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Los Nopales

#116 of 1,568 Restaurants in Tucson
Certificate of Excellence
Mexican, Southwestern
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3051 S Kinney Rd, Tucson, AZ 85713-5504
10:30 am - 7:30 pm
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Mon - Sat 10:30 am - 7:30 pm
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Casa Grande, Arizona, United States
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63 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2016 via mobile

This is an easy stop over for quick service and a big selection of traditional gringo Mexican food. Plenty of mixed plate options as well as simple taco plates. Plenty of beer to choose from too.

Southold, New York
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41 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2016

Let me begin by saying Los Nopales is locally popular and maybe the food is better than just average, but if you're not enjoying your meal, what's the point? On our only visit there my wife and I were seated, ordered our meal, were served, and were presented the bill - all by unsmiling 'waiters'. We were not offered coffee... More 

Thank EasternWillotts
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

I eat here about once a week. This is a place I take visitors to show them what home made is. You are treated like family.

Thank Larry B
Phoenix, Arizona
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80 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2016

I spent a day in Tucson and Nogales and the food here was superior to what I sampled across the border! We had the special -- grilled fish tacos with beans and rice -- Negra Modelos and shared an outstanding flan. The atmosphere is very casual and the place was busy! We were lucky to get a table. Fast service!

Thank Cathryn C
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130 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2016

We ate here twice in the 6 days we stayed in the area. Good food, prices and service. Get here early as it's small, or order take out. The front door is in a walking plaza so parking is a little odd.

Thank MichiganChocoholic
Conception Bay South, Canada
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43 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2016

Recommend by a family member, we were not disappointed. The place was full when we got there with a few people waiting to be seated. Not a large place maybe seating for around 30-40. I find it is usually a good sign that the food is good when a place is full. We were seated fairly quickly and were served... More 

Thank GTR63
Burlington, Canada
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58 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2016

We visit here for meals when in the area, It was busy but it says something when folks are willing to wait for a seat and not leave. My husband had the fish tacos and I the enchilada we would have these again sooo good. The staff is very pleasant and helpful when you are not sure of an item.

Thank sandra P
Pine City, Minnesota
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2016

This is one of our favorite spots to dine while staying in Tucson Estates! A small, homey Mexican eatery with seating for just around 40 people...but they are extremely fast and GREAT in their service with specialty, authentic Mexican food! They also do take-away, so if you can't be seated you could order to go! Their fajitas are stunning, the... More 

Thank PamelaJamela
Woodbury, Minnesota
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2016

A great place for a casual meal. Be sure to come early (5:00pm) or be willing to share a table! Its worth looking for!

Thank MLRR
Westchester County, New York
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4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2016

was looking for a 'good Mexican eatery' with outdoor dining, but all the locals recommended Los Nopales (no outdoor seating). As the other reviewers say, it's not fancy, but the service was good, the beer was cold, and the food was good.

Thank Helen M

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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
    3.5 of 5 stars
Mexican, Southwestern
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children, Local cuisine
Open Hours
10:30 am - 7:30 pm
10:30 am - 7:30 pm
10:30 am - 7:30 pm
10:30 am - 7:30 pm
10:30 am - 7:30 pm
10:30 am - 7:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3051 S Kinney Rd, Tucson, AZ 85713-5504
  • Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Tucson
  • Phone Number: 520-883-5353

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