New Mexican | Southwestern
One of the best

Nopalito is a family-run restaurant (actually two restaurants; the other is at 2605 Missouri Ave.) where you can count on excellent New Mexican food. Not Tex-Mex nor Arizona-Mex nor California-Mex nor Sonoran Mex, but the unique cuisine of New Mexico. That means that chile peppers star and the issue of red or green is one you will confront at every meal.

We like ours on a stacked enchilada with the works, meaning beans and cheese and a fried egg on top and rice and salad on the side. Another best bet are chiles rellenos, fried to a crisp and oozing warm cheese.

The broad, airy dining room with its adobe mission style decor is a pleasant place to relax and enjoy native foods. The staff is kind and helpful, seats are comfortable, and it is a pleasure to inhale the aroma of other people’s chilecentric meals – gorditas, con carne, tacos, tamales, rolled as well as stacked enchiladas – wafting past on their way from the kitchen to tables.

What to Eat
Nopalito, Stacked Enchilada
Stacked Enchilada
Full-dress stacked enchilada, topped with red & green chile and a fried egg.
Nopalito, Chiles Rellenos
Chiles Rellenos
Chiles rellenos: stuffed with cheese, battered and crisp-fried
Nopalito, Avocado Salad
Avocado Salad
'Avocado salad' is simple and excellent guacamole.
Nopalito, Salsas
Meals begin with green and red salsas and good tortilla chips.
Nopalito, Horchata
Horchata is just-right sweet and refreshing.
Directions and Hours
closed now
Sunday10am - 8pm
Monday10am - 8pm
Tuesday10am - 8pm
Wednesday10am - 8pm
Thursday10am - 8pm
Friday10am - 8pm
Saturday10am - 8pm
Open Year Round
Meals Served
Lunch, Dinner
Credit Cards Accepted
Alcohol Served
Outdoor Seating

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