Advertisement

Family-Owned Acapulco Restaurant Fuels Community

Bookmark this
03 January, 2019 By James Carlton

Ruben Almazan and his family moved to the land of opportunity in Northwest Arkansas after many years of working in California's hospitality and restaurant industries, and finally opened their dream restaurant. Named after the sunny, beach-resort city on Mexico's Pacific coastline, Acapulco Restaurant is a refreshing reminder to enjoy the finer things in life: family, fajitas and frozen margaritas!

Almazan enjoys being part of the community with his family, and uses his restaurant to give back and serve the people of Springdale. "We give food to the church and a lot of the local schools," he said. Acapulco is investing in its community, putting down roots, and fostering a deep sense of local connection by donating to these kinds of food drives.

The restaurant has been open for over a decade on East Robinson Avenue in Springdale, and Almazan has kept it a family business. His wife and their two sets of twins all pitch in to keep it successful. The oldest set of twins, his son and daughter of 24, work as a cook and waitress for the restaurant. "My wife comes in to help when she can," he said, "and the twins help out at the front counter on Sundays, taking to-go orders and hosting when we get busy." The Almazans enjoy working together and being involved in the family restaurant, and their joy extends to the cheerful staff that they employ.

Springdale local Josefina Ramirez lives just five minutes from Acapulco, where she has worked for the past ten years as a server and bartender. Her favorite dish is the Grilled Chicken Breast: smothered with mushrooms, onions, bell peppers, and Jack cheese. She also said that you won't be disappointed, no matter what you order, and she highly recommends the Tortilla Soup. It is plain to see that Ramirez and the other servers enjoy working there. The friendly service at Acapulco, coupled with the authentic Mexican food their customers have come to expect, ensures that they keep the community coming back week after week.

They have a delicious selection of tried-and-true classics and unique signature dishes, and Almazan's favorite creation is the Fajitas Mexicanas. A step-up from the original Mexican staple, it's made with tender strips of steak, chicken, shrimp, and chorizo; mixed with grilled peppers, onions, and salsa ranchera; and served with lettuce, sour cream, guac, pico, tortillas, beans and rice.

Staying true to its city-by-the-sea namesake, Acapulco offers a wide variety of seafood and fish specialties; from blackened shrimp and a Red Snapper filet to catfish tacos and even scallops. "I still really enjoy cooking," said Almazan. It's actually his favorite thing about owning his own restaurant. He has a passion for working in the kitchen, and it shows in the quality of his food. In addition to putting time in behind the scenes as a cook, the active owner also oversees catering ventures as part of his duties. For more information about Acapulco Restaurant, and to learn about catering and menu options, visit their Facebook page at: facebook.com/AcaRest

Every Tuesday is Taco Tuesday at Acapulco, where any taco is $1.50 and small margaritas are only $1.99. Lunch specials run until 3pm daily. On Mondays, you can save $2.99 per kid's meal with kids 12 and under. Stop by after work and grab a drink at the bar, or bring the whole family to relax and enjoy their top-quality fajitas and margaritas.


Acapulco Restaurant

Location: 1602 E. Robinson Ave., Springdale, AR. 72762
Phone: (479)927-1012
Hours: Sunday-Thursday: 11am - 9pm, Friday-Saturday: 11am - 10pm
Website: Facebook.com/AcaRest


Advertisement

Recent Articles

Three Minutes, Three Questions Singer Michael Andrew

Three Minutes, Three Questions Singer Michael Andrew

in Entertainment News

Called "one of the great singers of all time" by Merv Griffin, performer Michael Andrew offers Northwest Arkansas audiences a classic night out with his "Sinatra and the Great American Songbook" Saturday at the Walton Arts Center in Fayetteville.

February 22, 2019 By Jocelyn Murphy

Tiny Theatergoers Ride Trike To New Experiences

Tiny Theatergoers Ride Trike To New Experiences

in Entertainment News, Event News

"Hurry Up ... And Wait!," starting this weekend at Trike Theatre in Bentonville, is an original play written by Kathleen Fletcher; it's in its second production; and it's intended for 2- to 4-year-olds.

February 22, 2019 By Becca Martin-Brown

Best Bridal Shop continues adapting to changing designs and styles

Best Bridal Shop continues adapting to changing designs and styles

in Community News, Sponsored Content, Best of NWA

Bride 'N Groom has been in business for over 40 years, but continues to stay up to date on trends such as long sleeves making a comeback and a change in the most popular wedding month of the year.

February 25, 2019 By Bride 'N Groom

Community celebrates Best of Northwest Arkansas - PHOTO GALLERY

Community celebrates Best of Northwest Arkansas - PHOTO GALLERY

in Food & Drink News, Community News, Entertainment News, Event News, Best of NWA

Community members and winners of the 2018 Best of Northwest Arkansas gathered Thursday, February 21st to celebrate.

February 23, 2019 By Best of Northwest Arkansas

Must Read Articles

Finance & Tax Planning

Finance & Tax Planning

in Sponsored Content, Best of NWA

According to Ben Franklin, nothing is certain but death and taxes. Luckily, there are people who can help us with our taxes.

December 19, 2018 By Karen Rice

Still celebrating 50, Shiloh Museum open for Thanksgiving weekend

Still celebrating 50, Shiloh Museum open for Thanksgiving weekend

in Event News

Shiloh Museum is open during the Thanksgiving weekend and is still celebrating its 50th birthday -- which was Sept. 7 -- with three exhibits.

November 13, 2018 By Becca Martin-Brown

Rogers Historical Museum opens in new spot

Rogers Historical Museum opens in new spot

in Community News

The Rogers Historical Museum opened Thursday in its new spot downtown with the help of some key supporters.

December 14, 2018 By Alex Golden

Advertisement