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El Rey Sol Restaurant

Avenida Adolfo Lopez Mateos 1000 | Downtown, Ensenada 22800, Mexico
+52 646 178 1733
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good29%
  • Average12%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“pastries” (47 reviews)
“escargot” (11 reviews)
“caesar salad” (10 reviews)
Open Now
7:00 AM - 10:30 PM Hours
Mexican, French, International, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Avenida Adolfo Lopez Mateos 1000 | Downtown, Ensenada 22800, Mexico
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Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

Nice restaurant, beautiful setting, good location, good service. Very generous food portion which is not a typical French. Their bread and appetizer are good. Soup of the day is salty but OK. Main dishes from duck, to seafood special, to lamb or steak are below...More

Thank lee p
globetrotter60, Director General at El Rey Sol Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 13 June 2017

Hello, We apologize for not being up to your French Cuisine standards, and we thank you for your remarks. We take our clients´ comments seriously and we strive to provide the best dining experience possible. Kind regards, Jeannelle Bitterlin General Manager

Reviewed 26 December 2016

Was here on Dec 25th, around 1500 hrs and I can tell that we choose this location after one hour of browsing the surroundigs for a nice place to eat a decent meal. I can tell, without being afraid for mistakes, that this is one...More

Thank Sorin-Daniel D
globetrotter60, Director General at El Rey Sol Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 13 June 2017

Hello, Thank you for your kind words, we are very happy that you were very pleased with our food and service. Hope you visit us soon. Kind Regards, Jeannelle Bitterlin General Manager

Reviewed 23 December 2016 via mobile

Great service and good food. The decor was nice and fancy. Upscale setup and service with very reasonable prices. We had breakfast which was complementary from the hotel we stayed at. Upgrades and a la carte items were extra but again very reasonable. Highly recommended.

Thank VinceFern
Reviewed 19 December 2016 via mobile

Historic French cuisine, first French restaurant in Mexico, Don't let the Best Western Hotel sign fool you. Excellent food , fresh ingredients, prepared with attention to detail. Outside patio dining available, great people watching as it is in the tourist district. Romantic, great service.

Thank Bajasol9
Reviewed 19 December 2016

the servers here are some of the nicest guys. They treat us so well. The coffee is excellent. The breakfasts are really good. For lunch, the chicken salad is fabulous. The pastries are top of the line. Sitting outside in the sunshine with our dogs,...More

Thank ZLI
Reviewed 18 December 2016 via mobile

From escargot, or rare beef, or onion soup, or cheeses, or seafood, or filet, lamb, or MX, and desserts; the place is a Manhattan challenger. Trump got a 1, this gets a 10! Wines, cappuccino, & superb service is beyond compare. This is a serious...More

Thank LD C
Reviewed 16 November 2016

I rarely order omelets out as they tend to be rubbery, overcooked or overly crusty. we ordered two Dona Pepita omelets and they were as close to perfect as I have eaten outside of Europe and when I am lucky, my kitchen. Breakfast breads were...More

1  Thank tms1152016
Reviewed 8 November 2016

By sharing your experiences, you're helping travelers make better choices and plan their bakery, coffee and nice Mexican dishes. I asked for "machaca with scrambled eggs" but not with meat but with fish... and It was very good! is from 1947 and you can feel...More

1  Thank fcortina
Reviewed 28 October 2016

Had breakfast 2 times there. both times service was great food was hot and tasty. The staff understood english but most importantly the coffee was hot and delicious.

Thank photosbysusan
Reviewed 9 October 2016

Went to dinner in a group of 14 people. Everyone enjoyed the variety of dishes ordered. It was worth the time to enjoy the atmosphere and food especially when you can get a fast pass to cut down the wait time to cross the border....More

1  Thank GoodSleepandFood
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Questions & Answers
15 June 2017|
Response from rsfarr | Reviewed this property |
Well, this year is the 70th anniversary of my 3rd birthday - but we're not planning anything special :)
Ellen C
22 December 2016|
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Response from globetrotter60 | Property representative |
Yes we offer the fast pass with a minimum consumption lf 100 dlls. Hope to see you soon, as we are celebrating our 70 year.
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17 May 2016|
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Response from globetrotter60 | Property representative |
It´s correct thank you everyone to respond. We are open almost all the year except one monday of the year when we celebrate labor day, for ower workers, but we inform in our web pages and facebook.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$30
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, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
7:00 AM - 10:30 PM
7:00 AM - 10:30 PM
7:00 AM - 10:30 PM
7:00 AM - 10:30 PM
7:00 AM - 10:30 PM
7:00 AM - 10:30 PM
7:00 AM - 10:30 PM
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
  • E-mail
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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