Acapulco Joe's

Acapulco Joe's

Mexican Restaurant$$$$
Downtown Indianapolis, Indianapolis
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  • Rachel R.
    "Biscuits and gravy are awesome!"(3 Tips)
    Pamela J.
    "The seafood chimichanga is my all time favorite."(4 Tips)
    Sam L.
    "Find a real Mexican place!"(2 Tips)
    Amber D.
    "My special request...crispy tacos served Joe's way....very good!"(4 Tips)
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  • Tepic P.
    Tepic ParksJuly 18, 2013
    Best Mexican food ever! Been coming here my whole life and love it. Four generations in my family and we all love it. Burritos, chimichangas, tacos, and the chili con queso are some of our favorites.
  • Joey F.
    Joey FergusonJuly 10, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Acapulco Joe's is the best Mexican restaurant in Indy! They have the best chips and salsa hands down. These people are nuts if they believe the salsa is nasty.
  • Zachary W.
    Zachary WebsterJuly 18, 2011
    If you don't dig the salsa, then just wait around bc the rest of the food is great. it is nice to have an unique place like this downtown
  • Robert G.
    Robert GoadJuly 24, 2011
    So the salsa is "unique", the door pretty average, but their top shelf margarita will put you on the floor. Worth a trip for drinks alone. Plus it's an Indy institution (for whatever reason).
  • Pamela J.
    Pamela JuneMay 17, 2016
    The seafood chimichanga is my all time favorite. Delicious. The margaritas are on point.
  • Bob C.
    Bob CrossAugust 15, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    Got to disagree with Mike R on the salsa. It is unique and more flavorful than the typical salsas served by every other Mexican restaurant. I go through withdrawal if I don't get it often enough.
  • jason H.
    jason HornerMarch 11, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    It is a tough choice between the Mexican omelet and the spicy biscuits and gravy. Both are awesome.
  • Jana H.
    Jana HarrellDecember 18, 2011
    Seafood chimi rocks!! Great wait staff, always friendly. Fav place to celebrate anything at all.
  • Rachel R.
    Rachel ReinhartApril 22, 2012
    Biscuits and gravy are awesome! Spiciness depends on who's cooking, but always delicious!
  • Major D.
    Major DamoneFebruary 7, 2014
    They add red pepper to the biscuits and gravy to give it a kick and it is glorious!
  • Sarah C.
    Sarah ChumbleyJune 23, 2012
    Been coming here forever. You're crazy if you don't like it! My favorite Mexican food of all time.
  • Stacie B.
    Stacie BarronJuly 5, 2013
    Great food and great service. Bathroom a little questionable though.
  • Michael S.
    Michael SmytheJuly 31, 2013
    New Owner focused on returning Joe's to it former glory! Watching the changes, all for the good!
  • Amber D.
    Amber DelweyJune 10, 2014
    My special request...crispy tacos served Joe's way....very good!
  • Andrew F.
    Andrew FurmanMay 10, 2016
    Decent Mexican food at affordable prices. Not the best in town, but it's solid.
  • Jackie P.
    Jackie PaquetteApril 29, 2011
    Food is mediocre as mexican goes...the best part is their fried ice cream. Definitely worth coming for.
  • Lisa H.
    Lisa HudsonSeptember 16, 2012
    Here's a tip, save your money and go hungry.It's horrible! Salsa is an a ketchup bottle thats been touched by 1000 people, chips are not even chips they're taco shells broken in half by God knows who.
  • Amanda N.
    Amanda NighJanuary 27, 2013
    Worst Mexican food ever. The queso was disgusting-some powdered bowl of yuck. Ordered the 3 amigos-which was not good either. Go eat at a real Mexican place- like Panchos II at 96th and Allisonville
  • Randy M.
    Randy McGathFebruary 25, 2012
    Love the nachos! Staff is great too!
  • Paul K.
    Paul KenfieldJanuary 6, 2012
    Not 100% sure the busboy knows about the health code, but I'd skip the chips anyway.
  • Aaron C.
    Aaron ChanceyFebruary 1, 2013
    So we came here for devour downtown. Heard good things. I wanted something new. This place sucked. For mexican, they use too much sloppy joe mix. Or. Or they don't know salsa. Dumb. Read the caps.
  • Michael E.
    Michael EllisJanuary 26, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    I will never come back .so freaking nasty .wiped a booth with a babywipe and it came up black ..I wiped it cuz it was sticky .Ate the breakfast burrito . Didn't taste good at all and made me sick
  • Evan M.
    Evan McMahonOctober 9, 2010
    Try the Huevos A La Mexicana, very filling breakfast!
  • Jessica B.
    Jessica BarlowFebruary 16, 2014
    Ignored the negative reviews but unfortunately, I do not recommend this place either. The salsa and guacamole were gross. The service was poor. Overall, it was not at all worth trying.
  • Tyler L.
    Tyler LasiterSeptember 8, 2011
    Indy wouldn't be the same without Joe's. The Chili Con Queso is amazing!
  • Angela M.
    Angela MooreApril 30, 2012
    Sadly, Acapulco Joe is no longer with us. But I am relieved that he cannot see what is served here. I've had better frozen lunches of "Mexican" dishes.
  • Melissa E.
    Melissa ElrodJuly 3, 2012
    Worst Mexican food I've ever had. The dining room and bathroom were disgusting. The 'salsa' was served in a ketchup bottle. The chips were stale. It took twenty minutes to get our microwaved queso.
  • Sam L.
    Sam LopezJanuary 20, 2014
    Find a real Mexican place! Full review here: Read more
  • richard B.
    richard BurkeMarch 26, 2011
    As for a tip, someone needs to wrestle the ketchup bottle away from the chef.
  • jastina a.
    jastina abulgubeinJanuary 27, 2013
    Yes. Terrible food. Good queso n salsa. Terrible manager wow the whole restaurant was falling apart and he stood at the host stand watching tv
  • Dario N.
    Dario NavarroMay 25, 2013
    Run from this place. Sat down for 25 minutes and was given stale chips. A waitress never showed her face even after asking the host to get us one. The host appears clueless as to what is going on.
  • Sarai J.
    Sarai JohnsonJuly 24, 2013
    Don't eat here. It's like gas station food. The salsa is like ketchup. Plus, it's waaaayyy overpriced. I've never actually eaten truly nasty food before, but this is it.
  • Matt G.
    Matt GraysonJune 2, 2013
    Worse food and salsa I have ever had. Didn't know that you could screw up beef tacos but they were successful at it
  • Larry H.
    Larry HugheyMarch 16, 2013
    Place sure could use a facelift!
  • Tepic P.
    Tepic ParksFebruary 2, 2012
    Try the burrito. It's amazing!
  • Bryce G.
    Bryce GarmanSeptember 24, 2011
    Sport a red jersey if you love acapolco joes!!
  • CLARK L.
    CLARK LSeptember 25, 2011
    Ask for the Chris B. Special! It's amazing!!!!
  • Bob P.
    Bob PlankMarch 12, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Try the margaritas.
  • richard B.
    richard BurkeMarch 26, 2011
    Nasty ketchup salsa, nasty manwhich meat, bland chips, ketchup flavored rice, pretty much the worst Mexican food I've ever had. At least my nieces French fries were decent.
  • Zach
    ZachSeptember 8, 2013
    Best thing about this place is leaving
  • Irene H.
    Irene HickmanSeptember 28, 2012
    Awesome chimichangas
  • Nicole H.
    Nicole HillikerMarch 4, 2014
    Just Aww I love it :)
  • Francisco M.
    Francisco MartinezJune 1, 2016
    Listen to the reviews... they are right.
  • Mary B.
    Mary BrownSeptember 9, 2013
    Worst Mexican ever!...they served this soupy tomato catsup sauce they tried to pawn off as salsa!...boo! Then I was over charged!!
  • Chris L.
    Chris LangfordMay 21, 2013
    The salsa tastes like bbq sauce. Bad bbq sauce
  • Whitney G.
    Whitney GreenwadeApril 2, 2010
    Their Chimichangas are the best!!!!!
  • Mike R.
    Mike RobertsAugust 7, 2010
    Horrible. Salsa WAS ketchup. Tortillas dry. Fajita meat had salsa added to add flavor. All that wrapped in a biker bar ambience. On a positive note, the diet coke was cold.
  • Angel L.
    Angel LaneDecember 30, 2013
    Don't eat here...the food looks like is was microwaved for an hour and the chicken taste like sausage!
  • Emily F.
    Emily FerberAugust 23, 2011
    Soda is the best thing here.
  • Allen A.
    Allen ArchibaldSeptember 8, 2013
    This place used to be good at one time, it is horrible now. Just avoid this place completely. Terrible!!!
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