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Acapulco Mexican Restaurant
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Hey All,

I havent been able to find any information about Acapulco's Mexican Restaurant. I dont know how popular it is, i know they have alot of locations in Southern California.

Any information would be helpful. I ate there and got sick this weekend and would like to isolate what it was.

Thanks!!!

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It would help if you listed exactly what foods you ate. Could be the rice, could be something fried... I think I said in another thread: avoid mexican dishes that are deep fat fried with other gluten containing products and opt for the pan fried ones--less chance of contamination. The seasoning in the rice could have been bad too?

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Mexican Rice is usually made with natural ingredients. It contains a little oil to dry fry the rice then they add water fresh tomatoes, garlic, ground cumin and onions. Sometimes they might add peas but that's it. Mexican restaurants are really hard to eat at since all sauces they make are thickened with flour. Your best bet is to only eat maybe fajitas (chicken or beef) but make sure to ask if they cook anything on that same grill that has flour. Also if you ask for corn tortillas you have to make sure that they didn't make flour tortillas on that same grill. As far as chips and salsa go, you must ask if the salsa is made with flour as a thickener. I agree with the other post about fried stuff. Stay away from it.

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I did have the rice, so maybe that was it. I thought that i was being pretty safe. An enchilada with no sauce, a taco on a corn tortilla, but i did eat the rice and beans. Thanks for the info.

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I did have the rice, so maybe that was it. I thought that i was being pretty safe. An enchilada with no sauce, a taco on a corn tortilla, but i did eat the rice and beans. Thanks for the info.

I went last night and was glad I had briefly glanced at this posting. I asked about their green salsa that they put on top of the enchiladas and they said that it wasn't gluten free. I'm not sure if it had flour or something else, but I had the enchiladas without the sauce, and I think the rest of it was okay.

Just thought I'd let people know that the green salsa is not safe to eat, at least from what they told me from my trip last night.

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I went last night and was glad I had briefly glanced at this posting. I asked about their green salsa that they put on top of the enchiladas and they said that it wasn't gluten free. I'm not sure if it had flour or something else, but I had the enchiladas without the sauce, and I think the rest of it was okay.

Just thought I'd let people know that the green salsa is not safe to eat, at least from what they told me from my trip last night.

You have to ask at this restaurant, The regular red salsa and tortilla chips are gluten free, the shreeded and picadillo beef tacos are too, everything else, ask ask and ask again. Many of the meats are marinated, some of these marinades are not gluten free, sometimes they have unmarinated meat they can cook, sometimes they only have marinated meat and you are stuck ordering tacos. When I go to the Acapulc near my house, I always talk to the manager, he knows me by sight by now even though I only go in about once a month. If it is not busy, he is usually willing to answer questions. The tortilla chips usually have their own frier in most acapulcos, everything else depends on the store, so you have to ask, otherwise you can get cross-contamination. In reply to the above, from experience, the enchiladas are gluten free if they use pure corn tortillas and hold the sauces. I have a lot of luck on the days they have their buffet, since they make a lot of the stuff on the buffet at each store. I really like their sweet corn and homemade corn tortillas.

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Mexican Rice is usually made with natural ingredients. It contains a little oil to dry fry the rice then they add water fresh tomatoes, garlic, ground cumin and onions. Sometimes they might add peas but that's it. Mexican restaurants are really hard to eat at since all sauces they make are thickened with flour. Your best bet is to only eat maybe fajitas (chicken or beef) but make sure to ask if they cook anything on that same grill that has flour. Also if you ask for corn tortillas you have to make sure that they didn't make flour tortillas on that same grill. As far as chips and salsa go, you must ask if the salsa is made with flour as a thickener. I agree with the other post about fried stuff. Stay away from it.

The fajitas at Acapulco are made with marinated meat, my dad has celiac disease too and got sick on the marinade once. They occasionally have unmarinated meat, or at least meat that is marinated with something that does not contain gluten. They are willing to cook it if you ask. My dad and I have eaten the fajitas numerous times since then, but only when they have unmarinated meat available. Ocassionally we get there at a time when they only have marinated stuff and have to order something else.

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