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El Acapulco

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202 S Mt Auburn Rd, Cape Girardeau, MO 63701
(573) 332-1465
Today
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Outdoor Seating

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  • 14
    Excellent
  • 6
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Good Mexican Food

The food was good, the staff was friendly, and it was a nice atmosphere. The restaurant was close to some motels.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 26, 2015
Carla G
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Portia, Arkansas
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57 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

I've only been here once & that was enough! Filthy walls & floor, the table & chairs didn't look too clean either. I was there at night & the lighting isn't very bright so that made it look even dingier. I ordered milanesa & it was awful - tough meat & it had been fried in a deep fryer instead... More 

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Elkville, Il
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

So many local Mexican restaurants survive just because many people enjoy eating Mexican food. What sets this one apart from others is the attention that has been given to developing flavors which are fresh and well-seasoned. The salsa is a blend of the usual ingredients, but the mixing of those flavors in just the right proportion elevate this common condiment... More 

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Portia, Arkansas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

The food was good, the staff was friendly, and it was a nice atmosphere. The restaurant was close to some motels.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

This was a great experience. The service was wonderful and the food was even better. It does take a little longer than most Mexican restaurants but it is worth the wait. You can tell everything is fresh

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 via mobile

Acapulco has a traditional Mexican atmosphere fountain included. They offer an extensive menu with all the traditional Mexican fare and cocktails to accompany. The food was typical Mexican nothing spectacular but much better than any other I have had in Cape thus far. I recommend it for if your in town.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

The food was generously portioned and very good, though the service was a little lacking. Although the place was fairly empty, we waited several minutes before our party was acknowledged. One of the staff came by almost immediately with chips and salsa (which was slightly spicier than I'm used to for pico de gallo), but we waited another 15 minutes... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

We waited a good 10 minutes before the waiter arrived to take our drink order. Chips and salsa were just OK. I ordered tea and water to drink and had to ask for water a second time. Several members of our group ordered no guacamole and no sour cream, yet both meals were served with these items on the plates.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014 via mobile

The food was pretty good. I did like the table we sat at-we had plenty if space & privacy. The seating isn't crammed. Service was ok but not A1.

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Dawson Springs Ky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

We were greeted courteously and ushered to our table and our drink orders taken. The prices were very reasonable and the food plentiful and tasty.

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Mattoon, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

My wife and I took a short trip to southeast Missouri in Feburary. The first evening we were in Cape Girardeau we thought: Mexican food tonight: El Acapulco - a good choice. Inasmuch as their menu is not included in their website and Joan can’t remember what her entree was called, I will have to just describe it: two thin,... More 

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Additional Information about El Acapulco

Address: 202 S Mt Auburn Rd, Cape Girardeau, MO 63701
Phone Number: (573) 332-1465
Location: United States  >  Missouri (MO)  >  Cape Girardeau
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Cuisine: Mexican

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 202 S Mt Auburn Rd, Cape Girardeau, MO 63701
  • Location: United States  >  Missouri (MO)  >  Cape Girardeau
  • Phone Number: (573) 332-1465

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:30 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?