Former Acapulco restaurant on Sunset Boulevard bites the dust

Former Acapulco Mexican restaurant on Sunset being demolished

EAST HOLLYWOOD — Heavy-duty construction equipment and demolition crews this week are tearing apart the former Acapulco Mexican restaurant in the 4400 block of Sunset Boulevard.

The restaurant closed nearly a year ago, one of several shuttered by its corporate parent, Real Mex Restaurants.

The Atwater Village Acapulco restaurant closed in 2013 and reopened as a high-end Italian restaurant.  But it’s not clear what will replace the Acapulco on the border of East Hollywood and Los Feliz. The property is owned by nearby Children’s Hospital Los Angeles. Hospital officials said earlier this year that they did not have any immediate plans for the restaurant site, according to the Los Feliz Ledger.

Children’s Hospital has been expanding its footprint into the surrounding neighborhood in recent years. Across the street from the former restaurant, the hospital  purchased a former Circuit City store  several years ago and turned it into office space.

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  1. The memories. Karaoke nights and 2 dollar margaritas. Endless chips and salsa with cheap dates. Sunday buffets. Rest in pieces!

  2. Um , for those of us that have actually lived here long enough to remember , it was La Villa Taxco … Acapulco was after

  3. @Sinthi
    Please help me to understand why -how long you have lived somewhere- is such a badge of honer. I see this kind of sintement on this blog as well as on the next door app where people attempt to put down “new comers” by bragging about their longevity in one spot.
    There is a man that lives up the street from me in his 80’s that grew up in the neighborhood. Does he somehow trump your “cred”? I mean certainly he’s been here longer than you, yet the many times I’ve visited him never once has he tried to insinuate a superiority from longevity.

  4. That’s what I thought. No person with any IQ can answer my question.

    And no Bill, I’ve been in Echo Park since ’94. I just don’t pound my chest saying that because I don’t see how it could possibly matter.

    • Jenn Tree Fire, I could write an explanation that might shed light on the issue, but I don’t think you’re truly interested in a reasoned answer. You seem angry and your question seems more of a rant than a true search for knowledge.

      • Yes, James. You are probably right because I don’t think any explanation would hold any water. So please don’t bother. No Anger here, just tired of living amongst people who are so tribal in nature- and acting as though that kind of stuff matters.

    • Well, Jenn Tree Fire, at least you managed to spell every word correctly in your second post. Congratulations! Back in the early 80’s, when my wife and I were just starting out, La Villa Taxco’s endless free appetizers and cheap margaritas will forever live in my memory. Good times, indeed!

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