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Baikal, Acapulco

22 Av. Escénica
Tel: 52 744 446 6845's insider take:

Though it's been around a few years, the cliff-top Baikal has a continually hip vibe as well as a consistently excellent menu. Just getting to the dining room—it requires a trip down a special spiral staircase set into the hillside—makes you feel like a VIP. Once you arrive, the heavy bossa nova beats and dreamy underwater videos projected on wall screens evoke a chichi Manhattan nightclub. Diners tend to linger a long time here, sharing abalone with chipotle vinaigrette and crab legs with angel hair salad for starters, then gradually moving on to lobster tail with goat cheese and mushrooms, glazed duck leg, and the house specialty, steamed red snapper with lobster butter. Beautiful types make the indoor views almost as good as the outdoor ones.—Maribeth Mellin

Open Tuesdays through Sundays 10 pm to midnight.

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