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Giggling Dolphin Restaurant and Boat Bar

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Mexican, Seafood, Bar, Pub
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Benito Juarez, Loreto, Mexico
+52 613 109 9853
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Calgary, Canada
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15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped in to the Giggling Dolphin for a quick lunch before our flight home. Service was quick and friendly and the staff spoke very good english. The restaurant is decorated with lots of quirky things so lots to look at while waiting for your meal.

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Thank Carol_Spring
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We frequent this restaurant often, as it has a great varitey of dinners and all are reasonably priced and delicious. The owner (Ubaldo) is very friendly and helpful. He makes our family feel like we are most welcome and he is gracious. The decor is eclectic and from the 60's and 70's, and the most unusual and fun feature is... More 

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Thank L J K W
Claresholm, Canada
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11 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017

You can't miss the Giggling Dolphin if you are in Loreto.... amazing seafood, and the drinks were excellent too!

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Thank jandmalberta
Huntinton Beach
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017

We brought in 4 kinds of fish and they prepared it all 4 different ways = all of then fantastic! Try their mango Margaritas for a real treat!

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Summerville, Oregon
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12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

Located next to the Dolphin Dive Shop, this is the perfect place to cool your heals after time on the water or shopping in town. Long known for their exceptional Margaritas, this family-owned restaurant has been around long enough to establish its reputation for good food & drink. While enjoying afternoon beverages, we were invited to come back for a... More 

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Thank SummervilleStanClan
Wildomar, California
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44 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

Cool little spot near the water. The bar is an old boat. The service was friendly and fast. The food however was just below average. In a town where every place we ate to that point was excellent, the food here was more like something you would get in the states. Also, we ordered margaritas and I could not taste... More 

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Thank FrankCimino
Wildomar, California
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42 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

We were told by a couple of people to try the Giggling Dolphin. Maybe we caught them on a bad night but we were not impressed. The food wasn't bad just okay. With so many great restaurants in Loreto okay doesn't cut it. We ordered mango margaritas and they were terrible. The place is charming and we loved the boat... More 

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Thank Johnellec
Seattle, Washington
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34 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

We ate at the Giggling Dolphin because it was recommended by a local, but there are far better places in town that don't cost any more. Food was okay, not bad and not great, but service was slow, and at the end of the meal, this cash only restaurant (it's standard practice in Loreto) kept saying they had no change... More 

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Thank TripletA
Monterey Park, California
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016

Came here for the fish tacos after a day in the water with Dolphin Dive shop next door. Location is convenient, just 1/2 a block off the Malecón.

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Thank Jim H
Loreto, Mexico
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2016

Just because it isn't on the main drag, don't forget the Giggling Dolphin. It is consistently good food in a unique, fun atmosphere. Ubaldo and his staff are welcoming and friendly. It is a place to relax, unwind and laugh. If you're a fisherman, this is the place to have your catch prepared. If not, enjoy the varied menu and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Mexican, Seafood, Bar, Pub
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Cheap Eats, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Groups, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Benito Juarez, Loreto, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Baja California  >  Baja California Sur  >  Loreto
  • Phone Number: +52 613 109 9853

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