Acapulco - Downey

4.4
263 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.
What 263 people are saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.4based on recent ratings
4.2
food
4.3
service
4.3
ambience
4.2
value
Noise · Moderate
84% of people would recommend it to a friend
progress_bar_value foreground of progress bar
progress_bar_background background of progress bar
progress_bar_value foreground of progress bar
progress_bar_background background of progress bar
progress_bar_value foreground of progress bar
progress_bar_background background of progress bar
progress_bar_value foreground of progress bar
progress_bar_background background of progress bar
progress_bar_value foreground of progress bar
progress_bar_background background of progress bar
Sort by
Filters
JH
JorgeH
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall2food2service4ambience4

Service was good but food was mediocre for the price. There was a loud person that drank too much to the left of us. There are other Mexican restaurants that serve better foo.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Graduation

Report
X
Xavi
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Big comfortable dining room with scattered customers. I definitely would return.

EB
ErnestB
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sandra was our server and she was very attentive! We enjoyed a great meal and dessert and had a great time dining inside.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Server was a little slow and nonexistent when we needed her

OT
OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent friendly service. First time here friends we love it. Food delicious drinks amazing. Customer service impeccable. Will be coming again

AM
AlyssaM
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a wonderful date night with excellent service.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great location and great food

Acapulco - Downey
Responded on May 24, 2021

Thank you for your feedback. We hope to see you again soon! – Xperience Restaurant Group

Report
JS
JosephS
1 review
Dined on May 20, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Very cool restaurant me and my gf went for drinks and appetizers 👍🏼

H
Happyflowers
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Waiter was great! The spacing between the tables is perfect.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Great service always when I go a good place to sit down chill and vibe

l
viplongtimecustomer
Los Angeles
16 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Shrimp Cocktail Grande and Asada Burrito were delicious. Too filling to finish so took the leftovers home. The garden patio was pleasant as always.

M
vipMona
Orange County
26 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2021
Overall2food1service2ambience2

My order was wrong, it took time to bring new order and when it came it was horrible. I could not bring myself to eat it. Did not get refills since our water never came by since he was working alone for 6 tables. He brought me someone else's check with alcohol on it.
Very disappointing.

SG
SeleneG
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience3

Margarita specials are great. However food is mediocre. Tortilla soup is gross, and enchiladas need more sauce/flavor. Our server forgot tortillas for fajitas but other than that service is good. I wish my reservation would have given me a choice for an outside table. Outside was vibing while inside not so much. Stick to their margaritas and mexican cesar salad or appetizers. All else is mediocre.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Too hot.. food was dry and long wait for food to arrive.

DE
DemetriaE
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience2

We had a reservation for 2:30 for Mother's day dinner. They extended brunch till 4 we would have to wait ( with reservation) till 4 to have dinner. We had to have a Mother's day brunch which was awful!!! NEVER WILL I GO BACK

E
Eddie
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Our server was amazing!! I wish I remembered her name. I only have two issues. The first, being the sticky tables. Put a table cloth on top or something. It was gross. The second was the crowd control with people inside. I understand that we are moving tiers, and that restaurants are reopening but to have one crowded area is still incredibly dangerous. They didn't care how many people were in their food area. Everyone is squished together and on top of each other. It was a little disheartening. The waitress definitely made up for everything. She was awesome.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mother’s Day

Acapulco - Downey
Responded on May 10, 2021

We are happy you came to celebrate with us! - Xperience Restaurant Group

Report
MM
MagdaM
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience2

It was okay. Not the best. Our server tried his best, they are definitely under staff and food takes forever. Food also not that great, just ok.

KA
KarenA
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience1

The restaurant was filthy along with the tables and chairs. I will definitely not be returning.

CP
CarlosP
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

The tables and chairs were filthy and the food was bad. I was embarrassed.

JC
JessicaC
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience4

The ambience was great but it took forever to order our food and then receive it. Waiter was nice but he had way too many tables for only himself.

Acapulco - Downey
Responded on May 10, 2021

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

Report
K
Khatim
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had the best time. Food was delicious, service was amazing, drinks great!

Acapulco - Downey
Responded on May 10, 2021

We are happy to hear about your experience! Thank you for taking the time to share. - Acapulco

Report
OT
OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cinco de Mayo

Acapulco - Downey
Responded on May 10, 2021

Thank you for coming to celebrate with us! - Acapulco Team

Report
l
viplongtimecustomer
Los Angeles
17 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I was seated very near my reservation time and the fish taco combo plate was delicious.
The manager named Armando made me feel at home and server Monica did a great job.
The DJ was providing music and fun dialog until closing.

Acapulco - Downey
Responded on May 10, 2021

Thank you for taking the time to let us know what you think about our food and your experience! – Acapulco Team

Report
l
viplongtimecustomer
Los Angeles
17 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The grilled chicken Mexican Caesar salad was super good as always. Hard-working server Monica was a delight as always.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Do many food options & bottomless mimosas. It’s a win win!

l
viplongtimecustomer
Los Angeles
17 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The beef enchilada 2-item combo was great as was server Olga.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience4

The servers were under staff so our server had about 7-8 tables she was waiting on. Took about 20 min before she was able to ask us what we wanted for drinks. Finally we order margaritas and the bartender must of dumped it fully in salt because the drink itself was salty. We start with an nacho appetizer, but don’t see our waiter till the nacho are gone. Idk if she thought that was all we were ordering but she didn’t even bother to check. I finally get her attention and order fajitas. Had to wait about 45 mins. I was ready to tell our waitress to just take it off and give me the check. But then my fajitas came before I got a chance to say anything. Follow by some kid walking around selling candy bar per tables. I understand the hustle but kind of unprofessional as a restaurant. Very disappointed in my experience here

AV
AlmaV
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Need more servers. Good service but the severs had alot of tables.

l
viplongtimecustomer
Los Angeles
17 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Server Tavo was nice. The shrimp taco side order with rice, beans, guacamole, and sour cream was filling and delicious.

FV
FrancesV
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Acapulco is a wonderful place to go. The food is excellent, the servers are friendly, the overall staff is very attentive. I would highly recommend Acapulco for any time to visit.

Acapulco - Downey
Responded on May 5, 2021

Thank you for taking the time to let us know what you think about our food and your experience! - Acapulco Team

Report
OT
OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Made reservations for party of 4. We were seated. 15 minutes later chips and salsa. We were told our server would be with us in a minute. No one showed to take our order for drinks or food. We didn’t even receive a napkin or water. 10 minutes later we walked out. Told the hostess what happened all she said was”oh, sorry”. Will never step foot into another Acapulco again. We were completely ignored. Terrible hospitality. Went across the street to BJ’s had a lovely lunch.

l
viplongtimecustomer
Los Angeles
17 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I tried the Chicken Tortilla Salad and it was delicious. I chose the small Grilled Chicken Mexican Caesar Salad to go along with it. Monica was my server and did a great job.

l
viplongtimecustomer
Los Angeles
17 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The picadillo beef enchilada combo was delicious as was the grilled chicken Mexican Caesar salad. Server Olga was excellent.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved it

OT
OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place my Lilly gave them a 10 star rating as we was eating but I’ma regular there food is A1 like steak sauce😜🤷🏻🤣😂👌🏽💯

OT
OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on April 26, 2021
Overall5food3service4ambience3

Overall the restaurant was busy for margarita Monday but the servers were all so kind and attentive when they would check on us.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesomeness

OT
OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food, and drinks (margaritas specifically margarita in pina) was amazing, our waitress was such a sweetheart. The dj was fun and loved the music.

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 4.4 stars by 263 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.