Editorial Review

Acapulco Taqueria (A St) (Hayward, CA)

Score: 4.5 / 10    Reviewed by: Chris

Acapulco is easy to miss. It's right off of 880 on A street in Hayward, but the sign is small and not very noticable. I drove right past it the first time i tried to find it. When i ultimately found it, i had a semi-decent meal. Not bad, certainly not great.

Acapulco seems to have a theme that is a cross of Baja Fresh and a Miami night club. They advertise `fast and fresh' in their bright magenta and cyan logo. I found the burritos quite similar to those at The Burrito Shop- makes me wonder if there is a connection. I had the pollo asado super burrito. Since guacamole is not included, i had them add it in. The guac and sour cream was patchworked inside, and would completely block out any taste of the chicken. Without the interference, the chicken was horribly dry and lacking much flavor. The beans were refried, tasting like they were from a can. The tortilla was on the dry side too, and cracked in a couple places during my feasting.

Chips do not come with your burrito. I'm not even sure they're available. But you are given a small tray of whole jalapenos, a lime slice, carrot slices and small container of liquid salsa.

The super here is only $5, but to make a fair comparison you have to pay another 75 cents for the guacamole. $5.75 is a decent price, but the burrito should be better for such a price, particularly when you don't get chips with it.

Acapulco seems to be more a factory putting on a show of authenticity than actually worrying about making a truly good burrito.

posted 3/20/2007 8:19 PM, updated on 1/11/2014 3:34 PM

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Acapulco Taqueria (A St)
310 W A St
Hayward, CA 94541
(510) 782-8700

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