Acapulco Joe's

Acapulco Joe's

Mexican Restaurant · Downtown Indianapolis
365 N Illinois St (at W Vermont St), Indianapolis, IN 46204, United States
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People tend to check in during these times:

  • Today
    • 11:00 AM–2:00 PM
    • 5:00 PM–9:00 PM
  • Tue
    • 11:00 AM–3:00 PM
    • 5:00 PM–8:00 PM
  • Wed
    • 11:00 AM–2:00 PM
    • 5:00 PM–8:00 PM
  • Thu
    • 11:00 AM–2:00 PM
    • 5:00 PM–9:00 PM
  • Fri
    • 7:00 AM–8:00 AM
    • 11:00 AM–2:00 PM
    • 5:00 PM–10:00 PM
  • Sat
    • 8:00 AM–9:00 PM
  • Sun
    • Noon–3:00 PM
    • 5:00 PM–8:00 PM
$ $ $ $
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Full Bar
Credit Cards:
Yes (incl. Discover & Visa)
Outdoor Seating:

Acapulco Joe's is Indianapolis' first Mexican restaurant, with over 50 years of serving flavorful traditional Mexican favorites.


Based on 110 votes

People have mixed feelings about this place

  • What you need to know
    Rachel R.
    "Biscuits and gravy are awesome!"(3 Tips)
    Whitney G.
    "Their Chimichangas are the best!!!!!"(3 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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62 tips and reviews.

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  • biscuits and gravy
  • chimichangas
  • tacos
  • chili
  • margaritas
  • breakfast food
  • nachos
  • fajitas
  • seafood
  • spicy food
  • lunch
  • queso
  • dinner
  • huevos
  • chips and salsa
  • chimis
  • staff
  • ketchup
  • peppers
  • crispy food
  • Christopher R.

    This place is a joke the servers and the people who work here.

  • Amber D.

    My special request...crispy tacos served Joe's way....very good!

    Amber Delwey · June 10, 2014
  • Bob P.

    Try the margaritas.

    Bob Plank · March 12, 2014
  • Nicole H.

    Just Aww I love it :)

    Nicole Hilliker · March 4, 2014
  • Jessica B.

    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 Barlow · February 16, 2014
  • Major D.

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

    Major Damone · February 7, 2014
  • Sam L.

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

    Sam Lopez · January 20, 2014
  • Angel L.

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

    Angel Lane · 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 Brown · September 9, 2013
  • Zach

    Best thing about this place is leaving

    Zach · September 8, 2013
  • Allen A.

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

    Allen Archibald · September 8, 2013
  • Michael S.

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

    Michael Smythe · July 31, 2013
  • 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 Johnson · July 24, 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 Parks · July 18, 2013
  • Stacie B.

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

    Stacie Barron · July 5, 2013
  • Greg A.

    Fix your restaurant

    Greg Andersen · June 9, 2013
  • Shelby G.

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

    Shelby Gil · June 9, 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 Grayson · June 2, 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 Navarro · May 25, 2013
  • Chris L.

    The salsa tastes like bbq sauce. Bad bbq sauce

    Chris Langford · 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 Ford · April 15, 2013
  • Nisaa J.

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

    Nisaa Jones · March 23, 2013
  • Larry H.

    Place sure could use a facelift!

    Larry Hughey · 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 Chancey · 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 abulgubein · January 27, 2013
  • 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 Nigh · January 27, 2013
  • 🌺Chalene B.

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

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

    This was the worst Mexican food I've had.

    Crystal Ellefson · October 27, 2012
  • Irene H.

    Awesome chimichangas

    Irene Hickman · September 28, 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 Hudson · September 16, 2012
  • 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 Ferguson · July 10, 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 Elrod · 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 Chumbley · 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 Moore · April 30, 2012
  • Rachel R.

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

    Rachel Reinhart · April 22, 2012
  • jason H.

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

    jason Horner · March 11, 2012
  • Randy M.

    Love the nachos! Staff is great too!

    Randy McGath · February 25, 2012
  • Tepic P.

    Try the burrito. It's amazing!

    Tepic Parks · February 2, 2012
  • Michael E.

    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

    Michael Ellis · January 26, 2012
  • Paul K.

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

    Paul Kenfield · January 6, 2012
  • Jana H.

    Seafood chimi rocks!! Great wait staff, always friendly. Fav place to celebrate anything at all.

    Jana Harrell · December 18, 2011
  • CLARK L.

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

    CLARK L · September 25, 2011
  • Bryce G.

    Sport a red jersey if you love acapolco joes!!

    Bryce Garman · September 24, 2011
  • Tyler L.

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

    Tyler Lasiter · September 8, 2011
  • Emily F.

    Soda is the best thing here.

    Emily Ferber · August 23, 2011
  • Robert G.

    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).

    Robert Goad · July 24, 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 Webster · July 18, 2011
  • Michael E.

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

    Michael Ellis · July 9, 2011
  • Jackie P.

    Food is mediocre as mexican goes...the best part is their fried ice cream. Definitely worth coming for.

    Jackie Paquette · April 29, 2011
  • Adrienne J.

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

    Adrienne Johnson · April 1, 2011

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