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La Palapa

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Hidalgo at Malecon, Loreto, Mexico
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37 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 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.

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Bogota, Colombia
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180 reviews
133 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 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 4 weeks ago

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 68 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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 14 March 2017

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

Thank bluerun94010
San Diego, California
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36 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 March 2017

The service and presentation of food at La Palapa was excellent. They offer three microbrews, of which they had only one on tap when we visited. The large palapa roof is a nice touch, and the decor is traditional Baja. We enjoyed the fish, the large tray of totopos and salsa, and the fresh vegetables. Close to the Malecón, La... More 

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37 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 March 2017

Good service, Fresh food. Margarita was very good. Service perfect. Ate seafood -- the fish was was very good and perfectly cooked. , Being in a palapa was a nice addition.

Thank Sylviepro
Olympia, Washington
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47 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 March 2017

This is the place to order a whole grilled fish...like red snapper. Beautifully done. It also has some interesting soups. The basic fish soup is tastier than the fancier seafood soup with shell fish. My husband had the steak one evening, and said it was excellent. For well presented Mexican dishes, this is a great place. We went there 3... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 February 2017

We had the seafood platter which was huge. The lobster and shrimp were very sweet and fresh tasting.

Thank pickyeater12

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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
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, 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?