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La Palapa

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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Hidalgo at Malecon, Loreto, Mexico
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Edmonton, Canada
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Appropriately called La Palapa since it sits under a large round thatched roof made of dried palm leaves, this restaurant specializes in seafood cooked on an open grill and traditional Mexican dishes. Colorful tablecloths and Spanish tiles add to the charm of the restaurant. Full bar. Just a short walk from the Malecon. We arrived on a Saturday night at... More 

Thank Jay2XLC
Santa Barbara, California
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19 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The grilled fish tacos were excellent! Rattlesnake IPA was cold and very tasty! Located next to the Fox Rental Car agency. 1/2 block from the Malecon. Close to the Mission.

Thank evelyn120
Victoria, Canada
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33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Enjoyed two dinners here. Obviously a popular spot, on the road down from the Centro Historico to the Malecon. I had pescado (seafood) dish the first time, and a fajita the second time. Good quality and service.

Thank HIstorybuff42
Wenatchee, Washington
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2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I had the grilled fish tacos and a Michelada to drink. They also gave me a large bowl of chips with several different salsas. All for approx. $13, and it was delicious!

Thank LRM1267
Loreto, Mexico
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86 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We picked La Palapa as our "go to" restaurant to meet friends. Pretty much guaranteed a good meal. I had something different, papa rellenos, and our guests had pollo mole and tortilla sopa. The service is always professional. Didn't hurt that troubadours stopped by throughout the evening.

Thank R B
Prague, Oklahoma
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73 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Service was excellent. We were forced to go here because the hotel was full of expats partying. Glad it was this was a major find.

Thank Kim B
Telluride, Colorado
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great fresh food. Nice place and good service Love the grilled shrimp Would recommend to anyone going out on the town.

Thank elkcrossing2017
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17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very nice restaurant. Very good seafood. I tried the sea bass and the shrimp. Both yummy. We also had their salad. It was a beautiful salad. I wish I had a picture to show you. The Margaritas were very good too. Go try it, you'll love it.

Thank Marilyn B
Portland, Oregon
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

worst of all places we ate in Loreto. I ordered scallops and got a plate full of very small, kinda tough little things that didn't taste good at all. I was told later by people who live in Loreto, that I got "punched out stingray" that's why they were all exactly the same size. Wife ordered flan for desert and... More 

Thank ajginc
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11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The salsa is made fresh everyday starting at 7:30. It is great. It comes free to your table. You get red salsa,normal chucky salsa, green salsa and pickled onions and chips. The staff is wonderful. Try their seafood platter or have a Cesar salad made at you table. Catch a fish and bring it there. They do a great job.... More 

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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
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi
Good for
Large groups, Families with children, Bar scene, Kids, Local cuisine
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Hidalgo at Malecon, 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?