Acapulco - Downey

4.4
245 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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Eddie
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
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.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mother’s Day

Acapulco - Downey
Responded a day ago

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

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MagdaM
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
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.

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KarenA
Orange County
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall1food1service2ambience1

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

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CarlosP
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall1food1service1ambience1

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

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JessicaC
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
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 a day ago

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

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Khatim
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

Acapulco - Downey
Responded a day ago

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

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cinco de Mayo

Acapulco - Downey
Responded a day ago

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

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viplongtimecustomer
Los Angeles
15 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 a day ago

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

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

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

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viplongtimecustomer
Los Angeles
16 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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AlmaV
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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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

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viplongtimecustomer
Los Angeles
16 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.

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FrancesV
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 6 days ago

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

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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.

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viplongtimecustomer
Los Angeles
16 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.

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viplongtimecustomer
Los Angeles
16 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.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved it

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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😜🤷🏻🤣😂👌🏽💯

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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.

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

Awesomeness

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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.

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Jimbobaloobob
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience2

Although we had reservations, they set us outside, because there were no tables inside. It was cold and windy, and they brought a space heater near. The dj was louder than it should have been for dinner. The meal, which was brought on a sizzling platter got cold due to the climate before we were half way finished. The service was good, as well as the drinks. $100 for 2 including tip.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on April 19, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience1

We were there for an hour and a half and spent only 20 minutes eating. The rest of the time was spent waiting for the kitchen to be able to take orders, for us to get our order, for us to receive the check, and for the receipt and card to come back. The table was sticky, the restroom floor was very sticky and grimy, the waiter was extremely nice, but the service was bad on all other accounts, which was not his fault. Definitely not coming back here. We just came for dinner and spent over an hour just playing the waiting game. The kind of food they serve isn't worth the waiting time.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great thanks

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

It was the worst experience ever the waiter didn’t even bother to ask if we needed and we had to go and try to find what we needed never going there again

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a great experience hadn’t been there in years can’t wait to go back friendly staff clean inviting bravo

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NoraG
Orange County
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great brunch & mimosas. Front desk gals were so nice. Our server was exceptional.

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SoCalDiner73
Orange County
25 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Came here for Easter Brunch. Food and service was excellent! We go here often and really like their all-you-can-eat brunch.

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RoyB
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience4

I made a reservation online and confirmed it with a follow-up email. When I approached the hostess to check in she questioned my reservation and said I had none, I showed her the reservation number and she said nothing and we waited 20 minutes to be seated.

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BrianT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

You guys did such a nice job for a Easter! It was obvious how much caring and effort you all put in to making a safe, clean, nice Easter for everyone during the pandemic. Thank you for your hard work! We appreciate your effort more than you know.

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DouglasE
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best chips and salsa! 🔥
Micheladas are pretty good!

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Erica
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience4

Food is tasty, drinks are good. Service on the slower side but there were a few large parties so maybe that’s why.

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DeisyM
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Once again this place has the best service eve thank u for everything

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NicholasH
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food, but a little hard to hear everything -- but it was a prime hour to go. Overall excellent experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good food & excellent customer service as well! I recommend this place!

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Pooh
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Nice place to chill and eat great Mexican food. Margaritas are the best

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PatriciaD
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great food, great service. I will highly recommend this place to friends and family.

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EvelynG
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Priscill was very great service! Will be coming back because of her. She has a awesome attitude! She deserves a raise!

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 245 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.