Once a glamorous getaway for the international jet set seeking fun things to do and craving the foods only served in Acapulco restaurants—from Elvis Presley to Elizabeth Taylor and the Kennedys—today, the beach resort of Acapulco is better known for having one of Mexico’s highest crime rates. However, pristine beaches, scenic hill views and nostalgia-infused Acapulqueña architecture continue to make this seaside town a dreamy destination for national and international visitors alike. Tourist numbers are said to be on the up as well.
Wondering where to satisfy your hunger pangs while in town? From beach shacks serving some of the country’s best seafood to hillside, fusion restaurants where East meets West, here are the best eateries in town.