I have visited the outdoor buffet at the Crowne Plaza about three times in the past two years. The salads and bread are wonderful. However, the main courses are disappointing. I tried the barbecue buffet on my first night in Acapulco this year. The beef was overcooked and tasted like shoe leather. The chicken (who knows what part of the bird it was from?) was burned and had very little meat. To make matters worse, the smoke from the grill was overpowering. I visited on another night a week later for the Italian buffet. The pasta dishes were dreadful. The cream sauce on the fettucine alfredo was like cloudy white water, with almost no cheese or taste. The desserts may look divine, but they are absolutely dreadful. The baked goods (from cheesecake to cupcakes) are dry and tasteless. They even had some type of pink pudding that looked and tasted like Pepto Bismol. In addition, they always have a terrible lounge lizard who can't sing and is far too loud for dinner. I pity the people who are stuck at the Crowne Plaza for the all-inclusive deal. There are so many great restaurants in Acapulco, so it is best to avoid the Crowne Plaza's buffets, even though they are inexpensive. They have a more formal Italian restaurant, I'Pagglicaci, and it is a bit more expensive but certainly better than the buffet. The chicken breast is not bad.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Gran Plaza Hotel Acapulco is an impressive Hotel with a unique pyramidal architecture, facing the Ocean in the Heart of Acapulco Golden Zone, at 35 minutes from International Airport and 5 minutes from downtown Welcome to the most famous beach of the world ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Crowne Plaza Acapulco Hotel Acapulco
- Acapulco Crowne Plaza
- Crown Plaza Acapulco