Enjoy the best Mexican & Salvadorian food in town!

Cafe Acapulco has been serving the most delicious Mexican food in Arlington, Texas for the last 34 years and more recently, has a new owner and management!

We are Family Owned And Operated Restaurant In Arlington, Texas. We Serve Modern Mexican And Salvadorian Cuisine and Creative Cocktails in a Warm and Lively Atmosphere.

Our purpose is to provide our customers with delicious healthy Mexican food at a competitive price.

Cafe Acapulco believes in serving Mexican and Salvadorian food that sets the standard for quality and flavor.

There is a reason why we have been around for a while: time tested recipes full of homemade flavor and lots of love infused into all that we do.


Cafe Acapulco has a BRAND NEW Owner and Management!  We look forward to continuing the tradition of offering an exceptional quality Mexican food dining experience that our customers have come to know over many years.


We are excited to continue offering amazing Mexican food that has made our restaurant an established “hot spot” in the DFW metroplex.

In addition, we are offering a new take on Cafe Acapulco’s established culinary favorites that will now include a Salvadorian twist on flavors and presentation.

Dine outside on our patio!

We’ve got a pretty sweet patio here at Cafe Acapulco. You’ll probably want to wait till the sun goes down so you can enjoy your choice of our Tasty Margaritas, Premium Wines, Mojitos or our large selection of your favorite Imported and Domestic Beers.

Join us. It will only take a minute


We LOVE to hear from our happy customers about their dining experience at Cafe Acapulco:

“My husband and I love this restaurant! Jose, the owner is a super nice guy! The service is great!

Dana Brown McCutchen

“Listing a 5 star review today just based on the food; which is really good! They’re under new ownership so expect a slight transition but trust in the fact that the new owners want to make your time with them they best they can and you’ll do just fine. I love the chips and salsa and the fajitas! Try the papusas too!!”

Tiffany Fischer

“New menu including salvadorian food! We came to eat today and met the new owner who was really nice. My wife and I both had the Pollo a la Parrilla which came with black beans, salvadorian rice, plátanos maduros, and yucca frita. Highly recommended.”

Jesse Sutton

“My family and I have enjoyed their food since the first day they opened in the mid ’80’s. My son couldn’t wait until they opened! Great fajitas. Friendly, attentive staff.  Salsa is soooo good and love their chips.Try it.”

Charli Ricketts

“New owners, new menu!! Awesome white queso, Baja shrimp and melted margaritas! Salvadoran favorites also like pupusa, yuka, and plantains!”

Sheila Lincoln-Martinez

I”‘m so happy to be able to edit my review! A new owner took over the restaurant and kept the staff. He’s done such an incredible job turning the place around! It’s like a new restaurant! The quality of the food is consistently wonderful, the place is always clean, and even the decor has improved! The new owner, José brought in booths so there’s more comfortable seating. The salsa is to die for and the enchiladas are top notch! I love it! I’m so glad someone came and breathed life back into this place! And I’m especially glad that he kept the staff! Linda is the best server and always treats me like family! I hope you enjoy your meal here as much as I do!! :)”

Ashley Rodriguez

“New food is fantastic. We’ve been coming here for 10 years because it’s quick and cheap for a family of 4. The prices are more than they used to be but the food quality is tremendously better. Love the new bean dip as well.”

Tiana Bingham

“We would go a couple of times a month and always enjoyed the food. With the new management, the food is even better. We were there tonight and the young waitress was very nice and accommodating. If you have not been back since the new ownership, you should go check it out now.”

Garrett Wolff

“Great food and service. I asked if I could have chicken instead of beef in the Bisteca a la Mexicana, no problem. Since I eat very little beef now days I’ve done this at several Mexican restaurants with little success. I have to say this time it was very good. The best I’ve had. Extensive menu, I can’t wait to get back & try more.”

Mike B.

“One of our favorite places. Been going for years, & new owner has continued with excellent service and delicious food. White queso is amazing! Linda is our favorite waitress! You must try this place.”

Jack & Rose Horton

Latest News

We are always having drink specials & celebrating special holidays and events.  So make sure to keep coming back and see what will be happening each month here at Cafe Acapulco!

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