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“La Quebrada best viewed from El Mirador restaurant, "La Perla"” 4 of 5 stars
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La Perla
Plazoleta La Quebrada No. 74 | Area de La Quebrada Col. Centro, Acapulco 39300, Mexico
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Ranked #8 of 16 nightlife in Acapulco
Type: Bar/ Clubs
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Owner description: Nightclub located adjacent to the hotel at the La Quebrada cliffs.
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“La Quebrada best viewed from El Mirador restaurant, "La Perla"”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2013

I've seen this show from both La Quebrada balcony for 45 pesos / 3 USD and now the restaurant La Perla for 180 pesos (which includes 2 drinks) that's located directly in front of the diving/cliff area, and i have to say the restaurant views are the best.

The balcony views that La Quebrada offers aren't too good unless you're early, and found a spot at the bottom of the balcony in front of the divers. Otherwise, watching it behind people, fighting your way for a view, or from the staircase is the worst. You can't really see anything.

The restaurant views from La Perla are awesome. If i had a high res camera, would of captured great shots, but my hand held/phone camera isn't that good at night. The views from teh restaurant you can at least see the waves below, the guys climb both walls, and watch the full dive as opposed to watching front view dives (which is tough). The restaurant service was pretty bad, but again i was there for the views, not the food (that i heard was pretty bad).

Also, sitting at a table, with a drink and music is much better than standing at a balcony ~ in my opinion!

Visited January 2013
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Boston, MA
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“Expensive and Disgusting Food - Do not EAT there”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2010

I took some friends and we were a little late for the divers so we decided to wait at the restaurant and have some food. OMG huge mistake!!! I order a fish sillet that cost almost $35USD and was horrible. I think the fillet was in the freezer for months before the served it and the service was super bad. The unprofessional waiter did not have a clue about wine and he did not even know the menu well. My friend had the steak and was rubbery and tasted really bad. Even the stupid enchiladas (which is a typical dish) were bad. I think that Taco Bell could beat them up...yes at that level. Also, there is a minimum you MUST spend if you decide to order drinks only. Stick with beer or wine because the cocktails are ridiculous as well. Also, don;t forget to bring headphones to listen to your IPOD because the LIVE music is horrendus and completely out of synch!! The spectacle also needs a lot of help so it can be more organized. It is badly orchestrated and takes so long for nothing!!

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charlottesville, va
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“Laughable service and food”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2010

We enjoyed the cliff divers and the dinner show.
But the restaurant is a parody of a real restaurant. The servers acted strangely, were distracted, clumsy and odd. The coup de grace was when a server slipped and sprayed a full tray of silverware across the restaurant. And somehow we knew it was coming-everything felt off the minute we walked in.
Our one order of fajitas was served in three different installments. They forgot to bring the beans...then they forgot to bring the rice...then they forgot to bring the guacamole. We kept staring at each other in disbelief. I cant remember ever having an experience like this in a restauant.
We wished we had read the other reviews here before we went. As the sign above the gate to Dante's hell reads, "Abandon all hope, ye who enter here."

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“Warning : Dont eat there !”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2010

I read before that it`s not recommended to eat there, but we were a little hungry and so we ordered something because the place looked quite good and we thought it can`t be so worse : BIG MISTAKE .... it looked even disgusting, really horrible, we haven`t even touched it ! But the terrace is nice and the few from there is great, if you just enjoy the view and have a drink (the white wine and the drinks are good) you will have a good time there.

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“Great View but DON'T Eat There!”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2009

We enjoyed watching the cliff divers from La Perla and since one of our party is in a wheelchair it was the only option. The free public viewing area with the huge number of steps was out of the question.

The show was great and the drinks were fine. We should have stopped there but it was dinner time and we were enjoying the place so we decided to eat. I ordered the Surf and Turf at $50 USD and found it completely inedible. Several others in our party thought their meals were unpleasant as well. When we asked for a discount because we had not eaten the food and showed the manager that the lobster was definitely not good, he did, after much arguing, give us a discount.

If you have physical restrictions or just want to be comfortable, watch the divers from La Perla but definitely dodge the food!

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