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Mid Century Acapulco


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Mid Century Acapulco

OliverB | May 9, 2014 11:59 AM

Is there anything left of the "Old Acapulco" dining scene from the 1950's?

We'll be spending 5 nights at the Boca Chica and 5 nights at Las Brisas over Christmas and I'd love to get a list of "Old Acapulco" drinking and dining establishments; fine dining and continental restaurants, steakhouses, old dark Mexican comidas corridas, roadside taquerias, cantinas and cocinas, cocktail bars and lounges, any old tiki remnants from the Hollywood vacationland era, etc. So far, apart from the hotel restaurants where we'll be staying, I know only of El Cabrito, La Casa de Tere, La Tortuga, Mariscos Pipo's, Cantina El Refugio, Tamales Licha, El Zorrito, and El Fogón (not sure how old this place is). I've read about El Amigo Miguel also, but it looks like a family tourist trap. Can't get much info on Los Metates. There are also some Italian red sauce pizza joints, including Napoli and Mi Piaci that I'm curious about. These are all proletarian lunch spots and I'd also love to find out about more diverse options, including upscale dining and cocktails!

PS - I'd also greatly appreciate feedback on whether the above lunch spots are situated in areas that are safe for gringos and tourists to visit, and whether you are familiar with any and can provide feedback.

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