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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
  • 58
    Excellent
  • 72
    Very good
  • 21
    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
Great Seafood Selection

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 29, 2015
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Seattle, Washington
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Good for:
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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161 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Seattle, Washington
Top Contributor
50 reviews 50 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW 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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
3 helpful votes 3 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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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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Palm Springs, Florida
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

Love this place. One of the best arrachera steaks I`ve had in Baja. Three people split the arrachera and Caesar salad and it was plenty. The Caesar is made fresh at your table and was fabulous. 190 pesos each (about $13). For three people with six margaritas we got out of there for $60 including tip. Definitely a repeat place.

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Los Angeles
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

Nice atmosphere and good service. They cooked the fish we caught that day with 3 choices of preparation. It made a great dinner.

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Long Beach
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24 reviews 24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

Good food, good service. Nothing super special about this restaurant, but had a nice evening. Strolling mariachi came thru and played good music. Everyone in the restaurant seemed to enjoy.

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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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?