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Los Nopales

3051 S Kinney Rd, Tucson, AZ 85713-5504
520-883-5353
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Ranked #134 of 1,684 restaurants in Tucson
Cuisines: Mexican
Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Dinner
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Dinner
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English first
Glenn Dale, MD
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45 reviews 45 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014 via mobile

We just spent four hours at the nearby Desert Mesuem and needed a cold beer and a light late lunch. We checked the reviews in the parking lot and made the decision todine. It was late afternoon and it was near empty. We were greeted warmly and offered menus. Before we ordered, we asked for a couple of beers. The... More

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Tucson, Arizona
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16 reviews 16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

This is a hole in the wall with fantastic food at very reasonable price. Homemade tortillas. Very down home.

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Dexter, Michigan
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53 reviews 53 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014

No frills Mexican restaurant was very good! I had chimichanga and it was delicious! The service was very good. Decor was very poor and very diner like. But it's the food that counts! Definitely worth a visit when visiting Tucson.

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014

After a day of hiking we drove here from our B&B on the owner's recommendation. We were just too beat to go into Tucson. The kitchen dinette ambience was perfectly relaxing after our strenuous day and the dinner served as my benchmark for Mexican food for the rest of our stay in southern Arizona. I had tacos, and am still... More

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State College, Pennsylvania
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37 reviews 37 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

If you are in the Tucson area, especially in the vicinity of Saguaro National Park/West or the Sonora Desert this is the place to go for really good Mexican food. The food is done well, the people are friendly and the service is great. They obviously put their resources into the food and service and not the ambiance. But what... More

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Fort Collins, Colorado
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64 reviews 64 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

I had heard from several people that this was a good place to go. My husband and I were very disappointed. We thought the food was bland. We won't go again.

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Durango Colorado
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46 reviews 46 reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2014

Got a tip about this place from a local, and it was spot-on. Forget ambiance, it's all about the food here. Which is GREAT, and the prices are low to boot. Somebody in the kitchen really knows what they are doing. My new favorite in Tucson among many higher-priced choices!

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Silver City, New Mexico
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64 reviews 64 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2013

Little restaurant in a out pf the way spot, but great food. Had enchiladas and they were great. Real Sonoran style. Just getting used to our area and was pleased to find something within six miles. Worth the drive!

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Tucson, Arizona
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70 reviews 70 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2013

This restaurant has zero ambience but excellent food and very low prices. The flan was the best I've ever had. I had the chicken fajita salad, and my husband had a combination plate with taco, tamale, and enchalada. We both found everything very good.

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Lake City, Colorado
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2013

We winter here in Tucson and this restaurant is one of the first places we go to when we return to Tucson. The Friday special: fish tacos......delicioso! The tilapia was grilled, not breaded and fried, which is a common practice in most restaurants. The salsas (mild and spicy are served) are tasty and flavorful. Our waiter was attentive and friendly... More

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