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El Nopal

Mexican, Greek
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625 Cherry St, Sumas, WA 98295
360-988-0305
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Today
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 21
    Excellent
  • 15
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Satisfying food and friendly service

I enjoy stopping at El Nopal whenever we cross the border. Servers are friendly, and the complimentary salsa and chips is great. The value is good; big servings for fair prices. The food is tasty and satisfying. I once wanted a smaller fajita dish than they had on the menu, and they happily put... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 17, 2014
apiary100
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Vancouver, Canada
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Bend, Oregon
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14 reviews 14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

We've been going to El Nopal since they were a small restaurant on the corner by Hwy 9, then they moved to a larger spot more "downtown" and now to this new establishment. It's kind of like a lounge remade. Could use a heavy cleaning/airing out otherwise we were not disappointed in the food selection. My dish (Pollo A La... More 

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British Columbia, Canada
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407 reviews 407 reviews
151 restaurant reviews
223 helpful votes 223 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

We went for Cinco de Mayo. The margarita I had was toe curling with its tequila content -- so that was awesome : ) The food was excellent too as was the service. We will definitely be going back!

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Lynden, Washington
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23 reviews 23 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

This was my third visit to El Nopal in their new location in Sumas, Washington. Consistently excellent service and great food. After prompt delivery of water and chips and quite good salsa, I ordered the Number 23 combination: chile relleno, tamal, and enchilada. The chile relleno had a real green chile stuffed with cheese, the way I like them. Good... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

We used to really enjoy this place. They've now put up the prices and food is really greasy. Felt horrible after our last meal there. Not worth the trip over the border any more.

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Agassiz, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014 via mobile

I guess it felt more like a bar atmosphere rather than a restaurant. Being we had never gone, I just thought it was a restaurant. The food seemed fine, but I thought there portions would be bigger?

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Vancouver, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

I enjoy stopping at El Nopal whenever we cross the border. Servers are friendly, and the complimentary salsa and chips is great. The value is good; big servings for fair prices. The food is tasty and satisfying. I once wanted a smaller fajita dish than they had on the menu, and they happily put something together for me that wasn’t... More 

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Abbotsford
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29 reviews 29 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

We recently enjoyed the Mexican food at El Nopal's new location in Sumas. The food is tasty and the portions are enormous. We took enough home for another meal! The stop was early, 4:30, but they didn't mind. We were on the way back from Mount Baker. The price is right even with the exchange. Make sure the children order... More 

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Williams Lake, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

My friends daughter was there for dinner with friends having a few drinks. They were hassled by a few guys and a couple of them were drugged. A few American guys who were relentlessly trying to pick them up. Not a slight on the bar itself just a warning about the predators that frequent them.

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Vancouver, Canada
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23 reviews 23 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

They recently moved to the old JJ Fries location, this is much better in my opinion. The drinks are so so good and strong so watch out, and food is always authentic and arrives soon after ordering. We love spending a fun cheap night out at El Nopal.

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Top Contributor
126 reviews 126 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Great Mexican food the old location was a bit better. The service now takes a while which isn't a bad thing but in the old place the food was out to your table within 5 minutes of ordering, and the staff were alot more attentive. The food is great though, My wife and I try and make a stop every... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 625 Cherry St, Sumas, WA 98295
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Sumas
  • Phone Number: 360-988-0305

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican, Greek
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Saturday
11:00 am - 2:00 am

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