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Friendly Dolphin

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Calle Alcantar 44 | Old Port, Puerto Penasco 83550, Mexico
+52 638 383 2608
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Puerto Penasco, Mexico
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35 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Beautiful location overlooking the marina at the top of "Old Port" The dolphin shrimp and the lafarga fish are unique to this city. If you are lucky ask the owner Gaston to sing for you,,,,he"great!

Thank YWAMmissionary
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1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

The best in town. The service and the food are amazing. You have to visit this place when you go to Rocky Point. Try the margaritas also

Thank Bernardette R
Surprise, Arizona
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016

We always like to find a new restaurant when we visit the area. We read the reviews for the Friendly Dolphin and decided to give this restaurant a try. We found the portions to be just right. We had the mango shrimp, laffarga special with flounder and shrimp and blue coast shrimp. We finished off our evening with ice cream... More 

Thank lblank74
Manuel M, Manager at Friendly Dolphin, responded to this review

Dear Iblank74, Thank you very much for your review. We love to hear your decision to visit the Friendly Dolphin came after reading the reviews on Trip Advisor. That only means the system works and confirms to you and future readers that what the reviews say is true. Although you did not go for the cocktails, we strive to provide... More 

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20 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2016 via mobile

We had a nice breakfast with good coffee. The hostess/owner gave me a tour of the antiques downstairs. Interesting place!

Thank Victora G
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016

We have been coming here every Summer and were disappointed last year when the restaurant was closed. Apparently this was due to road construction, and the Friendly Dolphin is now open again for business. The seafood, especially the shrimp dishes, was absolutely delicious. The used to take credit/debit card for the bill but the tip had to be in cash... More 

Thank zippy_gg
Manuel M, Manager at Friendly Dolphin, responded to this review

Dear Zippy_gg, Thank you very much for your review. We love to receive them and learn that the Friendly Dolphin continues to do things right. Regarding the credit card issue, in a matter of 8 to 10 days we will start taking credit cards again. The restaurant was reopened with a new partner on board, our Chef Felipe Gastelum. That... More 

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21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016 via mobile

I had the bacon wrapped cheese stuffed shrimp. It came with a side of veggies and rice. They did it right! The shrimp were perfect...the view overlooking the shrimp boats made it even better. It's a must try place when visiting Rocky Point! Only takes cash though....

Thank neal p
Phoenix, Arizona
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169 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 209 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2016

El Delfin Amicable (The Friendly Dolphin) is just up the road from the Malecon but worth seeking out. It's a family run business that is super friendly with great service and very reasonable prices. We discovered it on our last trip and returned this time.....we were not disappointed. The restaurant itself is super eclectic with several areas of seating and... More 

Thank BLBTraveler
Tucson, AZ
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84 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2016

Friends took us there and we were not disappointed. Seafood was the best in Rocky Point. The service was excellent. That is one restaurant that will surely remain on our 'go back' list. I will recommend this to any of our friends going to Rocky Point.

Thank aznana41
Tucson, Arizona
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25 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2016

There are a lot of touristy restaurants in downtown/old town RP and their food is generally mediocre. Pretty much true of any area where tourism is a big business. The Friendly Dolphin is close to downtown and yet separated enough that it has to rely upon the quality of the food to attract customers, not just location. We ate out... More 

Thank T H
Tucson, Arizona
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46 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2016

We spent two wonderful evenings on the patio at the Friendly Dolphin and would have spent a third if we didn't have to come home. The service was very good, they remembered us the second night and asked my husband if he wanted an Indio beer again. The first night I chose the Dolphin style flounder which was steamed in... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Mexican, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations
Good for
Large groups, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Families with children, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle Alcantar 44 | Old Port, Puerto Penasco 83550, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Northern Mexico  >  Sonora  >  Puerto Penasco
  • Phone Number: +52 638 383 2608
The Friendly Dolphin features mainly Mexican cuisine dishes. The local products like the blue shrimp from the Sea of Cortes and flounder are used in our menu. Open daily for lunch and diner. The Friendly Dolphin is the home of the fish La Farga style a recipe of our own.

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