Acapulco - Downey

4.6
309 reviews
$30 and under
Mexican
Serving up an "Everyday Escape" for our guests since 1960!
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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went here for the Thanksgiving buffet. It was great. They had traditional options as well as numerous Mexican dishes.

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SammyD
1 review
Dined on 21 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and waiter service.
Excelente servicio de comida y meseros muy atentos en todo momento.

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JimR
San Diego
22 reviews
Dined on 14 November 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Food and service was very good.

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vipKathyO
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on 14 November 2021
Overall1food1service3ambience2

Went on Sunday for lunch and found out that they only serve Sunday brunch and no regular menu items. Was very disappointed to find this out, as made long drive to restaurant.

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LupeY
1 review
Dined on 1 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was very friendly and attentive and overall made us feel welcome. 10/10

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on 31 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love it . Will be going.

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PJ81
Orange County
1 review
Dined on 26 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Meal was delicious, service was quick. Waitress and staff where polite and attentive. Overall a wonderful experience everything I come.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 24 October 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience1

It was 8:50pm . How is the kitchen about to close if the restaurant don't close until 10pm . At 9:15pm they still had couples & families arriving . If the kitchen is closing and i need to put in any additional orders why are you guys still letting people dine in? Make it make sense . Everything was ok . Nothing spectacular. I wouldn't come here again . Not good customer service

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GlennC
San Antonio
14 reviews
Dined on 24 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Variety of food was terrific. Service was excellent. Value of the Sunday brunch is outstanding...everything from salads to delicious desserts and no shortage of Mimosas.

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined on 17 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love it !!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on 10 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and ambiance were great. Service was fast and friendly.

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined on 3 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the service Sergio and Dianna is the best

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ClaudiaB
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on 3 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Juan was super at tentative and nice, I highly recommend, Acapulco's for brunch

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on 18 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday celebration

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viplongtimecustomer
Los Angeles
26 reviews
Dined on 12 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thank you Yanet P. for your excellent service in the Cantina. The Shrimp Cocktail and Asada y Camarones were delicious. Manager Armando helped out as he often seems to do and also made me feel welcome and appreciated. If I want to be picky I was a bit warm at first but maybe it was just me so not a problem. Also enjoyed seeing the Rams win on the TV !!

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined on 12 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love it !!! Service is great

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viplongtimecustomer
Los Angeles
27 reviews
Dined on 5 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I was lucky to be seated in the north open-air patio as it was a very warm night. Server Kaylee H did a great job serving the Grilled Mexican Caesar Salad cold and later the delicious enchilada combo plate with picadillo beef and chile relleno piping hot. Acapulco's Grilled Mexican Caesar Salad is by far the best I ever had. I need to remember to ask for extra dressing next time. It is so tasty. The DJs music in the cantina sounded great and was followed by a live band that was a bit hard on the ears at times, even outside, but not a problem. Too much to eat in one sitting so took the leftovers home for lunch the next day.

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on 5 September 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Over good, annoying to have flies all over the place while dining inside. Also a little hot & not comfortable to dine

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Yummy4me
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on 5 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Family get together

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vipCosmo7
Orange County
611 reviews
Dined on 29 August 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

It was our first visit to Acapulco, but the people are so warm and kind! Thank you so much for sharing all your energy and love towards us!

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AlynT
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on 27 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

After the local Acapulco Restaurant in my area closed, I have not been to one in years. This one in Downey was wonderful. It reminded me of good times with good friends and family. Wish they'd open one back up in Torrance.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 25 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My friends invited me to celebrate a new job

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UtpalA
1 review
Dined on 23 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Place and very warm service . Food is great and so ia the drinks and ambience is very soothing .

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viplongtimecustomer
Los Angeles
27 reviews
Dined on 19 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The light breeze in the north patio was refreshing on a warm night. Server Jessica was the best. I tried the Baja Fish Tacos and they were delicious. It was nice of Manager Armando to take the time to say hello.
The DJ was creating an upbeat atmosphere and the sound wasn’t too loud.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on 15 August 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Restrooms are super dirty and service is poor. Not booking again

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viplongtimecustomer
Los Angeles
27 reviews
Dined on 5 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had my regular favorite Grilled Chicken Caesar Salad and tried the Asada y Camorenes and it was delicious. My server Priscilla was attentive and polite. The garden patio remains my favorite spot to dine. It was so nice that always hard-working manager Armando took the time to greet me and made me feel important as a customer.

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Rayzramz
1 review
Dined on 1 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The brunch was awesome fresh food and the service was outstanding. I recommend it to all and you will enjoy it.

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NicolasG
1 review
Dined on 25 July 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience1

After coming back to dine here in a long time, i love the renovations and the layout of the place, especially for the pandemic.

However, I will say that the outdoor patio dining does bring the unexpected nuisance of flies, Junebugs, and mosquitoes. I do think that some proper screen curtains to prevent entry to the little beasties would be an improvement.

Also dining al fresco in the hot California summer sun was certainly an experience, so maybe some fans help ventilate the patio dining area would also be an improvement,

All in all It was a great and needed dining experience that has some bumps that could probably be overcome.

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HappyDiner
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on 20 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrated a friend’s birthday with happy hour! Delicious tacos and yummy drinks! Sergio was an awesome bartender and Ramon was so helpful with our food and drinks!

Acapulco - Downey
Responded on 25 July 2021

Thank you for your review and we appreciate you taking the time to share! – Xperience Restaurant Group

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viplongtimecustomer
Los Angeles
27 reviews
Dined on 6 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The server recommended a chile relleno enchilada to go along with my choice of a piccadillo beef enchilada and both were delicious. The DJ was excellent on a beautiful evening eating outdoors.

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viplongtimecustomer
Los Angeles
27 reviews
Dined on 5 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Server Olga was very welcoming and always checking with me in the cantina. The Grilled Mexican Caesar Salad is still one my favorites anywhere.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on 5 July 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience2

Waitress barely came to check up on us . We are a very easy party to take care of . Very non difficult . This regular just became a “ once in a blue moon “ customer.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 5 July 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience5

They overcharged us and tried to undo it but it was still wrong amount charged with daily special and coupons.

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NinaDeCruz
1 review
Dined on 4 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service and amazing food and drinks. I forgot my waitress name but she was working in the bar area. She amazing from beginning to end.

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Doll
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 30 June 2021
Overall1food5service1ambience1

Waitress brought in 2 chips tray because our food waiting time . 1 hour to get our food and there was hardly anyone there.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on 23 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My server Monica was great.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 20 June 2021
Overall2food2service5ambience1

The waitress was extremely friendly and nice.
The ambiance was horrible. The flies surrounding outdoor dining were over whelming and should have been taken care for quite some time now. Tiki torch’s can be used, lamps that keeps bugs away, a certain fragrance that keeps bugs away. Multiple items can be displayed to keep the flies away. The tables were dirty, horrible experience. I will never dine at Alcapulco’s in Downey again.

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RobertK
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on 20 June 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Father’s Day

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GladizP
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on 19 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Father’s Day dinner. Everything was great!

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viplongtimecustomer
Los Angeles
27 reviews
Dined on 14 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service was excellent. I will go back.

FAQs

Acapulco - Downey does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Acapulco - Downey also offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (562) 923-4656.

Acapulco - Downey is rated 4.6 stars by 309 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.