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44 Alcantar Ave. | Old Port, Puerto Penasco 83550, Mexico
+52 638 383 2608
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Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, 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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  • 9
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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
Harbor views and Fabulous Food

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 25, 2015
StChienne
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Tucson, Arizona
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Romantic
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Tucson, Arizona
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28 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

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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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

I have been coming to this town off and on for almost 25 years. Yet until tonight I have never eaten at the Friendly Dolphin. It was a Wednesday night, low season. The service could not have been better anywhere. The margaritas were huge and strong with nice upgraded tequila. HUGE shrimp for me and my wife had a chili... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Years ago this place was a great place to eat and we stopped in often, but over the past several years it has lost its place on our regular stops for good eats. Food and service have become less than average and yes, I am only comparing this to other places in Puerto Penasco.. Won't be giving this place any... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

I was extremely happy to find out they had reopened after being sold.This has been one of our family favorites for many years. I am happy now my children get to taste the delicious dishes they are known for. One of my new favorites is the Lafargga enchiladas thanks to the waiter for the suggestion. I love the friendly staff... More 

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Arizona
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

The closed about a year ago. They are now reopened. Same menu. I had burritos and husband had clam chowder. It was very good. Glad to see them back.

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el paso
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

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

Dear SHOWLOWJOE, Thank you for your review. We would like to make an observation about the air conditioner not being turned on when you visited on June 19th, that day it was under maintenance works in preparation for the real hot season. It is working fine now and you and all our customers may enjoy a cool temperature inside the... More 

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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 

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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: Families with children, Doing business, Local cuisine, Romantic

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?