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“A Guilty Pleasure”

Acapulco Incorporated
Ranked #2 of 104 Restaurants in Fairfield
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Mexican
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Reviewed March 11, 2008

We used to think we liked Mexican food. We went to the regular American chains. Then we went to Acapulco Authentic Mexican Restaurante in Fairfield, Ohio. We were blown away by the authentic taste. The difference is incredible. We have been back many, many times. We have never had a bad meal and the prices are so good I almost feel guilty.

The fresh salsa is to die for. It comes in mild and hot. In the beginning (when we were gringos) we would blend some of the hot into the mild to get the medium heat we thought we liked. I still recommend this technique if you are not sure about how hot you would like it. The hot salsa is not just hot. The heat comes with the fantastic flavors of crushed tomatoes, onion, pickled jalapenos and fresh cilantro. The salsa and chips are complementary and they will keep them full. Be careful not to eat so many chips with salsa that you don't have room for your meal.

The entree's are many and varied. The mole sauce is made fresh every day. You can tell because the mole is a little different every day but always great. The fajita's come out sizzling from the kitchen. We usually let it sizzle on the table for a few minutes because we like the fresh vegetables to get somewhat caramelized. We also order our fajita's "bien cosido" which means well done. Fajitas can feature steak, chicken, shrimp or all three! We were surprised that the shrimp fajitas were fantastic. The shrimp come our perfectly. It would be so easy to overcook the shrimp but these are always exceptional.

If you like they have a full bar. The margarita's are a blend of at least six ingredients and be warned; they are big.

Desert is not a let down with a tres leches cake that is wonderfully moist and the flan is made fresh every day from Abel's recipe.

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Reviewed December 15, 2007

it's just ok.

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Reviewed December 9, 2007

Big Yummiiz Burritoz

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Reviewed June 19, 2007

A quiet little hole-in-the-wall place beside a very busy Rick's Tavern and Grill is this little spot called Acapulco. It serves wonderfully delicious Mexican meals. They serve it quick and they serve it hot. You get the mandatory chips and salsa on the table when you are seated and the salsa is my favorite out of all the Mexican eateries around.

Have a birthday? They will plop an outrageously huge sombrero on your head and sing you a birthday song. You get to wear the hat till you leave.

Occasionally, they feature a mariachi band. It was lively and fun with everyone getting in on the Chicken Dance song.

Nice atmosphere, nice repast. We take all our visiting company over there for dinner when they come down from other cities and they say it was a good choice. My son from Columbus says it is the best Mexican restaurant he's been at. One great thing about them, too, is that they always have coupons in the local brochures. No expiration date on them either.

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Reviewed November 10, 2014
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