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La Palapa

Hidalgo at Malecon, Loreto, Mexico
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Ranked #25 of 59 Restaurants in Loreto
Cuisines: Mexican, Seafood
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Description: Adequate seafood, poor tres leches, hard sell on time share unexpected and unpleasant
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Description: Adequate seafood, poor tres leches, hard sell on time share unexpected and unpleasant
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  • English first
  • Italian first
  • Spanish first
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English first
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

Very delicoius authentic Mexican food, the guacamole is to die for and tortilla soup is heavenly, totally recommended.

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Monza, Italy
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

Excellent food, we got huacinango frito and lobster, both delicious!! Accurate service and romantic atmosphere. We really enjoyed this place that we went for 3 nights consecutive!!

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Bothell
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55 reviews 55 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

We returned to La Palapa because we knew that we could find some good food here and decent service. Service was great and the presentation was beautiful, really first class for this tiny little fishing village. The portions are on the smaller side and the prices are a bit high. Pricing and portions were closer to what we could get... More

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Eugene, Oregon
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78 reviews 78 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014 via mobile

This is my 4th year fishing in Loreto and I love trying new ones. My snorkeling guide recommended it. I realized I walk by it all the time, close to the Malecon. It is a large palapa and very open. I had the Arrachera, pretty good. I talked with some other fishermen that have had some of the traditional Mexican... More

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4 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

been there past two years the end of June and they have been closed for the summer the sign says. I guess they are open only during the peak tourist season. Lots of places to eat even walking distance from this place.

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Went late June, hot & humid, they put fans up for us which blew Hot cooking smoke in our direction. Food was good, but had better at other restaurants.

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Malibu, CA
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28 reviews 28 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

There's something about restaurants named La Palapa, we have the best luck with them. Puerto Vallarta, Santa Rosalia, and now another solid experience with La Palapa Loreto (all unaffiliated). The Loreto expression of La Palapa had attentive service, pleasant open air seating and kitchen, and one of the better Rellenos I've had. That said, it's substantially more expensive than the... More

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Olympia, Washington
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

we took our fresh catch and they cooked it up for us right then. No need to call ahead or drop off the fish early in the day... We watched it get cooked in the open air grill kitchen and dined under the grass roof.

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homshopper
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33 reviews 33 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014 via mobile

This was a unique open air restaurant where you can see the fire pit being used to cook their meals. I had the catch of the day with garlic butter and she had the cheese enchiladas. Both meals were well prepared and tasty. The catch of the day was sea-bass, I was hoping for yellowtail but it was not the... More

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So CAL
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014

Ate at La Palapa 3 times on a recent trip to Loreto. Had lunch, drinks and ceviche and dinner there. All were excellent. For dinner had a group of 20, brought Yellowtail we had caught that day and let them prepare them. AMAZING!! Done four different ways plus a Seven Sea's Soup. You will not be disappointed eating here.

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