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El Nopalito

Mexican, Greek
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1105 Loop 337, New Braunfels, TX 78130-3431
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5:30 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 5:30 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • Food
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  • Value
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Good, authentic food

Always good food - wish they were open for dinner more often! VERY varied menu, with a little bit of everything for any appetite!

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 18, 2015
George M
New Braunfels, Texas
Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
  • Dining on a budget
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English first
Boston, Massachusetts
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604 reviews
220 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 373 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A family of five of us went here for breakfast for under $20 with tip. Breakfast tacos are great, but even better they offer lunch tacos for breakfast -- love the El Pastor. The kids were very happy with the pancakes (light and fluffy!) and bacon. It is a local's favorite.

Thank surfinginflorida
Lubbock, Texas
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

This was so good we had dinner and then breakfast on the way out! Service was wonderful, so good with the kids and the grown-ups! Everything was very good, from the chips and salsa, the tacos, enchiladas and the breakfast burritos. We visit every summer when we do our Schlitterbahn trip. Wish we had one closer!

Thank DanandLaurie3
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12 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2015

We have ate at most of them in town and El Nopalito, on the loop, holds our top spot. Now, before you think about disputing this, this is our opinion. We ordered the steak fajita and chicken chimichanga for dinner. The fajitas were definitely awesome and the homemade corn tortillas are well worth ordering. Also, on a side note, get... More 

Thank Matthew B
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65 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2015

Have never encountered such rude service. Female manager was dismissive and terribly arrogant. Why is a manager working the drive through window while the entire is backed up. Incompetent. She's reached her vocational peak...managing a crappy taco stand in a small town.

Thank Jay J
New Braunfels, Texas
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22 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2015

Always good food - wish they were open for dinner more often! VERY varied menu, with a little bit of everything for any appetite!

Thank George M
A TripAdvisor Member
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

We visit here every year (third generation) on our way out of town and have always had a wonderful experience enjoying both breakfast and lunch/dinner at any time the place is open. Today's experience was unfortunately not a great one, but the manager made a most graceful save out of an embarrassing situation by not charging us for any of... More 

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
New Braunfels, Texas
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94 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

I used to go to this Tex-Mex place years ago when I lived around the corner and it was always a solid bet, you knew you'd get a good value, served quickly, even if nothing really made it stand above the crowd of similar mom and pop tex-mex options in town - los gallos, palm cafe, marinas,Herberts, Cancun, tapatio., by... More 

Thank rhetoricaltool
New Braunfels, Texas
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120 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

I wont say this place is very friendly but they do have very good Breakfasts. You will get a large serving and its a good price.

Thank globespun
New Braunfels, Texas
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58 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

We have been here for lunch and dinner but breakfast is my favorite. I am a Plain Jane so my go to taco is the potato and egg. Their tortillas are light and fluffy and so good. I also love their Barbacoa. It isn't crazy greasy. Try make super burritos my kids like and hubs prefers the Migas plate. They... More 

Thank ghosttourgal
Orlando, Florida
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

Love El Nopalito for a spicy Tex-Mex or traditional eggs-and-bacon American breakfast. They have a fantastic menu, friendly service, good coffee and all of that is at a reasonable price.

Thank frankwatkins

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1105 Loop 337, New Braunfels, TX 78130-3431
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  New Braunfels
  • Phone Number: 830-625-5196

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 8
  • Cuisine: Mexican, Greek

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups, Local cuisine, Families with children, Dining on a budget


Open Hours
5:30 am - 9:00 pm
5:30 am - 9:00 pm
5:30 am - 9:00 pm
5:30 am - 9:00 pm
5:30 am - 9:00 pm
5:30 am - 9:00 pm
5:30 am - 9:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?