Fodor's Expert Review El Rey Sol

$$ Ensenada French

From its chateaubriand bouquetière to the savory chicken chipotle cooked with brandy, port wine, and cream, this classy French restaurant has been family-owned since 1947. Louis XIV–style furnishings and an attentive staff make it both comfortable and elegant. In addition, the restaurant pays tribute to its heritage with family photographs that line the hallways, starting with a portrait of founder Doña Pepita. As the oldest French restaurant in Mexico, it's also considered one of the top of the pack with more than 10 Five Diamond Awards. Impressive preparations of Caesar salad, crêpes Suzette, and café flambé create a show at your table. For larger parties, request one of the three private rooms modeled after Paris and the Palace of Versailles. The sidewalk tables are a perfect place to dine and people-watch. The small café in the front sells pastries that are made on the premises.

French Sophisticated Breakfast Lunch Dinner Historical Service $$

Quick Facts

Av. López Mateos 1000
Ensenada, Baja California Norte  22800, Mexico


Known For:
  • French pastries
  • Table-side Caesar salad
  • First-rate service
Restaurant Details:
Rate Includes: Credit cards accepted

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