|Acapulco Restaurant||Alameda, CA|
The Acapulco is the Best Mexican restaurant that I have found, if you like more traditional Mexican food. It is not trendy like Cheve?s. Their chips are crisp and fresh. They offer two salsa?s: a traditional Mild and a very spicy Hot (not for the week of tongue and you must ask for it). My favorites are their Chile Relleno?s and Taco?s. Both are large, fully loaded, and hot (most plates are delivered bubbling at your table). The Chile Relleno is largest I?ve ever seen, full of cheese, have no stem, do have a thick and delicious breading, are covered with a fine red sauce, and take up ½ the plate. The spiciness of the dishes are mild, but the heat can be increased with their Hot Sauce. This restaurant has been in Alameda since 1959 and the interior is strangely laid out due to the many years of remodeling. They only serve beer and wine, so this is not the place for margaritas, but a place to eat. They have a strong following and a ½ hour wait on the weekends is not out of the ordinary. If you like ?Gringo Mexican food? do not dine here. If you liked the food on your last trip to Mexico, then be sure to stop in and enjoy a memory.