Acapulco Joe's

365 N Illinois St (at W Vermont St), Indianapolis, IN 46204
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People tend to check in during these times:

  • Today
    • 10:00 AM–Noon
    • 4:00 PM–7:00 PM
  • Thu
    • 10:00 AM–1:00 PM
    • 4:00 PM–8:00 PM
  • Fri
    • 6:00 AM–7:00 AM
    • 10:00 AM–1:00 PM
    • 4:00 PM–9:00 PM
  • Sat
    • 7:00 AM–9:00 PM
  • Sun
    • 10:00 AM–2:00 PM
    • 4:00 PM–7:00 PM
  • Mon
    • 10:00 AM–1:00 PM
    • 4:00 PM–8:00 PM
  • Tue
    • 10:00 AM–2:00 PM
    • 4:00 PM–7:00 PM
$ $ $ $
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Credit Cards:
Yes (incl. Discover & Visa)
Outdoor Seating:

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61 Tips

People talk about:

  • "... the best chips and salsa hands down. These people are nuts if they..." (17 tips)
  • "Worst Mexican food I've ever had. The dining room and bathroom..." (4 tips)
  • "... Salsa is an a ketchup bottle thats been touched by 1000 people, chips..." (3 tips)
  • Bryan E.

    Enchiladas are good here

    Bryan E. · February 14, 2010
  • Barrett C.

    It's not typical Mexican fare - but it's been an Indianapolis fixture for a long time for a reason...

    Barrett C. · August 20, 2010
  • Jeff B.

    Ketchup + oil does not equal salsa.

    Jeff B. · March 8, 2011
  • Bob C.

    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.

    Bob C. · August 15, 2010
  • Zach

    Best thing about this place is leaving

    Zach · September 8, 2013
  • Adrienne J.

    The food wasn't disgusting but not worth spending your money on.

    Adrienne J. · April 1, 2011
  • Whitney G.

    Their Chimichangas are the best!!!!!

    Whitney G. · April 2, 2010
  • Amanda N.

    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

    Amanda N. · January 27, 2013
  • Joey F.

    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.

    Joey F. · July 10, 2012
  • Tyler L.

    Indy wouldn't be the same without Joe's. The Chili Con Queso is amazing!

    Tyler L. · September 8, 2011
  • Michael E.

    Been coming here for a while... Food is ok but the service is going down hill

    Michael E. · July 9, 2011
  • Mike R.

    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.

    Mike R. · August 7, 2010
  • Nicole H.

    Just Aww I love it :)

    Nicole H. · March 4
  • Sarai J.

    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.

    Sarai J. · July 24, 2013
  • Matt G.

    Worse food and salsa I have ever had. Didn't know that you could screw up beef tacos but they were successful at it

    Matt G. · June 2, 2013
  • Nisaa J.

    Hated it! My fajitas came with all onions and a sprinkle of peppers. Horrible!

    Nisaa J. · March 23, 2013
  • 🌺Chalene B.

    Never ever eat here....drink, don't EVER.

    🌺Chalene B. · November 20, 2012
  • Crystal E.

    This was the worst Mexican food I've had.

    Crystal E. · October 27, 2012
  • Lisa H.

    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.

    Lisa H. · September 16, 2012
  • Paul K.

    Not 100% sure the busboy knows about the health code, but I'd skip the chips anyway.

    Paul K. · January 6, 2012
  • CLARK L.

    Ask for the Chris B. Special! It's amazing!!!!

    CLARK L. · September 25, 2011
  • Zachary W.

    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

    Zachary W. · July 18, 2011
  • Stephen B.

    Mexican breakfast... It's much better than it sounds.

    Stephen B. · October 23, 2010
  • Evan M.

    Try the Huevos A La Mexicana, very filling breakfast!

    Evan M. · October 9, 2010
  • Bob P.

    Try the margaritas.

    Bob P. · March 12
  • Jessica H.

    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.

    Jessica H. · February 16
  • Major D.

    They add red pepper to the biscuits and gravy to give it a kick and it is glorious!

    Major D. · February 7
  • Sam L.

    Find a real Mexican place! Full review here: Read more

    Sam L. · January 20
  • Angel L.

    Don't eat here...the food looks like is was microwaved for an hour and the chicken taste like sausage!

    Angel L. · December 30, 2013
  • Mary B.

    Worst Mexican ever!...they served this soupy tomato catsup sauce they tried to pawn off as salsa!! Then I was over charged!!

    Mary B. · September 9, 2013
  • Allen A.

    This place used to be good at one time, it is horrible now. Just avoid this place completely. Terrible!!!

    Allen A. · September 8, 2013
  • Erica W.

    The service here was really poor.

    Erica W. · September 1, 2013
  • Michael S.

    New Owner focused on returning Joe's to it former glory! Watching the changes, all for the good!

    Michael S. · July 31, 2013
  • Tepic P.

    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.

    Tepic P. · July 18, 2013
  • Stacie B.

    Great food and great service. Bathroom a little questionable though.

    Stacie B. · July 5, 2013
  • Greg A.

    Fix your restaurant

    Greg A. · June 9, 2013
  • Shelby G.

    Meh... won't be coming here again.

    Shelby G. · June 9, 2013
  • Dario N.

    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.

    Dario N. · May 25, 2013
  • Chris L.

    The salsa tastes like bbq sauce. Bad bbq sauce

    Chris L. · May 21, 2013
  • Janet F.

    Skip this place. Food is like improvised Mexican with all-American ingredients, it isn't worth the money. Will not repeat.

    Janet F. · April 15, 2013
  • Larry H.

    Place sure could use a facelift!

    Larry H. · March 16, 2013
  • Aaron C.

    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.

    Aaron C. · February 1, 2013
  • jastina a.

    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

    jastina a. · January 27, 2013
  • Irene H.

    Awesome chimichangas

    Irene H. · September 28, 2012
  • Melissa E.

    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.

    Melissa E. · July 3, 2012
  • Sarah C.

    Been coming here forever. You're crazy if you don't like it! My favorite Mexican food of all time.

    Sarah C. · June 23, 2012
  • Angela M.

    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.

    Angela M. · April 30, 2012
  • Rachel R.

    Biscuits and gravy are awesome! Spiciness depends on who's cooking, but always delicious!

    Rachel R. · April 22, 2012
  • jason H.

    It is a tough choice between the Mexican omelet and the spicy biscuits and gravy. Both are awesome.

    jason H. · March 11, 2012
  • Kati T.

    Con queso= delic

    Kati T. · July 15, 2013

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