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“Pretty Horrible” 2 of 5 bubbles
Review of Acapulco Mexican Restaurant - CLOSED

Acapulco Mexican Restaurant
Cuisines: Mexican
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Dining options: Lunch, After-hours, Dinner, Drinks, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Kissimmee, FL
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77 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
“Pretty Horrible”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 2014 credit card Amex Cardmember Review

Looks very inviting from the outside--but unfortunately the staff and the location of this place is pretty much the only thing it has going for it. The food tastes like it was made in/by "Chef Mic" (the microwave)--something that you can get from the cheap frozen section of your neighborhood supermarket. Sauces are obviously canned, cheeses are clearly the nasty sliced sandwich cheese (pretty gross), and there was NO authentic Mexican food to be had anywhere in this establishment.

Visited July 2014
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1 Thank MessrsT
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  • English first
  • French first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Level Contributor
46 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Horrible Food, Horrible Bartender”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2014 via mobile

Went to this place with some friends for an enjoyable evening. The food was the worst. It was cold in the middle and tasteless. Worse than the food was the bartender! He didn't want to get the frozen margarita machine dirty so he told the server it was broken. When we said something to the manager/owner, the manager miraculously got it working and brought us frozen drinks, which was good because the margaritas on the rocks that the bartender made were so horrible they were undrinkable. Then, at 10:00 on a Saturday night, the place turns into a disco for teens! No joke! No more food, drinks, and definitely no dessert. Just loud music, disco lights and teens! I know that St. Augustine is somewhat touristy, which in general means poorer quality restaurants, but this place is really, really bad.

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3 Thank JuliaC6363
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1 review
“Staff is friendly !!!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 June 2014

The food was good and the waitress Maribell was super helpful and friendly.
I'll be back for sure :)

  • Visited June 2014
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank ricardo p
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Starke, Florida
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Almost Unedible”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 June 2014

This place is HORRIBLE. Anyone who has given this restaurant more than 2 stars, or says it's "great" probably thinks Golden Corral is a 5-Star restaurant, or they were paid for their review. My husband and I ate here a few nights ago. The staff was friendly. That, and the view, are its only redeeming qualities. The chips were STALE and the salsa tasted like a can of Hunt's tomato sauce. I COULD NOT EVEN EAT IT. That's when I noticed people around me leaving most or all of their food on their plates. The queso was worse than Velveeta - white sticky goop, and our entrees were bland and tasteless. Acapulco might be the worst food I've ever had! The owner and the chef should be ashamed of themselves. It's like they bank on the fact that it's a tourist town so they won't have repeat customers. I hate to be so negative but it was so bad. Not to mention that both of us wound up with stomach aches!

  • Visited June 2014
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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3 Thank Anita A
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Miami, Florida
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Height of Tourist Season and Place is Horrible”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 June 2014

Worst place ever. The food and the margaritas are both disappointing and on the verge of being non-edible. When you walk in, the place looks nice and the servers are friendly. But then you go to order. We ordered the frozen mango margaritas. After waiting about 10 minutes, were told that the bartender said the machine was broken, but the waiter surmized that the bartender just didn't want to make them. So, he took our orders again. This time we ordered pomegranate margaritas and classic margaritas. We had finished our guacamole (made without tomatoes) and queso dip before we had anything to drink. We had to even ask for water. The pomegrante margaritas were straight alcohol and we couldn't drink them at all. The classic margarita was actually pretty good. We complained about the drinks to Enrique, the person in charge for the evening, and he also said that the frozen machine had worked earlier and was surprised we couldn't get the frozen mango margaritas. A few minutes later he magically appeared with half glasses of the frozen mango margaritas. The food came out and it was luke warm. I generally thought food was kept under a warming light before it was delivered and this obviously had not been the case. Pico was also made without tomatoes. It's now around 9:30 and the food is cold. I asked for it to be warmed up. The waiter came back a few minutes later saying "be careful the plate is hot" and carrying it with a hot pad. I picked it up easily with both hands - the plate wasn't warm at all. The enchiladas were hotter, but still the taste was just horrible. No one ate much of their dinner. We thought we would order another round of drinks only to learn that the restaurant closed at 10 because the disco on the other side of the building was opening up. Seriously? A restaurant closing at 10 on a Saturday night? And we still got charged for the pomegrante margaritas, until we made a fuss that it come off the bill. I think the barternder is very lucky to have a job as a barternder there and certainly isn't going to be there for long if he continues to behave like that and make the most undrinkable drinks in the world. Certainly the cooks need to be talked to again. I wouldn't recommend this place at all to anyone.

  • Visited June 2014
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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4 Thank DoriG0825
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