A February 2004 trip
to Acapulco by t2day
Quote: A relaxing week in the new Grand Mayan Resort in Acapulco (when you don't count the ongoing jackhammering).
Member Rating 3 out of 5 on February 28, 2004
Grand Mayan Resort
Av. de las Palmas No. 1121, Fracc. Playa Diamante
52 (744) 469-6000
Restaurant | "Tumtah Mariscos"
We both had beer and paella. There was a mention that it was paella night. However, the waiter didn't seem to know that. I asked for the paella without the meat, only seafood. They were happy to oblige; however, it was very dry. The waiters never return to your table to see how your meal is. The tortilla chips with the salsa and verde sauce was great. Don't mistake the verde sauce for guacamole. Verde sauce is hot.
Member Rating 2 out of 5 on February 28, 2004
Mayan Palace Acapulco Resort Restaurant
Av. de las Palmas No. 1121
Acapulco, Mexico 39900
(52) 744 469 6000
Restaurant | "Bakal"
Bakal Restaurant and Café at Mayan Palace Acapulco
On the Punta Diamante
Restaurant | "Restaurant la Granja"
I had forgotten my translation book and was relying on my small amount of Spanish. I ordered a dish that I thought was going to be shrimp (chipirones en su tinta). Well, it turned out to be baby squid served in their own ink. I am not a picky eater and I actually like squid; however, I would never order that again. It was edible and different, but not a repeat. My partner got a chicken and beef dish. They were cooked and served in separate leaves. He said his was delicious. It was worth the walk and very inexpensive.
On the walk back to the resort, we saw a mass exodus of workers, many on bikes or walking. There were five guys throwing a stick up into a tree trying to get mangos.
I heard that the pizza joint next to the La Granja was excellent too, but we didn’t get a chance to try there.
Member Rating 4 out of 5 on February 28, 2004
Boulevard de las Naciones, No. 1221
Acapulco, Mexico 39897
+52 74 466 0259
Restaurant | "The Restaurante de Brasis"
At first, we were given menus in Spanish, but after the waiter realized we spoke only a little Spanish, he brought us the menus in English. I knew when we had the Spanish menus exactly what I would get. I have been craving chile rellenos for years. To my delight, they had it. We were served chips, salsa, verde sauce, pickled veggies, bread, and crackers before we even ordered. I was not disappointed. My dish was worth the wait for all these years. My partner got shish kabobs that he said were perfect. We also ordered the guacamole -- we could barely finish it. Tons of great food and three beers cost only $16.
Member Rating 5 out of 5 on February 29, 2004
Attraction | "Mexican Fiesta"
The food was real Mexican and quite good. The entertainment consisted of different Mexican styles of dance. It was a good time.
Av. Costera de las Palmas #1121
Acapulco, Mexico 39900,
We took a tour via a taxi and saw some beautiful sights. The cliff divers were amazing; the huge flea market of 400 vendors was overwhelming; and the local restaurants great.
This photo is a view of downtown Acapulco from the highest point.