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La Palapa

Certificate of Excellence
££ - £££
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Hidalgo at Malecon, Loreto, Mexico
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379 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 158 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Unremarkable food. Friendly service. I would probably not go back. Setting is interesting in the palapa.

Thank PismoLulu
Rancho Palos Verdes
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10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is our top place to bring fish we catch. Pleasant outdoor seating with friendly staff. They are more than happy to grill, saute, fry... your fish. Good salsas, too. Usually put a couple of decorative touches on the plate.

Thank Carl T
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103 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Great margarita, amazing service and food. Fish was fresh, appetizers were very yummy, drinks were cold. Great place to hang out on a lazy afternoon...lots of locals enjoying too. Really a great time had...thank you!

Thank PartagasCat
Palouse, Washington, Usa
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136 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Very nice palapa dining on a hot afternoon. Excellent service. Shrimp was beautifully done and one of a couple Loreto restaurants that butterflied the shrimp. Grilled shrimp came out excellent. Shrimp ajillo could have been more spiced but the cooking quality was very good. Plates were fairly large and surprised us with French fries!

Thank ESMotteram
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37 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a very solid place with very good food. Maybe not in the excellent category, but you won't be disappointed and the prices are very reasonable. It was quite busy but we did not have to wait for a table.

Thank bstan
Bogota, Colombia
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180 reviews
133 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

The waiters were very attentive but the food took awhile to get to us but hey, if you are living or visiting Mexico and are in a hurry, take your vacations in NYC. The salsas were very tasty, the beer very cold the ceviche excellent and the grilled sea bass couldn't get much better.

Thank Marti_R_Cortez
Keizer, Oregon
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 March 2017

Excellent food for lunch. Reasonable prices and large portions. We split a chimichanga which was plenty of food. Good margaritas and great service. Best plate presentation of the food of anywhere we went.

Thank GailKeizer_Oregon
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101 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2017

The patrons exiting the restaurant as we were entering were regulars there and raved about it. The restaurant itself is an authentic palapa so it has great ambiance. I primarily was disappointed in the slowness of the service. Based on reviews obviously this is not a constant problem and perhaps the fact there was a large party next to us... More 

Gainesville, Florida
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59 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 March 2017

Ate the fish tacos. They were yummie even though I had to have them custom my meal due to allergies to chili peppers and tomatoes. Seafood was fresh and tasted great. The shell had more flavor than anything I've had in the USA.

Thank FizzgigBites
Novato, California
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 13 March 2017

Ate there twice during my stay and enjoyed both meals. Try the Red Snapper, but be prepared to be full!

Thank bluerun94010

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Seafood, Soups
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Hidalgo at Malecon, Loreto, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Baja California  >  Baja California Sur  >  Loreto
  • Phone Number: 52-613-135-1101
Adequate seafood, poor tres leches, hard sell on time share unexpected and unpleasant

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?