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Giggling Dolphin Restaurant and Boat Bar

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Mexican
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Benito Juarez, Loreto, Mexico
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Romance
Bar scene
Large groups
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Dining on a budget

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Visitor rating
  • 42
    Excellent
  • 25
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Reasonably Priced for great tasting food

My husband and I both had the special of bacon-wrapped shrimp, served with rice and veggies, which great. Also very good service and atmosphere.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 1, 2015
Albertarose3
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Edmonton, Alberta
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Bar scene
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Dining on a budget
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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76 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Edmonton, Alberta
Contributor
14 reviews 14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

My husband and I both had the special of bacon-wrapped shrimp, served with rice and veggies, which great. Also very good service and atmosphere.

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West coast, USA
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20 reviews 20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

Had the fresh fish of the day, which was very tasty, but was charged more for the dish than they had written on the special of the day board.

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Seattle, Washington
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

Food is outstanding! They have a wood-fired BBQ grill. I had the seafood combo platter, wife had the chicken quesadillas. Both were outstanding! Drinks were very inconsistent, 2nd round of margaritas didn't taste anything like the 1st round.

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West Kelowna, Canada
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

A friend and I went to this restaurant for lunch. The food was lovely, as were the drinks. I really loved the guacamole. The owner served us and he was absolutely charming. We will definitely be back.

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Santa Cruz, California
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

Freshest fish yellow tail with limon sauce and the best coconut shrimp made GF for our benefit - the best we've ever eaten! We were a bit early for lunch but they got it together and put on a great spread. Dog friendly - but the girl just did not want to lie down on the cold tile. Colorful, atmospheric,... More 

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Pendleton, Oregon
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17 reviews 17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

We had two meals at the Giggling Dolphin. One night we took our own fish in to be cooked. The second night it was prepared in garlic and butter. The meals were excellent both nights but the service was different on the two occasions. The second night was a friend's birthday dinner. No red wine was available and only 3... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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15 reviews 15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

We've have eaten here each time we come to our 2nd home in Loreto. We love the location and clean open kitchen. Meals are large, so be sure to bring your appetite!

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Lacey, Washington, United States
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

The Bar is an Old boat, and they have a Suzuki Samari barbecue. They have a peddle Magarita mixer. The food was not the best, but by the time we ate there we were pretty spoiled, by the food in Lareto.

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Kelowna, Canada
Top Contributor
74 reviews 74 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

First off this is only 1 block from the water, the map is wrong. Probably the worst enchiladas I had anywhere. I rarely waste food but could not finish. There was way too much salt and the sauce was more like an Italian tomato sauce then an enchilada sauce. Good place for drinks but I would skip the food.

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Bend, Oregon
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71 reviews 71 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

A friend and I walked into this restaurant one Saturday afternoon and found the ambiance to be very nice. Open air, casual dining, very interesting and fun decorations. Ubaldo the owner was our waiter and he was kind and attentive, suggesting different options and being generally helpful without being overbearing. My friend brought in his own fish and they prepared... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Benito Juarez, Loreto, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Baja California  >  Baja California Sur  >  Loreto

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Dining on a budget

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