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“The place where Lebanon people hang”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of The Acapulco

The Acapulco
Ranked #4 of 61 Restaurants in Lebanon
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Mexican, Southwestern
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Good for: Kids, Families with children, Large groups, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Cincinnati
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67 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
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“The place where Lebanon people hang”
Reviewed August 17, 2012

Almost everyone I know goes here a couple of times a month if not more. The food is what Americans think of as Mexican, it's not outstanding, but it's good and it's plentiful and cheap. And the place is just plain fun. You have to go on your birthday for the free dessert and sombrero serenade, the waiters greet you with smiles, and say 'see you tomorrow' when you leave. The place is packed on weekend nights and Sundays after church. There's always a special or two, but half the time people don't even use the coupons, they're just glad to be there. They support local causes and events with posters and fliers. It's the closest thing Lebanon has to a meeting place and if you don't come here, you just don't like a good time.

  • Visited August 2012
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Cincinnati, Ohio
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52 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Ugh”
Reviewed July 9, 2012

Not good at all. Service is slow and the food is just poor.

Visited May 2012
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Cincinnati, Ohio
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256 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 187 helpful votes
“Much Better - Improved Menu”
Reviewed June 16, 2012

I was really pleasantly surprised a few days ago when I went back to the Acapulco . They have literally gotten their act together with a new menu with some great specialties and new items . The food was tasty, creative and fast. I also noticed that they are doing a "carry out " business as well which is also a great idea. The dining room was a lot cleaner than in the past and it seems that they are really going to BE the best mexican restaurant in the area and not just the "only" mexican restaurant in the Lebanon. Tip : Try the fajitas !! They are all good !

  • Visited June 2012
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Thank triptique
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Cincinnati, Ohio
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28 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
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“I can't believe we have this in Lebanon”
Reviewed January 28, 2012

This place is on top of things. Service is the name of the game. As soon as you sit down, they have chips and salsa waiting for you. They are happy to bring you as much as you want and it is excellent quality.

Prices on the menu are cheap and portions are huge! Usually for the two of us to eat, it is around $15. If you want a drink, they have huge Mexican beers for a few dollars.

I can't say enough about the service at this place. They always seem to be busy but you never have a problem getting served. People are friendly and smiling. If you're a local or just visiting from out of town, you need to dine at this place!

  • Visited December 2011
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Thank itsnevercoldthere
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Cincinnati, Ohio
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256 reviews
139 restaurant reviews
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“This is the best Mexican Restaurant IN Lebanon because it is the ONLY Mexican Restaurant in Lebanon”
Reviewed January 12, 2012

This is one of those sad situations where you want to really say the best things -- and there is no place to get the same food nearby-. Personally, I prefer the drive to El Rancho Grande in Middletown or the new El Piquante in Maineville/Hamilton Township the food is better in both of these places but they are NOT in Lebanon !
Acapulco has the very standard mexican fare and the pitchers of margaritas etc. The decor is muraled walls and plastic red booths- nothing exciting. The food is very standard mexican fare- although they DO have great fajitas for 2- very generous portions.
The waiters are so/so in english so be sure they get the menu number of the items you are ordering but overall they get the orders right. The food is prepared quickly as well and served piping hot. Be prepared for a lot of noise it is a loud place! Dress is very casual and it is a fun place to drop in with the kids or friends at the last minute. Prices are reasonable too. The place is really crowded on the weekends-so come early for dinner or you will wait.

  • Visited December 2011
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Thank triptique
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