Acapulco Joe's Mexican Foods

★★★★☆

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Best salsa and chips around. I highly recommend. The staff and food are awesome too. I go regularly.\r

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★★★★★

Best salsa and chips around. I highly recommend. The staff and food are awesome too. I go regularly.\r

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Joe's has the best salsa ever. The rest of the menu is bomb too! I highly recommend to anyone who likes Mexican food.\r

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★★★★★

Joe's has the best salsa ever. The rest of the menu is bomb too! I highly recommend to anyone who likes Mexican food.\r

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The salsa here is so different. Nothing like I've had before but now I want no one else's salsa but Joe's!\r

3
★★★★★

The salsa here is so different. Nothing like I've had before but now I want no one else's salsa but Joe's!\r

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Overall, the food was good and the service was too. Nothing really to complain about other than I can't afford to eat here everyday.\r

3
★★★★★

Overall, the food was good and the service was too. Nothing really to complain about other than I can't afford to eat here everyday.\r

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THEE. BEST. SALSA. I've never experienced salsa like Acapulco Joe's before but I was pleasantly surprised. Now, I want salsa EVERYWHERE to taste like Joe's!!\r

3
★★★★★

THEE. BEST. SALSA. I've never experienced salsa like Acapulco Joe's before but I was pleasantly surprised. Now, I want salsa EVERYWHERE to taste like Joe's!!\r

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recently in indy and tried this place.......best salsa ive ever had. WOW!!!

3
★★★★★

recently in indy and tried this place.......best salsa ive ever had. WOW!!!

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A long time Indpls establishment and no one has no other salsa like it! Also try the queso and friend ice cream.\r

3
★★★★★

A long time Indpls establishment and no one has no other salsa like it! Also try the queso and friend ice cream.\r

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We always enjoy the food and the customer service thank you for a delicious Mexican food. \r

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★★★★★

We always enjoy the food and the customer service thank you for a delicious Mexican food. \r

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Love your chips and salsa! Great place to go for yummy food. They also have reasonable prices. I will be back! \r

3
★★★★★

Love your chips and salsa! Great place to go for yummy food. They also have reasonable prices. I will be back! \r

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We always enjoy the speedy service, portions are always big and cant get enough of the chips and salsa! Love it! \r

3
★★★★★

We always enjoy the speedy service, portions are always big and cant get enough of the chips and salsa! Love it! \r

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Servers are always pleasant and like the great atmosphere. Believe it or not this is a great place for breakfast, I recommend! \r

3
★★★★★

Servers are always pleasant and like the great atmosphere. Believe it or not this is a great place for breakfast, I recommend! \r

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I love coming to Joes in dinner time to have my special plate of chile con quezo! It is the most delicious Mexican plate I have ever tried. Its a little spicy but the cheese makes it better also with the tortillas! Wonderful! I love

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★★★★★

I love coming to Joes in dinner time to have my special plate of chile con quezo! It is the most delicious Mexican plate I have ever tried. Its a little spicy but the cheese makes it better also with the tortillas! Wonderful! I love

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I love the food here! The atmosphere is great and so is the service. Never a bad time. See you all soon!

3
★★★★★

I love the food here! The atmosphere is great and so is the service. Never a bad time. See you all soon!

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The food here is phenomenal! My family and I are mexican and the food here is almost as good as my abuela s kitchen. The service is great and so is the atmosphere.

3
★★★★★

The food here is phenomenal! My family and I are mexican and the food here is almost as good as my abuela s kitchen. The service is great and so is the atmosphere.

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My wife and I love the food here. We sit on the patio most of the time and the service is always great. Our server is always attentive and checking to make sure everything is up to par. We'll be back!

3
★★★★★

My wife and I love the food here. We sit on the patio most of the time and the service is always great. Our server is always attentive and checking to make sure everything is up to par. We'll be back!

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Acapulco Joe's was once the best of Indianapolis, great food, party bar, always happening. When Joe died it went down hill fast and never stopped falling. The food was once a perfect 5 stars and there was USUALLY a line going around the

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★★★★★

Acapulco Joe's was once the best of Indianapolis, great food, party bar, always happening. When Joe died it went down hill fast and never stopped falling. The food was once a perfect 5 stars and there was USUALLY a line going around the

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It's not a place I'll return to! The waiter was rude, service slow, and it wasn't busy, only two other tables were occupied. The food was soso. I was disappointed as I had heard some good things about this place. Not worth the one

3
★★★★★

It's not a place I'll return to! The waiter was rude, service slow, and it wasn't busy, only two other tables were occupied. The food was soso. I was disappointed as I had heard some good things about this place. Not worth the one

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I have heard so many great things about this place..so I stopped in today with the family...\r
Service=Horrible\r
Sat on Patio=Dirty and Disugusting....\r
Plates for hard queso dip (yuck)= Dirty\r
Didnt eat queso dip...it was like on big

3
★★★★★

I have heard so many great things about this place..so I stopped in today with the family...\r
Service=Horrible\r
Sat on Patio=Dirty and Disugusting....\r
Plates for hard queso dip (yuck)= Dirty\r
Didnt eat queso dip...it was like on big

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Ratings are either very good or very bad. Makes you wonder... here's the deal.\r
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Acapulco Joe's serves pre-made cafeteria food in a Mexican-themed environment. \r
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If you are looking for authentic Mexican food you won't find it here.

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★★★★★

Ratings are either very good or very bad. Makes you wonder... here's the deal.\r
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Acapulco Joe's serves pre-made cafeteria food in a Mexican-themed environment. \r
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If you are looking for authentic Mexican food you won't find it here.

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This is the best Mexican restaurant in town--FANTASTIC!!! I wish I could eat there every night.

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★★★★★

This is the best Mexican restaurant in town--FANTASTIC!!! I wish I could eat there every night.

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If there were a lower rating I would give it to Acapulco Joe's. The worst Mexican food I have ever had. The waitress actually said and I quote " We don't have any real Mexican food here." I ordered a seafood chimichanga, what arrived

3
★★★★★

If there were a lower rating I would give it to Acapulco Joe's. The worst Mexican food I have ever had. The waitress actually said and I quote " We don't have any real Mexican food here." I ordered a seafood chimichanga, what arrived

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I have been eating at Acapulco Joe's for over 30 years and it is still the best ever. The one in Greenwood is not as good as the one downtown. I remember years ago when it was across the street we would wait in line for an hour to get in

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★★★★★

I have been eating at Acapulco Joe's for over 30 years and it is still the best ever. The one in Greenwood is not as good as the one downtown. I remember years ago when it was across the street we would wait in line for an hour to get in

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This is horrible food. Period.\r
They actually charge 2 bucks extra for to-go orders?????????? What a rip off...how about telling me first instead of trying to figure out why the bill was so high!!!! Water in a plastic to-go cup was 50

3
★★★★★

This is horrible food. Period.\r
They actually charge 2 bucks extra for to-go orders?????????? What a rip off...how about telling me first instead of trying to figure out why the bill was so high!!!! Water in a plastic to-go cup was 50

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First off, I LOVE Acapulco Joe's. Always have and probably always will. There is no other Mexican food like it and their hot sauce is DELICIOUS. I don't understand the people here who said their food was crap, I guess they must not have

3
★★★★★

First off, I LOVE Acapulco Joe's. Always have and probably always will. There is no other Mexican food like it and their hot sauce is DELICIOUS. I don't understand the people here who said their food was crap, I guess they must not have

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I have never reviewed a restaurant on online. I am not one to get overly excited or despaired about my dining experiences, but Acapulco Joe's is the worst restaurant I've been to.

A buddy of min walked in on a Friday night. The hostess

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★★★★★

I have never reviewed a restaurant on online. I am not one to get overly excited or despaired about my dining experiences, but Acapulco Joe's is the worst restaurant I've been to.

A buddy of min walked in on a Friday night. The hostess

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Imagine you are trapped in world's the worst grocery store. A man suddenly approaches you and forces you to slam 10 shots of bottom-shelf tequila. A second more sinister man approches and roughly blindfolds you. You can feel the cold head of the gun against your temple as he says: "You must make a meal using only the ingredients from this store."

You are drunk, blindfolded and surrounded by crap. You put something together, hands shaking while praying your family will see you again. The first man eats ... silence. The second man eats and says, "after eating Acapulco Joe's Mexican Foods, this tastes like pure gold."

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★☆☆☆☆

Imagine you are trapped in world's the worst grocery store. A man suddenly approaches you and forces you to slam 10 shots of bottom-shelf tequila. A second more sinister man approches and roughly blindfolds you. You can feel the cold head of the gun against your temple as he says: "You must make a meal using only the ingredients from this store."

You are drunk, blindfolded and surrounded by crap. You put something together, hands shaking while praying your family will see you again. The first man eats ... silence. The second man eats and says, "after eating Acapulco Joe's Mexican Foods, this tastes like pure gold."

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★☆☆☆☆

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So over the weekend my friend and I visited the restaurant. I was craving some Mexican food and we did not have much time so we went somewhere close. In this case Acapulco Joe's. I had heard that it was a nice place, gem in downtown indy. I totally believe that it used to be but not anymore.
The atmosphere wasn't that bad. It wasn't the nicest but I was expected great food so I did not care. When I entered I was seated right away. I sat there for a while before someone came by. He gave me some chips and walked away. I had never been there so I was so confused about why I just had chips and no salsa. Then he came back by and told me that the salsa was in the bottle on the table. Ok so what do I put it in? A few seconds later he came back with a dish and some water. At this time my server finally came by but I had all I needed at this point.
My friend finally arrives and we order. The food was terrible. The lettuce was nasty. It is very hard to serve nasty lettuce. The chicken was covered in sauce. I thought it might be something different but I think it was to cover up the fact that there was no seasoning on the chicken. The guacamole looked like poop and was disgusting.
We had to find the waitress to let her know about the food because she had not checked on us. She offered me a new plate w/o the lettuce (I had fajitas) but she did not offer my friend who had a salad anything new. I was so frustrated that I just wanted to leave. No one came to follow up with the complaint. When we went to pay I asked for the manager and the lady that sat me ended up being the manager. Mind you I watched her sit another table while on her cell phone! She told me that all she could do was take off 10% and informed me that the kitchen said that the lettuce was fresh and opened today. Really? I work in a restaurant and I was completely horrified with her response. BOTTOM LINE DO NOT DINE HERE DRUNK OR SOBER!!!!

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★☆☆☆☆

So over the weekend my friend and I visited the restaurant. I was craving some Mexican food and we did not have much time so we went somewhere close. In this case Acapulco Joe's. I had heard that it was a nice place, gem in downtown indy. I totally believe that it used to be but not anymore.
The atmosphere wasn't that bad. It wasn't the nicest but I was expected great food so I did not care. When I entered I was seated right away. I sat there for a while before someone came by. He gave me some chips and walked away. I had never been there so I was so confused about why I just had chips and no salsa. Then he came back by and told me that the salsa was in the bottle on the table. Ok so what do I put it in? A few seconds later he came back with a dish and some water. At this time my server finally came by but I had all I needed at this point.
My friend finally arrives and we order. The food was terrible. The lettuce was nasty. It is very hard to serve nasty lettuce. The chicken was covered in sauce. I thought it might be something different but I think it was to cover up the fact that there was no seasoning on the chicken. The guacamole looked like poop and was disgusting.
We had to find the waitress to let her know about the food because she had not checked on us. She offered me a new plate w/o the lettuce (I had fajitas) but she did not offer my friend who had a salad anything new. I was so frustrated that I just wanted to leave. No one came to follow up with the complaint. When we went to pay I asked for the manager and the lady that sat me ended up being the manager. Mind you I watched her sit another table while on her cell phone! She told me that all she could do was take off 10% and informed me that the kitchen said that the lettuce was fresh and opened today. Really? I work in a restaurant and I was completely horrified with her response. BOTTOM LINE DO NOT DINE HERE DRUNK OR SOBER!!!!

Pros: None

Cons: Serivce, food quality, etc

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We had dinner at the Greenwood location. I am sorry but it was very disappointing. The quality of the food was poor. The chicken was a dark meat. The sauces are all very sweet. Service was fine, cost was too high for that level of quality. I will not be going back.

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★☆☆☆☆

We had dinner at the Greenwood location. I am sorry but it was very disappointing. The quality of the food was poor. The chicken was a dark meat. The sauces are all very sweet. Service was fine, cost was too high for that level of quality. I will not be going back.

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This was my first visit , when I read the reviews that had been posted I almost didn't go, I warned the others that were going of what I had read...... Not sure if the ones writing the reviews visited the same restaurant!!!! We loved the old building, it had so much character. It wasn't fancy, it wasn't stuffy, it was comfortable. We were seated immediately. The waitress was extremely nice and very efficient, she went above and beyond what she had to do. Service was fast, food was hot, and very good. We were in and out in less about an hour which included talking time. I loved the whole experience and will definitely make it one of our regular places to visit.

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★★★★☆

This was my first visit , when I read the reviews that had been posted I almost didn't go, I warned the others that were going of what I had read...... Not sure if the ones writing the reviews visited the same restaurant!!!! We loved the old building, it had so much character. It wasn't fancy, it wasn't stuffy, it was comfortable. We were seated immediately. The waitress was extremely nice and very efficient, she went above and beyond what she had to do. Service was fast, food was hot, and very good. We were in and out in less about an hour which included talking time. I loved the whole experience and will definitely make it one of our regular places to visit.

Pros: Good Food and Great Service

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I looked at the reviews for this restaurant before deciding to go. I was going to decline but my sister was celebrating her birthday. The restaurant was dirty. The service was awful. The food was partially cold and the meat tasted like it should be in a dog food can. The waitress spilled a margarita all over our table and the help did a pitiful job of cleaning it up. All in all it was horrible and I will never return. If it was not for the 20% tip already added to the bill because of the group, I would not have tipped even half of that. Lousy food, lousy service, lousy crap decor and a sad excuse for a mexican restaurant.

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★☆☆☆☆

I looked at the reviews for this restaurant before deciding to go. I was going to decline but my sister was celebrating her birthday. The restaurant was dirty. The service was awful. The food was partially cold and the meat tasted like it should be in a dog food can. The waitress spilled a margarita all over our table and the help did a pitiful job of cleaning it up. All in all it was horrible and I will never return. If it was not for the 20% tip already added to the bill because of the group, I would not have tipped even half of that. Lousy food, lousy service, lousy crap decor and a sad excuse for a mexican restaurant.

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I see reviews from people who say that they have frequented Joe's for years. To you, I have to say that you have short memories. Don't you remember what the food used to taste like? Hunks of chicken in the rice, great flavor in the beans, delicious cheese that was a mix of real mexican varieties...oh his food was so good! We knew Joe, have patronized his store for decades, and kept up through all the owners until they fired Butch. The food isn't at all as it used to be. The place is filthy, the employees are miserable, the bean counter owners have cheapened and skimped on all of the recipies, and upon leaving, you need to hope that you're not going to get sick from food poisening...I'm not kidding. I suggest that you take a look at their rating with the health dept. Bottom line is that they are only busy because they are an institution downtown, Their other stores , Brownsburg, Greenwood, are either closed or doing very poorly. Joe would be turning over in his grave if he knew what these accountants were doing to his formerly fine dishes of Americanized Mexican food. RIP.

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★☆☆☆☆

I see reviews from people who say that they have frequented Joe's for years. To you, I have to say that you have short memories. Don't you remember what the food used to taste like? Hunks of chicken in the rice, great flavor in the beans, delicious cheese that was a mix of real mexican varieties...oh his food was so good! We knew Joe, have patronized his store for decades, and kept up through all the owners until they fired Butch. The food isn't at all as it used to be. The place is filthy, the employees are miserable, the bean counter owners have cheapened and skimped on all of the recipies, and upon leaving, you need to hope that you're not going to get sick from food poisening...I'm not kidding. I suggest that you take a look at their rating with the health dept. Bottom line is that they are only busy because they are an institution downtown, Their other stores , Brownsburg, Greenwood, are either closed or doing very poorly. Joe would be turning over in his grave if he knew what these accountants were doing to his formerly fine dishes of Americanized Mexican food. RIP.

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I love Joe's......I remember the days standing in line outside Joe's place to eat lunch
The food is good and the service is fast and friendly and very authentic
I would recommend Joe's over any commercial chain if you want good Mexican food

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★★★★★

I love Joe's......I remember the days standing in line outside Joe's place to eat lunch
The food is good and the service is fast and friendly and very authentic
I would recommend Joe's over any commercial chain if you want good Mexican food

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There is NO better REAL mexican food in this city that can compare to Acapulco Joe's. A lot of us remember Joe visting with us when he had the Diner across the street. His mexican food is totally best. I have been going to this place for 34 years. We usually go when there is something to celebrate. (or we think of something to celebrate and go to Joe's) It's the queso to the Joe style tacos that make it. Anyone that disagrees needs to live with the new black tacos at Taco Bell and has never visited Mexico. Because this place is ROCKS. Long live Joe and Kate Smith!!!

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★★★★★

There is NO better REAL mexican food in this city that can compare to Acapulco Joe's. A lot of us remember Joe visting with us when he had the Diner across the street. His mexican food is totally best. I have been going to this place for 34 years. We usually go when there is something to celebrate. (or we think of something to celebrate and go to Joe's) It's the queso to the Joe style tacos that make it. Anyone that disagrees needs to live with the new black tacos at Taco Bell and has never visited Mexico. Because this place is ROCKS. Long live Joe and Kate Smith!!!

Pros: Best darn mexican food in Indy

Cons: Not any on the westside of town

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This restaurant was chosen by a friend who I arranged to meet after work. I had my doubts because it had been quite some time since I had been there, and I didn't recall being that impressed even then.
When I walked in the door, and toward the counter, I was rudely cut off by a waiter who practically stepped on my toes in order to walk past me....and it was all downhill from there. The chips were stale, the salsa sucked, and the entree was even worse. I ordered the tamale dinner, and ALL of it; tamales, rice and beans were just terrible. I didn't know that it was even possible to mess up rice and beans, but apparently it is. If A.J.'s wants to take a crucial first step toward improving their cooking they should start by losing the &%$#* sugar bowl!

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★☆☆☆☆

This restaurant was chosen by a friend who I arranged to meet after work. I had my doubts because it had been quite some time since I had been there, and I didn't recall being that impressed even then.
When I walked in the door, and toward the counter, I was rudely cut off by a waiter who practically stepped on my toes in order to walk past me....and it was all downhill from there. The chips were stale, the salsa sucked, and the entree was even worse. I ordered the tamale dinner, and ALL of it; tamales, rice and beans were just terrible. I didn't know that it was even possible to mess up rice and beans, but apparently it is. If A.J.'s wants to take a crucial first step toward improving their cooking they should start by losing the &%$#* sugar bowl!

Pros: Location

Cons: Let's see...Food, Service, Atmosphere...

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I have been to at least 50 Mexican restaurants in my life if not more, most good, some bad and this was hands down the worst Mexican food I have ever had. The greeting was good when I walked in but it went down hill from there. I looked around at the dirty restaurant and decided to sit outside and take my chance on the sidewalk. The chips were warm but had been fried in oil that must not have been changed in weeks. I go to use the strange squirt bottle of salsa only to find it is some sweet barbecue sauce / ketchup with pepper seeds in it instead of salsa, and no, it was not good. I did like my cold beer that was used to wash down the gross chips, to bad it was gone just before I got my meal and the waitress never came around until I was finished eating to bring me another one. I don't even know how to explain the food. The taco had a crispy shell, I will give it that but the meat was like hamburger and beans mixed together and tasted like it had an Ortega seasoning packet thrown in. This same meat was also used for the other 2 items which I can't tell you what they even were as they were covered in nasty canned cheese sauce. The mushy rice tasted like it came from a can and I think the cook spilled a container of garlic or onion powder in the beans and just sent it out today, or maybe that is how they serve them. I gave this place a 1 star only because my beer was cold, other than that, there was nothing good about my Acapulco Joe's experience.

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★☆☆☆☆

I have been to at least 50 Mexican restaurants in my life if not more, most good, some bad and this was hands down the worst Mexican food I have ever had. The greeting was good when I walked in but it went down hill from there. I looked around at the dirty restaurant and decided to sit outside and take my chance on the sidewalk. The chips were warm but had been fried in oil that must not have been changed in weeks. I go to use the strange squirt bottle of salsa only to find it is some sweet barbecue sauce / ketchup with pepper seeds in it instead of salsa, and no, it was not good. I did like my cold beer that was used to wash down the gross chips, to bad it was gone just before I got my meal and the waitress never came around until I was finished eating to bring me another one. I don't even know how to explain the food. The taco had a crispy shell, I will give it that but the meat was like hamburger and beans mixed together and tasted like it had an Ortega seasoning packet thrown in. This same meat was also used for the other 2 items which I can't tell you what they even were as they were covered in nasty canned cheese sauce. The mushy rice tasted like it came from a can and I think the cook spilled a container of garlic or onion powder in the beans and just sent it out today, or maybe that is how they serve them. I gave this place a 1 star only because my beer was cold, other than that, there was nothing good about my Acapulco Joe's experience.

Pros: Beer was cold

Cons: OMG Where do I begin?

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Food and staff are great. Salsa and chips very fresh. Apparently the reviewers who don;t like it are used to Taco Bell.

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★★★★★

Food and staff are great. Salsa and chips very fresh. Apparently the reviewers who don;t like it are used to Taco Bell.

Pros: Fun

Cons: none

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This place used to be decent. Now, it is absolutely terrible. The food was expensive and foul. The chips had to be weeks old and were horribly stale. The service was the worst I have ever had. The restaurant was dirty. I hate this place and will never go back. Ever.

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★☆☆☆☆

This place used to be decent. Now, it is absolutely terrible. The food was expensive and foul. The chips had to be weeks old and were horribly stale. The service was the worst I have ever had. The restaurant was dirty. I hate this place and will never go back. Ever.

Pros: None

Cons: Vile, expensive, and terrible

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Expected better of a prominent downtown indy mexican restaurant but no dice. Wait was long but servers could've cared less to do their job. Sat downt to hold a sticky menu and to have placed before us cold, stale chips. After a quick glance at the over-priced dishes, we made quick exit. Our serve probably didn't even notice we cut out. Thanks Joe but no mo.

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★☆☆☆☆

Expected better of a prominent downtown indy mexican restaurant but no dice. Wait was long but servers could've cared less to do their job. Sat downt to hold a sticky menu and to have placed before us cold, stale chips. After a quick glance at the over-priced dishes, we made quick exit. Our serve probably didn't even notice we cut out. Thanks Joe but no mo.

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3/27/09 2:15pm visit....cashier/hotess sat us in area with no waitress. Help from Kitchen area notified us and moved us to area with waitress coverage. When we went to pay, hostess/cashier would not put down her personal cell and/or stop talking on it to cash us out. She actually stopped more than once, and concentrated on call during transaction. Won't bother to go back and spend my $$ to help pay the salary of rude help like that........!!

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★★★☆☆

3/27/09 2:15pm visit....cashier/hotess sat us in area with no waitress. Help from Kitchen area notified us and moved us to area with waitress coverage. When we went to pay, hostess/cashier would not put down her personal cell and/or stop talking on it to cash us out. She actually stopped more than once, and concentrated on call during transaction. Won't bother to go back and spend my $$ to help pay the salary of rude help like that........!!

Pros: food was good and hot/fast service

Cons: hostess/ cashier rude rude rude

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I don't know what everyone raves about. This place is dirtly, the service is horrible and the food, well I don't even consider it Mexican food. I definitely won't be recommending this place to anyone.

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★★☆☆☆

I don't know what everyone raves about. This place is dirtly, the service is horrible and the food, well I don't even consider it Mexican food. I definitely won't be recommending this place to anyone.

Pros: none

Cons: everything

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This was, by far, the very worst "mexican" restaurant I've ever been to. The "three nacho" meal consists of literally three small nachos, with a spoonfull of meat and cheese on each. It averages to $2 a nacho. The service is awful, rude, and worth not tipping. I went with a party of four and each person had terrible food. I am appauld a place like this can stay in business.

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★☆☆☆☆

This was, by far, the very worst "mexican" restaurant I've ever been to. The "three nacho" meal consists of literally three small nachos, with a spoonfull of meat and cheese on each. It averages to $2 a nacho. The service is awful, rude, and worth not tipping. I went with a party of four and each person had terrible food. I am appauld a place like this can stay in business.

Pros: The service is so awful you save money by not tipping.

Cons: This will create the worst eating experience

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The bad:1. The salsa comes in a squeeze bottle.2. The plates are dirty before you eat off of them3. The "three nacho meal" consists of literally three small nachos and a spoonful of meat and cheese on each. This will cost you $2 a nacho.4. The burritos are bland and mediocre at best.5. The service was awful. Our waitress actually argued with a guest. She also made herself scarce and did not return to the table. 6. The guacamole salad consists of iceberg lettuce, gobs of guacamole, and a sprinkle of cheese. It's similar to eating just guacamole from a tub. 7. The restaurant was dirty.8. The busboy told us to "eat more chips" just so we could get "our money's worth", clearly b/c ordering a meal would not suffice.The pros:1. You don't feel bad for not tipping b/c the service is so terrible.

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The bad:1. The salsa comes in a squeeze bottle.2. The plates are dirty before you eat off of them3. The "three nacho meal" consists of literally three small nachos and a spoonful of meat and cheese on each. This will cost you $2 a nacho.4. The burritos are bland and mediocre at best.5. The service was awful. Our waitress actually argued with a guest. She also made herself scarce and did not return to the table. 6. The guacamole salad consists of iceberg lettuce, gobs of guacamole, and a sprinkle of cheese. It's similar to eating just guacamole from a tub. 7. The restaurant was dirty.8. The busboy told us to "eat more chips" just so we could get "our money's worth", clearly b/c ordering a meal would not suffice.The pros:1. You don't feel bad for not tipping b/c the service is so terrible.

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WOW
That was terrible!!
I never wrote a review in my life until now.
I went there because I was told it's fast and I was on my lunchbreak at work.
I met my boyfriend there just today for lunch and I'm sitting here miserable from the crud I ate
He is home sick ..throwing his guts up.

We both ordered 3 taco lunch meal. I ordered mine with beans in lieu of meat.
The "meat" on his taco resembled groudn coffee beans and according to him tasted nasty.

THe beans on mine were laced so heavily with onions it made me gag.

The chips were stale. The bbq flavored hot sauce was disgusting.
He ordered a mt dew, and got a pepsi.

It wasn't fast either. It took 25 min for them to shovel slop on to a plate.

I'm sick
He's sick
Gross Gross Gross

Never never never never going back.
My stomach is chruning. I'm sick.

THe place is dirty as hell too.
UGH.. gross nasty nasty food!!!!

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★☆☆☆☆

WOW
That was terrible!!
I never wrote a review in my life until now.
I went there because I was told it's fast and I was on my lunchbreak at work.
I met my boyfriend there just today for lunch and I'm sitting here miserable from the crud I ate
He is home sick ..throwing his guts up.

We both ordered 3 taco lunch meal. I ordered mine with beans in lieu of meat.
The "meat" on his taco resembled groudn coffee beans and according to him tasted nasty.

THe beans on mine were laced so heavily with onions it made me gag.

The chips were stale. The bbq flavored hot sauce was disgusting.
He ordered a mt dew, and got a pepsi.

It wasn't fast either. It took 25 min for them to shovel slop on to a plate.

I'm sick
He's sick
Gross Gross Gross

Never never never never going back.
My stomach is chruning. I'm sick.

THe place is dirty as hell too.
UGH.. gross nasty nasty food!!!!

Pros: nothing

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I've never written a review before, but can't help it. It was awful. The chips were stale and the salsa tasted like barbeque sauce. it was so bad, I didn't even bother to complain, since it was obviously how they wanted it to taste.

I ordered the chimichanga, it tasted like a frozen burrito that had been toasted in an oven (the sort that I bought in college and cooked in the dorm). It had chilli on top of it that had the same barbeque taste as the salsa.

The beer was cold though and the staff seemed unsurprised when i had one bite and then left the rest. The didn't charge me which was nice.

I'm honestly surprised anyone else was even in the place. I'm new here, but will never return.

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★☆☆☆☆

I've never written a review before, but can't help it. It was awful. The chips were stale and the salsa tasted like barbeque sauce. it was so bad, I didn't even bother to complain, since it was obviously how they wanted it to taste.

I ordered the chimichanga, it tasted like a frozen burrito that had been toasted in an oven (the sort that I bought in college and cooked in the dorm). It had chilli on top of it that had the same barbeque taste as the salsa.

The beer was cold though and the staff seemed unsurprised when i had one bite and then left the rest. The didn't charge me which was nice.

I'm honestly surprised anyone else was even in the place. I'm new here, but will never return.

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went to joe's for lunch it was bad food got it to go it cost me $13.00 been going to joe's for many years now it seem like it been going down hill in the past few years if you read the review they get better the futher back you go they need to bring back the old joe's dont mind spending $13.00 if it is good food prices are going to go up

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★☆☆☆☆

went to joe's for lunch it was bad food got it to go it cost me $13.00 been going to joe's for many years now it seem like it been going down hill in the past few years if you read the review they get better the futher back you go they need to bring back the old joe's dont mind spending $13.00 if it is good food prices are going to go up

Pros: been here long time

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Long wait to give order and get drinks. Noisey place and poor food. Find another place to spend your money.

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★☆☆☆☆

Long wait to give order and get drinks. Noisey place and poor food. Find another place to spend your money.

Pros: None

Cons: Bad parking, bad service

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Seriously-salsa in a squeeze bottle???? NASTY! It tasted like Ortega toaco sauce in a jar. Marsh deli has better salsa-fresh with CILANTRO! The Quesedilla (beef) was like small amounts of roast beef chunks (definitely not steak) on a soggy tortilla loaded with crunchy onions and a pile of white flavorless cheese. Both the quesedilla and the taquitos(chicken) lacked flavor-they were both quite bland, as was the salsa and guacamole. We asked for ice water twice, and finally received one glass for both of us! Does anyone know where to get decent flavorful Mexican food in this city? Help!!

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★☆☆☆☆

Seriously-salsa in a squeeze bottle???? NASTY! It tasted like Ortega toaco sauce in a jar. Marsh deli has better salsa-fresh with CILANTRO! The Quesedilla (beef) was like small amounts of roast beef chunks (definitely not steak) on a soggy tortilla loaded with crunchy onions and a pile of white flavorless cheese. Both the quesedilla and the taquitos(chicken) lacked flavor-they were both quite bland, as was the salsa and guacamole. We asked for ice water twice, and finally received one glass for both of us! Does anyone know where to get decent flavorful Mexican food in this city? Help!!

Pros: nice outside seating

Cons: food was so very bland!

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We took our teens and some friends to Acapulco Joe's last night and it was hands down one of the very worst dining experiences we have ever had. We waited FOREVER just to place a drink order. Someone from back in the kitchen came out and tried to take our orders but was extremely rude to our kids. Once we finally placed our food orders we waited, and waited, and waited to get our food. They were not busy on a Thursday night so I could not understand why it took so long. Any other El - whatever restaurants we go to have your drinks and food out right away and make your dining experience fun. This place is horrible and I do not recommend it to anyone. To top it off the food was bad and 3 of the kids in our group did not even eat at all. It was over priced and a waste of our time.

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★☆☆☆☆

We took our teens and some friends to Acapulco Joe's last night and it was hands down one of the very worst dining experiences we have ever had. We waited FOREVER just to place a drink order. Someone from back in the kitchen came out and tried to take our orders but was extremely rude to our kids. Once we finally placed our food orders we waited, and waited, and waited to get our food. They were not busy on a Thursday night so I could not understand why it took so long. Any other El - whatever restaurants we go to have your drinks and food out right away and make your dining experience fun. This place is horrible and I do not recommend it to anyone. To top it off the food was bad and 3 of the kids in our group did not even eat at all. It was over priced and a waste of our time.

Pros: $1 Draft Thursday

Cons: Slow (rude) service and bad food

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I have eaten alot of Mexican food and I have to say that I love this place. The salsa is terrific! So are the chips!

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★★★★★

I have eaten alot of Mexican food and I have to say that I love this place. The salsa is terrific! So are the chips!

 

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