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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 - 22:00
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Shrimp Dolphin dish was really good. Kind of a soup with nice fresh flavor and some spice. Coconut shrimp was very tasty - nice balance between sweet and fresh shrimp flavor. Easy to get to and park.

Thank Donna L
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Only because we were invited by friends did we go there for we usually don't cater to tourist traps. Yawn - yes, another one... Ordinary overpriced food nearly fresh and deprived of creativity. Typical menu for town near water. Bland fish. Bland sauces. OK drinks. Only one dessert to choose from and no coffee (what is with that?) Staff friendly... More 

Thank Mike5466
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Out of all the restaurants we visited here this was probably the best. The limonadas are amazing, but not kid friendly. They brought out huge heavy margarita glasses for the kids. We had to help them with their heavy drinks. The kids ordered burgers which they didn't like. Granted Mexico isn't the best place to have burgers. My husband and... More 

Thank ape25
Durango, Colorado
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Reviewed 3 April 2017 via mobile

My meal Shrimp el Diablo has made my top 5 list of favorite meals ever. The shrimp was huge in the beautiful tomato and garlic sauce that I can't put into words. It was truly amazing and I will 100% go back! Husband got a shrimp trip that he loved and the mango sauce was his favorite. Great meal!

Thank jdbright
Phoenix, Arizona
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Reviewed 30 March 2017

First of all.....cash only. Now, we come here on every trip to Puerto Penasco. It's not fine dining and it's not spectacular but it's consistenly very good food and service. It's a nice location overlooking the port and you can watch the fishermen come in and out. I love the coconut shrimp and ceviche. Margaritas are big and don't skimp... More 

Thank BLBTraveler
Las Cruces, New Mexico
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Reviewed 26 March 2017 via mobile

Nice little restaurant with an outside balcony. Server was very nice. Food was only average and Margarita and Sangria were undrinkable. I would go again but would stick to beer and Mexican food. We had shrimp three ways- coconut shrimp was very good. Table next to us ordered shrimp Caesar salad which looked excellent.

Thank G5travels
Zeeland, Michigan
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Reviewed 23 March 2017

As a three generation family of seven, we had the upstairs open dining to ourselves. All the food was great but try the shrimp.

Thank GaryJMarlink
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Reviewed 18 March 2017

Cool looking building in old port area. We first noted that it was cash only....waiter overheard us talking and I didn't have enough to cover the 6 of us, he said they could take me to an ATM...owner, Gustov, overheard us as well and he said to order and he would drive me to the bank...we figured what the heck... More 

Thank elpasobuckeye
Mesa, Arizona
2 reviews
Reviewed 5 March 2017

Great service, very friendly staff, reasonable prices, we lived their Pina Colada. Weather was perfect, we enjoyed sitting outside

Thank 19691940
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Reviewed 4 March 2017 via mobile

We enjoyed the friendly service, the charming atmosphere and the excellent food. The fish and shrimp are especially good in Puerto Penasco. This restaurant overlooks the Harbor where you can take small cruises or watch the shrimp boats going out.

Thank Helen A

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Mexican, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Romantic, View, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?