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El Acapulco

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104 Cedar Mountain Cir, Hot Springs Village, AR 71909
15013211680
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Parking Available, Seating, Street Parking, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 18
    Excellent
  • 16
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
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You can count on this place to be open when you want to eat. It's normal Mexican food, a nice big restaurant, fast, fast service. My favorite dish is the Surf and Turf and Sky dip - a cheese concoction with shrimp, chicken and beef pieces in it, served with flour tortillas - enough to make a meal... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
Manatakamissy
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Hot Springs Village, Arkansas
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Hot Springs Village, Arkansas
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20 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

You can count on this place to be open when you want to eat. It's normal Mexican food, a nice big restaurant, fast, fast service. My favorite dish is the Surf and Turf and Sky dip - a cheese concoction with shrimp, chicken and beef pieces in it, served with flour tortillas - enough to make a meal of, for... More 

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Thank Manatakamissy
ARKANSAS
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19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

My family and friends absolutely love this restaurant. They have the friendliest staff and keep a very neat and clean place to sit and enjoy your meal. They also have the best margaritas you will ever have and at a price that can't be beat. Keep up the good work El Alcapulco and we will see ya soon.

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Thank sandstar29
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70 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2015 via mobile

From the outside it looks nice and fresh, but the inside is just old and depressing. The staff were equaling depressing and just seemed like they didn't want to be there. The food is okay nothing to brag about, the Margarita was not good.

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Thank Glenda S
Hot Springs Village, Arkansas
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32 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015 via mobile

We revisited this restaurant again after a couple of years. Food was still very good and service was nice. While it is not my favorite place for Mexican food in the area, it is still a very good restaurant. My Favorite place is inside the village and not everyone can get inside the gated community. For outside the village, this... More 

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Thank Terrie R
Houston, Texas
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31 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2015

Hot, spicy and the best Mexican food within a 300 mile radius. We have eaten there at least 100 times and have never been disappointed. This is actually one of our favorites. Not fancy and the door was filthy which is always a turn off but the food is so good that we can't stay away.

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Thank Mani E
Van Buren, Arkansas
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146 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

With almost as many Mexican restaurants as churches in Arkansas this one give you food with great taste. The staff went out of it's way to accommodate and as I had a precocious 3yr. old boy with me full of vim and vigor helped to control the situation and keep the room full of customers happy. Great place to eat.

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Thank jwh916
Morro Bay, CA
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21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2015

Loved their enchaladas, and margaritas. Good service too. Didn't need reseervations. Good prices. We all enjoyed our meals.

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Thank ItalianHoneymoon
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2015

another very good Mexican restaurant that is on our favorites list. Good Margaritas and good food. a little farther to go than El Padrino but closer than Hot Springs Mexican restaurants if you are in the Village

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2015 via mobile

The single star is for the salsa. The item I ordered, Molcajete Acapulco, was not prepared as described. No tomatillos were used. The beans were bland as was the rice. I drove 30 minutes based on the reviews. My husband's combination plate was a disappointment as well. At least the service was fine.

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Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Houston, Texas
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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015

Great Mexican food. I was surprised to find a Mexican restaurant that was this good in Hot Springs. It was a pleasant surprised.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 104 Cedar Mountain Cir, Hot Springs Village, AR 71909
  • Location: United States  >  Arkansas (AR)  >  Hot Springs Village
  • Phone Number: 15013211680

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?