NileGuide Expert Says:
Stunning view from the outdoor poolside dining area
Blvd. Cabo Marques, Lote 1. Col. Punta Diamante
39907 Acapulco, Mexico
tel: +52 (744) 434-0100
fax: +52 (744) 434-0101
Daily, 7:00 am to 11:00pm
Perched high atop Punta Diamante is El Nao, the exquisite main restaurant at Acapulco's Banyan Tree Cabo Marqués Hotel on Mexico's Pacific Coast. The dining room's contemporary Asian-Mexican décor reflects the source of the restaurant's name: El Nao was the ship that sailed annually between Acapulco and Manila. The outdoor dining area is even more spectacular, with expansive open-ocean views from comfortable seating at umbrella-shaded tables. Sample the beef carpaccio with aged parmigiano reggiano, mushrooms and arugula, the black sesame seed encrusted Pacific tuna, and the seasonally available wild mushrooms with huitlacoche, a corn fungus and Mexican delicacy since ancient times. The courteous, multilingual staff pampers each diner with unobtrusive but attentive service. Executive Chef Alfonso de la Dehesa oversees the hotel's other restaurants, too: Las Rocas Grill and Bar, Las Vistas Bar and Lounge, and in-villa dining. The hotel suggests a "resort casual elegance" dress code.
Tel (Toll-Free, Mexico): 01 800 226 92 62
Tel (Toll-Free, US/Canada): 1 (800) 591 0439
Payment: Visa, Amex, MasterCard, Cash.
Services: indoor and outdoor seating, restaurant, bar, swimming pool
Additional Information: Capacity, 102. Reservations suggested if you are not a hotel guest. Breakfast: Daily, 7:00 am - 12:00 pm. Lunch: Daily, 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm. Dinner: Daily, 6:00pm - 11:00pm.