Acapulco Travel Guide – Restaurants
The consensus is that Madeira’s, Baikal and Kookaburra, on the hillside in Las Brisas, are among the best restaurants in town. Le Jardin des Artiste, across from the Continental Hotel, has also had good reports. El Olvido, on Diana Circle, is set on a terrace just above the beach, and is quite good. El Campanario has a magnificent view.
Sanborn’s operates three dependable restaurants in Acapulco: near the Zócalo, on the Costera near Plaza Bahía, and in the Oceanic 2000 Building. Toks, in the Gigante Building across from the Convention Center, is very popular with people from Mexico City.
For more economical fare, La Fogata, just a block off the Costera, next to La Comercial Mexicana Centro and not far from Fort San Diego, has really good shish-kebab (“alambre”), chopped beef tacos (“tacos de res”), and smoked port chops (“chuletas ahumadas”) – for the equivalent of about US$4.
Closer to Caleta beach, on the street leading to the bull ring and across from La Jolla Motel, is the little family restaurant La Cabaña de Pedro, which has daily luncheon specials for US$4.00 and a wide variety of good Mexican (not Tex-Mex) food. I recommend pechugas con mole or carne a la Tampiqueña.
Acapulqueños usually recommend either of the two Pipo’s – one near the convention center and the other behind the “CROM” building on the Costera, just two blocks west of the Zócalo