ensenada Municipality 22800, Mexico
+52 646 178 1733
07:00 - 22:30
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Sooke, BC, Canada
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60 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Real Caesar salad made table side. Waiter has a Crumb comb. If you know what that is you'll like this place. Like the title of the review says, just like a fine French restaurant used to be in the 70's.

Thank boatnutx
Tijuana, Mexico
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27 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Food and their famous French pastries/desserts are pretty good, but in my opinion it's a bit overrated; seems to me like this restaurant relies on nostalgia, and it's history (there's an old-traditional ambiance to it). If you're looking for that gastronomic boom the city is experiencing, this is not it. Don't get me wrong, if you're going to Ensenada you'll... More 

Thank DianaGonCis
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

After hearing rave reviews of this restaurant, we had a large lunch party in a reserved room. Confused staff, mixed up orders, cold food and incorrect billing on check out. Hoping for better but sadly dissapointed. Will not return

Thank Teniente172
Santa Rosa, California
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23 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

I have been dining there for years , service can be a little slow , but good menu ,servers try to make you welcome breakfast and pastries are good especial huevos with avocados and a cream sauce tops.

Thank safarilang
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21 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

A glass of cheap wine for $245 pesos is way too expensive for Ensenada. The menu has some good options but It's not that great for the prices

Thank MexicoLucy
Valle de Guadalupe, Mexico
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017

Everything here is wonderful. The staff was polite and professional, serving a variety of dishes from Mexico and the international communities.

Thank adam2u2
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017

El Rey Sol has been one of our personal favorites for many years. We hadn’t been there for seven or eight years and we were really looking forward to our New Year’s Eve dinner at this Ensenada icon. We weren’t disappointed. As we remembered it, the wait staff was outstanding. They’re real professionals, highly efficient and extremely personable. The food... More 

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24 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

I did not wanted to dine here but I decided to let my friends select the place, the food was served quick, it tasted good, our waiter was very nice and gave good recommendations and the desserts are delicious, I would definetely go back.

Thank Abbie R
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68 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

Nice restaurant, beautiful setting, good location, good service. Very generous food portion which is not a typical French. Their bread and appetizer are good. Soup of the day is salty but OK. Main dishes from duck, to seafood special, to lamb or steak are below average for French cuisine quality standard. If you are here in town from a cruise... More 

Thank lee p
Constanta, Romania
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100 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 December 2016

Was here on Dec 25th, around 1500 hrs and I can tell that we choose this location after one hour of browsing the surroundigs for a nice place to eat a decent meal. I can tell, without being afraid for mistakes, that this is one of the best restaurant in Ensenada. Tidy, clean, friendly staff and most of all, they... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$30
Mexican, French, International, European, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Drinks, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Accepts Discover, Parking Available
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
07:00 - 22:30
07:00 - 22:30
07:00 - 22:30
07:00 - 22:30
07:00 - 22:30
07:00 - 22:30
07:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Avenida Adolfo Lopez Mateos 1000 | Downtown, Ensenada, Ensenada Municipality 22800, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Baja California  >  Baja California Norte  >  Ensenada Municipality  >  Ensenada
  • Phone Number: +52 646 178 1733
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?