The quality of hotels in Acapulco often means some of the best food can be found in their affiliated restaurants. Saffron is an excellent example of this. Part of the Banyan Tree Hotel, this is highly recommended even for non-guests, as its Indian and Thai cuisine is to die for. Make sure to stop by for sunset and enjoy the spectacular view, alongside the divine curry dishes bursting with flavor or the outstanding pad Thai. It is the perfect spot for a romantic dinner for two, but watch out for the smart-casual dress code.
BellaVista has excellent service as well as an awesome outlook over Acapulco bay. This place is conveniently located on the heavily restaurant-and-bar-populated Carretera Escenica, within Las Brisas Hotel. It provides a dining experience that is unmissable. Every plate comes beautifully prepared and presented with a menu of options to suit anyone. Wine lovers will also enjoy dining here as the wine list is extensive and fairly reasonably priced. The live piano music is the cherry on the cake, complementing the high-quality food and full-bodied wines.
Carretera Escenica 5255, Acapulco de Juárez, Mexico, +52 744 469 6929
An Acapulco institution, Su Casa has a lovely familiar and romantic vibe and brilliant outdoor dining options showcasing views over the city’s skyline. The terrace has a small swimming pool – mainly for decorative purposes, we feel, rather than as a mid-meal dip option. Additionally, it is adorned with flowers and fairy-lights, meaning it feels cozy and intimate particularly during the sunset. Food-wise, check out the exquisitely prepared, tender steak options or the mahi mahi. Photo opportunities are plentiful in front of the crisp white arches that frame the view.
Avenida Anahuac 110, Acapulco de Juárez, Mexico, +52 744 484 4350
Siboney Piano Bar is a classy piano and karaoke bar with a more sophisticated, older vibe than many of the night spots in Acapulco. This makes it perfect for those who want to chill out and really appreciate the music and surroundings, or couples seeking a date night spot. The romantic and refined ambiance is highly recommendable, not to mention the beautiful views over Acapulco Bay.