La Concha Beach Club: PRIVATE BEACH CLUB: LAS BRISAS GUESTS ONLY
The La Concha is located at the private Beach Club for guests of the Las Brisas Resort. It has one of the spectacular views of Acapulco Bay from your ocean side table. The entrance to the restaurant through the Club grounds, passes by two salt water pools and one fresh water pool. Dramatically placed throughout the grounds are stately palms and tropical plants. The food at La Concha is refreshing for a mid day feast. Seafood is the specialty and the chefs know how to prepare fish to bring out the flavors and to also have the aromas of cooked fish be so mouth watering, is gourmet worthy.
Favorite Dish: The buffet is outstanding with many different types of seafood dishes with tropical highlights in the marinades and sauces. Delicious and very filling.
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La Tortuga Restaurante-Bar: Great original Mexican food.
Off on a side street that most travelers might not decide to try but well worth the experience. Our taxi driver, Victor Kageyama 044-7441-60-99-19 who is the very best, took us there and it was the best. My wife had the best shrimp she has ever had in Acapulco, and we've been going there for years. Would say that everything on the menu is very good and authentic. Great service and comfortable atmosphere. Also found out they have been in business for over 40 years. It's a must try place to eat.
Favorite Dish: Everything is great.
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Mezzanotte: Amazing View and good service too!
There are many excellent restaurants in Acapulco... but not all with a stunning view of the entire city around the bay. At night it is romantic and equally beautiful. The atmosphere is a little more fine dining, so you are taken care of by multiple levels of service staff. The food was good. We didn't leave raving about the food, but we were not disappointed either. The interior is candle lit and contemporary and comfortable at the same time it is classy. We really enjoyed our visit to Mezzanotte and would recommend it as a strong choice to anyone looking for an Italian/seafood option in Acapulco! I have heard that at times the place is crowded and noisy because it is a trendy place, but when we went there were only a few tables and everyone was quietly dining...
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100% Natural: Unbelievable healthy food!
This apparently is a popular chain in Acapulco, as we noticed about three of them throughout the town that day. Many Vegetarian dishes as well as meat and seafood. Huge drink menu also. We ate at the one near the pier where the cruise ships dock, maybe about a ten minute walk. It has a small pier of it's own which juts out into the bay, lined with tables, it is a very delightful place to dine in the evening with the fantastic view of the city and the bay engulfing you at night, creating an absolute marvelous atmosphere. Highly recommended.
Favorite Dish: Vegetarian Enchiladas Plate....or is it the Vegetarian Tacos Plate...or maybe it's the Guacamole & Chips appetizer. All were fantastic, washed down with one of their humungous mixed fruit drinks! Warning: portions are enormous.
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O'Jardim: Head for the hills (in a cab)
O'Jardim is Acapulco's hidden jewel. Nestled in the hills above the bay (take a cab, don't try to get there on your own), this restaurant is run by the former head chef of the Acapulco Hyatt. It is essentially a Brazilian churrascuria experience, except it costs around $20 a person, less than half of what you'd pay for a similar meal of this quality in the states. There are several courses before the meat course, including appetizers, soups, and salads (the homemade Mexican corn chowder was one of the best soups I've ever had). The meat course has several selections, brought to your table on skewers in the Brazilian fashion, and is followed by the dessert course. The service was excellent, the chef greeted us personally, and the patio location was atmospheric. All in all, a very memorable experience. (O'Jardim is quite small - I'd recommend making reservations.)
Tacos! Taco! Taco!
*Tacos are available everywhere
*Some of the best ones we ate were little hole in the wall type places
*This one pictured may not see like much but had great Carne Asada Tacos, made with freshly made corn Tortillas
*Cost - about $1 USD or less
Sanborns Cafe: Denny's Mexican Style
*Sanborns Cafe is a very popular local Mexican Chain restaurant very much like a Dennys back in the USA.
*Great decor, Good Service, and food that had great Mexican flare and taste
*Reasonably priced meals
*You can sit on the balcony overlooking the street/Acapulco or inside dining
Favorite Dish: *I had the Rancheros Huervos, a great breakfast with eggs
*The freshly squeezed OJ was great after a night of bar hopping in Acapulco
Tacos & Beer Restaurant: Fresh Mexican meal overlooking the bay!
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*Great Mexican Meals
*Reasonably priced meals and snacks
*Great beachfront location with an amazing view of Acapulco Bay
*Quick and friendly service
100% Natural: Healthy food that taste good
As the name indicates, everything on the menu is natural. Unlike other healthy food, everything here tastes really good. There are several locations throughout Acapulco, all within a short distance from the major hotels. This is a great spot to go for breakfast after a long night of drinking. The natural juices, which are made from scratch, are the best thing on the menu.
Su Casa & La Margarita: A place where you definitely pay for the ambience
If you want a restaurant with amazing ambience, go to Su Casa. Set atop a hill with sweeping views of Acapulco's bay and skyline, the waiters take pride in their service. Unfortunately, the quality of the meals do not justify the prices. You can expect to pay at least $20 for most dinners featured on the menu. You truly are paying for the ambience. Whether with a signficant other or a group of family and/or friends, you will more than likely have a memorable time drinking Su Casa's stellar strawberry margaritas with the stars above and the city below. If you are on a budget, split the fajitas and just concentrate on the drinks. And insist on a table at the edge of the terrace.
During those rare times when the weather is cold in Acapulco, the same owners operate the adjacent La Margarita.
Carlos'n Charlie's: A wild, tacky experience
Carlos'n Charlie's is a place where you can act like a drunken fool and not make a scene. You will actually fit in there!!! To enter the restaurant, you have to take a service elevator to the second floor terrace. The food is on par with a Chili's or TGI Friday... good but not amazing. The best thing to order are margaritas, which are very good.
El Amigo Miguel: A Traditional restaurant in Acapulco
This is a very traditional and well known place in Acapulco: most of the locals will recommend it to the tourists as one of the most famous restaurants in town. They have 3 different spots where you can enjoy their cuisine.
All of the 3 restaurants are located near downtown, they all have a quite Mexican environment and a nice attention & quality of the food. The original one is right in downtown, a block or two away from the main square (zocalo); in order to get there, you must follow the Costera Avenue past the main square, then turn right in the first street you find and then left (again, in the first street you find). You'll see a neon advertisement on a blue building, but they have another facility right across the street, which is more cozy and has a better appearance (red/white tableclothes and wooden chairs).
The third facility is located right on the Costera Avenue past the Papagayo Park (east-west direction), right across the street from a couple of big supermarkets: Bodega Aurrera and Bodega Gigante.
Favorite Dish: Try the Special Fish (that used to be its name at least: this last time I found it in the menu as Filete Miguel), which is stuffed with sea fruits and covered with a slightly hot creamy sauce... The "Pulpo enamorado" (meaning "Octopus in love"....!?) is also great -- it's an octopus cocktail prepared with mayonnaise, tomato and celery, really yummy! They have a lot of good stuff there besides these things, anyway.
Prices pretty acceptable, service is fast, place is clean. Just watch out what time you get there: the facility on the Costera Ave. is closed at 8 PM and the other 2 are closed at 9 PM everyday. Not suitable for people who like late dinners, such as myself!
An interesting tip: this place has very low prices when it comes to regular fish, but when it comes to seafood cocktails (shrimps, octopus, etc.) they are somewhat high, so keep it in mind when you order... you can have a big dish of fish with salad for less $$ than what it would cost you a small plate of octopus cocktail... weird!
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El Zorrito: Great Mexican food!
Great festive atmosphere, on the Costera Miguel Aleman, near bars, etc. The food is yummy and the drinks were good!
Favorite Dish: Fried chicken tacos, gucamole & margaritas--my husband is Mexican and he thought it was excellent!
Typical Mexican Food
Mexican food is great. Since you are close to the beach, don't forget to order dishes with sea food.
Favorite Dish: Particularly, I enjoyed the "Tacos al Pastor" and "Enfrijolada" that I ate in Acapulco.
Tacos al Pastor: Tacos filled with porc of chicken meat, cheese, pineapples and hot salsa! WATCH OUT: if you are not used to hot salsa, do add lots of lemon to your tacos, it will help a lot!
Enfrijolada (pron.: En-free-ho-la-da): Tacos filled with cheese, meat of your choice, black beans (frijoles, in Spanish) and white cream. It sounded very strange for me, but tastes great!
Here is some help with the menu:
puerco = porc
pollo = chicken meat
res = cattle meat (bovine)
langosta = lobster
pescado = fish
piña = pineapple
crema = cream
frijoles = beans
chili = hot salsa
By the way, food is cheap!!!
Puerto Marques: Don't miss the Fresh Seafood
Go to the Puerto Marques just at the bottom of the hill going to the Airport. The beach is covered with local Seafood eating places. Don't be scared. The people are wonderful and waiting for customers. They get fresh fish everyday and fix it right at the grill. It is quite a bargain.
Favorite Dish: Ceviche. Try it. It is wonderful. Red fish is also quite a wonderful surpise.
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