Acapulco - Marina Pacific

4.4
78 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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4.4based on recent ratings
4.4
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4.3
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4.4
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4.3
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vipOpenTable Diner
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service. Great food and such a beautiful view

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KathyL
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We love the food at Acapulco and have been dining there for many years. Always consistent and always a good value for the price paid.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orange County
29 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very enjoyable experience good food and friendly service

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ClaudetteT
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Outstanding Serves Due to Covid-19, will come back

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Ailurophile
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious, and the service was excellent. The Margaritas were very good. I would definitely recommend this restaurant to friends and family.

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We have had a few great experiences here. The chips and salsa are great. Menu has been delicious as well. Covid safety measures are thoughtful and well-followed. Wait staff are excellent. We sat on the marina side this time- bring a light layer, but its lovely!

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FrederickT
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sitting out in view of the Marina, it's a great place to have a quiet meal with friends.

Prices have gone up, I'm sure Covid and the Governor is to blame for that.

We eat there at least once a month.

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AmberR
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love this Acapulco location! The food is great, the location is beautiful, and the staff is all so nice and wonderful!

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MoniqueM
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2020
Overall2food1service2ambience4

Our food was served cold and drinks were watered down

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Shanadee
Orange County
29 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience2

Jesus M was hands down an outstanding server and very attentive. Tables seemed to be too close though.

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall3food5service2ambience4

Great drinks and food and ambiance but service took forever. Our drink orders were taking right away but our server only returned to take out food order about an hour later. Food was delicious though.

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BriaM
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, servers were consistent and we didn’t have to wait long to be seated or served our food. The restaurant was not at all noisy and the staff was great handling the COVID-19 regulations.

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MaribelS
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

It is an excellent place good location the food is good I would totally recommend it..

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. We will definitely be going back. Great guacamole!!!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good experience! Great crew, very nice! Good food and drinks. Hosts can be a little more assertive and welcoming but overall 10/10.

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Normie
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The waitress was a dear! Fun, witty and we enjoyed interaction with her! A complete asset to the Acapulco team!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Palm Springs
4 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Bad service

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DonishaF
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great staff very attentive. Great prices and food.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Safety for COVID applied. Ate outdoors in the back. Food was great.

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viphbdiner
Orange County
25 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent patio dining overlooking the marina at sunset. Drinks, appetizers, and dinner entrees were fabulous. Look forward to returning again.

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vipBruceB
Los Angeles
16 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The meal was great and we sat by the water. Good social distancing and masks and gloves. However on their front patio a totally different situation. A party was being held with no masks, no social distancing and dancing in close quarters... totally unsafe

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vipWino
San Diego
106 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2020
Overall2food3service2ambience4

Cold food, long long wait times.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

We didn’t get to dine there even with our reservation they turned us away, stating they were closed.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall1food4service1ambience3

I made a reservation at 8 pm, but when I got there I was told I had to wait 30 min to be seated. After almost 2 hours my family finally got to go inside. If I knew I was gonna wait that long I would have left right away. My only question is why would you accept reservations if you can’t handle them. Very poor management.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food3service3ambience4

It was ok service was not slow could of been better food was whatever I had better

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2020
Overall5food3service5ambience5

You can never go wrong here. Typical mexican food. Next to Marina. Feel the ocean breeze. Watch boats go by.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall1food2service1ambience5

Wait times were extreme. Manager did try to reconcile. Minimal service.

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall3food5service2ambience5

Food was great, service was not so great. Asked for extra chips several times before they finally arrived. Asked for extra plates because we were eating shareable meals but the plates took quite a while to come, food got cold in the mean time. Asked for the check and we waited another 15 minutes or so. Then we finally paid and we had to wait another 15 minutes for our change. Not sure if they were understaffed or what.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

All the plates were dirty, unfortunately service was slow. We love going to Acapulco’s.

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere and great service.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love this place. Noel is amazing !

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2020
Overall2food3service4ambience2

On my reservations I requested to celebrate a birthday and that was never acknowledged. We sat in the patio which had a nice view but it was so hot even with umbrellas. There was NO airflow, no misters, no way to keep cool. I love gong there but maybe find a way to circulate some air would be great!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2020
Overall3food3service1ambience1

Server ladtvwith red hair was very unfriendly and forgot my omelette order even after asking 3 times and she kept saying it’s on its way and the last time I asked her, she was asking what did I get on the omelette ! Really!!???? I waited 45min and kept reminding her for her to tell me she forgot at the end ! Thank god I was there for brunch and they had buffet, And once I was ready to leave she brought my meal!! Smh worse experience ever never going back

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MichaelF
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dining on the patio next to the Marina and watching the sunset. Better than being inside. Works great now but when the cold weather comes, they will need heaters.
Staff very friendly and professional and food is always great. Delightful evening.

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CeeJust
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2020
Overall3food5service2ambience3

Took the staff a little while to get the tables cleared off to seat seat us and... The waiter was very inattentive. He didn't stop by and offer refills or check to see how we were doing. Oh and that happy hour margarita? Tasted more like fruit punch.

RJ
RobertJ
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2020
Overall2food2service1ambience3

Extremely inexperienced staff; friendly, but absolutely clueless about how to serve food to people who are accustomed to eating out. Food used to be top quality; now, not so much. Prices outrageous for what you get. $30 + surcharge+ tax+tip for canned refried beans and have to beg for a spoon to eat tasteless rice pudding. I was hoping this restaurant could pick-up where they left off, but if my experience is typical........they don't have a chance of surviving.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

They did not honor the reservation through Open table

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orange County
29 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a delicious meal overlooking the Marina. Our service was good and our food was delivered in a timely manner. The taste of the food was good. We both tried something new and was not disappointed

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OpenTable Diner
Central Coast
3 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Birthday celebrate

DB
DavidB
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience3

If you like sitting in the hot sun & hard chairs is your thing it a place to go

FAQs

Acapulco - Marina Pacific offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (562) 596-3371.

Acapulco - Marina Pacific is rated 4.4 stars by 78 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.