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La Palapa

Mexican, Seafood
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Hidalgo at Malecon, Loreto, Mexico
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Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
Good for: Families with children
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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  • 80
    Excellent
  • 88
    Very good
  • 24
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  • 13
    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
great bartender!

The bartender here, Candido is doing a fantastic job! He treated us to a taste of a local liquor and some really nice totopos. His service was polite and quick. Thank you for such a nice evening! Also, this bar has several local craft beers on offer! They come from the local Zopilote brewery... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
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Portland, Oregon
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Great place to meet up with friends. The atmosphere was wonderful. The food was very authentic and delicious.

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Thank LindaDamaskos
Kamloops, Canada
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The food is excellent and beautifully presented and the service is perfect! We enjoyed the friendly servers!

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Thank AMH53
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22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The bartender here, Candido is doing a fantastic job! He treated us to a taste of a local liquor and some really nice totopos. His service was polite and quick. Thank you for such a nice evening! Also, this bar has several local craft beers on offer! They come from the local Zopilote brewery - IPA on your Mexico holiday... More 

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Thank TheTangoExpress G
Calgary
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100 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We came for dinner New Year's Day and it was packed but the service was excellent and prompt. The drinks and food were all very good. We had the chocolate clams and they were just ok compared to another restaurant in town. The chip and salsa, chicken fajitas and ceviche were all very good too! We stayed for several hours... More 

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Thank KanataCalgary
London
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293 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 172 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016

Quite a sophisticated restaurant with a comfortable garden dining area. Its USP for me was that on the day (Monday) when the Zopilote brewery was closed, they served some its craft beers.

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Thank jamesdoc16
Ensenada, Baja California, Mexico
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2015

A bit dissapointed with the food and selection. Ordered fish tacos and chicken. The tacos were bland with no flavor, basically some fish strips in a tortilla, nothing else. The chicken was supposed to done over flame but was obviously deep fried to get it cooked through then finished off on the grill for appearance.

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Thank Miguel R
Sudbury, Canada
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37 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2015

We have eaten here whenever we are in Loreto and we are always happy with the food and service. Portions are large and prices are very reasonable. We notice resident expats eating there and that is usually a sign of a great place to eat.

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Thank Leslie D
San Diego, California
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84 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2015

I was invited to dine here and the food was good. For botanas we had ceviche and caesar salad and they were good and probably all we needed!!. We ordered the chili rellenos and a steak for our platos fuertes and split both. Lots of food and prices seem fair. Took at least one meal home as it was too... More 

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Thank pss
Issaquah, Washington
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62 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2015

Ordered whole fried Rockfish. It was excellent. Place was packed. Waiters were friendly & food & drinks were good.

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Thank Carla H
Comox, Canada
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2015

great food-great service...just didn't like the flies around us....watching the cooks at the bbq was wonderful

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Thank thegrizwalds5

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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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

Description

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

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