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La Palapa

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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Hidalgo at Malecon, Loreto, Mexico
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Seattle, Washington
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22 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Good food and larger portions than one can eat in a sitting, as is the Loreto standard. Had a mole chicken which was good. Drinks were good and wait staff pleasant.

Thank ffprow
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35 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The food was OK. Maybe not quite as good as some of the other places we visited in Loreto. Lovely presentation, at least for the items served with salad on top. Unfortunately I did not take any pictures while here.

Thank Equus-or
Post Falls, Idaho
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Excellent food prepared in an open air kitchen/grill. the service is excellent. They featured locally brewed beers on tap. You have to get the Caesar salad prepared right at you table!

Thank subdude1986
Bakersfield, California
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016

Delicious dinner of pescado enter (whole deep fried red snapper) that could not have been better. Companions had fish tacos, both fried and grilled, which were quite good. If I go back, I have to have the Caesar salad with shrimp. This was prepared at the table next to us and I was tempted to join them, invited or not.... More 

Thank Stan J
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17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 2, 2016

We brought some fresh caught Dorado and they gave us back beautifully prepared fish for a reasonable price. They really make sure that your plate is visually appealing as well as delicious. Lots of fans around to keep you comfortable.

Thank Oscar B
Los Angeles, California
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9 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 1, 2016

The food was amazing and very inexpensive. During the week it wasn't too crowded but the during the weekend we were there we had a hard time getting a table because all the locals go there.

Thank ChristieG412
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24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 3, 2016 via mobile

The food is not bad but overpriced (thinking in pesos) for what they offer. But if you are a tourist from outside Mexico prices are ok maybe even cheap. It caters to the tourists. Not in our top 5.

Thank RosayCarlos
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 25, 2016

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!

Thank O T
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19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 27, 2016 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 

Thank bowler78
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5 of 5 bubbles 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

Thank Joni J

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Seafood, Soups
Dinner, Lunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi
Good for
Families with children, Special occasions, Romantic, Local cuisine, Large groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Hidalgo at Malecon, Loreto, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Baja California  >  Baja California Sur  >  Loreto
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?