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“One reason only...” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of El Nopalito Restaurant

El Nopalito Restaurant
Ranked #103 of 295 Restaurants in Encinitas
Cuisines: Mexican
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Restaurant details
Good for: Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Seating, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Encinitas, California, United States
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55 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“One reason only...”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2012

Marginal restaurant in a marginal shopping center. Not very secure with all the riff raff walking around BUT they are world famous (or should be) for one thing...their roasted red pepper salsa. If you like mexican food you must try this !

Visited August 2012
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27 reviews from our community

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  • English first
  • Spanish first
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English first
San Diego, California
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Friendly Taco Shop”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2012

We are craving Mexican and wanted something extraordinary. Did our local lookup and found El Nopalitio. This is basically a taco shop, with the usual menu of Mexican food. I ordered the enchiladas and they were good, but nothing spectacular. Salsa bar was very good, and the service was excellent and friendly. But the food was on par with pretty much every other taco shop I’ve tried.

  • Visited September 2012
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Thank petersdca
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Carlsbad, CA.
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Authentic Food and Decor”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2012

Great food and a fun atmosphere. The service was good and the food tasty. They had some unusual dishes , like cactus. Salsa was great!

Visited July 2012
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Thank KKimball56
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Salt Lake City, Utah
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61 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Kick [--] Mexican food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 June 2012

Go here now. Stop looking for a place to go. This place is Authentic, amazing and a great deal. Get the tacos, burritos, or tamales.

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1 Thank darthvader78
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San Diego
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205 reviews
127 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
“No frills, outstanding food that you know is home made and as fresh as can be”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 April 2012

This restaurant has some of the best Mexican food in the city. They've been around decades and make incredible tasting salsas amd their chips are made fresh every day in-house.
Family owned and operated restaurants are few and far between nowadays, so please give them a try try te next time you want genuinely great tasting food

    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank MatthewLeitner
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