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“Best Restaurant Manos Down in Rocky Point!”
Review of Friendly Dolphin

Friendly Dolphin
Ranked #12 of 145 Restaurants in Puerto Penasco
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$10 - US$25
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Restaurant details
Good for: Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Romantic
Dining options: After-hours, Dinner, Reservations
Description: 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.
Tucson, Arizona
Level 3 Contributor
16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Best Restaurant Manos Down in Rocky Point!”
Reviewed 21 March 2013

The Dolphin, packed to the rafters with interesting artwork, sculpture, and icons, offers the best Sonoran cuisine in town. The portions are huge, the service excellent and classy, and the seafood is fresh and creatively prepared. The fish veracruzano is succulent and swimming in peppers, onion, and olives. Sipping a salty margarita on their rooftop deck overlooking the bay with fishing boats bobbing in the Sea of Cortez at sunset is magical. The mariachis are talented and not obtrusive.

  • Visited January 2013
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3 Thank sababennett
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  • English first
  • German first
  • Spanish first
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English first
Mesa, Arizona
Level 4 Contributor
22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“One of my favorites”
Reviewed 14 March 2013

The Friendly Dolphin is what i like to call an oldie but goody! Food and service is always good. Off the beaten path in old port!

Visited October 2012
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2 Thank Denise31281
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Phoenix, Arizona
Level 4 Contributor
27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Restaurant is closed down. Might reopen.”
Reviewed 13 March 2013

Appears to be closed down. When DID visit more than year ago, was OK. Nice atmosphere. Food irregular. They charge tourists a higher price from English menu. Next time, ordered from Spanish menu since I'm fluent, but when check came, they had changed the prices to be higher to match what it said on the English menu.

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2 Thank PaulaS424
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Manuel M, Manager at Friendly Dolphin, responded to this review, 18 April 2015
Dear PaulaS,
Thank you very much for your review. That is correct, the restaurant was closed for almost 2 years but we are very excited to inform you it is back in operations welcoming our old clients like yourself. The restaurant now has a new Chef/Partner and the menu has been enhanced by adding new recipes, removing the not so popular dishes and keeping our classics. Same location, same hours of operation, same atmosphere.
We hope to see you again soon.
Manuel M - the Management
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Level 5 Contributor
66 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Excellent Food and Atmosphere!”
Reviewed 31 July 2012

The restaurant was extremely friendly, the service was excellent for Mexico, the food was delicious, fresh, and well prepared, and Pedro (the singer) made the experience over-the-top!

Visited July 2012
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3 Thank E2M-coach
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Chandler, Arizona
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Charming”
Reviewed 14 July 2012

The food was good and the building is very charming. The wait staff could use some attitude adjustment but were friendly enough.

Visited July 2012
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1 Thank Quinn S
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