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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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Zeeland, Michigan
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

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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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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
Durango Co
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We found the Dolphin by accident and had a really nice lunch on the outside patio. The coconut shrimp was really good and my wife really enjoyed the enchilada plate. Good margaritas!!

Thank JeremyDurangoCo
Castle Rock, Colorado
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19 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2017

Many people had told us about this place (very positive reviews) and we finally went there. It's a quaint restaurant with a fun décor and a view of the docks and boats. We first tried the door right off the sidewalk (on the main floor) and it was locked - then noticed the stairs going to the 2nd floor; if... More 

2 Thank fauxpainter1
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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46 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 February 2017

Good food and reasonable. The shrimp dishes are their most expensive and prepared very well. They are all about $11. US. Bring pesos with you or their exhange rate will cost you an extra 20%

Thank TioPablo2015
Green Valley, Arizona
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18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2017

The dining room is located on the second and has inside and outside tables. I had taco's with beef, chicken and pork in them. The tacos were loaded and tasty. The re fried beans were dry but I like the rice. My husband had shrimp which he gobbled up and our friends had burritos. It wasn't the best Mexican food... More 

1 Thank Edith L
Phoenix, Arizona
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56 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2017 via mobile

Once again we visited this Rocky Point staple. Their were 4 of us and we all loved our meal. My garlic, caper white fish was flaky and light, the salsa they bring to the table was unique and delicious. I tried some of the shrimp fajitas and chicken tacos, they were amazing as well. We shared a huge flan with... More 

1 Thank Safariranger
Topeka, Kansas, United States
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53 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2017

Stopped in for an afternoon drink and came back for dinner. This place has a museum, great margaritas and a diverse seafood menu. Friendly service and excellent food.

1 Thank Stephanie L

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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, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Cheap Eats, View, Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, 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?