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El Rey Sol Restaurant

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Avenida Adolfo Lopez Mateos 1000 | Downtown, Ensenada, Ensenada Municipality 22800, Mexico
+52 646 178 1733
07:00 - 22:30
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Sun - Sat 07:00 - 22:30
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2014

Piano bar, french food, great wines, all at a very reasonable price. The best restaurant in Ensenada.

1 Thank mdubois14
San Diego, California
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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2014 via mobile

Been for breakfast and lunch. Has a very extensive menu. There was a live pianist last time I went that played very well. Service is great!

1 Thank danieliga9
Denison, Texas
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2014

I didn't like their food. It's supposed to be European. The wine was delicious but a bottle is high. Be prepared for $$$ bill if you buy a bottle with an evening dinner. The Somalier, Carlos, was very knowledgeable. For a fee, he will drive your car to the Guadalupe Wine Valley and drive back. I encourage you to do... More 

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Tijuana, Mexico
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171 reviews
153 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2014

As many have noted, El Rey Sol is an iconic restaurant in Ensenada that's been in operation for years and has had a long, storied trajectory. At one time, it clearly was one of Ensenada's stellar restaurants. For many years, it rested on its laurels and frankly was in a downward spiral. Yesterday, for lack of a better place to... More 

2 Thank Michael B
Guadalajara, Mexico
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 July 2014 via mobile

The sidewalk cafe isn't quite like Paris, but it's close enough for Baja California. Good service, very good assortment of French pastries, and a pleasant atmosphere under the sidewalk canopy make a great place to relax for a bit while exploring shops on Lopez Mateos.

1 Thank DonMiguelLasVegas
San Diego
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 June 2014 via mobile

Rey Sol was good years ago, but now, the owner has put lots if effort to destroy its earlier reputation. The food is simply not edible, and the place looks like a mid-age torture chamber, with all and bugs! Just keep on walking!!!

3 Thank Minimonchis
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13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 June 2014 via mobile

I've walked by this place almost a hundred times and decided to grab brunch. Honestly, I was disappointed with both service and food. There were components of our meals missing and they made up for it with a pastry that we ended up not eating. Looks like most people are impressed with the dinner menu, but brunch was limited and... More 

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Tijuana, Mexico
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 May 2014

I have gone here a few times in Ensenada, before I knew about Tripadvisor. It looked like the tastiest place I could find and it definitely ended up being that way vs any other place I went to. I found it a little bit overpriced, especially compared to other parts of Mexico north of there but that's how Ensenada is.... More 

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Bullhead CIty, AZ
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 149 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 May 2014

This is an update to a previous review a couple of years ago. We have eaten here a few times in the past, and stopped in for a romantic dinner this past weekend. Our server Max was wonderful; very attentive and he did a marvelous job on your Caesar's Salad prepared tableside. A very nice wine list, and the menu... More 

2 Thank Qualnurse
Houston, Texas
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 April 2014

My husband and I sailed down the Baja Pennisula and into the Sea of Cortez for two years. This place provided the single best service and food of the entire trip. We dined like a king and queen for very little dinero. We have vowed to make this place a regular holiday trip.

3 Thank SomaSense

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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
US$10 - US$30
Mexican, French, International
Brunch, Drinks, Breakfast, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Accepts Discover, Parking Available, Highchairs Available
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, 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, Ensenada Municipality 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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?