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El Nene

Boulevard Benito Juarez 14A, Puerto Escondido 71980, Mexico
+52 1 954 102 5701
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Overview
  • Excellent66%
  • Very good24%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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CUISINES
Mexican, Latin, International, Spanish, Contemporary, Healthy
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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Food
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LOCATION
Boulevard Benito Juarez 14A, Puerto Escondido 71980, Mexico
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11 - 20 of 118 reviews

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...More

Thank Lindsay F
RestaurantElNene, Owner at El Nene, responded to this reviewResponded 14 January 2017

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

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.

Thank Susan K
RestaurantElNene, Owner at El Nene, responded to this reviewResponded 14 January 2017

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

Reviewed 16 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...More

Thank Wendy E
RestaurantElNene, Owner at El Nene, responded to this reviewResponded 13 January 2017

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

Reviewed 5 November 2016

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

Thank Josephine C
RestaurantElNene, Owner at El Nene, responded to this reviewResponded 13 January 2017

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...More

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...More

Thank Canadiangals604
RestaurantElNene, Owner at El Nene, responded to this reviewResponded 13 January 2017

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

Reviewed 17 July 2016

We lived in this town for over three years (2012-2016) and this was the only place we continued to go to over those years. The food is always best quality. They only have one chef, so if its full, you might have to wait for...More

Thank sfw_snoopy
RestaurantElNene, Owner at El Nene, responded to this reviewResponded 13 January 2017

Thank you for your kind review. We are sorry you don´t live here any longer, but hopefully you will be back for vacation and visit us then.

Reviewed 13 July 2016 via mobile

Arrachera plate was the best we had. So tender and flavorful. The Rajas con crema side dish was wonderful as well. Staff was super hospitable telling us about the mescal and the iguanas that live in the patio.

Thank Christina R
RestaurantElNene, Owner at El Nene, responded to this reviewResponded 13 January 2017

Thank you for your friendly review. Hope you will be back and try some other dishes!

Reviewed 29 June 2016 via mobile

Basic choices with big flavors. This restaurant has a unique little space with an owner that exhibits charm and pride. He spoke English and was able to accommodate my dairy allergy. The tuna was delicious along with one of the best fresh salads around! Atmosphere...More

Thank ShaneSellsSeashells
RestaurantElNene, Owner at El Nene, responded to this reviewResponded 13 January 2017

Thank you for your kind words. Hope you will be back!

Reviewed 27 May 2016

This restaurant used to be down the road before and wasn't as nice looking as it is now. It's very lovely inside but the prices do not reflect the great decor; ie. the prices remain a great value for the food. I had arrachara tacos...More

Thank danj
RestaurantElNene, Owner at El Nene, responded to this reviewResponded 30 May 2016

Thank you for your kind review. Hope you will be back!

Reviewed 15 May 2016

This is our favorite spot for dinner when in Puerto, which is every year. Owner Helmut and his staff make you feel welcome in an easy-going setting slightly off the bustling Rinconada, and the food is uncomplicated and consistently well prepared: Fresh-caught fish special on...More

Thank SonomaValleyWoman
RestaurantElNene, Owner at El Nene, responded to this reviewResponded 30 May 2016

Thank you for your kind review. We can tell you are a frequent guest! See you next year!

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Mitter71
18 January 2016|
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Response from RestaurantElNene | Property representative |
Hi there, so sorry, I just saw your message... hope you could go there... We are open from Monday till Saturday from 2pm to 10 pm, A reservation might help in February at peak times. Hope you had a great time in Puerto... More
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AndyUrbina
27 April 2015|
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Response from RestaurantElNene | Property representative |
Sorry, we don't have a page with prices. Our dishes start at 50 Pesos for Tacos and go up to 180 Pesos for a New York cut. We have tacos, soups, salads, fresh fish every day, daily specials with chicken, beef, shrimp or... More
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NanciAndLoren
26 March 2015|
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Response from RestaurantElNene | Property representative |
Hi there, not sure which hotel you are referring to. We are restaurant El Nene and Blue Horizon Real Estate. You can have alcohol at the restaurant and also in all the properties we rent out. Sorry, I can't tell you about... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
USD 3 - USD 12
Cuisine
Meals
Dinner, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations
Good for
Child-friendly
Open Hours
Monday
2:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
2:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
2:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
2:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
2:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
2:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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
  • E-mail
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