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El Nopalito

Map & Directions 2831 N. 24th St.
Phoenix, AZ 85008
  • Mexican
  • Mon - Fri: 9:00 am - 8:00 pm Sat - Sun: 8:30 am - 8:00 pm
  • MasterCard, Visa, Diners Club, cash
  • Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
  • Dinner, Lunch
  • Beer/Wine
  • Not Accepted
  • Lot Available


Phoenix New Times' Description

From the outside, this place looks like your basic Mexican restaurant strip mall storefront. But inside, the kitchen is turning out central Mexican dishes that you won't find elsewhere in town. Check out huarache, gorditas, sopes and the alambre con queso, all variations on a corn masa theme. The more familiar items are also well-crafted, particularly the pork adobada and carnitas. The chorizo and egg torta is a sandwich gem, and the enchiladas with verde sauce will light your mouth on fire - in a good way.

Member Reviews

  • phoenixnewtimesbestof wrote a review for El Nopalito
    on 05/06/09

    It's probably a cliché, but it's true: Some of the best tacos we've ever had were at a ramshackle roadside stand in Mexico, cooked right up in front of us and served with halved limes the size of large gumdrops. We thought we'd have to swing a return trip to eat tacos that good again, but thankfully, we've found a delicious substitute — and amazingly, it's in central Phoenix.... More >>

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Tips from foursquare

  • Phoenix New Times on 01/27/12

    Best of Phoenix 2011 Winner: Best Mexican Grilled Cheese! We discovered pambazos, a Mexican take on the tired grilled cheese sandwich. (You can request that meat be added if you gotta have it.)

  • Brett F. on 01/31/11

    Order every kind of taco they have and have the best Mexican meal for $8.

  • Stephanie A. on 12/12/13

    Best tortilla soup in town! And the shrimp tacos are awesome!!

  • Bobbi C. on 09/22/13

    Carne, al pastor and adobada tacos...delicious! And the shrimp cocktail was marvelous!

  • Clair W. on 05/05/13

    Some of the best tacos I've had in Phoenix. Couldn't complain about the beef red chilli, carne asada & chicken kinds.

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