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La Palapa

Hidalgo at Malecon, Loreto, Mexico
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  • Excellent40%
  • Very good41%
  • Average11%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“seafood” (16 reviews)
“cesar salad” (5 reviews)
“clams” (15 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Mexican, Seafood
$$ - $$$
Hidalgo at Malecon, Loreto, Mexico
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

good grilled fish tacos and strong margaritas. Good thing we were walking only. Popular place to hang out.

Thank 99Linda99
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Food was excellent! Very fresh and awesome presentation. I had fish tacos and 1/2 guacamole dish. So delicious. I couldn't finish it all! Sangria was very refreshing. A guest in my party had fish sishkabob and it looked so yummy. I should definitely order that...More

Thank Amy A
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

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

Thank PismoLulu
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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
Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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...More

Thank ESMotteram
Reviewed 28 March 2017

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
Reviewed 27 March 2017 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...More

Thank Marti_R_Cortez
Reviewed 24 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
Reviewed 20 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...More

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Marci W
Hello, could we please make a reservation for our Kayak group on Saturday April 23 at 6:00 pm? 14 people. Thank you, Marci.
7 April 2016|
Response from jamescollenette | Reviewed this property |
Hi---you will need to contact the restaurant direct.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
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, Kids, Groups, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Hidalgo at Malecon, Loreto, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Baja California  >  Baja California Sur  >  Loreto
  • Phone Number: 52-613-135-1101
  • E-mail
Adequate seafood, poor tres leches, hard sell on time share unexpected and unpleasant