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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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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
great service

it was good. Small place but the people at one of the table asked us to sit with them which was wonderful. They gave us recommendations and I had the baby clams. There must have been at least 60 in the bowl. They were steamed in garlic sauce with french bread. Very good. My husband had the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
riki911
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el paso
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Romantic
  • Families with children
  • Entertaining clients
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el paso
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6 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

it was good. Small place but the people at one of the table asked us to sit with them which was wonderful. They gave us recommendations and I had the baby clams. There must have been at least 60 in the bowl. They were steamed in garlic sauce with french bread. Very good. My husband had the shrimp coctail which... More 

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Puerto Penasco, Mexico
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49 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

Absolutely the best food in town, with enough variety to suit almost everyone's tastebuds. Although located a block in from the harbor, the restaurant is located on the second floor so has a fabulous view of the boats coming in and out, or just docked. It also boasts a lovely patio with additional seating. The staff is friendly, helpful, and... More 

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Tucson
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

Very well prepared and presented food and drinks. Traditional Baja/Sonoran Shrimp and Seafood in a very nice atmosphere. The stairs to the upper floor and lack of air conditioning may be a challenge for some, but the comestibles make up for it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

Wonderful fresh fish and camarones, nice staff, reasonable price. We are eating again there before leaving Puerto Peñasco. I strongly recommend this place.

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

Dear TriAdvisor Member, We at the Friendly Dolphin are very honored to have been visited and recommended by you. In the event you have been following our performance and tracking our progress since the reopening, we started off the 56th position, out of 99 restaurants in Puerto Peñasco and we just made it to the 8th place. We take pride... More 

Tucson, Arizona
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

This restaurant has been highly reviewed. We affirm those Excellent and Very Good reviews. We ate here for lunch. I had the lunch special of blue coast shrimp, while my wife had grilled shrimp with mango sauce; hers was good, mine was excellent. The waiter was attentive. The ambience is varied and interesting, with seating indoors and on an outdoor... More 

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

Dear Timothy P, We are glad you had the opportunity to verify first hand what all those reviews were talking about. We hope and wish you will become a regular customer every time you are in Peñasco. Thank you for choosing the Friendly Dolphin. Regards Manuel M More 

Phoenix, Arizona
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17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

Stopped here for dinner and all 4 of our meals were terrific! The bacon wrapped shrimp that I had came served with 3 great sauces- raspberry,coconut and a caramel apple=these dipping sauces were excellent. Drinks were good and the service was very good. Would dine here again.

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

Dear moomra, Thank you very much for your review and your preference for the friendly dolphin. We are delighted and proud to hear that your experience was all positive. We will be looking forwards to your return. Regards Manuel M More 

Phoenix, Arizona
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34 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

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

Dear Tammy R, Thank you very much for your review. Comments like yours confirm our decision to reopen the restaurant was the best decision we could have made. Thank you very much for coming back. This will also help other Puerto Peñasco first time visitors realize the Friendly Dolphin restaurant is a "must see" place in this town of us.... More 

Phoenix, Arizona
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151 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 192 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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Manuel M, Manager at Friendly Dolphin, responded to this review

Dear BLB Traveler, We at the Friendly Dolphin restaurant are very excited about reviews like yours. I am happy and very thankful to Trip Advisor for being such a wonderful tool for travelers to get to know new places. I sense from your comment this was the first time at the restaurant. Please allow me to mention we have a... More 

Tucson, Arizona
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18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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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Manuel M, Manager at Friendly Dolphin, responded to this review

Dear jjp and group, We want to thank you for your review. Those comments prove we are on the right track. After we reopened the restaurant we were placed on the position #56 out of 99 restaurants in town. Three months later we have reached the place #9 and our immediate goal is to be within the top 5 restaurants... More 

Puerto Penasco Sonora
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12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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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Additional Information about Friendly Dolphin

Address: 44 Alcantar Ave. | Old Port, Puerto Penasco 83550, Mexico
Phone Number: +52 638 383 2608
Location: Mexico  >  Northern Mexico  >  Sonora  >  Puerto Penasco
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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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: Local cuisine, Romantic, 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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?