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Mediterranean Cuisine

“Mediterranean Cuisine” (“gastronomía mediterránea”) is designed to describe the cooking of the peoples living around the Mediterranean Sea. Ingredients associated with the term are lamb and goat, fish and shell fish, olive oil (especially in Spanish, Greek, Italian and Turkish recipes), and garlic. Meats and fish are usually grilled. Hummus, falafel and pitas are often provided in the Middle Eastern and North African versions of the cuisine. In Acapulco, several restaurants serve dishes in the "Mediterranean" style, particularly fish and shellfish, though few use the term “Mediterranean.” Acapulco restaurateurs are more likely to call their menus “continental” or “international.” It’s best to look more closely at the menu to select the cuisine item by item.