These great restaurants of Acapulco focus on providing guests with a unique gastronomic experience rather than just a well-cooked meal. On the city’s menus, you’ll find plenty of local seafood delights and broiled Mexican favorites. But as a city with a diverse culinary scene, it’s not difficult to find menus inspired by Italian, Japanese, French and Asian cuisine.

    Alfresco dining with bay views, intimate dining on terraces, and casual dining inside air-conditioned rooms with traditional decor are all on offer at these top Acapulco restaurants. Read on to learn more about the city’s top-rated diners and what they offer.

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    La Vicenta

    Broiled Mexican favorites in an intimate setting

    La Vicenta is one of Acapulco’s top-rated restaurants for authentic Mexican food, which is served in a dimly lit, intimate dining room. On top of its extensive menu, the bar is well stocked with local and international beers, wines and cocktails. Local regulars love the restaurant’s broiled delights, but its seafood dishes always go down a treat.

    While a little too hot for some, La Vicenta’s homemade salsa is a favorite with fans of Mexican cuisine, and it’s made-to-order by the side of your table. If you’re looking for a way to spend your time before digging into dinner, you can go shopping at the nearby open-air La Isla Shopping Village.

    Location: Blvrd de las Naciones 18, Aeropuerto, 39897 Acapulco de Juárez, Gro., Mexico

    Open: Daily from 1 pm to midnight

    Phone: +52 744 462 1814

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    Origen

    Reinvented local and international favorites in a classy diner

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    The upscale Origen restaurant inside the 5-star Encanto Acapulco hotel serves reinvented local and international dishes with South American flavors. Its casual and contemporary interior decor screams opulence, which, coupled with its exceptional cuisine, more than justifies its slightly steep prices.

    Origen is the perfect spot for those who want to enjoy a high-end culinary experience in Acapulco with sprawling bay views in an ambient and classy setting. Tables are usually in high demand, making it worth booking in advance regardless of when you plan to visit.

    Location: Jacques Cousteau 51, Brisas del Marqués, 39887 Acapulco de Juárez, Gro., Mexico

    Open: Sunday–Thursday from 6 pm to 11 pm, Friday and Saturday from 6 pm to midnight (closed on Mondays)

    Phone: +52 744 446 7101

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    Zibu Acapulco

    Thai-Mexican cuisine with bay views

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    Zibu Acapulco is situated on top of a cliff that overlooks the bay of Puerto Marqués and specializes in Thai cuisine with a Mexican twist. Dining tables are shaded by a palm-thatched roof on the patio terrace, and natural elements like stone, bamboo, and wood add to the restaurant’s cozy atmosphere.

    All menu items are truly delicious, but the Arroz oriental is a must-try. This risotto-style dish has shrimp, octopus and squid marinated with Thai red chili and ginger butter. Book a table in advance if you want to savor a seafood dish with unbeatable sunset views.

    Location: Escénica S/N, Fracc. Glomar, 39887 Acapulco de Juárez, Gro., Mexico

    Open: Daily from 5 pm to 11 pm

    Phone: +52 744 449 6202

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    Tony’s Bistro Acapulco

    A romantic restaurant with a touch of France

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    Tony’s Bistro Acapulco is an Acapulco restaurant that serves international and Asian dishes with a French twist. Both indoor and alfresco dining is available – you can take in stunning views of Acapulco Bay from wherever you sit. The art that adorns the walls gives the restaurant a romantic touch. There’s also an extensive wine list if you’re in the mood to celebrate.

    If you’re struggling to narrow down your meal options, we recommend starting with a tuna tartare and ordering either the pork rib plate or salmon for your main course. There are also plenty of vegetarian and vegan options. For a night of romance, consider washing your meal down with a tasty raspberry prosecco.

    Location: Escénica, Guitarron, 39880 Acapulco de Juárez, Gro., Mexico

    Open: Daily from 2.30 pm to 12.30 am

    Phone: +52 744 446 5492

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    Sirocco

    Spanish cuisine in a Gaudí-inspired diner

    Sirocco has been the go-to tapas bar and paella and seafood restaurant in Acapulco for over 5 decades. While you dig into Spanish cuisine, you can listen to flamenco music and admire the Gaudí-inspired decor. House specialties include the seafood fideua (rice dish) and an assortment of signature mojitos.

    Almost always in high demand, Sirocco keeps its doors open 24 hours a day from Monday to Tuesday, though it’s still worth booking a table in advance if you want to dine in time for sunset. If you’re looking for activities to do beforehand, head down to the nearby Playa Pichilingue.

    Location: Escénica 120, Pichilingue, 39880 Acapulco de Juárez, Gro., Mexico

    Open: Monday–Thursday 24 hours, Friday and Saturday from 2.30 pm to 1 am, Sunday from 1.30 pm to 11.30 pm

    Phone: +52 744 433 3077

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    Cira La Morena 1

    A traditional seafood diner that captures the spirit of Acapulco

    Cira La Morena 1 is a seafood restaurant located down an unassuming dirt road in Acapulco’s Old Town, popular with both visitors and locals. They fill up the dining neighborhoods every Thursday to take part in the tradition of eating pozole and drinking mezcal. Thanks to being perched on a cliff, Cira La Morena 1 is one of Acapulco’s top restaurants that offer exceptional bay views.

    Shrimp, paella and broiled octopus are all menu favorites, though we recommend trying the restaurant’s stand-out dish – the pescado a la talla with homemade tortillas. Cira La Morena 1 is open daily from 9 am, so you might want to grab a table for breakfast or lunch to avoid the queues.

    Location: Domicilio Conocido s /n Barra Vieja, 39931 Acapulco de Juárez, Gro., Mexico

    Open: Monday–Friday from 9 am to 8 pm, Saturday and Sunday from 8 am to 9 pm

    Phone: +52 744 444 6655

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    Becco al Mare

    Alfresco dining and contemporary Italian cuisine

    Becco al Mare is an Acapulco restaurant that’s best known for its farm-to-table Italian cuisine. Even though its food is the main draw, its elegant architecture and contemporary decor make it well worth a visit. Dishes are made with up to 15 authentic Italian oils, and menu favorites include broiled ribeye with rosemary and homemade lobster tagliolini.

    Becco al Mare boasts one of the largest wine cellars in Acapulco, making it a great place to spend the evening. We recommend booking a table on the outdoor terrace in advance and setting aside at least 2 hours to make the most of your culinary experience.

    Location: Escénica No. 14, Guitarron, 39880 Acapulco de Juárez, Gro., Mexico

    Open: Daily from 6 pm to midnight

    Phone: +52 744 446 7402

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    UMAMI Sushi Bar

    The local go-to for Japanese classics

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    UMAMI Sushi Bar is a popular Japanese restaurant that puts its own spin on sushi favorites such as octopus sashimi and classic sushi rolls. For a meal with a local twist, try the panchito roll, which is made with sweet pomegranate and poblano chili.

    UMAMI Sushi Bar is conveniently located in the heart of Acapulco’s main tourist district, close to beaches like Playa Icacos and Playa Cici. If you’re looking for nearby activities with a difference, head over to El Rollo Acapulco, which is a water park with lots of slides.

    Location: Cristóbal Colón 100, Fracc Costa Azul, Costa Azul, 39850 Acapulco de Juárez, Gro., Mexico

    Open: Sunday–Thursday from 1 pm to 10 pm, Friday and Saturday from 1 pm to 11 pm

    Phone: +52 744 484 7988

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    Carmenère Acapulco

    An international diner with a welcoming atmosphere

    At the Carmenère Acapulco, you can dine on premium international and seafood delights while listening to classical music in an air-conditioned dining room. Alternately, you can grab a table outside to watch the sunset over Acapulco Bay. Menu favorites include prime rib with horseradish sauce, fried calamari, and salmon carpaccio.

    Carmenère Acapulco is situated in Acapulco’s House of Culture, making it an ideal restaurant to visit after immersing yourself in the local way of life. You don’t usually need to reserve a table, though expect to jostle with hungry diners on Friday evenings.

    Location: Av Costera Miguel Alemán, Fracc Costa Azul, Costa Azul, 39850 Acapulco de Juárez, Gro., Mexico

    Open: Daily from 2 pm to 11 pm

    Phone: +52 744 484 2561

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    Restaurante Bellavista Las Brisas Acapulco

    Great 5-star dining on a stone terrace with bay views

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    At Restaurante Bellavista Las Brisas Acapulco, you can order international and Mexican favorites and relish the view of the bay from its stone terrace. While you soak up the romantic atmosphere, you can be transported back in time to Acapulco’s ‘Golden Age’ thanks to the restaurant’s distinctive architecture.

    Restaurante Bellavista Las Brisas Acapulco has menus for breakfast and dinner. Head over the weekend to feast on the restaurant’s buffet. Menu favorites include the linguini caponata, black forest fruit salad and the carpaccio duo of tenderloin and lobster tail.

    Location: Vientos Bolinas, Fracc Las Brisas 1, Las Brisas, 39867 Acapulco de Juárez, Gro., Mexico

    Open: Daily from 7.30 am to noon and 7 pm to 11 pm

    Phone: +52 744 469 6900

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