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El Nopal II Mexican Restaurant

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5205 S Laburnum Ave, Richmond, VA 23231
11:00 - 21:00
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Sun 11:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri 11:00 - 23:00
Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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138 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The wait staff is very good and fluent in Spanish. Traditional Mexican dishes.Lots of choices. Beer selections of Mexican beers are worth trying.

Thank Henry R
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I moved away from Richmond several years back, and finally had the chance to come back and visit El Nopal this week. It was just as good as I'd remembered. I love this place.

Thank westonwyse
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 17 January 2017

Food is great and prices are better. Authentic Mexican food, coming to the table hot or sizzling depending on what you order is always GOOD.

Thank Patricia K
Locust Hill, Virginia
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31 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 December 2016

Found this place years ago and keep coming back - generally good mexican food and decor's been gradually improving over time. Service is quick and courteous, there's a (minuscule) patio out front for those summer evenings. Try their namesake steak (el nopal steak) for something a little different. Made with genuine nopals (prickly pear cactus - without the prickles!) and... More 

Thank dhoulette
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138 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 November 2016

This is the best. Food tastes great. Does not feel like a chain restaurant. The Fajitas are excellent.

Thank Henry R
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18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 October 2015 via mobile

Best chips in the area, especially when hot. Quick service, Taco Tuesday!, good margaritas ($). We enjoy the staff and they are very accommodating. Take out available too.

Charles City, Virginia
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94 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 September 2015

This is an undercover jewel in the area. Everything I have ever had ordered has been tasty here. On this visit I ordered the friend chicken chimichangas beans and rice. This is a guilty pleasure that I seldom indulge in but It was a Saturday. As usual El Nopal did not disappoint.

Thank Charlie0375
Richmond, VA
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28 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 July 2014

Found this place by word of mouth. This place is easy on the wallet, but service and food is really good. It's become our go-to mexican restaurant. Example: Last sunday, I had fish tacos - flaky, fresh grilled tilapia, wrapped in foil with all taco fixins on a separate plate. Was great! Another person in our party had seafood burrito... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$7 - US$15
Mexican, Latin, Spanish
Dinner, Lunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5205 S Laburnum Ave, Richmond, VA 23231
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Richmond
  • Phone Number: 18042260373
Family Authentic Mexican Restaurant & Cantina!!!

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?