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El Rey Sol Restaurant

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Avenida Adolfo Lopez Mateos 1000 | Downtown, Ensenada 22800, Mexico
+52 646 178 1733
07:00 - 22:30
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Ensenada, Mexico
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21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My friend and I had the pleasure of stopping for a late lunch at El Rey Sol. The restaurant is beautiful inside. Old style decor, with chandeliers, linens and candles. The service was impeccable. Serviettes laid gently on our laps. Wine glasses never empty and dishes and cutlery replaced with each course. Friendly servers with the desire to please. Then... More 

Thank SieglindeTravels
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231 reviews
134 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A very classy restaurant, the El Rey Sol serves French-Mexican cuisine. The decor is old-fashioned as were the waiters, who were helpful and welcoming. We opted for their zarzuela (mixed seafood soup) and fortunately, Carlos our waiter suggested we shared one between us. What was presented in a tureen could have served 3 people! Our mains were calamari - one... More 

Thank Jacqui M
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very slow service had to speak to manager to get served we had breakfast the place is full of rich locals and they get most of the attention not the tourists we where there over an hour and a half food was just okay and we felt under dressed the locals dresses in Sunday best and our family in jeans

Thank holly s
San Diego, California
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I've been here twice, once many years ago for a nice breakfast & recently for a fantastic dinner. We were tended to quickly and sat outside for our meal. We started with Carpaccio & queso fondido with chorizo. We had bread to put the beef on & warm (Fresh ) flour tortillas for the cheese & chorizo. Then we all... More 

Thank kiddme
Baltimore USA
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86 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 126 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A very relaxing place with a good mix of French and Mexican food, well presented. Pastries are delicious and beautiful; Mexican coffee, though not cheap, is a five minute spectacular presentation that produces a wonderful drink. The staff is knowledgeable, flexible and responsive.

Thank The_Flying_Chef
Sooke, BC, Canada
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60 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017

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.

1 Thank boatnutx
Tijuana, Mexico
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28 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 February 2017

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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7 reviews
5 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 18 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

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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
USD 10 - USD 30
Mexican, French, International, European
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
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Groups
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 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?