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El Viejo

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Calle 20 de Noviembre, Los Barriles, Mexico
08:00 - 10:00
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Sun - Sat 08:00 - 10:00
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Was quick and good fish taco! Had a high chair for the baby and we tasted Jamaica water, very tasty! Outdoor, simple and friendly place.

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British Columbia, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We eat at this restaurant frequently for breakfast, and it's very good. The food is fresh, the bacon is scrumptious, the jamaica (hibiscus) drink is yummy and they have a buffet of fresh veges and pico de gallo to add to your meal. This is a basic restaurant, outside with plastic patio furniture, but it's clean. The only annoyance is... More 

Thank alibilly2004
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent food, great little restaurant, excellent prices. Loved breakfast and hibiscus tea, fresh ingredients, recomnended!

Thank Zerzy P
Tijuana, Mexico
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38 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016

We stop for lunch and our expectations where from "Ok" to "we need to eat". Service very slow, and don't care much if you are hungry or not... They will give you attention when they feel you are ready.... We have to ask for everything, even when we arrive, they were rude and never ask us... We have to ask... More 

Thank Gerardo S
Denver, Colorado, United States
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

Once again El Viejo provided the best shrimp tacos of our trip and we tried A LOT! The shrimp are very lightly fried and the salsa bar provides anything you can imagine to top them. From tomatoes in crema to chipotle salsa to roasted peppers...it's all amazing! It's a bummer they close at 3 or we would have visited multiple... More 

Thank Andrea B
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

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 21 October 2016

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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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016

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
5 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 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 

Thank CA_Gamecock

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Seafood
Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Kids
Open Hours
08:00 - 10:00
08:00 - 10:00
08:00 - 10:00
08:00 - 10:00
08:00 - 10:00
08:00 - 10:00
08:00 - 10:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle 20 de Noviembre, Los Barriles, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Baja California  >  Baja California Sur  >  Los Barriles
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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?