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El Rey

16220 Highway 76, Pauma Valley, CA
+1 760-742-3343
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good40%
  • Average3%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible0%
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16220 Highway 76, Pauma Valley, CA
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Reviewed 15 June 2017 via mobile

Came here for lunch after zip lining. Great food, service, and prices. Really nicely decorated and friendly place.

Thank Suzy A
Reviewed 18 May 2017

Yummy, kinda old school Mexican before everything got gourmet. The service was super fast and portions are large.

Thank KMJ46
Reviewed 17 May 2017

Charming little restaurant in Pauma Valley. Ambiance is lovely, service is very good, and food is good. If you're in the area or travelling through be sure to stop here.

Thank paumalady
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Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

The food is very good. I've been here many times and it's very consistent. Prices are also reasonable. The portions are enough to fill. Weekend parties and family get together and friends meeting. This is a good place for everyone.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 11 April 2017

We stopped by with an infant, a 5 year old, a 7 year old, their parents, and the mother's grandparents (us) on our way up Palomar Mountain. It appears as if the restaurant has been there for some time but has a lot of charm....More

Thank elwhaswan
Reviewed 14 February 2017

I think that this is one of the best Mexican food restaurants I have ever eaten at. We always have great, friendly service.

Thank Vic S
Reviewed 1 November 2016 via mobile

Food is always great, Traditional Mexican. They make great chili Rellanos. Worth a visit. When the weather is nice you can sit outside.

Thank SherrieB1960
Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

El Rey is a very popular restaurant because the food is excellent and the staff is very pleasant! The portions are very large and the margaritas are awesome! They have a lovely patio also to dine in! If you find yourself headed to a casino...More

Thank mebetutu
Reviewed 13 September 2016

My friend and I drove drove Oceanside to Pauma Valley just to eat at this restaurant. El Rey has the friendliest staff and has a great Mexican food menu. I have written about them before but the food is so good that I felt like...More

Thank Vic S
Reviewed 10 July 2016

We have ridden by this place numerous times going out to Julian, but never stopped. Today we did and were glad we did. Like many places in SoCal the outside can be deceiving and not reflect what is hidden behind the doors. This place was...More

Thank Mr_Firestone
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Restaurant Details

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Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
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Open Hours
09:00 - 21:00
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09:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 16220 Highway 76, Pauma Valley, CA
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Pauma Valley
  • Phone Number: +1 760-742-3343
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