Acapulco Cuisine


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Cuisine and Nightlife

Many of Mexico's finest chefs work in Acapulco; they are drawn by the lucrative tourist market and a desire for their cooking to gain international recognition. For people who relish fine food, Acapulco won't dis- appoint. The local cuisine is excellent, especially the seafood. Here's a list of tasty dishes to try:

CevicheCeviche:  Fish or shellfish marinated in lime and tossed with onions, tomatoes, cilantro, and spiced with green chiles.

Pozole:  A soup made with hominy, beef broth, pork and chicken.

Enchilades:  Rolled corn tortillas filled with chicken, beef, or seafood.

Enchiladas Suizas:  Enchiladas covered with a special green salsa and sour cream.

Sopes or Chalupas:  Flat cakes made with tortilla dough, refried beans, cabbage, and cream.

Tamales:  Steamed cornmeal wrapped in corn husks and filled with beef.

Sincronizadas: a Mexican version of a grilled sandwich, made with ham and cheese.

Torta:  A sandwich prepared with refried beans, guacamole, ham lettuce, and cheese.

Taco:  A heated tortilla stuffed with chicken or pork, accompanied by guacamole.

Mole Poblano: a complex sauce made with 30 ingredientes, including unsweetened chocolate, typically spread over chicken.

The nightlife in Acapulco is legendary. Happy hour begins well before sunset, perhaps on a sunset cruise as you watch night settle over the harbor. Many hotels offer theme parties where you can dance, eat, play games, and listen to live music. There are tons of discos in the city, most of which are open every day of the year. Nothing is spared on their design. Another popular night activity takes place at La Quebrada, where you can dine and drink as you watch the famous cliff divers. There are four shows every evening, but you should arrive early to get a good seat.

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