Acapulco Joe’s: Indy’s Downtown Mexican Restaurant

Acapulco Joe’s offers authentic Mexican food to the Indianapolis downtown set. This relaxed Indianapolis restaurant feeds hungry Hoosiers seven days a week from a menu of classic Mexican dishes. With a spacious indoor dining room and a large outdoor patio (great for people watching) there is space for parties of all sizes at Acapulco Joe’s. Enjoy their popular American and Mexican breakfast menu of their tasty lunch and dinner menu with a full bar.

More than 50 years ago, Joe Rangel brought the flavors of his native country to the United States in an exuberant downtown venue: Acapulco Joe’s. Just yards away from the legendary Monument Circle in the heart of Indianapolis downtown, this unique downtown Indianapolis restaurant brings its own style and historic charm to the area. Today, this delicious Indianapolis restaurants stands as a monument to the American Dream. Joe Rangel’s rags to riches journey with Acapulco Joe’s is enough of a reason to stop in. But the menu will make you want to sit down and stay awhile.


Alcapulco Joes interior downtown Indianapolis IndianaStart the day off right with Joe’s yummy breakfast burrito packed with scrambled eggs, bell peppers, jalapenos, onions, tomatoes, cheese and your choice of sausage, bacon or ham. Joe’s serves a range of breakfast items including classic American favorites like Joe’s Hot Cream “Sausage Gravy,” farm fresh eggs, hot cakes, bacon, sausage, bagels, oatmeal and French toast.

Or enjoy a South of the Border creation. Huevos Rancheros is two perfectly cooked eggs topped with special salsa and served with potatoes or fried Mexican beans and a flour tortilla. Or enjoy the Huevos a La Mexican: two eggs scrambled with jalapeno peppers, diced tomatoes, chopped onion and served with potatoes. The Famous Bullfighter Breakfast will make you feel like a champion with a Virginia ham steak, pineapple ring,  two eggs, potatoes and your choice of four silver dollar pancakes or biscuits and gravy.

Acapulco Joe’s also serves a wide range of Omelette creations to satisfy your breakfast needs. Joe’s Famous Mexican Omelette is filled with spicy taco meat and ranchero sauce. Or try the Western Omelette filled with your choice of ham or bacon, onions, bell peppers and tomatoes.

Lunch and Dinner

Alcapulco Joes outside seating downtown Indianapolis IndianaKick off your Acapulco Joe’s experience with a delectable appetizer. Enjoy meaty Chili Con Queso, a delicious blend of meat and cheese in dip form served with tortilla chip. An order of Flautas is a crunchy, savory treat: taco or chicken meat rolled into corn tortillas and deep fried, served with lettuce, tomato, sour cream and guacamole. Sharable nachos will please the whole table. Or simply chow down on guacamole dip and chips.

For those with a lighter taste, enjoy the Avocado Salad offers a bed of lettuce topped with olives, onion, tomato and guacamole served in a crisp tortilla bowl. The Grilled Chicken Fajita Salad offers your favorite grilled chicken fajita strips served on top of lettuce, tomato and cheese in a tortilla bowl.

Joe’s Specialties include the Acapulco Deluxe Dinner: enchilada, one crisp taco, one soft taco, chili con queso, Spanish rice and fried Mexican beans. Enjoy countless combinations of tacos, enchiladas, tamales and more on the specialty plates. Get chimichangas, quesadillas and  fajitas (beef, shrimp or chicken), burritos and more.

Acapulco Joe’s also offers menu items for those with less adventurous palates. Enjoy a steakburger, a breaded tenderloin sandwich, grilled or fried chicken sandwich, chicken tenders or grilled cheese. Joe’s also offers a kids menu to please the picky small eaters in your life.

Compliment your meal with authentic Mexican beer, domestic favorites, wine, cocktails, margaritas or daiquiris. Or finish your meal of with a delectable dessert like Mexican fried ice cream or an ice cream sundae.

Acapulco Joe’s Mexican Restaurant
365 North Illinois Street
Indianapolis, IN 46204

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