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El Nopal

East Louisville
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9451 Westport Road, Louisville, KY 40241
(502) 327-6551
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
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Sun 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
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Louisville, Kentucky
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96 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2016

My wife and I are suckers for Mexican restaurants. Having recently moved to Louisville, we’re excited to check out all the local Mexican eateries. We’ve tried a few others, and this El Nopal location is relative close to where we live, so we thought we’d give it a chance. El Nopal seems to be a rather large regional Mexican restaurant... More 

Thank DJPlaZma
Montpelier, Vermont
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25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

EL NOPAL has the best Mexican food in Louisville, the food is fantastic, the wait staff is friendly and courteous. The service is fast and on the money, they make a great margarita and environment is inviting and fun.

Thank Vermonttexican
Somerset, Kentucky
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102 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2015

We had dinner at El Nopal. The food was good, but lacked the spiciness I expected. (We eat alot of home-made Mexican). The Margarita was good. The atmosphere was nice and the service was great.

Thank Dawna Leigh W
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015 via mobile

They need a chef who knows how to make food LOOK appetizing!! Also, the quality of the meat needs to improve. Even in the pics on the website the food does not look good. Bump up the presentation and also the quality and you will have a great place to eat.

Thank Bradley H
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 via mobile

I really like Mexican food and I have a set standard on what I think Mexican food should test like. Every time I go here I experience wonderful service as well as consistent authentic Mexican food. The best Mexican around!

Thank MasonW2
Louisville, Kentucky
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269 reviews
188 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

El Nopal never seems to fail, no matter which location you go to. This location just off Goosecreek is my favorite. It's convenient to our church (Springdale Presbyterian Church) and the staff is accommodating, attentive and friendly. The food is always good and the beer is always cold. Can't wait to try their outdoor patio this spring & summer!

Thank Coomsey
Louisville, Kentucky
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172 reviews
133 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

We had lunch there today. The food was excellent. It has improved a lot. The service also was much better than last time. We left a nice tip for the server. We will return in the next few weeks again.

Thank trouble38
New Albany, IN
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

Great outdoor atmosphere Love the wine tasting See schedule for spring to summer concerts Owners and staff are most helpful and accommodating

Thank Carolyn G
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24 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

We stopped here on the road to Nashville. Food was great, and the portions were huge! The server is was pleasant and helpful!

Thank Tracylynn77
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13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Came upon this restaurant by chance while following our GPS to another, but non-existent, Mexican restaurant. Doesn't look like much from the outside but interior is 'authentic' and lively. Very colourful. Clean. Family friendly. Food was mucho excellente! Authentic. Generous portions, reasonable prices. Excellent service. Highly recommended!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 9451 Westport Road, Louisville, KY 40241
  • Location: United States  >  Kentucky (KY)  >  Louisville>  > East Louisville
  • Neighborhood: East Louisville
  • Phone Number: (502) 327-6551

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