Acapulco - Downey

4.3
164 Reviews
$31 to $50
Mexican
Acapulco infuses the savory flavors of Mexican coastal cuisine with California’s freshness and innovation, creating stimulating flavor combinations to be enjoyed in our resort-inspired restaurants. We serve up an “everyday escape” for guests to luscious simplicity in an inviting and lively atmosphere. Since our first cantina opened in 1960, our restaurants have become hidden gems where locals gather with friends and family for great food, drinks, and heartfelt hospitality.
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4.3
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4.2
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4.2
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4.2
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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My experience was great our server was very attentive. I love it here the food and the ambiance is good. I enjoy bringing the family or friends.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It was good. The only thing is there was a DJ there that night and it was very loud. No way of talking to the person next to you. Other than that it was good.

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DianaV
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice patio setting during covid. Heat lamps help stay warm.

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AdamD
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience5

The food and atmosphere was pretty good. The only issue I had was our waitress didn’t get us water. This should be the first and easiest thing to accomplish as a server. She didn’t come by and see if we needed anything else. We had to wave down another server to either get us something or to get our waitress. Other than those two things, it was a blast. I hope the nest time I come to you establishment, those things will be remedied. It would be a shame if it wasn’t. Thank you for the good food and good times!

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JimenezG
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sunday brunch during Covid... I miss some of the pre-Covid brunch offerings (mini pan dulce & Mexican hot chocolate) BUT it is nice that your food is served to you by gloved employees...and now, when seated, you are served chips & salsa, chilaquiles and a fresh fruit bowl to share.

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Patty
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Just recommend more heating in this cold weather.
In order to meet Covid regulations tables are spaced out 6'
apart however 1-heat lamp in the middle of 2-3 tables is not sufficient
heating in the outdoor area when it's cold.

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CindyS
Yosemite
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Yum and great service, nice setup during Covid times

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Food wasn’t all that food service bs

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved everything ! Food , music, vibe, service

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SergioM
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Your staff was great!
Excellent customer service, thank you

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Denise always provides great service

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall2food4service4ambience1

Did not appreciate the host and waiters wearing their mask under their nose . What’s the point of wearing a mask. Did not feel protected

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2020
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Great drinks ok food

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fast and enjoyable service

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall1food1service5ambience5

The food was just not good

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Great place to enjoy the night. Drinks are what I come for. Food is ok. Not the best

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the food love the service and the music was great I highly recommend this place to anyone who wants good food and great ambiance.

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MarleneG
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

reserved a table on line and was seated right away. We have been going to Acapulco Downey on and off for over 10 years and is very satisfied with the quality of food and their service.

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kathyn
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall1food3service1ambience1

The service was terrible. Asked for water 5 times before we got it at the end of the meal, the server basically kept ignoring us mostly. The hostess said she would have someone move an umbrella, but never did. Would not return here.

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JaciC
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Really good ambiance and really good happy hours prices and selection!!!

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Jess
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

I got there early for my reservation. And I couple came up with no reservation and they sat them first, never coming back,

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Lmariscal
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I was highly impressed with the service and food choices. They have expanded their outdoor patio with ample tables with umbrellas for shade. Our waiter was excellent! The food was very good. Cannot go wrong with the guacamole and chips and the steak and chicken fajitas; tender, flavorful! I also ordered the spinach enchiladas. Very different and tasty.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food is still delicious. Servers are gracious and polite. Outside dining available. Covid restrictionists are being followed.

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ShashankC
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Absolutely disappointed with the service. The waitress made us wait for an hour to get a table even though I had made a reservation. And then when we finally got a table, we weren’t even able to get water or anything for another 15 minutes. The water was nasty literally and we got our food like 1 hour after we ordered it. By that time, we literally weren’t even hungry. And when we got our food, the waitress forgot to bring utensils and when we asked for them, she brought us a napkin and in the napkin was just a spoon and we had ordered fajitas, quesadillas and enchiladas. Like bro, how am I suppposed to eat an enchilada with a spoon???? Overall, I would never visit this place again.

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Cori
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2020
Overall2food4service2ambience4

Hostess was very rude.
I had a reservation for 9 didn’t get seated until 9:15, but was seating other people that got their after me.
When I confronted her about it she was so rude about it

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arijustmovedhere
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Awesome place to get some quality Mexican food. I will say that it will be important to make a reservation ahead because it can get busy. The service was all around great, and I enjoyed their drink selection. Most likely will go back!

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minervag
Orange County
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience3

The place was very busy and our waitress did her best to accommodate my mother and I, after having to wait a long time for a cocktail and the check the manager on duty was extremely generous and comped our drink and brought us dessert to compensate for the time taken. We ended up having an really great night. Thank you Acapulco

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VeronicaE
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

I will come back because Luis Miguel is such a hard worker. Super attentive to everyone in is section.

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vipParisgirl
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall1food2service1ambience3

So I have been going to Acapulco for about 25 years. I say generally I’ve had a good experience but last night was terrible. This isn’t even about all the restrictions about COVID, that’s not an issue. The service was terrible due to poor management. They had a Dj who was not following safety protocol by having no mask, drinking with other people who seemed to be know him and they were being rowdy. Then the manager showed up and took a shot with them, high five and no precautions. So my concern is not just the manager was drinking during work hours but he’s not practicing social distancing while serving other customers. He served our drinks and was going around other tables. If this is the manager, what kind of example is he setting for other employees!!

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Bobbie
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter was so friendly. I was feeling so sorry for him because he was running from one table to another table. We had a great time.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The staff was phenomenal! Everyone was very friendly and helpful!

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themeparkdad
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

It felt like I was on vacation eating outside with music playing.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect service

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect ambience

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Had a great dinner out doors, our server Lorena was awesome. Cadillac margaritas were perfect.

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disBda1NonlyG
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2020
Overall4food3service3ambience4

food was a little salty and we were not given utencils

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KatrinaD
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience5

They have a huge patio and seating in the parking lot with tables chairs and umbrellas....happy hour menu its great!

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DanR
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

We had a reservation for a table but when we got there they didn't have it and couldn't seat us in the shade. We've never been so disappointed with Acapulco before and might not try again

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JoseM
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious. Restroom just need better sanitizing and cleaning

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VeronicaE
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server Luis was amazing.Great service, very attentive. We will definitely be back.

FAQs

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

Acapulco - Downey is rated 4.3 stars by 164 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 reservations at the moment.