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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: Dinner, Lunch, Drinks, Breakfast, Reservations

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  • 47
    Excellent
  • 36
    Very good
  • 7
    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
Will cook your fresh fish

We usually take our fresh caught fish over to Giggling Dolphin to have them cook it for us. We especially like to order our fish cooked breaded, butter garlic, and cilantro sauce. The last time we had it cooked with vegies. I think this has become our new favorite. Full bar with very good... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
Harvestdrmr
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Carson City, Nevada
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
  • Romantic
  • Dining on a budget
  • Bar scene
  • Large groups
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English first
Carson City, Nevada
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49 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

We usually take our fresh caught fish over to Giggling Dolphin to have them cook it for us. We especially like to order our fish cooked breaded, butter garlic, and cilantro sauce. The last time we had it cooked with vegies. I think this has become our new favorite. Full bar with very good margaritas. Our granddaughter has a lot... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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59 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

We wanted something local and fresh. This place rocked. Chopped your ingredients fresh and cooked to order. Before leaving we had a Mariachi band come in and sing. We went back on a Sunday but they where closed, but it was about 9pm.

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Loreto, Mexico
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

Stopped in for lunch and had great fish and shrimp tacos and a couple of beers! They were very good and inexpensive, 3 tacos was 75 pesos and plenty.

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Central Point, Oregon
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33 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

Staff was friendly & patient. We tried our horrible Spanish on them, through which we learned their name is loosely based on the dive shop next door & how Dolphins sound like they're giggling. Atmosphere is a mix of, well anything with a slight emphasis on Dolphins & chavo, a Mexican comedy show. The food was good, the guacamole the... More 

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Central Point, Oregon
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15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

Most of the town was quiet in the middle of May, so the fact that only 2 other people were there with us doesn't mean much. The atmosphere could just as easily been jumping. The tables and walls are coated with odd-ball memorabilia, surf boards, kayaks, etc. The waiter was very patient and knowledgeable. The food was filling, and tasty.... More 

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Boise, Idaho
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33 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

It took us awhile to locate where this place was. it turned out that it was not too far a walk the La Mission, where we were staying. This is a fun place to eat. The food is good and plentiful and the reasonable priced.

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Kamloops, Canada
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Another year, another fantastic meal and experience at the Giggling Dolphin. I Momy's shrimp dish. A house specialty of shrimp wrapped in bacon and cheese. Mouth watering delicious!

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Portland, Oregon
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14 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

A few blocks from the beach this casual restaurant under a palapa offers well prepared food at moderate prices.

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Seattle
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

The seafood was so fantastic I returned the following evening......seviche, lobster, garlic clams on the half shell, parrot fish.......and I barely sampled the menu after two evenings dining at the Giggling Dolphin. The first evening we were a party of six who enjoyed both seafood and the traditional mexican specialties. Service was attentive, drinks properly chilled and masterfully prepared. Other... More 

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Bellingham, Washington
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29 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

There were 9 of us for dinner. This is a small family run restaurant. The food was excellent, and the guacamole was the best in town (we tried most). The enchilada sauce was amazing as was the clams, lobster, and fish fajitas. We saw a fisherman pull his boat and trailer up in front and deliver the day's catch of... More 

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

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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: Special occasions, Local cuisine, Romantic, Dining on a budget, Bar scene, Large groups

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