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“The most welcoming restaurant”
Review of La Tortuga

La Tortuga
Ranked #42 of 415 Restaurants in Acapulco
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Good for: Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Dining options: After-hours, Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch
Reviewed 20 February 2017 via mobile

We've been going for many years and look forward to many more. No sooner did we turn up the side street they are on did Ruffino hop out of his chair to wave at us.

On this Friday evening Gustavo is always there as well. We do like to plan when they will both be working as we enjoy their conversation so much.

The spicey vegetables they provide and the Mexican pizza. Which is chorizo and cheese on tortillas is delicious as usual. We order drinks and this appetizer we did not even order came when we received our drinks. We are definitely too predictable here and we order our usual go too meals.

My wife loves the Tortuga salad and I the combination. Arracharra, chili relenos, tacos, guacamole, frijoles, and a tostado filled with pork beans and cheese. Always good why mess around.

Ice cream for dessert was very good with Kailua not the signature coconut but a very good mix vanilla and another but not certain what flavor as it looked but didn't taste like strawberry.

Another good meal.

1  Thank truck2chief
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Reviewed 23 January 2017

The owner, Rufino or Rufo, was such an incredible host. He made our family of 6 feel welcome and comfortable. He made excellent suggestions for our meal and each one of us loved our meal. Portions are large. I would most definitely go back here.

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Reviewed 18 December 2016

after reading several positive reviews we both agreed we need to try this place out. Staying in a hotel along the Acapulco bay it was about a 10-15 minute walk which allowed us to see the local markets and parts of the city.
The restaurant was relatively small and quaint. The owner greeted us and welcomed us in. Of course dinner starts with a few classic margaritas and home made guacamole. After perusing the expansive menu I decided on the seafood pablano enchiladas. Chocked full of a mixture of seafood and loaded with gooey cheese...
My partner had the pork chops with a spicy chili sauce. Both dishes were phenomenal! we we asked for the check a complimentary Kahlua and cream arrived at the table. What a great cocktail to end a wonderful meal!

2  Thank JimB1951
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Reviewed 10 October 2016

We came here to try authentic Mexican cuisine. The pickled vegetables are excellent as some have pointed out. The corn chips and salsa were also decent. The Horchuga was very tasty. I had a combo plate with Chile Relleno, chicken enchilada, chicken tostada and steak strips. My wife had the tacos with steak. All in all it was ok. Some of it was great and some of it just so-so. The refried beans were nothing special but the enchilada was excellent and the relleno also good. The tostada and the beef were bland and nothing special. My wife said the tacos needed seasoning. All in all it was average. The cerveza was good! Staff was very friendly and excellent service.

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Thank mobiusag
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Reviewed 31 July 2016

Have eaten here many times. We used to really like it. Just a small Mexican place. Nice friendly people. The last two times we were disappointed. May not go back.

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Thank DPNA
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