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El Nene

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Boulevard Benito Juarez 14A, Puerto Escondido 71980, Mexico
+52 1 954 102 5701
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Nelson, Canada
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13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The food preparation is superior to many places with compareable prices. It seems with the strength of foreign currency some places raised their prices. El Nene has not done this. Thank you.

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Thank Chris P
Ashland, Oregon
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We ordered a simple meal of soup and tacos, which after more than an hour had still not arrived. Three times we were given drinks or food that were destined for another table, and never got the slightest indication that our food we had ordered was anywhere close to coming to our table. At one point we were asked if... More 

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Thank karen41131
RestaurantElNene, Owner at El Nene, responded to this review

Hi there, we are so sorry about the situation last night. We had a problem because our staff was not complete. When you arrived we already had received the orders of 2 big tables, and I apologize not having told you that it will take time to get you your order. We were crazy busy and one of our staff... More 

St. Albert, Alberta, Canada
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100 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It appeared that the word of the day was NO. No to separate tabs. No to beer selection. No to making a shrimp taco. We did not at all feel that our patronage was welcome. Very strange as Helmut is such a warm and friendly individual. Go for the room and perhaps the food but if last night is typical... More 

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Thank Don W
RestaurantElNene, Owner at El Nene, responded to this review

Thank you for your 3rd review, we are very sorry that we couldn´t manage to please you once. We don`t have shrimp tacos on the menu and when the restaurant is full we cannot do separate tabs. There are many restaurants in Puerto not offering separate tabs, including Cafecito. The beer we offer is Victoria and Corona, we are sorry... More 

winnipeg
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167 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Sounds silly in a hot climate. Sometimes you just want a small dinner and these are not watery soups? Lentils are delicious in a tasty sauce. This is the place to be brave and have nopales soup-complete with dropped egg. Their large mains are also popular

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1 Thank annikarosenqvist
RestaurantElNene, Owner at El Nene, responded to this review

Thank you for your review! We love having soups, especially with this climate. More 

Calgary, Canada
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41 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Decided to give El Nene a try.... what a great choice. The food and the service was exemplary. Nice atmosphere, nice background music, continuously, and very pleasant to add to the ambience. Bartender charming, waiter attentive, owner extremely fastidious and concerned. My husband had the arachera , best he has had, lovely marinade flavor, served with baked potato, and the... More 

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Thank BeachSearchers
RestaurantElNene, Owner at El Nene, responded to this review

Thank you for the kudos! Hope you will be back! More 

2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016 via mobile

The food was superb. We had the tacos rajas and the veggie tacos. The rajas tacos (pablano peppers cooked in cream) were amazing. I had never had tacos like that before (and I live in CA). The margaritas were great as well, not too sweet and were made peoperly (no cheap mix). We had chocolate mousse for dessert and it... More 

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Thank Lindsay F
RestaurantElNene, Owner at El Nene, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review. Hope you got to try some more dishes. More 

Houston, Texas
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82 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2016

We were a party of 10 on a Saturday night and the service was good. We enjoyed the range of available drinks from the full bar. I recommend the mohitos. The food was good but nothing spectacular. Prices were extremely reasonable.

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Thank Susan K
RestaurantElNene, Owner at El Nene, responded to this review

Thank you for your friendly review. I am glad you enjoyed! More 

Puerto Escondido, Mexico
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86 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

We had a great meal at Nene's. I had a cparise salad which was huge, my friend had fish tacos which he said was delicious. The owner is super friendly and wlll go out of his way to get you what you want. The menu has a great variety. Always super fresh!

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Thank Wendy E
RestaurantElNene, Owner at El Nene, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words. If possible, we always try to get you what you want. Hope to see you again. More 

Sydney, Australia
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52 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016

We had tacos and quesadillas, they were okay but really nothing special. Service and drinks were good.

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Thank Josephine C
RestaurantElNene, Owner at El Nene, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. You might want to ask the waiter or the chef for recommendations. I agree, there is not much special about a quesadilla or a chicken taco. Have you tried our tacos Baja style? They are very special for being tacos only. I hope you will have a chance to try them next time. More 

Vancouver, BC Canada
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16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016 via mobile

I'd read they were good and it's so true. Beautiful atmosphere with a big palapa overhead and nice refreshing fans. I had delicious fish tacos with a fresh squeezed limonata that was the perfect mix. They bring a basket of crunchy totopos with 2 amazing homemade salsas. A peanut salsa, Mexican style that is the best! They also make a... More 

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Thank Canadiangals604
RestaurantElNene, Owner at El Nene, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review. Hope you will be able to come back and try some more dishes.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$3 - US$12
Cuisine
Mexican, Latin, International, Spanish, Contemporary, Healthy
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations
Good for
Child-friendly
Open Hours
Monday
14:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
14:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
14:00 - 22:00
Thursday
14:00 - 22:00
Friday
14:00 - 22:00
Saturday
14:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Boulevard Benito Juarez 14A, Puerto Escondido 71980, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Southern Mexico  >  Oaxaca  >  Puerto Escondido
  • Phone Number: +52 1 954 102 5701

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?