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Acapulco Joe's Mexican Foods

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365 N Illinois St, Indianapolis, IN 46204-1732
+1 317-637-5160
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  • Excellent19%
  • Very good17%
  • Average16%
  • Poor26%
  • Terrible22%
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“queso” (6 reviews)
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365 N Illinois St, Indianapolis, IN 46204-1732
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went there on Saturday and the place was swamped with runners from the mini marathon held in Indy. There were open tables and booths for the guests to sit down at but the waitresses were too busy taking orders and waiting on the 60%...More

Thank Kenneth7228
Reviewed 28 March 2018 via mobile

We travelled to Indy for the motocross show this past weekend. If I’m honest, the food tastes as though it was prepared in the microwave. Typically, if the food isn’t great but the staff makes up for it I don’t say much. First impressions are...More

Thank Vondy C
Reviewed 24 March 2018 via mobile

We hadn't been here in a few years....only due to the inconvenience of downtown parking more than anything. We had an appointment to attend for business so we (spouse and I) decided to plan extra time to do Joe's. so glad we did! The queso...More

Thank Dorothy D
Reviewed 18 March 2018

We started going here in college in 1981 back when Joe was still around. We had always gotten three crispy tacos and today I got an order to go and I asked for them to separate the lettuce the meat and the shells which they...More

Thank Sam S
Reviewed 18 March 2018 via mobile

Food was poor. Service was ok. The pork tenderloin sandwich at the Mexican place was the best thing. And that wasn’t great.

Thank Donald D
Reviewed 19 February 2018 via mobile

One must have is the Queso I say order the large otherwise you’ll not want to share. We had six different things at our table off of the menu and all of them get a great review from us. You can’t go wrong when your...More

Thank Robina614
Reviewed 16 February 2018

The food at Acapulco Joe's is pretty much your standard Mexican restaurant cuisine. I had the Quesadilla Deluxe which was quite good. I was disappointed however that it did not come with a side beyond guac, lettuce, and tomato. I did find the restaurant to...More

Thank Patrick S
Reviewed 30 November 2017

This standard for a taco was OK in the 1970's, but it just doesn't work today. The taco meat wasn't really meat, but more like a thin chili like sauce that had little flavor and was somewhat spicy. The don't give you much choice in...More

Thank DuncanRipple
Reviewed 8 November 2017 via mobile

Very popular place in downtown Indianapolis for superb Mexican cuisine. Service is fast because of the crowds they serve everyday. The sweet oil put onto their overloaded tacos really make the taste to die for! Go, enjoy the ambiance, the food, and the fried ice...More

Thank Marian C
Reviewed 3 October 2017 via mobile

There are many Mexican food restaurants in Indianapolis and a few downtown. This one has been around for decades and has a unique taste and recipes from the original owner. It is different then most Tex Mex or authentic Mexican food restaurants. They have lunch...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 365 N Illinois St, Indianapolis, IN 46204-1732
  • Location: United States  >  Indiana (IN)  >  Indianapolis>  > Downtown Indianapolis
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown Indianapolis
  • Phone Number: +1 317-637-5160
Spicier than a Habanero pepper is our passion for great Mexican food. Despite having a deep love for the cuisine, simply cooking and eating it wasn't enough for us, and after becoming master chefs, all we wanted to do was share our food. Acapulco Joe's was established out of a desire to share. Since opening more than 50 years ago, we striven to bring the best of Mexican cuisine to all those who have been willing to try it. That's why we're Indianapolis' first Mexican Restaurant, we wanted to expose the north to the cuisine of the South. Within Mexican cuisine, we specialize in cuisine from the Western Coast. We're different from the average Mexican Restaurant, with everything from the way we prepare our food to the spices we source for authenticity. We invite you to come take that first bite and forget where in the world you are for a meal, let us take you on a culinary journey through Mexico.
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