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Esmirna del Mar

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Carretera Barra Vieja 1, Acapulco 39690, Mexico
744-444-6069
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Dining options: Brunch, Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Breakfast, Delivery, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Fresh food. Great service. Inexpensive,

Our concierge recommended this restaurant, and it was a treat. Lovely view of the ocean, particularly at sunset. The food was very nicely presented, served by nice,patient, helpful people (for us from the States who had lots of questions). A wonderful experience and a great value.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 28, 2015
Andrew C
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Little Rhody, United States
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Little Rhody, United States
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247 reviews
150 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

Our concierge recommended this restaurant, and it was a treat. Lovely view of the ocean, particularly at sunset. The food was very nicely presented, served by nice,patient, helpful people (for us from the States who had lots of questions). A wonderful experience and a great value.

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Cambridge, Massachusetts
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51 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

You can't go wrong by going here. the restaurant is much closer than all the others that serve the typical pescado a la talla while having the same prices and a nice view. There are other tasty appetizers which you shouldn't miss.

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1 Thank Paco R
tennessee
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34 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Roberto Alarcon took us to Esmirna for my husbands birthday dinner. They showed us the catch of the day and let us choose the fish we wanted and told us how it would be prepared. The shrimp were the best I have ever had. The fish were very fresh and tasty. No fishy taste at all. Eating right on the... More 

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Thank mbboring
Linden, Germany
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14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

This place was awesome! We were worried it would be "cheesy " but it so wasn't! Very romantic and amazingly fresh seafood, well prepared! You get your own cabana on the beach, they bring out a platter of fresh seafood for you to choose from...lobster, huge shrimp and a huge red snapper...all fresh caught locally! We chose a mixed seafood... More 

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1 Thank mercedes b
Mexico City, Mexico
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014 via mobile

Incredible place, great view and place in barra vieja beach, amazing food. Very friendly service and great attention!!!

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Thank Fernando T
Bonita Springs, Florida, United States
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26 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

This restaurant was suggested by our driver, Roberto Alarcon (who is AMAZING). He made reservations for us and we were greeted with a lovely table setting right on the beach. The view was beautiful! The seafood was AMAZING and fresh. It was a little pricey, but considering the quality of the food, it was a good value. We were interrupted... More 

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1 Thank Jordan D
Mexico City
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43 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 via mobile

If you want a quiet beach front restaurant with good food this is a great option. You can take the sun bath and eat in a very casual setting with a lot of locals around. Been a regular visitor to Acapulco I can tell you this is one my favorites and it s pet friendly. Only thing is about 35... More 

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Jacksonville, Florida
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24 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

this is the quiet beautiful seaside restaurant that we were introduced to while on a tour. OMG the margaritas were some of the best i had ever tasted and the fish that i had was caught the very morning by the locals im sure. it melted in your mouth. after dinner we walked on the beach waiting for the sunset.... More 

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toronto
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85 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Now I know I don't like red snapper, raw or cooked, I just don't like its texture, so that's just me, but I gotta say, the fish was well cooked/grilled, although they didn't even clean properly so there were scales! Lobsters and prawns were very good. This part of the ocean is just naturally terrible because the waves are too... More 

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Thank yk2
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35 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014 via mobile

Esmirma del Mar is a Barra Vieja sea food restaurant with a really nice view of the Pacific Ocean. The food is pretty good and there's a great cost-benefit ratio. Service is a bit slow but the waiters and manager were really nice. My only minor issue is that we weren't informed that credit cards were not accepted at that... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Carretera Barra Vieja 1, Acapulco 39690, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Pacific Coast  >  Guerrero  >  Acapulco
  • Phone Number: 744-444-6069

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 15 - 20

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Families with children, Large groups

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