Aca­pulco brings clas­sic Tex-Mex to Spring­dale

With de­li­cious Fa­ji­tas, En­chi­ladas and lots of Na­chos, Aca­pulco Mex­i­can Restau­rant has it all

Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette - - WHAT'S UP - BY SEAN LAUGH­LIN/NWA ME­DIA

With in­cred­i­ble Mex­i­can cui­sine and a large ‘Cantina Bar’, Aca­pulco Mex­i­can Restau­rant has quickly be­come a pre­miere restau­rant in North­west Ar­kan­sas.

Dec­o­rated to repli­cate the Mex­i­can Riviera, Aca­pulco has made enor­mous strides in their four years in busi­ness.

Lo­cated at 1602 E. Robin­son Ave., in Spring­dale, man­ager Clara Re­sendiz is ex­tremely proud of the growth that her restau­rant has made.

“We are al­ways get­ting new cus­tomers, but we also have a lot of loyal, reg­u­lar cus­tomers,” said Re­sendiz.

She gives a lot of credit to those reg­u­lar cus­tomers for not only com­ing back for more of their tasty dishes, but also for spread­ing the word, or “word of mouth” as she put it which helps the restau­rant ex­pand to new cus­tomers.

The de­li­cious cui­sine is pre­pared by vet­eran grill-mas­ter Ruben Al­macan, who Re­sendiz cred­its with a great deal of their suc­cess. She also notes that her en­tire staff is a huge part of why peo­ple love to come back.

“We try our best to treat all of our cus­tomers well with great ser­vice, fresh and qual­ity food, and just make them feel wel­come,” Re­sendiz said. “I love talk­ing with the peo­ple that come in and mak­ing sure all of our cus­tomers leave sat­is­fied.”

This menu full of clas­sic TexMex as well as new His­panic dishes for all cus­tomers. With three types of Na­chos (Bean & Cheese, Fi­esta and Fa­jita), Taquitos, Que­sadil­las,

Shrimp Be­si­tos and two kinds of queso, Aca­pulco’s ap­pe­tizer menu is great for a crowd or one as they come in half or­ders and full or­ders. There is also an ‘Ap­pe­tizer Sam­pler”, which in­cludes na­chos, taquitos, que­sadil­las.

Re­sendiz says that the Fa­ji­tas (beef or chicken) are the most pop­u­lar menu item. “Peo­ple just love them,” she said with a smile. “Whether its just the fa­ji­tas, the fa­jita tacos, fa­jita na­chos — they just love it all.”

The Fa­ji­tas Fa­mous Siz­zling Plat­ter starts at $9.99 for one per­son, or for a cou­ple $17.99.

These are filled with ei­ther beef or chicken, toma­toes, onions and green pep­pers. As well as let­tuce, pico de galo, tor­tillas, sour cream, gua­camole, rice and beans. A great deal for a fan­tas­tic, and fill­ing dish. And in­stead of beef or chicken, Aca­pulco has Shrimp Fa­ji­tas for $11.50 for one, and $20.95 for two. With the op­tion to have all three (chicken, beef and shrimp) for $10.95 and $19.99.

Shrimp is a huge part of the Aca­pulco menu, with it dom­i­nat­ing the Seafood Spe­cial­ties that are served. The Shrimp a la Par­ril­lada is red snap­per and

grilled chicken for $13.99, the op­tion of just a Shrimp Cock­tail is avail­able for $10.99. An­other seafood fa­vorite is the Shrimp Alam­bres which in­cludes scal­lops and cat­fish for $12.99.

“That’s what makes us dif­fer­ent than most of the other Mex­i­can restau­rants, it’s the va­ri­ety we of­fer on our menu,” Re­sendiz said. “You won’t find shrimp at many other places.”

Cheese En­chi­ladas and Spinach En­chi­ladas are great non­meat op­tions while there are Beef En­chi­ladas and Chicken En­chi­ladas for those that want it all. All of these priced at $7.99.

The menu also comes with a large va­ri­ety of non-Mex­i­can spe­cial­ties, with three choices of 8-ounce rib-eye steaks that range from $11.99 to $12.99 for the Aca­pulco steak, which is served with four shrimp, as well as steamed veg­eta­bles and fries.

A pop­u­lar menu item that is or­dered is the Sopa de Tor­tilla, which is a clas­sic Mex­i­can chicken soup served with crispy tor­tilla strips, avo­cado slices and topped with jack cheese.

Save room for dessert when you visit the Aca­pulco Mex­i­can Restau­rant. With Fried Ice Cream for only $3.28, Sopapilla (a puff pas­try cov­ered with sugar, cin­na­mon & honey) for $1.99 or in­clude ice cream for $2.99. Try a Flan, a de­light­ful and tra­di­tional Mex­i­can caramel glazed cus­tard for just $2.99.

The Cantina Bar of­fers do­mes­tic beers in bot­tles for only $2.50, Mex­i­can bot­tled beer for $3.50. Aca­pulco has Bud­weiser, Bud Light and XX on tap, start­ing at just $1.49 for the two do­mes­tic beers all the way to their XX Pitcher for still just $7.49.

Mar­gar­i­tas with or with­out ex­tra fla­vor are avail­able in three sizes. Daiquiris and Pina Co­ladas start at $6.25 to $10.99. ‘Spe­cial Drinks’ are avail­able start­ing at $3.99. This in­clude mixed drinks. Happy Hour for all of these drinks is 3 p.m. - close.

Aca­pulco truly has it all in­side - from great decor, to Tex-Mex, au­then­tic Mex­i­can food, drinks and desserts. There is a rea­son they have grown so much in such a short time.

The restau­rant is open seven days a week, from 11 a.m. un­til 9 p.m. Sun­day through Thurs­day, and un­til 10 p.m. on Fri­day and Satur­day.

For reser­va­tions, to look at the menu, or more in­for­ma­tion call (479) 927-1012 or visit their Face­book page at https://www. face­book.com/acarest/.-

SPE­CIAL THANKS TO NORTH­WEST AR­KAN­SAS DEMO­CRAT-GAZETTE

Man­ager Clara Re­sendiz, says their beef, chicken and shrimp fa­ji­tas are the most pop­u­lar items on the Aca­pulco menu

SPE­CIAL THANKS TO NORTH­WEST AR­KAN­SAS DEMO­CRAT-GAZETTE

Aca­pulco Mex­i­can Restau­rant has their Cantina Bar that of­fers a va­ri­ety of Beer, Mar­gar­i­tas and spe­cial drinks dur­ing Happy Hour

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