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44 Alcantar Ave. | Old Port, Puerto Penasco 83550, Mexico
+52 638 383 2608
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12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Description: The Friendly Dolphin features mainly Mexican cuisine dishes. The local...
The Friendly Dolphin features mainly Mexican cuisine dishes. The local products like the blue shrimp from the Sea of Cortes and flounder are used in our menu. Open daily for lunch and diner. The Friendly Dolphin is the home of the fish La Farga style a recipe of our own.
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  • 8
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  • 3
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Very good

Glad they are back open. Two of us has great blue coast shrimp and one had fish rebosada. We also had guacamole that was very good with the addition of a little salt.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 23, 2015
KayCeeArizona
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Arizona
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
  • Entertaining clients
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47 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Phoenix, Arizona
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

we would go there everytime we went to rocky Point. The view is awesome and the food was very good. It had closed down for awhile but we were just there and they re-opened

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Phoenix, Arizona
Top Contributor
151 reviews 151 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
189 helpful votes 189 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

I heard about the Friendly Dolphin from another TripAdvisor reviewer (thanks!) and we decided to celebrate my birthday there with an early dinner. We opted to sit on the upper story patio which provides great views of the harbor. We started with fresh salsa and guacamole with our chips and for my entree I had the coconut shrimp and it... More 

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Tucson, Arizona
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18 reviews 18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

We spent this week 4/25-5/2/2015 around Rocky Point and by far the Friendly Dolphin was the best food we had. There were 4 and 5 of us judging this food. We all had different things on 2 different days and all Agreed this was THE best restaurant we went to. The hamburger was the exception- it was lousy. But we... More 

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Puerto Penasco Sonora
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12 reviews 12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

I was hired as a chaperone for a group of girls who wanted to enjoy their drinks while celebrating one of their friends and her upcoming wedding. It was a large party and we decided on Friendly Dolphin. The staff had us seated quickly near a window overlooking the marina. The drinks were served fast. They made us a special... More 

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Arizona
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

Glad they are back open. Two of us has great blue coast shrimp and one had fish rebosada. We also had guacamole that was very good with the addition of a little salt.

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Manuel M, Manager at Friendly Dolphin, responded to this review

Dear KayCeeArizona, We at the Friendly Dolphin restaurant are very excited about our re opening. Comments like yours are not just an indicator that you liked the restaurant but also a solid fact that Puerto Peñasco is still attracting and bringing back our old and long time visitors. Yes, the restaurant is improving. We have added new recipes and there's... More 

Green Valley, Arizona
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

We ate there this week and were delighted to find it had re-opened. We were somewhat disappointed in the food however. We remember it from a couple of years ago and it was simply wonderful. Maybe our expectations were a bit too high. The food was certainly fine, it just wasn't what it used to be. We would go back.

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Manuel M, Manager at Friendly Dolphin, responded to this review

Dear Graham Q, Thank you very much for your review and furthermore thank you for coming back and suggest you would come back in the future. The restaurant certainly is slightly different than it was before. After 30 years of operation, Gaston, the owner decided to reopen the restaurant and refresh it. The first and main big change was the... More 

Bisbee, Arizona
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

THIS PLACE IS STILL OPEN! (disregard "closed" review). My wife and I can not handle direct sun, so we decided to try the Friendly Dolphin since it is on the north side overlooking the entrance to the fishing port and the boat launch. The decour is great - tons of pictures on all the walls and very tastefully done. Huge... More 

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Victoria, Canada
Top Contributor
66 reviews 66 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
99 helpful votes 99 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

I am so grateful for the staff and food at Friendly Dolphin. My husband and I are very spoiled in that when we have travelled to Mexico (Bucerias and Zihautenajo), we have always found restaurants that have exceptional food at extremely reasonable prices. I was hoping to find the same in Puerto Penasco and we had tried two of the... More 

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Manuel M, Manager at Friendly Dolphin, responded to this review

Dear Victoria Traveller, Thank you very much for your review and your kind feelings that the restaurant should be among the top 5 places in Puerto Peñasco. The Restaurant was closed for almost two years and that caused it to drop to the 56th position of 96 restaurants from Puerto Peñasco on Trip Advisor. Last February the restaurant reopened its... More 

Deming, New Mexico
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

We had a great dinner there. The waiter provided us with great service. The owner came to everyone's table to thank us for visiting his restaurant. Coconut shrimp and blue shrimp were excellent. The view from the second floor is fantastic, you can see local boats arrive and depart..

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Puerto Penasco, Mexico
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

Excellent service and food!! The view is fantastic, and the place in itself is actually a museum, 4 floors of history!! We are so happy that Gaston (the owner) has reopened after his hiatus.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 44 Alcantar Ave. | Old Port, Puerto Penasco 83550, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Northern Mexico  >  Sonora  >  Puerto Penasco
  • Phone Number: +52 638 383 2608

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Local cuisine, Families with children, Entertaining clients

Description

The Friendly Dolphin features mainly Mexican cuisine dishes. The local products like the blue shrimp from the Sea of Cortes and flounder are used in our menu. Open daily for lunch and diner. The Friendly Dolphin is the home of the fish La Farga style a recipe of our own.
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?