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La Palapa

Mexican, Seafood
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Hidalgo at Malecon, Loreto, Mexico
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Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Reservations
Description: Adequate seafood, poor tres leches, hard sell on time share unexpected and...
Adequate seafood, poor tres leches, hard sell on time share unexpected and unpleasant
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  • 76
    Excellent
  • 79
    Very good
  • 23
    Average
  • 12
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Excellent seafood & margaritas.

We are a couple in our 50's from San Diego on vacation in Loreto for a week. We had asked our innkeeper about where to go for dinner, and although we didn't get referred here, we had walked by this place a few times in the evening and it looked & smelled wonderful (and was crowded!) so we gave it... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 11, 2015
Daisy Larchmont
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Encinitas, CA
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English first
Los Angeles, California
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

Great place for a casual lunch or dinner. Priced right. Bring your catch and they will cook it three ways.

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Santa Clarita, California
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

Great seafood with a local taste. We liked the restaurant setting as it looked like a hut. The chips and salsa served before the meal was good we asked for more. The seafood were not disappointing. I would go there again when visiting Loreto.

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Lawndale, California
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3 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Well to sum it up we waited over an hour for a plate of fish tacos that never came. Tried to get the waiters attention several times but there were several large parties there at the time. Did have a margarita that was good and the honey had beers. I finally got a waiters attention after an hour to tell... More 

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Timbuktu, Mali
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

We ended up here twice. The second time is because we knew they would do a great job with our fresh caught Dorado. And yes they did! We brought it to them fresh and they cooked it to our request. And the presentation was so great!

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Cala San Vincente, Spain
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

A little bit pricey, but the food is well worth it. Always great, we have eaten here on three different trips to Loreto and the food is always delicious.

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Seattle, Washington
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

Fish tacos are literally fish on a tortilla, leaving a little to be desired. Drinks were large and delicious.

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La Jolla, California
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136 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

The food is very good. Be careful about ordering a pitcher of margaritas for that is what you get. A whole pitcher, and a pitcher of ice to go with it.

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Bend, Oregon
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87 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Do you like bland? Then you will enjoy La Palapa! Do you want authentic Mexican food? This is NOT the place for you. This is tourist quality, bland, unappetizing, and boring food. Did I mention it is BLAND??? Both my wife and I have travelled Mexico for thirty plus years and this place ranks near the bottom for quality of... More 

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Encinitas, CA
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35 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

We are a couple in our 50's from San Diego on vacation in Loreto for a week. We had asked our innkeeper about where to go for dinner, and although we didn't get referred here, we had walked by this place a few times in the evening and it looked & smelled wonderful (and was crowded!) so we gave it... More 

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Grapeview
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

Every morning about 7:30am they start roasting the chilies, tomatoes and tamatillas (the little green thing that looks like a tomato). Then they make 3 wonderful types of salsas. Plus they pickle onions. so if you love salsas and chips this is the place to go. The waiters are a great group too. come and enjoy. I tried the lobster... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Hidalgo at Malecon, Loreto, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Baja California  >  Baja California Sur  >  Loreto

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican, Seafood

Description

Adequate seafood, poor tres leches, hard sell on time share unexpected and unpleasant

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