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El Acapulco

££ - £££
Mexican, Southwestern
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202 S Mount Auburn Rd, Cape Girardeau, MO 63703-4918
+1 573-332-1465
11:00 - 22:30
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
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212 reviews
147 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Poor customer service. The food was cold. It was basically tasteless. We weren't asked by our server if we wanted anything additional before he brought the bill. He was on his cell phone and basically didn't care about as customers.

Thank lovegoldensSt_louis
Saint Louis, Missouri
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49 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017

We just love real Mexican food. So much is "Tex-Mex" or and interpretation, not at the El Acapulco. Back again last night for our Grandson's birthday (his choice) and they nailed it again. Just the best in Mexican Food within a 100 miles. Had the Carne Asada for the first time and was blow away. Camden hade the children's Enchilada... More 

Thank jesbigfish
Cape Girardeau, Missouri
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324 reviews
210 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 217 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016

This is one of our favorite places to eat in our city. The food is of good quality and the wait staff couldn't be any nicer. We both had the Pollo Tapatio, (chicken) off their dinner menu. Oh my goodness, what a meal! (I had to ask for a to go box, because there was so much food that came... More 

Thank Butterflydays
Cape Girardeau, Missouri
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324 reviews
210 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 217 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016

Our waitress was friendly and helpful. The food was excellent. T-Bone steak dinner was cooked perfectly.

Thank Butterflydays
Carterville, Missouri
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016

The food tasted outstanding. The service was equally quantified. The staff provides extra care and service to those needing an extra assistance.

Thank Bruce G
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016 via mobile

This place is my favorite Mexican restaurant! They have the absolute best chips and salsa and the food is great!

Thank Danielle R
Fenton, Missouri
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2016 via mobile

Enjoy the burritos/tacos/chips and salsa, but the last few times we have eaten here, the service has been lacking. This last time, the waiter was more interested in hanging out with the girls at the next table - was lounging over the railing to their table most of the time like he knew them or was trying to pick them... More 

Thank SqishPurpleCat
2 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

First of all the waitress was terrible, grumpiest I've seen. Table was sticky and wet, gross. Ordered carna asada. They ruined the steak, it was terrible. And as for the salsa it's cheap and below average. I travel all over the USA and on a quest for the best salsa, not this place. Best is don padros in green river... More 

Thank Rick B
Dallas, Texas
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2016 via mobile

No air conditioning cigarette smoke and 10 flies competing for my table helped me decide to leave for another restaurant.

Thank Reuben P
Poplar Bluff, Missouri
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151 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2016

Went there for lunch while in town for the day. Been awhile since me and wife has been there but was better than we remembered. The chips was served warm and fresh salsa was very good also. Wife got the Fajita nacho's and I got the Fajita quesadilla both were very good. Her nacho's filled the plate with plenty of... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Southwestern
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 202 S Mount Auburn Rd, Cape Girardeau, MO 63703-4918
  • Location: United States  >  Missouri (MO)  >  Cape Girardeau
  • Phone Number: +1 573-332-1465

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?