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“Expensive and Disgusting Food - Do not EAT there”
Review of La Perla

La Perla
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Cliff Diver Show and Dinner in Acapulco
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Acapulco Cliff Divers at Night
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Owner description: Nightclub located adjacent to the hotel at the La Quebrada cliffs.
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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Reviewed April 7, 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."

1  Thank Jimmy22901
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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!

3  Thank QOE
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Reviewed May 27, 2008

Seriously, do NOT under any circumstances book this "attraction". The sales people at your resort will try to sell it to you. It sounds great... a ride to and from the cliff divers, 2 drinks, appetizers, entree and dessert and TWO shows of the cliff divers... all for a low, low $70 a piece... You'll think it through and tell yourself, "ah, it's not that bad a price and everyone talks about the cliff divers". Ok, the ride there and back is the best and only good part of this whole trip. The food IS ABSOLUTELY AWFUL... I mean, TERRIBLE, trust me... the restaurant is old, not so clean and way outdated. The food is disgusting. Our soup tasted like metal, the entree I had personally could have been thrown as a weapon (chicken) and the live band is so loud and off-key you can hardly hear yourself think. You can't hear the cliff diver announcer at all, you're super far away from the cliff divers and the atmosphere is extremely disappointing. LOW RENT! And you don't need to see TWO shows of the cliff divers. It's not that exciting, slow and not well orchestrated at all. And then, after the TWO shows (one was PLENTY, ugh) the cliff divers are waiting outside to beg you for tips. DO NOT GET SUCKERED into this giant waste of time and money. We were so disappointed we'd fallen for the gimmick. They really need to do something about the offer. I could go on and on about how absolutely AWFUL the food, drinks, atmosphere was. TAKE OUR WORD FOR IT!

6  Thank austindallas
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