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La Palapa

Mexican, Seafood
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Hidalgo at Malecon, Loreto, Mexico
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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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Visitor rating
  • 59
    Excellent
  • 73
    Very good
  • 22
    Average
  • 9
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Must have been bad week

La Palapa has the best fish tacos in town for a full service restaurant. The prices are right, and the ambience is good. A little touristy for my liking but, if you are a tourist, why not? This week must have been a bad one. I went 2 times and both times the experiences were less than good. 1... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 31, 2015
Ron P
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Coeur d'Alene, Idaho
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  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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164 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Eatonville
Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

We came here on the recommendation of two ladies who claimed to have eaten at over 30 restaurants in Loreto and said La Palapa was the best. We were very impressed! Each plate looked like a work of art in food and was extremely tasty. Best tacos I've ever had in my life. My oldest son loved the red snapper,... More 

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Ashland Oregon
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

Not for foodies, but still...Enjoyed our evening with strolling mariachis, affordable drinks and festive atmosphere, plus large seating area beneath enormous palapa. I'm guessing that the fresh seafood specials would be the way I'd go next time, so don't read too much into the "average" experience I had as far as food went. It was definitely a nice evening.

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Coeur d'Alene, Idaho
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57 reviews 57 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

La Palapa has the best fish tacos in town for a full service restaurant. The prices are right, and the ambience is good. A little touristy for my liking but, if you are a tourist, why not? This week must have been a bad one. I went 2 times and both times the experiences were less than good. 1 time... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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50 reviews 50 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 via mobile

The food here is very good. We had a seafood oriented lunch and dinner and were very satisfied. The service was great as well. The only downside is there is no outdoor dining option which is really a shame as an evening under the stars is a highlight of Loreto. Be aware that they do not accept credit cards.

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Mesa, Arizona
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

A very nice selection of dinner items, prepared very nicely. All of our food was wonderfully cooked and wonderfully prepared. The servers were all very professional and very polite. They also had a very clear understanding of the English language. This restaurant was very clean and attractive and the prices were reasonable.

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Kirkland
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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

Our group of 9 stopped by the restaurant mid afternoon and submitted our food orders; we also made our reservation for 7:00 P.M. Upon arrival, it took about 1 1/2 hours to get our food. The restaurant offers a variety of meal items, and mine was very good (shrimp, butterflied). However, we had a taxi waiting to pick us up... More 

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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

The chef is GREAT and the plate decorations entertained and amused us all. The service was prompt, friendly and efficient. We'll be back again and again...

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Newport Beach, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

This was a great restaurant. The atmosphere is so relaxed and fun at the same time. They had singers with a band. The staff were very kind and nice. The food was amazing. If you're thinking about visiting La Palapa and you should definitely go.

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Sacramento
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

Great Mexican food and probably the best margaritas. Wonderful atmosphere. Very popular. Arrive early or make a reservation. If you show up after 6:30, be prepared to wait.

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Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada
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18 reviews 18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

We tried numerous restaurants since we've been in Loreto and La Palapa never disappoints. We've tried everything on the menu it seems and the cooks outdo themselves every time. From Pazole (Saturday only) to table side made ceased salad, this place is a must. Good prices and English speaking staff as well.

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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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