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Nopalito Restaurant

Mexican, Southwestern
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310 S Mesquite St, Las Cruces, NM 88001-3533
9:30 am - 8:30 pm
Closed now
All hours
Mon - Tue 9:30 am - 8:30 pm
Thu - Fri 9:30 am - 8:30 pm
Sat - Sun 8:30 am - 8:30 pm
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Silver City, New Mexico
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30 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The hot green salsa is the best. I couldn't even finish my plate like I used to when I was in college 30 years ago. Food is exactly the same just like grandma used to make, you can't beat it.

Thank Jaimė R
Las Cruces, New Mexico
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114 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

I love their red enchiladas with beef and egg. Love their sopapillas, tacos and salsa.The servers are polite and attentive. The owner has come out to say hi and is a dynamite person. The restaurant is clean, spacious and well set-up. The chairs are very comfortable as well. Highly recommend this restaurant

Thank Anthony M
Santa Fe, New Mexico
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16 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2016

As recent transplants from Santa Fe, our family has been on a mission to find the best red chile in LC. We've tried many places and were disappointed many times over until we tried Nopalito's. This is the real deal! They start every morning putting chile in the blender and straining it to make the perfect fresh red chile sauce.... More 

Thank Lisa R
Las Cruces, New Mexico
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57 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2016 via mobile

I come here once in awhile, it's usually good food, came around 4pm and no one came to greet us. After I had to go to the back of the restaurant to find a server to help us. She informed me in an impatient voice some one would be with us soon. When our very uninformed server finally did come,... More 

Thank Cearaangel
Ellicott City, Maryland
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2016 via mobile

I would definitely come here again and the service was wonderful!!! The guacamole is great. The flavors in the food really stand out. Great salsa too.

Thank Cindy D
Tucson, Arizona
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2016 via mobile

The restaurant was clean and the food was good. Although it was nothing to write home about. Chili was not very hot but was quite tasty. Service was prompt and attentive.

Thank gmoaz
Las Cruces, New Mexico
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2016 via mobile

The food is okay not the best in town the service is horrible second time I've been here hoping the services would be better what a let down

Thank Crystal V
Silver City, New Mexico
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30 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2015 via mobile

I am a food photographer for The New Mexico Traveler and know NM Mexican food. I get to eat the food I take pictures of and this is in the top 10 In NM. I will beat any website on the true taste, I physically eat the food.

Thank Jaimė R
Phoenix, Arizona
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22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2015

I grew up on Sonoran style Mexican food in Arizona and while I enjoyed our green chili burros, etc., nothing matches the flavors found in New Mexican restaurants. Spicy yes, but you can taste the flavors, the delicacy of the various spices was wonderful to savor. We arrived mid-afternoon after the lunch hour and we were the only people there,... More 

Thank rmariani
Las Cruces, New Mexico
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305 reviews
154 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2015

The fajita tacos and tacos estrellas are so good. I like their gorditas too. The service is exceptional.

Thank TravelingFool88005

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Mexican, Southwestern
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Reservations, Waitstaff, Television
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
8:30 am - 8:30 pm
9:30 am - 8:30 pm
9:30 am - 8:30 pm
9:30 am - 8:30 pm
9:30 am - 8:30 pm
8:30 am - 8:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 310 S Mesquite St, Las Cruces, NM 88001-3533
  • Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  Las Cruces
  • Phone Number: 505-524-0003

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