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Nopalito

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306 Broderick St., San Francisco, CA 94117
415-437-0303
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11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Delivery, Late Night, Reservations
Description: A vibrant neighborhood Mexican kitchen celebrating the traditional cookery...
A vibrant neighborhood Mexican kitchen celebrating the traditional cookery of Mexico and utilizing our philosophy of purchasing local, organic and sustainable ingredients.
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  • 57
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  • 43
    Very good
  • 10
    Average
  • 2
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  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Order the Quesadilla Roja con Chicharrón

This restaurant was recommended to us by friends and it did not disappoint. We came about two in the afternoon and there was no wait. They bring out some fried garbanzo beans for you to snack on. We ordered some fish tacos and a quesadilla. The fish taco was ok, but the Quesadilla Roja con... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 22, 2015
LindaRoo
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Southern California
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Southern California
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182 reviews 182 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

This restaurant was recommended to us by friends and it did not disappoint. We came about two in the afternoon and there was no wait. They bring out some fried garbanzo beans for you to snack on. We ordered some fish tacos and a quesadilla. The fish taco was ok, but the Quesadilla Roja con Chicharrón was to die for.... More 

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Orlando, Florida, United States
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

We spent the day at Golden Gate Park playing disc golf, visiting the gardens, hiking, etc. local tipped us off to this restaurant across the street from the park. What an amazing place! Menu says sustainable and organic, service was great, relaxed atmosphere, and the food was so delicious. I highly recommend the carnitas. Wish we could have eaten there... More 

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Mountain View, California
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291 reviews 291 reviews
204 restaurant reviews
104 helpful votes 104 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

Don't miss this place - while far from the faux-Mexican or Tex-Mex more commonly found, the flavors and combinations are profound, deep, and elegantly presented. We tried seven dishes, none were less than stellar. Can't wait to return, to try the rest of the menu! Carnitas - sublime Beef Stew - Soooo tasty, a little salty at first impression, but... More 

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Cedar Falls, Iowa
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43 reviews 43 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

This restaurant was everything we hoped it would be. Four of us ate together. We ordered many dishes to share and were so happy! The food was outstanding and authentic. The margaritas were very good. Our waitress was very informative and shared her recommendations on what to order. We enjoyed the popsicles for dessert (chocolate and aguave) - must have... More 

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Marlow, UK
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23 reviews 23 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Taken here during a visit to San Francisco by my son who now lives there. We arrived early evening and were seated immediately, but the restaurant was full soon after so a reservation would be a good idea. Great food and excellent service. We were a party of five and took the opportunity to share a wide variety of dishes.... More 

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Redwood City, CA
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22 reviews 22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015 via mobile

Off the beaten path for tourists but well worth the trek. Do have all their signature dishes including the carnitas. If you have a car there is ample parking in the lot- quite a pleasure in this city.

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Miami Lakes, Florida, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015 via mobile

My son and I went to Nopalito for dinner on a friend's recommendation without a reservation and were seated within five minutes. The restaurant was clean and the staff was friendly. I order a tamal with butternut squash, it was delicious creamy and a little sweet but balance with a hint of jalapeño. I had the Sangria which was strong... More 

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San Francisco, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

We walked into a very busy Nopalito today with a reservation. After a 45 minute wait, the hostess told us we were next and would be seated soon. We watched what we thought was our table being prepared but were then told we couldn't have that table because there was a group coming with small children. They instead gave us... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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54 reviews 54 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014 via mobile

Delicious Mexican food. I had the Mole and it was as good as what I have had in Mexico before. Nice relaxed atmosphere. We called ahead to reserve a table and didn't have to wait too long when we got there.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014 via mobile

Let me start by saying that I have eaten almost everything from the dinner menu (minus the chips, totopos and the mole) and I've tried every drink. I also live in LA but come to San Francisco to visit my boyfriend. It's the 1st place I go to when I arrive and the last when I leave. I am in... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 306 Broderick St., San Francisco, CA 94117
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco
  • Phone Number: 415-437-0303

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican

Description

A vibrant neighborhood Mexican kitchen celebrating the traditional cookery of Mexico and utilizing our philosophy of purchasing local, organic and sustainable ingredients.
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?