“American Cuisine” for the restaurant community of Acapulco, often it means informal food, like sandwiches and hamburgers, with French fries or a pasta salad. Occasionally, fast food from American franchises is also called “American,” but the word “cuisine” would hardly ever be applied. Sometimes ”American Cuisine” is invoked to describe the menu of a fine dining establishment. Then it connotes the sort of fare one might expect in the restaurant of a . More commonly, however, a restaurant of that category will describe its offerings as “International,” particularly if it expects to welcome patrons from Canada and other countries in addition to visitors from the United States.