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Friendly Dolphin

Calle Alcantar 44 | Old Port, Puerto Penasco 83550, Mexico
+52 638 383 2608
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good25%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“shrimp” (32 reviews)
“seafood” (12 reviews)
“flan” (5 reviews)
Closes in 5 min
12:00 PM - 10:00 PMAll hours
Mexican, Seafood
$$ - $$$
Calle Alcantar 44 | Old Port, Puerto Penasco 83550, Mexico
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had the best food ever at this place. It was empty because we went in the off season I guess. The waiters were very nice and attentive. Our waiter recommended the shrimp platter (not sure the exact name) with 6 shrimp, 2 bacon wrapped,...More

Thank dru707
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

8 of us traveling ladies went downtown and came upon this lovely restaurant. Even though it was quite warm out, we sat outside as there were crying children inside. The waiter set us up with umbrellas. Food was excellent as was the service.

Thank Donna P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Ambiance is fabulous; service was excellent; food nicely presented and tasty. I had the "Fish with Lemon and Capers" which was baked to perfection. Friends had the daily special, flounder, which they said was excellent. One had shrimp fajitas which she said was excellent. Highly...More

Thank Lynn B
Reviewed 13 August 2017 via mobile

Food was excellent and service was good. The shrimp cocktail I recommend. Great view of the port. Neet place. Clean.

Thank sewarda1
Reviewed 13 August 2017 via mobile

We visited here for lunch and found the service to be top notch and the food to be quite good. We were a party of 10 and our server got all of our orders correct and the service was prompt. The chips are freshly made...More

Thank PhxMermaid
Reviewed 19 July 2017

We have been eating here for years as a family there is something for everyone -great Neumann America food Mexican food

Thank tomneely1
Reviewed 15 July 2017

In previous visits we have had good experiences in this restaurant. This last visit (July 2017) we were a little underwhelmed by our meal. We ordered combination shrimp and sea bass dinners. The bass was tender and served in a nice sauce with vegetables. The...More

Thank dela
Reviewed 28 June 2017 via mobile

Delicious dinner at the friendly dolphin, the fish and shrimp was very fresh. The seafood cocktail was also very good. The service was very fast but there was only my family of 5 and another couple. The only down fall is that this owner does...More

Thank cheftod67
Reviewed 7 June 2017 via mobile

My wife and I Went in for just an appetizer, as we were not very hungry. The menu price was eight dollars for a Mexican shrimp cocktail When we got the bill, I gave him my Visa card, and he said we take cash only....More

2  Thank Bob B
Manuel M, Manager at Friendly Dolphin, responded to this reviewResponded 17 August 2017

Dear Bob B, On behalf of the owner of the Friendly Dolphin Restaurant I would like to apologize for any inconvenience our service may have caused to you. After careful review of your comments and food order we found no evidence of misleading prices on...More

Reviewed 1 June 2017

We love the Friendly Dolphin and make a point to stop there on every trip. The service is always super friendly and the food is consistenly good. You can't go wrong with any of the shrimp dishes. The place has great views and is kind...More

1  Thank BLBTraveler
Manuel M, Manager at Friendly Dolphin, responded to this reviewResponded 17 August 2017

Thank you BLB for your continued support and preference. We value a lot reviews like yours. They are a clear indicator we are still maintaining our level of expected service. The temporary no credit card issue is due to the Mexican bank's position regarding the...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$25
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Reservations, Highchairs Available
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Child-friendly, Kids, View
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
  • E-mail
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. The view towards the port where the shrimp boats dock is a plus.
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