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La Cabaña de Caleta, Acapulco

Playa Caleta Lado Oriente
Tel: 52 744 482 5007's insider take:

Sandy feet and wet swimsuits are de rigueur at the Alvarez family's restaurant on jam-packed Playa Caleta. This is old, old Acapulco, where Mexican families descend en masse for Sunday gatherings. La Cabaña has been a Caleta landmark since the '50s, when composer Augustín Lara and film siren María Félix danced barefoot in the sand. Settle in at a white plastic table and order a pitcher of sangria and the seafood combo platter—piled high with fried and grilled fish, shrimp, lobster, octopus, and whatever else the fishermen happened upon that day. Lockers are available if you want to go for a swim to work up an appetite—you'll need it.—Maribeth Mellin

Open daily 9 am to 9 pm.

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