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El Nopal


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Mexican, Southwestern
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Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner
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All reviews rice chips and salsa love el excellent food and service old town eureka servers louis st
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Reviewed January 8, 2019

This restaurant has moved to Old Town Eureka from The Hilltop Village location. The food was excellent. I had Chicken Enchiladas with a verde sause, so much better than the red sauce usually served in Mexican restaurants. They also have black beans instead of the...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Darlene H
Reviewed November 22, 2018 via mobile

On our most recent visit I had one of my go to favorites of chicken nachos with refried beans and jalapeños. This family owned restaurant is very affordable, family friendly, and has heated outdoor seating with a fireplace. One of our local favorites for sure.

Date of visit: November 2018
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Reviewed June 11, 2018 via mobile

When there is a line for a table guests and servers are stumbling all over each other. This place is small and not laid out well. However, the service was excellent which is always something I'm searching for these days. Try the fried ice cream.

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank msadvisor2015
Reviewed April 20, 2018

Once we found the place in downtown Eureka we were re-assured of an excellent meal by the packed parking lot. The atmosphere is festive, the serving staff outstanding, the portions are very generous and the flavours outstanding. Everyone in our party enjoyed their selections, the...More

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank John G
Reviewed February 5, 2018 via mobile

Great authentic Mexican food right off 44! The salsa is great! You can get different kinds if you ask. Huge menu and great lunch specials!! Can’t wait to go back!!

Date of visit: February 2018
Thank bsr715
Reviewed December 27, 2017 via mobile

I love El Nopal! They have been in business for over 15 years and I can clearly see why! Their chips and salsa are delicious! They make their chips fresh once you arrive, and their salsa is to die for! They nicely refill your chips...More

Date of visit: November 2017
Thank Sydney T
Reviewed July 14, 2017 via mobile

Traveling though needed a snack - surveyed our options - nachos sounded good. Saw El Nopal figured we'd give it a shot. Ordered the beef & beans nachos - server brought the chips & salsa. The chips were so so, the salsa however was GREAT!!!...More

Date of visit: July 2017
Thank Leardrvr
Reviewed July 10, 2017 via mobile

Very good Mexican Restaurant. Food is wonderful and well presented. Good Margaritas as well. Fun to sit on the patio when the weather is good.

Date of visit: July 2017
Thank 99sandyan
Reviewed May 29, 2017

Enjoyed the experience. Went there after a day at six flags and it hit the spot well. No more than 45 seconds after sitting down a basket of warm chips was delivered and each person got their own cup of yummy salsa. I got the...More

Date of visit: May 2017
Thank chuckles5310
Reviewed December 27, 2016

We came in about about 7:15pm (closing time was 9pm I believe) and the wait staff seemed not only shocked but upset that we were there (I think they wanted to close early). There was one other couple in the restaurant (not so good for...More

Date of visit: November 2016
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