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Esmirna del Mar (Barra Vieja)

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Carretera Barra Vieja 1, Acapulco 39690, Mexico
744-444-6069
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Good for:
Romance
Large groups

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Visitor rating
  • 87
    Excellent
  • 22
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
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
Most recent review
Absolutely amazing!

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

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 28, 2014
Fernando T
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Mexico City, Mexico
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Large groups
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
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118 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Mexico City, Mexico
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

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

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Bonita Springs, Florida, United States
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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Mexico City
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27 reviews 27 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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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76 reviews 76 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 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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18 reviews 18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

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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Spokane, Washington
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5 reviews 5 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2014

Sebastian Hernandez, acapulcoforall.com, took us out to this quaint restaurant for a truly wonderful dinner. The food was very good and large portions. We watched the sunset and listened the ocean throughout the meal. We complimented the chef many times that night!!!

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Naperville, Illinois
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

We ate a wonderful meal of fresh fish and shrimp at this restaurant by the ocean. The food was fantastic as was the atmoshere and the service. We highly recommend this restaurant. Dr. and Mrs. viswanath

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Greenville, South Carolina, United States
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34 reviews 34 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014 via mobile

If you are in Acapulco you must visit here for a sunset meal. I would suggest visiting during the week as the weekends can be very busy with many locals enjoying the view and food as well. We visited on a week night and there were only three tables that were there. Guaranteed palapa with a great sunset view. The... More 

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DALTON
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2014

One of the best meals we ate in the Acapulco area. Be aware, this is a shabby beach bungalow-type place with palapas in the sand, not a dress-up place, so bring the whole family, wear your bathing suit under a beach dress, and bring your bug spray. After eating there the first time, we would go again earlier in the... 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: Romance, Large groups

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