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El Nopalito Restaurant

560 Santa Fe Dr, Encinitas, CA 92024-4640
+1 760-436-5775
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Overview
  • Excellent59%
  • Very good24%
  • Average17%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“tamales” (6 reviews)
“burrito” (6 reviews)
Open Now
06:30 - 19:30All hours
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Mexican
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560 Santa Fe Dr, Encinitas, CA 92024-4640
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1 - 10 of 29 reviews

Reviewed 1 May 2017

Sometimes all that you want is to eat good food. El Nopalito is there for you at those times, delivering tasty and generous helpings of Mexican food at very reasonable prices. A comfortable but plain setting for dining in, the restaurant also serves many take...More

Thank Electric2
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

Great little spot for Mexican food, especially love the amazing salsa! They have containers available for purchase.

Thank 473mrsh
Reviewed 10 January 2017

Not many places in San Diego where you can find a tortilla factory! What is suprising is that it's in Encinitas, the last place i would have thought where there'd be a demand for decent tortillas! OF COURSE i come here for my tortillas--you can...More

Thank Melovechocolate
Reviewed 29 December 2016

You can always tell great Mexican food by the number of local eating there. This is one of those places. Great burritos! Try the Carne Asada. Also grab a half pound of the succulent, deep,fried carnitas. Pork with bits of fat left on them. Chewy,...More

Thank SledMan
Reviewed 15 August 2016

This is a Mexican Restaurant, serving various burritos, tacos, fish tacos and beans, rice and such. We visited here for breakfast. I had a breakfast burrito, a Machaca, which was supposed to have shredded beef, scrambles eggs in a tortilla. It mainly was scrambled eggs;...More

Thank Lm D
Reviewed 23 May 2016

My friend and I ate there on a Sunday morning as I was just visiting him. Had never been here before. I had the Menudo which was excellent with fresh corn tortillas. He had the goat meat stew which he let me try and it...More

Thank Bobby31225
Reviewed 24 December 2015

El Nopalito has the best chips and salsa in the state of California. We always get it at the taco shop and take some home for later. They have a market close by too. Great guacamole and amazing tortillas.

Thank Rusty M
Reviewed 19 August 2015

They have been in Encinitas for as long as I can remember and they have always rated #1 with me. You know it's good when most of the customers are Latinos! There is so much atmosphere here and everyone is so friendly.....just like my experiences...More

Thank Princessa57
Reviewed 3 December 2014

This is very authentic Mexican food. You can get a burrito, quesadilla, or a taco. Fillings range from cheese, carne asada, chicken, and other favorites. There are also some more exotic fillings. Chips and salsa selection are legendary. People drive out of their way to...More

Thank petest50
Reviewed 22 September 2014

Went there with a couple of friends today. The chicken tacos were great. We all enjoyed the salsa bar - about 5 different salsas, and chopped onions, cilantro, etc. to custom make your meal. My friend ordered the breakfast burrito and loved it - especially...More

Thank jsearle99
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
06:30 - 19:30
Monday
06:30 - 19:30
Tuesday
06:30 - 19:30
Wednesday
06:30 - 19:30
Thursday
06:30 - 19:30
Friday
06:30 - 19:30
Saturday
06:30 - 19:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 560 Santa Fe Dr, Encinitas, CA 92024-4640
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Encinitas
  • Phone Number: +1 760-436-5775
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