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El Rey

16220 Highway 76, Pauma Valley, CA
+1 760-742-3343
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good40%
  • Average3%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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16220 Highway 76, Pauma Valley, CA
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After a day testing new equipment in Ocotillo Wells state OHV park, El Rey was a great choice - very good mexican food with large portions and rehydration. Even with a significant appetite, it was hard to finish the portions they served. The interior is...More

Thank Peter G
Reviewed 14 October 2017

How.can.you.kill.carne asada? They managed it, twice--slow learner! Never again. I cannot, for the life of me, understand how this, restaurant, can be rated #1! I will never go back.

Thank elsasale
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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.

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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

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
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9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
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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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