We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

El Nopal Mexicana Restaurant

$$ - $$$
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
1100 E 9th St, Trenton, MO 64683-2624
+1 660-339-7040
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

30 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Showing 30: English reviews
Princeton, Missouri
Level Contributor
38 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 14, 2016

We love to go here for authentic mexican food and atmosphere. Order the fajitas or grilled chicken and rice! Its all really delicious. Also the margaritas are HUGE...another plus :)

Thank nursejookie
Cape Town, South Africa
Level Contributor
128 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 1, 2015

Mexican food with the usual US twist. Good and attentive service. Food of good quality. Good value for money. Worth a visit!

Thank Francois B
Overland Park,KS, United States
Level Contributor
4 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 1, 2015

Who knew? All I wanted is good Mexican food. What I got is babies screaming in front of my table, and to the right of me. Parents seemed to think that was normal in a restaurant. Staff was out of control. I requested my order to be change "to go". Staff tried to persuade me to change tables. How that... More 

Thank Vladimir M
Arnold, Pennsylvania
Level Contributor
14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 10, 2015 via mobile

It was my first time there. My family had been there several times and I agree the food was great. So were the drinks.

Thank Tim B
Phoenix, Arizona
Level Contributor
46 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 26, 2015

What a pleasant surprise! We ate here twice while in town, and liked the food very much. Good variety of Mexican food, and good service. Excellent margartias,too.

Thank cindalala
Columbia, Missouri
Level Contributor
671 reviews
382 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 367 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 2, 2015

As a rule of thumb, I've found that a Missouri (or Midwest, for that matter) Mexican restaurant that puts "Authentic" on the sign is not traditional, good Mexican food. "Authentic" here means a bland rendition of Tex-Mex expected selections fit for the local palate. Where to start? Well, how about a place that calls itself "El Nopal" but does not... More 

Thank Edge W
Level Contributor
350 reviews
207 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 242 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 1, 2014

First, to set the record straight, this is a Tex-Mex restaurant, not an authentic Mexican restaurant. There are not many restaurants in Trenton where we would want to eat, so we decided to give this one a try. The service was friendly, but the waiter got one of our very simple orders wrong. The setting is glaring florescent lighting. The... More 

Thank TexasTravelerGoGo
Mayfield, Kentucky
Level Contributor
86 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 21, 2014 via mobile

Enjoy eating at El Nopal's every time I visit Trenton. The food is so good and the staff is great. I know Trenton does not have many places to eat but El Nopal would be a good place to eat even if you had a lot of choices.

Thank Bobbie J
Trenton, Missouri
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 5, 2014

El Nopal is the best restaurant in Trenton, hands down. This is the best mexican food I've ever had.

Thank Shayna H
Level Contributor
17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 19, 2013

I am from Colorado and we have great Mexican food and are very discriminating about that style of food. For its location, El Nopal is very good and traditional Mexican.

1 Thank ddramaqueen2

Travelers who viewed El Nopal Mexicana Restaurant also viewed


Been to El Nopal Mexicana Restaurant? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children, Large groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1100 E 9th St, Trenton, MO 64683-2624
  • Location: United States  >  Missouri (MO)  >  Trenton
  • Phone Number: +1 660-339-7040

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of El Nopal Mexicana Restaurant and other visitors
1 question
Ask a question
Questions? Get answers from El Nopal Mexicana Restaurant staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?