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“Très magnifique”

El Rey Sol Restaurant
Ranked #1 of 9 Dessert in Ensenada
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$10 - US$30
Cuisines: French, Mexican, Seafood
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Good for: Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, After-hours, Breakfast, Lunch, Reservations
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.
Reviewed 10 September 2017

Very sophisticated, elegant atmosphere. It's a great place to have brunch, the coffee is really good, the food and the service. The waiters are very kind and attentive. I had a great experience here and would love to visit again soon.

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globetrotter60, General Manager at El Rey Sol Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 19 September 2017

Hi Melissa we really appreciate your recent visit and that you took the time to review us, since you are our priority. We aim to please and are grateful for clients like you! We hope to see you again soon, we’ll be very glad to receive you, kind regards.
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Jeannelle Bitterlin

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Reviewed 1 August 2017

Great seafood and also a busy place so good for people watching. There may be some better food places in Ensenada but you can't go wrong with the overall package here and it's bang in the centre

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globetrotter60, General Manager at El Rey Sol Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 11 August 2017

Hello, thank you so much for taking the time to review us, and we are happy you enjoyed your experience with us. We believe Ensenada has a wide variety of restaurants and we are the traditional choice after 70 years. we hope to see you soon, kind regards.

Jeannelle Bitterlin.
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Reviewed 5 July 2017

I didn't eat a full meal here, came for the pastries, it was delightful, heard from many other people the food is great, if the pastries are any indication of the rest of the cuisine, they most be right, at least try the pastries

1  Thank Francisco F
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globetrotter60, General Manager at El Rey Sol Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 21 August 2017

Thank you very much for your kind comment and taking the time to review us Francisco. We hope you come back soon and can test our menu, including our wide selection of desserts other than our famous pastries! trust me you would love it, we hope to have your visit again.
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Jeannelle Bitterlin
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Reviewed 28 June 2017

Okay, there are two places you need to visit in Ensenada, Mexico. If you're under 30, go to Hussong's Cantina for beer and t-shirts (their shop is located across the street). But, if you're over 30 and want a great fine dining experience, be sure to dine at El Rey Sol. This restaurant is a 5-Diamond award winner and richly deserving. Located in the heart of Ensenada, El Rey Sol has been in business for many years and is among the most popular fine dining establishments in the old city. We dined there many years ago and returned this week. Our experience this week was just as wonderful as it was ten years ago.
The wait staff is superb. The food is wonderful, especially the desserts and coffees or espressos; and the ambiance is pure upscale Mexican. the beautiful fireplace in the center of the main dining room is classic.
The restaurant also has a nice, outdoor (covered) patio area for people-watching a quick lunches.
Best of all, the prices for our lunch was very reasonable.
El Rey Sol also has a banquet room for larger, private parties. Street parking is available.

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1  Thank Tom H
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globetrotter60, General Manager at El Rey Sol Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 21 August 2017

Hello Tom, we are delighted with your thorough description, and happy that you enjoyed your dining experience as much as you did years ago! We are very grateful to our loyal and new customers that allow us to continue serving you after 70 years! Thanks for considering us a must in our city. We hope to see you soon!
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Jeannelle Bitterlin
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Reviewed 14 June 2017

Our family of four didn't quite realize this was a "dress up" restaurant when we decided to eat here, so we felt a little under dressed in our t-shirts and shorts for dinner. But, the service was excellent. We all had seafood dishes of one kind or another and they were amazing. The menu is printed in English and Spanish. It was a great meal after a long day of sightseeing.

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1  Thank vegewalk
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globetrotter60, Director General at El Rey Sol Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 21 June 2017

Hello,

Thank you for considering us during your visit to Ensenada. Very happy to hear that your family enjoyed the food and the service was excellent. Hope you come visit us soon again, and no worries about the dress code, we want all our clients to be comfortable and enjoy themselves.

Kind Regards,

Jeannelle Bitterlin

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