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El Amigo Miguel

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Benito Juarez 16, Acapulco, Mexico
+52 744 486 2868
09:00 - 21:00
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mexico city
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63 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 April 2016

This used to be a great place for seafood, at a very good price. The one location eventually became two, then three, as word spread about the excellent fare. Then the owner passed ... and "passed" his legacy on to his three kids for them to slowly run it into the ground. Two brothers each have their own restaurant, and... More 

Thank Rick S
Houston, Texas
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30 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 January 2016 via mobile

This place was recommended by our week long Taxi driver and it was a hit!!! They served up some GREAT seafood plates that the whole family will enjoy!! Definitely a must try in Acapulco!!

Thank Alex V
Valencian Country, Spain
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159 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 November 2015

In a city like Acapulco where you are supposed to pay twice the normal price as a tourist it is a good thing to find a restaurant with good food at affordable prices. It seems, however, that EL AMIGO MIGUEL (at Benito Juárez) has lost its former fame and splendor. Hardly any guests, the environment quite shabby and the toilets... More 

Thank oldgerman66
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40 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 February 2015

Had found the place while wandering around looking for another place and decided to try it a couple of days later. For we who always try to get by on the cheap, this was certainly a good choice. Waitestaff was very helpful, fish was excellent. Perhaps a little short on ambience but so what!

Thank KDP_Texas
Cancun, Mexico
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28 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 September 2014

In no other place you will find great Seafood in Cocktails and Grilled at a reasonable prices with a excellent service in a lovely charming atmosphere specially at the upper level.

Thank MexicoVenueFinders
Mexico City, Mexico
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 February 2014

If you are looking up for seafood "El Amigo Miguel" isn't the best option. The service was poor, all the seafood wasn't fresh. it is true the prices are very low but if you prefer to save 200$ pesos per person you will not have water in the restrooms. That was our experience and we finish dinning in McDonalds :(

Thank Rodrigo_Orozco
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65 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 May 2013 via mobile

We went here because we read it was a good seafood restaurant in old Acapulco. They had seafood and are in old Acapulco. Having said that, let me say that as someone who enjoys food, even bad food can leave you with a funny story, but el Miguel's left me feeling a little sick. The service was great. The drinks... More 

1 Thank deathhat
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101 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 February 2013

The original retaurant is in downtown Acapulco. We went to a new facility on the beach. The address is "Costera Miguel Aleman", the main strip, infront of the Hotel El Cid. Now for the restaurant: food is great!, fresh, good portions and adequate price. What else would you want? Besides service is excellent, cheerful faces and good advice. Live music... More 

2 Thank Alexander D
Virginia Beach, Virginia
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102 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 November 2012

Highly recommended as an excellent seafood restaurant. Suggestion for menu selection were a filet of fish wrapped around and stuffed with shrimp and octopus or a rice and seafood dish with fresh shrimp, squid, octopus and fish. I ordered the stuffed fish and the wife ordered the rice dish. Both were delivered to the table within in a minute from... More 

1 Thank JACK10171
Houston, Texas, United States
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 January 2012

Going to Acapulco and not eating at El Amigo Miguel is like not being there. Food is fresh and tasty, prices very affordable and service is very good. Live music and view of the beach.

1 Thank Araceli S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 3 - US$ 10
Mexican, Seafood
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Benito Juarez 16, Acapulco, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Pacific Coast  >  Guerrero  >  Acapulco
  • Phone Number: +52 744 486 2868

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