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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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Brooklyn, New York
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 October 2016

What a nice and friendly place with a great food!! The drinks are huge and my Margarita on the Rocks was perfect! I would highly recommend to visit!

Thank SofiaBrod
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175 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 September 2016 via mobile

Service is great. Awesome drinks and great food. Better than anything else the customer service. Make sure you ask for a tour.

Thank Maysa F
Tucson, Arizona
1 review
Reviewed 5 September 2016

The atmosphere is excellent, the staff is friendly and the food is amazing! A must visit when in Rocky Point!

Thank adaven7
A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 27 August 2016 via mobile

As good as it's ever bin! Lafarga special with shrimp & fish. Great wait staff, mariachi, nice view. This restaurant fell off the radar for a few years, but it is back & delicious & beautifully decorated with fabulous food. Must visit!

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Puerto Penasco, Mexico
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35 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 August 2016

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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2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 23 July 2016 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

1 Thank Bernardette R
Surprise, Arizona
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 July 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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21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 July 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 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 June 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 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 June 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

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Business meetings, Cheap Eats, View, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
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?