Acapulco

Acapulco (c/o NY Shitty)

Acapulco (c/o NY Shitty)

1116 Manhattan Avenue
(at Clay Street )
Brooklyn NY, 11211
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718.349.8429

Cuisine: Mexican
Our Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★
Cards: All major
Price: $
Hours: Mon-Fri, 8am-10pm; Sat-Sun, 9am-10pm
Booze: Beer and wine
Subway: G to Greenpoint Ave.

Menu: Click Here
Delivery: Yes
Village Voice says:

Hovering near Newtown Creek, the border between Brooklyn and Queens, Acapulco specializes in urbanized Mexican food like tacos, tortas, fajitas, and huaraches — sandal-shaped masa receptacles slathered with refried beans, then freighted with shredded lettuce, fresh cheese, crema, and your choice of chicken, meat, or vegetables. There’s hardly a speck of mole poblano in the place. Tacos are south-of-the-border standard, made with two soft corn tortillas, although they’ll also make the hard-shell variety. As the menu patronizingly says: “For gringos and our Texan friends.”

NY Mag says:

This part taqueria, part American diner has a laid-back West Coast feel. The wood-patterned Formica counter seats six on cushy rotating stools; just a few sombreros decorate the cream colored walls, and vibrant woven rugs are laid out as tablecloths. Thriving potted plants sprout tangled greenery that droops from bright window nooks, and local soccer league trophies are displayed proudly above a drink cooler. Hipsters who leisurely sip Pacificos with limes, and slowly pick at overflowing burritos and extra-thick burgers seem to be on Cali-time. The enormous signboard menu behind the counter carries both Mexican and American basics from soft tacos to tuna melts with fries. A few surprises include tacos cecina, a sort of Spanish beef jerky with cilantro, onions and white sauce in a soft tortilla, and the Crunch French Toast made with thick fluffy slices of challah dredged in batter and coated in crushed corn flakes. The food’s not San Diego quality, but nothing comes out too badly and it’s all exceedingly cheap.

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