Skip to Content


What I enjoy most about my task as Restaurant Critic is tearing places to pieces, being brutal, even insulting… But when it comes to La Jaiba Locca I just cannot. THE best seafood in Acapulco. I do not say this lightly because I want to get a table when I go there and it is already getting a bit too popular. It's a lunch place, as most fish places seem to be, but you can still get served till about 8:00. Nobody makes sauces like the ones you can find here. The poblano sauce is wonderful. Try the filete a la diabla… you might find it a bit spicy but my mouth is watering at the very thought.

I love perceves (goose necked barnacles) and almejas (clams) and these can usually be found there too. Try them … the barnacles don't look appetizing but they are delicious. To tell the truth, there isn't much on the menu that can't be found elsewhere; but the quality and flavour are simply second to none. So don't go to La Jaiba Locca …

I always wanted to learn how to make ceviche, not that it's difficult but I begin with a tremendous handicap in the kitchen.