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The Friendly Dolphin

Nestled in the El Puerto area not far from El Malecón, The Friendly Dolphin is a cheerfully bright Rocky Point restaurant and bar specializing in Mexican and American cuisine. Their tagline, “a museum of flavor and architecture,” references both their inventive menu and their colorful, artfully decorated interior, which includes details hand-painted by native Mexican residents. Learn more about this delicious and delightful restaurant down below!

Flavorful Surf and Turf Cuisine

The Friendly Dolphin is open from 11:00am to 10:00pm daily, making the restaurant an excellent choice for a filling lunch or dinner with hearty portions. They are located at Calle Jose Alcantar 44, El Puerto, 83554 Puerto Peñasco, Sonora, Mexico, and can be reached by phone at +52 (638) 383-2608 or by email at

The menu at The Friendly Dolphin is diverse, covering everything from appetizers, soup, and salads to pasta, fresh seafood, burgers, classic Mexican dishes, and an extensive drink list.

Start off with a ceviche tostada or campechana with octopus, shrimp, clam, squid, or scallops. Keep it light with a chicken or shrimp salad, or warm your soul with one of the restaurant’s decadent soups like Aztec, Siete Mares, clam chowder, or soup with fish or shrimp balls.

If pasta is your entrée of choice, The Friendly Dolphin offers pomodoro, fruit di mare, Bolognese, spaghetti, and pasta with your choice of fettucine alfredo or chipotle sauce paired with chicken or shrimp.

Chef specialties at The Friendly Dolphin include fish and seafood prepared in a variety of ways. Fish with lemon and caper, green chile cream and melted cream, steamed in a special combination of orange juice and spices, or sautéed in olive oil with garlic, butter, and paprika are just some of the many options you’ll find on this section of the menu.

The burgers at The Friendly Dolphin are a little more barebones, coming with just the option of choosing red meat or fish. However, the restaurant’s chefs offer up innovative takes on shrimp and chicken, from bacon-wrapped shrimp stuffed with cheese and served with sweet sauces to Cordon Bleu chicken. Steak cuts include filet mignon, rib eye, ranchero-style Chuck Días, and tampiqueña style with a steak filet, an enchilada, and a chile relleno.

Finally, it’s not the Rocky Point experience unless you try some of the region’s fabulous cuisine. The Friendly Dolphin is the best Rocky Point restaurant for enchiladas, fajitas, quesadillas, burritos, tacos, and chiles rellenos prepared with beef, chicken, shrimp, or laffarga.

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