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Acapulco Joe's Mexican Foods

) #1,476 of 1,897 Restaurants in Indianapolis ₹₹ - ₹₹₹ Mexican
365 N Illinois St, Indianapolis, IN 46204-1732
+1 317-637-5160
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  • Excellent19%
  • Very good17%
  • Average14%
  • Poor22%
  • Terrible28%
11 Dec 2016
“A almost mexican eatery”
23 Nov 2016
“Good typical mex food.”
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365 N Illinois St, Indianapolis, IN 46204-1732
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Reviewed 4 May 2017 via mobile

Back in the late 1970's, this establishment was the only game downtown for Mexican food. For most of us, it was the first Mexican cuisine we ever sampled - we didn't have anything else to compare it to. Joe was kind of a local hero...More

Thank Julie Y
Reviewed 20 March 2017

This was some of the worst Mexican food I've ever had. The servers were very nice and the food came relatively quickly, but the food was just awful. It stayed with us for days - and not in a good way.

Thank Greg S
Reviewed 30 January 2017

Saturday, I visited Acapulco Joe's for the first time in several years. I was meeting a friend there and we were celebrating her birthday. We both use to visit this restaurant frequently years ago. I was not disappointed with the food. I had the combination...More

Thank Martha A
Reviewed 11 December 2016

A very PRETEND Mexican food restaurant don't quite make it. GOOD service .Typical pretend Mexican food joint so American its a real turn off. GOOD cooled beer good service, price is questionable . Pick a better place.

Thank Wally L
Reviewed 5 December 2016

We had a very large group on a Saturday night while downtown was hopping during the Big Ten. The service was outstanding even with our numbers and the drinks were over the top great but neither of those could cover for the dog food they...More

Thank Lisa B
Reviewed 28 November 2016 via mobile

Acapulco Joe's has reasonable food with flavor and large portions. We visited late afternoon at a friends recommendation. Cheese, sauce, flavor, this was an unexpectedly good meal. Drinks were good; but a little expensive. We'll be back for the tacos.

Thank Tim G
Reviewed 23 November 2016 via mobile

Just a quick lunch, drinks are mixed with city water, we order different menus, chicken was ok. Beef steak was not that juicy, but acceptable. This is a city restaurant and may need some improvement or updating.

Thank William A
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Reviewed 10 November 2016 via mobile

Acapulco Joe's never disappoints ! My daughter and I have been coming here for years ! The queso (small is plenty!) is amazing !! Love the combo plate ! A bit pricey, but the taste is unlike any other !!

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 3 October 2016

We were only in Indy for the weekend and had to get an Uber driver a couple times. When our driver was taking us back to our hotel we asked for recommendation for places to eat for dinner. Our friends that we were with also...More

Thank Danielle S
Reviewed 14 September 2016

Several of us ordered Chimis with no sauce on top. Yep, they all came out with sauce and had to be sent back. My seafood Chimi came out after several minutes after everyone else's after I asked where it was. The beans were runny. The...More

Thank mike p
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
08:00 - 20:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
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
  • E-mail
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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