Calle Cristóbal Colón, Col. Magallanes ((one block off the Costera, behind the American University of Acapulco)
tel: +542 (744) 421-4959
You may be the only gringo present when you eat at Buzo's, which is one of Acapulco's most beloved seafood restaurants. A colorful underwater mural surrounds happy diners – mostly Mexican families – all of them chowing down on really fresh fish and mariscos – shellfish, in English. Seating is pretty simple – plastic tables and chairs only – but it's all set under a soaring palapa, the traditional thatched roof found in Mexican beach towns.
Shrimp, octopus, and fish filets dominate the menu and are prepared at least six different ways. Try a flavorful ceviche to start and follow it up with shrimp Diablo, which is drenched in a spicy tomato-chile sauce. Most entrees come with yellow rice and a small salad of lettuce, tomato, and onion. Buzo's is a fun place to dine, with a live band playing Mexican songs – you never know who might get up and sing along.