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“Doesn't live up to its potential” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Acapulcos Mexican Restaurant

Acapulcos Mexican Restaurant
61 Palomba Dr., Enfield, CT 06082
860-763-5000
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Ranked #13 of 99 Restaurants in Enfield
Cuisines: Mexican
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Reservations
Springfield, Massachusetts
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35 reviews 35 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“Doesn't live up to its potential”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013

I've been here a lot, since I work nearby and frequently join colleagues for drinks after work as well as going for dinner with my spouse. There is a lot of potential here, but the restaurant doesn't quite get there. The food can be hit-or-miss. I've ordered things that have been great one time, and horrible the next. The service can also be a problem. Some of the servers speak very little English, so it's not uncommon to get a messed up order that has to be re-done.

They have really good chicken wings, which are spicy but not saucy. The enchiladas can be good, but order them a la carte; you'll save a lot of money, and the rice and beans aren't worth the extra cost, anyway. There is also a burrito that's pretty good, but I can't remember which one. They tend to go heavy with cilantro in the salsa and in some of the dishes, which my spouse can't stand. If you're not a fan of cilantro, beware! Overall, it's a decent place, but I wish they'd work on consistency in the food and only putting fluent English speaking servers on the floor.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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  • English first
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English first
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Bone in food”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2013

I went here for dinner one night and it was my last time going. I got a meal that had chicken in it, didnt know bone was on the menu. I asked to speak with the manager and the manager told me that i had to deal with it and there was nothing they could/would do about it.
Got up and left.

Visited February 2013
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CT
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Nice Mexican Place”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2013

Acapulcos is a really nice place Mexican Restaurant. A casual restaurant, but not a chain or taco spot. It has a varied menu with all the usual tacos and enchiladas, but also many more dishes. One of our favorites is the Pork Verde- tender chunks of pork in a green sauce. We have had alot of the meals on this menu and everthing from the combination platters to the more expensive meals has been delicious. It has a warm and welcomming atmosphere and the magaritas are also pretty good!

Visited January 2013
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Longmeadow, Massachusetts
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60 reviews 60 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 29 cities Reviews in 29 cities
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
“They're really cookin' here”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2013

Very, truly authentic Mexican food. Moles, great refried beans, seafood dishes...they're really cookin' here.

Visited December 2012
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Somers, Connecticut
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80 reviews 80 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 42 cities Reviews in 42 cities
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
“My favorite Mexican Restaurant, el presidente Margaritas!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2013

I eat here several times a year, and thoroughly enjoy each visit. Service has always been excellent and attentive. Chips and homemade salsa are plentiful and constantly refilled. My favorite is the el presidente Margarita, absolutely delicous! Fresh ingredients make all entrees very appealing, my favorite is the quesadilla.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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