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Top Choice Cliff Divers in Acapulco

Clavadistas de la Quebrada

Acapulco’s most famous tourist attraction, the cliff divers of La Quebrada have been dazzling audiences since 1934, plunging with fearless finesse from heights of 25m to 35m into the narrow ocean cove below. Expect …
Top Choice Museum in Acapulco

Museo Histórico de Acapulco

The Fuerte de San Diego is home to this excellent museum, which offers interesting displays (Spanish and English) comprehensively covering Acapulco's days as in important port for the trade route to the Philippines.…
Top Choice Mexican in Acapulco

La Casa de Tere

This homespun gem near the Estrella de Oro bus terminal is the place to go for Thursday pozole. Founded on doña Tere’s patio in 1990 using her mother Clarita’s traditional recipes, it serves a wide-ranging menu, inc…
Top Choice Public Art in Acapulco


While the famed Mexican art collector Dolores 'Lola' Olmedo was away on vacation in 1956, a dying Diego Rivera decided to pep up the entrance to the villa of his friend, muse and love object with spectacular serpent…
Mexican in Acapulco

100% Natural

This health-conscious chain has a mellow ambience and good, friendly service. The food is consistently good, eschewing red meat in favor of fish, poultry and vegetarian fare, plus wholegrain breads and rolls and a v…
German in Acapulco

Die Bratwurst

When you tire of tacos, head for this traditional German restaurant. Owner Wilde Hilde, from the Bavarian village of Garmisch-Partenkirchen, serves up great sausage with sauerkraut, potatoes, salad and flan.
Mexican in Acapulco

El Cabrito

This venerable, beloved and brightly decorated restaurant has some of the city’s finest traditional Mexican food, such as Oaxaca-style black mole made from 32 ingredients. You'd also do quite well with cabrito al pa…
Parrilla in Acapulco

El Gaucho

This glass-box dining room leaves a little to be desired in terms of service and atmosphere – avoid the cringe-worthy faux-Argentine shows on Wednesday and Saturday nights – but it does do an excellent steak. Less c…
Fusion in Acapulco


One of Acapulco’s most exclusive restaurants, the thatched Kookaburra is memorable as much for its stunning views as for its food. Specialties include spaghetti with caviar, or filet mignon with chipotle (a type of …
Taquería in Acapulco

Taquería Los Pioneros

Still the spot for authentic tacos al pastor. The tacos are tiny but their fillings are tasty, plus this is one of the few taquerías in Mexico with a legit vegetarian option, stuffed with peppers, corn, tomato and c…