No one is ever going to describe a Carlos’n Charlie’s as sophisticated. This popular chain follows the action—if there’s a cruise ship nearby or a bunch of spring-breakers on the horizon you’ll probably find a Carlos’n Charlie’s. For years Acapulco’s C&C plied its trade at a shabby location on the La Costera in the Golden Zone. It’s now up in the Playa Diamante area and is much sleeker than its former incarnation. But it’s still a Carlos’n Charlie’s, so you’ll find a lot of humorous signs, tacky decor and waiters in sombreros and bandoliers filled with shot glasses. This is a place you can take the kids, make a lot of noise, drink too much tequila and hang in a cartoon of Mexican culture. The margaritas will be too sweet and the food too greasy, but for some people, Carlos’n Charlie’s may turn out to be their favorite memory of Acapulco. File this one under “it is what it is” and enjoy.
- Type: Cocktail Bars