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Acapulco Joe's Mexican Foods

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(77 Reviews)

365 N Illinois St, Indianapolis, IN 46204

(317) 637-5160

Today: 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Downtown Indianapolis
Latin American Restaurants, Mexican Restaurants, Breakfast, Brunch & Lunch Restaurants, Family Style Restaurants, Restaurants
Other Information

Parking: Self

Bike Parking: Yes

Wheelchair Accessible: Yes

Cuisines: Family Style, Mexican, Breakfast, Brunch & Lunch, Latin American

Alcohol: Full Bar

Wi-Fi: No

Attire: Casual

Good For Groups: Yes

Takes Reservations: Yes

Outdoor Seating: Yes

Price Range : Average


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Edited: 02/09/2017
The salsa here is so different...

The salsa here is so different. Nothing like I've had before but now I want no one else's salsa but Joe's!

Edited: 02/07/2017
We always enjoy the food and t...

We always enjoy the food and the customer service thank you for a delicious Mexican food.




This place is horrible, and has gone downhill. The food taste like everything was pre-made then microwave. My family had gone there last Saturday and I admit that I had not been there for quite sometime, but the change in the quality of the service and the food was so drastic. The food was horrible, my brother order the fajitas and the meat looked and tasted as if it had been warmed up more than once. What I had I couldn't finish eating due to the cheese sauce taste like it had came out of a can that had been sitting on the shelf for quite a while and it taste chalky. I will never go back there and the only reason i gave it one star was because it wouldn't post it without a star.....Buyers Beware and stay away!!!



Very Wrong.

I had gotten on yellow pages and looked up the reviews for this place. I mean, with14 5-star ratings I figured this place would be the bomb! Wow that was so wrong. Our server was slow and pretty inattentive. Our food came out to our table ice cold. What got me was that everything was very bland. The previous reviews say that this is very authentic mexican food... I live in a very small town, and WE even have better Mexican food. I'm not trying to bash it, just thought I'd warn anyone curious to go. Their salsa was sweet which is different for me. It definitely does have its own flavor, but the chips were very hard and the ones that were somewhat chewable were just plain greasy. I wouldn't recommend this to anyone. I would go to Taco Bell for good Mexican food over this one. I gave it two stars, because the busboy did a great job of never letting our drinks get low.



Best salsa and chips around. I...

Best salsa and chips around. I highly recommend. The staff and food are awesome too. I go regularly.

Joe's has the best salsa ever....

Joe's has the best salsa ever. The rest of the menu is bomb too! I highly recommend to anyone who likes Mexican food.



Overall, the food was good and...

Overall, the food was good and the service was too. Nothing really to complain about other than I can't afford to eat here everyday.



THEE. BEST. SALSA. I've never ...

THEE. BEST. SALSA. I've never experienced salsa like Acapulco Joe's before but I was pleasantly surprised. Now, I want salsa EVERYWHERE to taste like Joe's!!

A long time Indpls establishme...

A long time Indpls establishment and no one has no other salsa like it! Also try the queso and friend ice cream.



Love your chips and salsa! Gre...

Love your chips and salsa! Great place to go for yummy food. They also have reasonable prices. I will be back!



We always enjoy the speedy ser...

We always enjoy the speedy service, portions are always big and cant get enough of the chips and salsa! Love it!



Servers are always pleasant an...

Servers are always pleasant and like the great atmosphere. Believe it or not this is a great place for breakfast, I recommend!



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I love the food here! The atmosphere is

I love the food here! The atmosphere is great and so is the service. Never a bad time. See you all soon!



The food here is phenomenal! M...

The food here is phenomenal! My family and I are mexican and the food here is almost as good as my abuela s kitchen. The service is great and so is the atmosphere.



My wife and I love the food he...

My wife and I love the food here. We sit on the patio most of the time and the service is always great. Our server is always attentive and checking to make sure everything is up to par. We'll be back!



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When Joe died he took it with him.

Acapulco Joe's was once the best of Indianapolis, great food, party bar, always happening. When Joe died it went down hill fast and never stopped falling. The food was once a perfect 5 stars and there was USUALLY a line going around the block of people waiting to get in. It is easy to get in anytime now. The food is so weak now that old Joe is probably spinning in his grave. Today I went for the last time, and was charged $12 for a chili con queso that was nasty. Avoid this once great dump. Try Puerto Villarte instead on 56th and Lafayette for good food.



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Don't Bother

It's not a place I'll return to! The waiter was rude, service slow, and it wasn't busy, only two other tables were occupied. The food was soso. I was disappointed as I had heard some good things about this place. Not worth the one star rating I gave It!



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I have heard so many great things about this I stopped in today with the family...
Sat on Patio=Dirty and Disugusting....
Plates for hard queso dip (yuck)= Dirty
Didnt eat queso was like on big hunk of rubber...could not dip chips in it=Still had 2 buy it...about $8.00...eeewww
Very dissapointed...Oh yeah...
Breaded Tenderloin on menu=Pork Fritter...Very bad!!!!!!!



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Mystery solved!

Ratings are either very good or very bad. Makes you wonder... here's the deal.

Acapulco Joe's serves pre-made cafeteria food in a Mexican-themed environment.

If you are looking for authentic Mexican food you won't find it here. It's more like the nachos sold at the local ball stadium with the cheese sauce that is pumped like hand soap from a plastic jug.

Folks that enjoy Taco Bell would probably enjoy Acapulco Joe's. People that enjoy MCL and Golden Corral might also enjoy it.

I suspect that people who tout it as ""best Mexican"" have probably never ventured far from central indiana. They probably also believe that Cinco de Mayo (May 5th) is Mexico's Independence Day.

Our family took dances classes at a studio on the second level. We ate there - once! I don't think any of the five of us will ever return.

I'm not knocking the food - it's just not me. I'd rather stay home and eat Old El Paso - it's the same and cheaper.

If you enjoy eating at a school or work cafeteria then you will probably enjoy it. If you think Jonathan Byrd's is great then you'll probably think Acapulco Joe's is great.

I hope this helps solve the Acapulco mystery and puts it in perspective.

Bon apetit! (I meant to say, ""Buen provecho!"")



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Fabulous Mexican Food

This is the best Mexican restaurant in town--FANTASTIC!!! I wish I could eat there every night.

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