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Acapulco Joe's Mexican Foods

365 N Illinois St, Indianapolis, IN 46204-1732
+1 317-637-5160
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  • Excellent19%
  • Very good17%
  • Average15%
  • Poor22%
  • Terrible27%
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“queso” (4 reviews)
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365 N Illinois St, Indianapolis, IN 46204-1732
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

One must have is the Queso I say order the large otherwise you’ll not want to share. We had six different things at our table off of the menu and all of them get a great review from us. You can’t go wrong when your...More

Thank Robina614
Reviewed 1 week ago

The food at Acapulco Joe's is pretty much your standard Mexican restaurant cuisine. I had the Quesadilla Deluxe which was quite good. I was disappointed however that it did not come with a side beyond guac, lettuce, and tomato. I did find the restaurant to...More

Thank Patrick S
Reviewed 30 November 2017

This standard for a taco was OK in the 1970's, but it just doesn't work today. The taco meat wasn't really meat, but more like a thin chili like sauce that had little flavor and was somewhat spicy. The don't give you much choice in...More

Thank DuncanRipple
Reviewed 8 November 2017 via mobile

Very popular place in downtown Indianapolis for superb Mexican cuisine. Service is fast because of the crowds they serve everyday. The sweet oil put onto their overloaded tacos really make the taste to die for! Go, enjoy the ambiance, the food, and the fried ice...More

Thank Marian C
Reviewed 3 October 2017 via mobile

There are many Mexican food restaurants in Indianapolis and a few downtown. This one has been around for decades and has a unique taste and recipes from the original owner. It is different then most Tex Mex or authentic Mexican food restaurants. They have lunch...More

1  Thank Rick O
Reviewed 28 August 2017

We ordered our beers from the menu but they did not have any of the beers that we required. We ordered the Fajitas but they had no rice left???? So we could not have what we wanted. Chips and salsa came as a very fine...More

Reviewed 7 August 2017 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 22 July 2017

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 14 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 4 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
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
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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