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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars 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 stars 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 stars 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 stars 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 stars 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 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars 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 stars 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
Cape Girardeau, Missouri
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233 reviews
154 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 203 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2016

We went back to El Acapulco again, simply because we love their food! This time everything was the way it should be. We both had their Pollo Chicken Dinner. They were spot on in appearance and taste. We both enjoyed our meals. It has crispy bacon strips on top of chicken breasts with mushrooms. It is really awesome! I think... More 

Thank Butterflydays
Cape Girardeau, Missouri
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233 reviews
154 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 203 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2016

This is one of our favorite restaurants. We wanted to enjoy a night without having to cook a meal at home, so my husband and I chose El Acapulco, because their food is always good and consistent. (This was not the case last night). First, I should say that they were extremely busy with a huge group at a large... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Mexican, Southwestern
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, 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?