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Nopalito Restaurant

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310 S Mesquite St, Las Cruces, NM 88001-3533
+1 505-524-0003
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good24%
  • Average15%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible5%
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“green salad” (6 reviews)
“enchiladas” (8 reviews)
“chilli” (20 reviews)
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Mexican, Southwestern, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
310 S Mesquite St, Las Cruces, NM 88001-3533
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Reviewed April 7, 2018

I love the red enchiladas with fresh onions and a fried egg. My son loves their combo 2 and mexican coke in the bottle.

Thank Rob B
Reviewed March 31, 2018

From delicious, hot food to clean restrooms, this restaurant met all our needs. The wait staff was friendly and efficient, the music just right, and they even offered a smaller chili relleno plate. My husband’s traditional chili con carne had a large amount of tender,...More

Thank Pam D
Reviewed March 28, 2018 via mobile

Have eaten at Nopalito's since college 1969. When in Las Cruces it is my first stop. The red cheese enchiladas always taste just like before. Excellent, best home flavored red in Las Cruces. And both salsas are full flavored, fresh right out of mama's kitchen.

Thank Reid M
Reviewed March 25, 2018 via mobile

This Restaurant "Nopalitos on mequite" is my wife's and mine favorite place for red enchiladas. Our second favorite is a distant second. I believe an owner or manager Patricia Villagas made sure every thing was excellent. And it was. The enchilada sauce is rich but...More

Thank Julian S
Reviewed September 28, 2017

We are native Las Cruces (since 1958). Nopalito is a gem of a secret. Best enchiladas in town! The wam green chili salsa is DELICIOUS!! I have never had a bad meal!! One of the best values in town!

Thank Myrtle P
Reviewed September 15, 2017 via mobile

So much work to do at home caused us to get diner for pickup. Called ahead and my order was just about ready when we arrived. Two enchilada plate with an egg on top. Delicious and filling. Excellent service and the food was great. Better...More

Thank Julian S
Reviewed August 6, 2017

We are native New Mexicans, and have lived all over the Land of Enchantment; from Northern, to Central, to Eastern, and now Southern. That said, we have eaten at New Mexican and Mexican restaurants EVERYWHERE, and this was a 1st...and LAST. Upon arrival, we received...More

Thank wanderingrdh
Reviewed June 11, 2017

The food is traditional Mexican food. We enjoyed the selection and the subtle flavors. The green salsa was especially good. My chiles rellenos had a nice crispy batter. The only negative is that they do not serve any alcoholic drinks. We commented that the food...More

Thank Robert W
Reviewed June 4, 2017

Not what it once was-but good! Service was quick and friendly, atmosphere was good. This is a family owned restaurant dedicated to serving authentic Mexican food while doing so with a sense of pride which is obvious.

Thank E R
Reviewed April 12, 2017

What can I say, Yogi makes this place. She helped us select from the menu as it was our first time there. So very friendly and a sheer joy to talk with. Food was Excellent. I use a walker to get around so the restaurant...More

Thank mightywoman
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Mexican, Southwestern, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, Kids
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: +1 505-524-0003
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