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Acapulco Restaurant

Map2104 Lincoln Ave.
Alameda, CA
  • Mexican
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Michael Wiesner of San Leandro’s Paradiso and Castro Valley’s Boulevard Burger breathes new life into the old Acapulco Restaurant. The iconic Island eatery, run for almost six decades by the Quintero family, gets a facelift, a slimmer menu, and another run. Holdovers—queso fundido, fiery prawns, fish tacos, and the burrito famoso—remain, but the previously unwieldy menu has been radically whittled down, allowing the kitchen to focus on quality, not quantity. The vibe, too, is amped up a bit, thanks to the liquor license that allows specialty margaritas and cocktails alongside the heaping plates of traditional Mexican fare. We could eat the carnitas—steaming crispy-fried braised pork, salsa fresco with a bite, cold sour cream, and fresh guacamole—stuffed into the dense flour tortillas every day.

Additional Information:

Location: Alameda-Central
Price: $-$$
Features: Credit Cards Accepted
Full Bar
Reservations Accepted
Wheelchair Accessible

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