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Friendly Dolphin

Alcantar 44 | Old Port, Puerto Penasco 83550, Mexico
+52 638 383 2608
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good25%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“shrimp” (33 reviews)
“seafood” (13 reviews)
“flan” (5 reviews)
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12:00 PM - 10:00 PMAll hours
Mexican, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly
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Alcantar 44 | Old Port, Puerto Penasco 83550, Mexico
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We had to delay our Valentines dinner to the 15th. A local recommended to go here. We've been to quite a few restaurants in the area but this place was out of the world in several categories. PERFECT place for a romantic dinner. Yes it's...More

Thank MontanaLaura
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Been a long time since I have visited the Dolphin.... Wow... it has REALLY improved. I had bacon wrapped shrimp.... FABULOUS!! My husband had coconut shrimp. They measure not by amount of shrimp but by weight. He only got 4 shrimps.... but they were huge......More

1  Thank 2babybluz
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Traditional restaurant of Rocky Point with very good food! Had a great ceviche while hearing a great guitarist. Definitely a place to go, have a good drink and a good time.

Thank Rocio T
Reviewed 12 January 2018 via mobile

So glad we had the chance to eat here. They reopened on our last night in Puerto Peñasco. The margarita and coconut shrimp were worth the entire trip! The experience reminded me of the book/movie “Como Aqua para chocolate” in its magical realism kind of...More

Thank Alex P
Manuel M, Manager at Friendly Dolphin, responded to this reviewResponded 17 January 2018

Hello Alex, Thank you very much for your kind review. It becomes a confirmation of how we are doing. Your analogy with the movie “Como agua para chocolate” could not be more correct. The eclectic ambiance of the restaurant resembles that of the home and...More

Reviewed 9 January 2018 via mobile

Ate lunch here, and had the margaritas, and enchiladas. Food was good and the drinks were better. Their chips were good - not too greasy. And their guacamole was great.

Thank NutsyGirl
Reviewed 2 January 2018

We ate at the Friendly Dolphin and loved the room. Views of the port and a charmingly decorated dining room. Also has outside dining on the roof. The food was good enough, not great. But the experience and the service were superb...as were the mariachis.

Thank Terry E
Reviewed 30 November 2017

We have been going to this restaurant since we were kids. It is always a good choice to visit the Friendly Dolphin if you are in the mood for good authentic Mexican food. We love the mariachi band that comes around and plays for the...More

Thank One_Must_Travel-1
Reviewed 27 November 2017

The Friendly Dolphin was my husband's favorite restaurant when he visited Puerto Penasco in the 80's. It was still wonderful! The food was delicious, especially the seafood. The view of the harbor was great! The owner was sitting at a table in the dining room....More

Thank Joelle R
Reviewed 13 November 2017 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

1  Thank dru707
Reviewed 26 October 2017

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
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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, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine, View, Romantic
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: Alcantar 44 | Old Port, Puerto Penasco 83550, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Northern Mexico  >  Sonora  >  Puerto Penasco
  • Phone Number: +52 638 383 2608
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Delicious food, beautiful decoration and hand painted details by native mexicans, enforce its slogan "A Museum of Flavor and Architecture"
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