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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
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07:00 - 22:30
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Sun - Sat 07:00 - 22:30
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Carlsbad, California
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

To be truthful I ( we ) only had breakfast at this restaurant comped with our hotel across the street. Seems like a lot of regulars visit this place and Hotel guests. I have had just as good of a meal ( Breakfast ) At Denny's. Not BAD ! just average.

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Thank kmencinitas
Los Angeles, California
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38 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

What El Rey Sol is most known for are its French pastries and this is what we came in for one fine morning. Sadly enough though, they do not start making these pastries until after about 12 noon! We asked to see if any were left from the day before and there were none. Needless to say this was very... More 

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Thank Empala
2 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The servers were very nice. There was a pianist playing beautiful songs. The food was delicious and beautifully presented. It looks like a classy old French restaurant, which was totally surprising for being in Mexico. It also looked like they had fantastic desserts but we were too stuffed to try them! We basically had a 3 course dinner for only... More 

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Western Finland, Finland
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago

We tried the breakfast and it was really good! Service was friendly and we really enjoyed this restaurant.

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Ensenada, Mexico
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34 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 April 2017

I like many dishes of their menu, I eat here often since I enjoy it, the service is really nice but honestly the breakfast menu it is a little overpriced for the city and compared to other restaurants in another countries.I have visited with foreign friends(Asia, Europe,US,Oceania) to eat here and even if the visit is on me, they mention... More 

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Ensenada, Mexico
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24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017 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 

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Thank SieglindeTravels
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245 reviews
142 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017 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 

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Thank Jacqui M
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 9 March 2017 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

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San Diego, California
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 March 2017

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 

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Thank kiddme
Baltimore USA
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88 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 126 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 March 2017

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.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$ 10 - US$ 30
Cuisine
Mexican, French, International, European
Meals
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
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
07:00 - 22:30
Monday
07:00 - 22:30
Tuesday
07:00 - 22:30
Wednesday
07:00 - 22:30
Thursday
07:00 - 22:30
Friday
07:00 - 22:30
Saturday
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
Description
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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