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El Acapulco

Mexican, Southwestern
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202 S Mount Auburn Rd, Cape Girardeau, MO 63703-4918
(573) 332-1465
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
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Cape Girardeau, Missouri
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270 reviews
174 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 204 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our waitress was friendly and helpful. The food was excellent. T-Bone steak dinner was cooked perfectly.

Thank Butterflydays
Carterville, Missouri
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The food tasted outstanding. The service was equally quantified. The staff provides extra care and service to those needing an extra assistance.

Thank Bruce G
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 4, 2016 via mobile

This place is my favorite Mexican restaurant! They have the absolute best chips and salsa and the food is great!

Thank Danielle R
Fenton, Missouri
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 2, 2016 via mobile

Enjoy the burritos/tacos/chips and salsa, but the last few times we have eaten here, the service has been lacking. This last time, the waiter was more interested in hanging out with the girls at the next table - was lounging over the railing to their table most of the time like he knew them or was trying to pick them... More 

Thank SqishPurpleCat
2 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 26, 2016 via mobile

First of all the waitress was terrible, grumpiest I've seen. Table was sticky and wet, gross. Ordered carna asada. They ruined the steak, it was terrible. And as for the salsa it's cheap and below average. I travel all over the USA and on a quest for the best salsa, not this place. Best is don padros in green river... More 

Thank Rick B
Dallas, Texas
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 21, 2016 via mobile

No air conditioning cigarette smoke and 10 flies competing for my table helped me decide to leave for another restaurant.

Thank Reuben P
Poplar Bluff, Missouri
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119 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 14, 2016

Went there for lunch while in town for the day. Been awhile since me and wife has been there but was better than we remembered. The chips was served warm and fresh salsa was very good also. Wife got the Fajita nacho's and I got the Fajita quesadilla both were very good. Her nacho's filled the plate with plenty of... More 

1 Thank dirttracker00
United States
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71 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 12, 2016

While it may sound 'odd,' I judge a Mexican restaurant by their rice and El Acapulco's rice is good. I like their decor. We were immediately seated and served chips and salsa. Our server never left our drinks below half and he even brought another round of chips (we meant to stop, leaving just a few). I couldn't stop eating... More 

1 Thank Mel D
Cape Girardeau, Missouri USA
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69 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 4, 2016

Ordered our usual 'fajitas chihuahua' again. Get the 'double' so we can take half home to enjoy on a later date. We've not been disappointed yet. We recommend it.

2 Thank WayneMcPherson
Jackson, Missouri, United States
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17 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 2, 2016 via mobile

Absolutely love the chips.. and queso dip. Love love the thin crisp chip... I enjoy eating here.. but don't very often because I am on a diet.. have no control around here..lol

1 Thank LeVa C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Southwestern
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 202 S Mount Auburn Rd, Cape Girardeau, MO 63703-4918
  • Location: United States  >  Missouri (MO)  >  Cape Girardeau
  • Phone Number: (573) 332-1465

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