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Giggling Dolphin Restaurant and Boat Bar

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Benito Juarez, Loreto, Mexico
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Clackamas County, Oregon
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221 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2016 via mobile

Came across GD on a before dinner walk (about 5) and decided to give it a try. As soon as we sat down, the music was turned on or up. In Loreto, we are not used to being "bugged" to order drinks, even after saying we'd like to see a menu. We ordered, had a drink and were "bugged" frequently... More 

Thank MCPOUSNrtd
Denver, Colorado
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2016

This place is great fun, the bar is an actual boat and the food is authentic as well as an excellent value. For extra fun order a blended Margarita and take a picture of your friends useing pedal power to mix your drinks. . Greg P Denver CO

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Lomita, California
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13 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2016

I pretty much always find myself at the Giggling Dolphin, falling off the stools at the Boat Bar. Don't ask silly questions - just go. The food is awesome, the people are awesome. Find yourself.

Thank Lisa M
Seoul, South Korea
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34 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2016 via mobile

The margaritas are some of the best in town. The seafood, especially the chocolate clams are delicious, always!!The lovely cook has been there for a long time and she is good! Umbaldo is a friendly owner mixing the drinks!

Thank trips00
Calgary, Canada
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

Ate here twice, both times the food was awesome and delicious margaritas, fair pricing and good décor & ambiance.

Thank Julie G
Calgary, Alberta
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66 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2016

We quickly stopped here for a light lunch before heading to the airport. We had the guacamole and quesadillas as well margarita/pina colada all of which were delicious. It was a fun atmosphere with the different license plates and we enjoyed watching another patron have one of the bicycle margaritas :)

Thank SamaraQ
Campbell, California
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2016 via mobile

A fun place to eat and drink with a very friendly and attentive staff. The decor is amusing and comfortable, and the boat bar is a kick. The real fun is in the handcrafted margaritas with fresh squeezed juices and quality tequila-the best we had in town. We arrived late and didn't eat but the kitchen is big and modern.... More 

Thank kwitthaus
Seattle, Washington
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2016

Wonderful menu, food, service, ambiance. Great place to relax and enjoy the food and atmosphere. Located a couple blocks off the main street of town and within walking distance of local hotels and the marina. Well worth the effort to sample a new place not on the local walking tree lined street.

Thank Leslie N
San Diego, California
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2016

We ended up finding this great little place after me and my husband met a couple awesome guys at a local bar. They had gone fishing and took the fish over and had it cooked by this very authentic Loreto restaurant. You can see the wife and daughter cook your food there is no "behind the scenes action." close to... More 

Thank Carol J
Irvine, California
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2015

Night I was there was slow, however Owner greeted me warmly, recommended a good meal (Lobster), mixed a mean Margarita, and made me feel right at home. Fair price for an excellent meal and hospitality. This is what great Mexican restaurants are about!

Thank Chris H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Mexican, Seafood
Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Reservations, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special occasions, Large groups, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget, Romantic, Bar scene, Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Benito Juarez, Loreto, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Baja California  >  Baja California Sur  >  Loreto
  • Phone Number: 6131099853

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?