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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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Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
Good for: Business meetings, Families with children, Romantic, Local cuisine
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
Family of 9 adults and 2 children

Price was expensive for the quality of food. Rice was overcoked. Beans were too dry. Micheladas were great, best ones so far. Coconut shrimp were very good. Service was ok but by the time the last two plates arrived, most of the rest of the family was done eating.

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 1, 2016
Luis A
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016 via mobile

Price was expensive for the quality of food. Rice was overcoked. Beans were too dry. Micheladas were great, best ones so far. Coconut shrimp were very good. Service was ok but by the time the last two plates arrived, most of the rest of the family was done eating.

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Thank Luis A
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2015

Great fish dishes and daily specials. The restaurant has a new view of fishing harbor. Reasonable prices but restaurant does not take credit cards.

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Thank VanillaAce
Flagstaff, Arizona
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24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2015

I haven't been to the Friendly Dolphin (Amicable Delfin) in a few years and so I visited a couple of weeks ago and could not have been happier with my decision. I always enjoy looking at the photos of Mexican History. My server was very attentive, pleasant and spoke English. The food was superb. I sat in the open air... More 

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Thank Philip G
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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164 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 205 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2015

Great place right across the street from Mercedes, who also has a lot of neat stuff, not your typical touristy souvenirs. Sit upstairs, either in or outside, lots of character. Very nice ambient, if simple. Interesting views of the back large windows. Also sells cigar to smoke there if you are into it - I am not so cannot comment... More 

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Thank Familytraveler69
Puerto Penasco, Mexico
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16 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2015

Reasonably priced, pretty decor and good, basic Mexican food. Chili rellenos are spectacular. It is right across the street from Mercedes Rusticos....an amazing store with loads of handcrafted , high quality Mexican goods.

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Thank bettyanp
Tucson, Arizona
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015

My favorite! I'm so glad they're open again. Best shrimp cocktails in town and the Galecian Seafood is a new favorite.

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Thank dlc502
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

The food was pretty good but you have to know that this place, like many others, is cash only. Come hungry ... and with cash. Note: our server wasn't particularly good on this day. He kept wandering away from the table if we weren't fully decided on our food order (as if we couldn't possibly have questions for him).

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1 Thank Ivan J
Puerto Penasco Sonora
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19 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2015

I had the opportunity to take some folks out to dinner in March 2015. They wanted to try Friendly Dolphin. We went there not knowing what to expect. We were astounded by the level of service and the fantastic food, we had a party of 14 and everything was great. The owner even came out and sang some songs for... More 

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Thank mexicoruss
Tucson, Arizona
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24 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

The Friendly Dolphin is a jewel -- great food, terrific service, and a location that can't be beat! If you plan to visit Rocky Point (Puerto Penasco), be sure to include a meal here. The freshest seafood from the boats right outside the restaurant is prepared to perfection; be sure to check the day's specials, which will be whatever was... More 

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Chandler, Arizona
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Very good Mexican food in a cool atmosphere. My wife said the Chili Rellenos were the best she's ever had! Great place to go with the family or a big group.

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Thank Dan C
Manuel M, Manager at Friendly Dolphin, responded to this review

Dear Dan C, Thank you very much for your visit to the Friendly Dolphin and your kind review. Comments like yours make us realize we are doing a good job maintaining our traditional quality in one of our most popular dishes the Chile Relleno. We also highly recommend any of the dishes "La Farga" style. This a recipe of our... More 

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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: Business meetings, Families with children, Romantic, Local cuisine

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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