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“Best Mexican Food”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Acapulco Restaurant & Cantina - CLOSED

Acapulco Restaurant & Cantina
Price range: US$10 - US$20
Cuisines: Mexican, American, Southwestern
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Restaurant details
Good for: Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Groups
Dining options: Lunch, After-hours, Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff
Citrus Heights, California
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83 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Best Mexican Food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2013 credit card Amex Cardmember Review

Whenever we are in the L.A. area we make sure to stop at one of their shops.
We love their Chile Relleanos. They are amazing, crispy on the outside and tender on the inside. Salsa is to die for and love their chips, too.

Visited October 2013
Thank goldrushgal
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46 reviews from our community

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Jacksonville Beach, Florida
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60 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Clean, good and fun!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 May 2013

I used to work at this restaurant many years ago. I don't live in CA anymore, but everytime I go back, I am still surprised how good the food is. Management is truly caring about their customers and the place is very clean!

When I was there, it used to turn into a club at night (a portion of the restaurant/bar) and it was very fun. Great music and great times with good friends.

Visited May 2013
Thank lexv160
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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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152 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
“Fun atmosphere, great in warm weather”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 April 2013

Nice big patios make outdoor dining enjoyable. Inside there are lots of 'rooms' spread throughout the restaurant, making it seem smaller than it really is. Generally speaking, staff is friendly but stretched a bit thin. Food is what one would expect from a SoCal sit down Mexican restaurant chain -- all the usual suspects plus a few fish options. Located in the busy Restaurant Row, parking on weekends can be challenging, but not exhausting. The bar area hops on weekend nights with lots of music, dancing and there's karaoke some nights.

  • Visited April 2013
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Thank Linda B
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Carlsbad, California
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596 reviews
412 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 194 helpful votes
“Excellent spot in San Marcos”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 March 2013

I had lunch at the Acapulco Restaurant with the local Lions Club. The private party room was an excellent venue for the club meeting. The server and staff were all very professional, friendly and accommodating. The luncheon meal I ordered, an enchilada and chili relleno, was done very well, tasty and the presentation was as good as one could expect. The Acapulco is part of the Restaurant Row in San Marcos and should be on the local's "be sure to try" list. Decor is about what one would expect from a Mexican themed restaurant in the San Diego area. The tables and carpets were clean and the whole place seemed to be well run and a favorite of the locals. They were doing a great business.

  • Visited February 2013
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Thank Gordon C
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San Marcos, California
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46 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“A place to get good Mexican food at a fair price.”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2012

The food is always great here no matter what you order.
My wife and myself have ordered a multitude of menu items, and we have never been upset.

This is a francise restaurant, and believe me, the difference can be quite different from each location. San Marcos never lets us down.

Service here is always really good.

The Mexican food is very tasty. Never had a bad meal. Its more of a American style mexican food, but I am not complaining.

What I liked best was the very fast service. Never waited more than 5 minutes to be seated. Had beverage service in less than 4 minutes. Waiter less than 7 minutes. Food was served very quickly. Less than 13 minutes.

Visited July 2012
Thank Guettler
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