Acapulco has a rich regional cuisine with a focus on seafood. Try some specialties like Pescado a la Talla (grilled fish with a subtle, intricate red sauce or any Ceviche (seafood cocktail) and you’ll get an idea of what the locals like. Everything from bite sized Chalupas (mini tortillas with beans or meat) to fine gourmet fare is available.
Many restaurants are located in stunning settings by the sea or up on the hill with breathtaking views of the bay. Décor ranges from simple to sophisticated. In Mexico, every meal is a celebration and service is usually above and beyond what you find elsewhere. This is one of the few places in the world where you’ll never be rushed or hassled, so relax and enjoy!
There are so many restaurants to try that you’re sure to find your own favorites, but here are a few in various price ranges that offer plenty of romance and deliver value.
is a romantic destination in itself. Innovative architecture, superior service and outstanding Asian/Mexican cuisine make every meal in this beautiful place memorable. Soft breezes caress you as you dine under a tree on the patio on the second level of this world-class hillside restaurant. Your table is comfortable and candlelit, and every dish is made to order to ensure top freshness and flavor. If you love “over the top,” this is your place! Carretera Escenica s/n, Frac. Glomar.Phone: 744-433-3058 or 3969.
- EL CIELO
has the feel of a sophisticated private supper club. Begin with a drink at the cozy, open air patio bar upstairs and you’ll want to come back to enjoy another under the stars after dinner. Linger over dinner in the air conditioned dining room downstairs. Its floor-to-ceiling windows offer a breathtaking view of the bay! You’ll find a dish to delight on the international menu! Carretera Escenica 4201 Frac. Marina Las Brisas.Phone: 744-444-5601
Perched on the top of the hill, this pioneer of the hillside restaurants has a sweeping bay view and a pleasing international menu. Soft breezes waft in over the railing, and there is a small bar upstairs if you want to linger longer. Carretera Escenica 33.Phone: 744-446-5636
- TABASCO BEACH
is an informal, insiders’ secret hideaway, perfect for couples who want the utmost in romance at reasonable prices. This simple, seaside restaurant on its own beach is part of the Hotel Malibu but has its own entrance on the seaside highway. Here, you can dine on tasty international dishes at a candlelit table. The soft sound of the waves lapping at the water’s edge make it all as romantic as can be! Reserve a table for two next to the railing! Hotel Malibu, Costera Miguel Aleman 20.Phone: 744-484-1070
A favorite of local movers and shakers, this reasonably priced, cool and shady beachside restaurant in the Hotel Elcano combines good food and romance in a ’50′s style setting. Reserve the cozy table for two under twin palms and dine to the sound of the waves. Many dishes feature the flavors of Spain and the price is right! Hotel Elcano, Costera Miguel Aleman 75.Phone: 744-435-1500