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La Palapa

Hidalgo at Malecon | Lopez Mateos y Pipila, Loreto, Mexico
+52 613 135 1101
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  • Excellent43%
  • Very good41%
  • Average11%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
Travelers talk about
“caesar salad” (10 reviews)
“pozole” (5 reviews)
“seafood” (18 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Mexican, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Hidalgo at Malecon | Lopez Mateos y Pipila, Loreto, Mexico
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Reviewed May 12, 2018

The ambiance of La Palapa is quite nice (a beach front atmosphere but with a main street location), and the food very good. It caters much more to the North American tourist diner than a locals' place, but we found the food to be very...More

Thank HeadingOut98229
Reviewed May 2, 2018 via mobile

We’ve eaten at La Palapa several times. It’s a great place to go with the group. Fun atmosphere, great grilled food, a generous chips and condiment platter and a nice table-side Caesar salad. I think it’s “one of the don’t miss restaurants“ to enjoy Loreto...More

Thank Doug W
Reviewed April 22, 2018

Cozy spot a little outside the main drag. Great staff and service. Typical menu with focus on local fish - but beef and chicken also available. OK Caesar salad is prepared tableside. Very good about cooking your catch in pretty much any way you want...More

Thank Carl T
Reviewed April 3, 2018 via mobile

Food took a long time to come out, and it was very very boring. My son had beef tacos. There was a bit of chopped beef in the bottom of a small soft taco. Nothing else in it. No sauce, no veg, nothing. I had...More

Thank Colin A
Reviewed March 26, 2018

We caught our own fish and the crew from OutPost Charters cleaned our fish and delivered it to La Palapa to prepare for us. Charming interior, great service . . . the sangria was amazing and the margaritas really good. The fish was prepared 4...More

Thank cloningerja
Reviewed March 18, 2018

This is an excellent place for an inexpensive, good meal. Eating alone I was still served a full selection of the kind of chips unthought of in the US with a variety of dips or garnish and then the real treat...Saturday night pozole, a stew...More

Thank i10q
Reviewed March 17, 2018 via mobile

La Palapa is a touristy place which seems local and is locally appreciated. But we found the food to be typical without creative flair and too much attention on selling us more margaritas!

Thank globalecotraveler
Reviewed March 12, 2018

I had the whole red snapper fried and it was very good. My wife had a chimichanga and it was very good. The service was good and the margaritas were good also.

Thank Ed U
Reviewed March 10, 2018

Four of us all had different meals and all were excellent. The sangria is very good! Service was prompt and really good. Nice ambience

Thank heron48
Reviewed March 8, 2018

Take your friends and family. This is authentic delicious food. The setting was beautiful and the staff friendly. We plan to return soon.

Thank crossbays
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Marci W
April 6, 2016|
Response from 16jamesdoc | Reviewed this property |
Hi---you will need to contact the restaurant direct.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Families with children, Kids, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Large groups, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Hidalgo at Malecon | Lopez Mateos y Pipila, Loreto, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Baja California  >  Baja California Sur  >  Loreto
  • Phone Number: +52 613 135 1101
Adequate seafood, poor tres leches, hard sell on time share unexpected and unpleasant
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