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La Tortuga

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Lomas Del Mar 5, Acapulco, Mexico
+52 744 484 6985
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Floral Park, New York
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207 reviews
166 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 348 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW 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... More 

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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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1 Thank Tammi H
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24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 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... More 

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Nakusp
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113 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles 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... More 

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Acapulco
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97 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles 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
Mississauga, Canada
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016 via mobile

I visited this restaurant while I was in Mexico for two weeks and really enjoyed it. I had the combo platter to share and it was delicious. It consisted of arrachera, chili relleno, Taco, burritos, rice, beans and guacamole with a side of the house made pickled vegetables (one of the best I've had in México over the two weeks!).... More 

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mexico city
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58 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 April 2016

comida corrida or order from menu. tasty shrimp meal, especially the empanizada-style: 6 large shrimp, with soup, rice, vegetable. the tortilla soup and the vegetable soup are the best. Beer only 20 pesos; soda 15 pesos. This place has been in business through thick and thin ... for the past 56 years. The owner/manager speaks English well and will tell... More 

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Chicago
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34 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 March 2016

As one can tell if one reviewed my past postings I have been both a fan and a critic of this location. In recent years they have gotten their act together and I find the food and service to be great. I enjoy the appetizers and then find that their Mexican offerings to be excellent. The fish is great and... More 

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Greenwood, Indiana
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111 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 March 2016

We had an appetizer of guacamole and the house spicy vegetables that were amazing! So much so that we replicated them upon our return home and they are so yummy!. For our entrees we had the Pollo enchiladas Gratin that were extremely delicious! and the pork in a red chilie sauce that was equally tasty. It's well worth giving La... More 

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Pinellas Park, Florida
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89 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 February 2016

I probably should just copy and paste my past reviews. One of my favorite stops in Acapulco. Simple, well prepared food. As usual the Tortuga salad, chicken enchiladas in yummy poblano sauce and of course the Mexican pizza and the veggies on the table round out a good inexpensive meal. A small clean restaurant off the Costera up the street... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Mexican
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Lomas Del Mar 5, Acapulco, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Pacific Coast  >  Guerrero  >  Acapulco
  • Phone Number: +52 744 484 6985

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?