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Acapulco Joe's Mexican Foods

) #1,472 of 1,892 Restaurants in Indianapolis $$ - $$$ Mexican
365 N Illinois St, Indianapolis, IN 46204-1732
+1 317-637-5160
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  • Excellent19%
  • Very good16%
  • Average16%
  • Poor23%
  • Terrible26%
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07:00 - 22:00All hours
$$ - $$$
365 N Illinois St, Indianapolis, IN 46204-1732
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My daughter and I ate here and the food was just so heavy and nothing we couldn't have easily found elsewhere. We were hoping for a more authentic experience. The service was absolutely excellent though!

Thank Carie W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was my first visit to Acapulco Joe's. Our server was very slow and we sat, with drinks and chips, for about 15 minutes before she took our order. Our food came out quickly but I wasn't overly impressed. My taco was good but nothing...More

Thank kharden82
Reviewed 13 July 2017 via mobile

Have not been here in several years and since Joe passed away. Downtown do an event so we walked over there for dinner and cannot say we were impressed. Had tacos and would rate below average and loads with cheese. Friends had the Mexican Pizza...More

Thank Charley C
Reviewed 3 May 2017 via mobile

Back in the late 1970's, this establishment was the only game downtown for Mexican food. For most of us, it was the first Mexican cuisine we ever sampled - we didn't have anything else to compare it to. Joe was kind of a local hero...More

Thank Julie Y
Reviewed 20 March 2017

This was some of the worst Mexican food I've ever had. The servers were very nice and the food came relatively quickly, but the food was just awful. It stayed with us for days - and not in a good way.

Thank Greg S
Reviewed 30 January 2017

Saturday, I visited Acapulco Joe's for the first time in several years. I was meeting a friend there and we were celebrating her birthday. We both use to visit this restaurant frequently years ago. I was not disappointed with the food. I had the combination...More

Thank Martha A
Reviewed 11 December 2016

A very PRETEND Mexican food restaurant don't quite make it. GOOD service .Typical pretend Mexican food joint so American its a real turn off. GOOD cooled beer good service, price is questionable . Pick a better place.

Thank Wally L
Reviewed 5 December 2016

We had a very large group on a Saturday night while downtown was hopping during the Big Ten. The service was outstanding even with our numbers and the drinks were over the top great but neither of those could cover for the dog food they...More

Thank Lisa B
Reviewed 28 November 2016 via mobile

Acapulco Joe's has reasonable food with flavor and large portions. We visited late afternoon at a friends recommendation. Cheese, sauce, flavor, this was an unexpectedly good meal. Drinks were good; but a little expensive. We'll be back for the tacos.

Thank Tim G
Reviewed 23 November 2016 via mobile

Just a quick lunch, drinks are mixed with city water, we order different menus, chicken was ok. Beef steak was not that juicy, but acceptable. This is a city restaurant and may need some improvement or updating.

Thank William A
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
08:00 - 20:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 365 N Illinois St, Indianapolis, IN 46204-1732
  • Location: United States  >  Indiana (IN)  >  Indianapolis>  > Downtown Indianapolis
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown Indianapolis
  • Phone Number: +1 317-637-5160
Spicier than a Habanero pepper is our passion for great Mexican food. Despite having a deep love for the cuisine, simply cooking and eating it wasn't enough for us, and after becoming master chefs, all we wanted to do was share our food. Acapulco Joe's was established out of a desire to share. Since opening more than 50 years ago, we striven to bring the best of Mexican cuisine to all those who have been willing to try it. That's why we're Indianapolis' first Mexican Restaurant, we wanted to expose the north to the cuisine of the South. Within Mexican cuisine, we specialize in cuisine from the Western Coast. We're different from the average Mexican Restaurant, with everything from the way we prepare our food to the spices we source for authenticity. We invite you to come take that first bite and forget where in the world you are for a meal, let us take you on a culinary journey through Mexico.
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