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La Palapa

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Hidalgo at Malecon, Loreto, Mexico
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Norcal
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Nice and clean. Good food and great microbrewery beer from El Zopilote. We had the whole fish and chicken dinner. Delicious. I ate here in April and in July. Great service and they do try to keep you cool. The various salsas were delicious!

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12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It was a mixture of fish. The chef prepared it on the grill, fried, etc. It was so delicious!! I enjoyed the seasoning used for the frilled fish better. Not slimy that way.... very casual atmosphere with random neighborhood dogs walking in and out looking for scraps. Our waiter knew English well. My daughter who WILL NOT eat fish, even... More 

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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2016

I ordered the Chimichanga and it could've fed a family of 3...The chicken was moist, side salsa and chips very good. Loved the the meal

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Thank Joni J
Lake Stevens, Washington
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2016 via mobile

We caught seven Dorado with Mijito sport fishing and the captain recommended we take them to La Palapa. Excellent advice. They cooked our fish three different ways over open coals on an open grill. Spectacular.

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Thank defrang
California
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30 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2016

l have been going to the palapa since it was built 20 yars ago. same good timesBuena comida, service, and quality. bring your fish and they will cook it for you. the owner,domingo perez his also owner of domingos place in loreto. this restaurant specialty are steaks and sea food//

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Mariposa, California
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6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2016 via mobile

Great place to eat drink and relax. The food is not only beautiful to look at, but great to eat too. Staff were wonderful and drinks were great.

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Thank 153theresal
Calgary, Canada
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2016

Our sea kayaking group had our farewell dinner here - we all commented that the food compared poorly with what we had been served while camping! Perhaps if you know exactly what to order? My fish taco was a deep fried piece of fish wrapped in a taco with NO vegetables at all - worst fish taco ever! I was... More 

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texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2016

Lots of people take their fresh fish there to be cooked - we didn't have our own fish, but ordered off the menu. This time of year (April) sea bass seems to be mostly what they have. Friendly place, good food, good service, great outdoor atmosphere.

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Thank kb-austin
Fairbanks, Alaska
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

This restaurant is good for families and takes reservations for large groups. It is also good for couples or solo diners. It is a very relaxed atmosphere with great food and drinks. The service was friendly and fast, but not rushed. It is a darker place with candles, and the chef almost always made a cute face or picture with... More 

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Todos Santos, Mexico
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26 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

Pretty average for Mexican fare. They had lots of choices but nothing special. Lots of regulars so it might have helped if you knew what they specialized in. Waiter didn't seem to know.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Cuisine
Mexican, Seafood, Soups
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Highchairs Available
Good for
Local cuisine, Large groups, Families with children, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Hidalgo at Malecon, Loreto, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Baja California  >  Baja California Sur  >  Loreto
Description
Adequate seafood, poor tres leches, hard sell on time share unexpected and unpleasant

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