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El Nopal

East Louisville
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9424 Shelbyville Rd, Louisville, KY 40222-5116
+1 502-326-3848
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Louisville, Kentucky
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38 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

The restaurant is attractive with furniture straight from Mexico, which made me homesick (having lived there for 10-1/2 years before moving to Kentucky). However, when they brought my dinner, I was even more homesick for Mexico and their delicious food. This did not come close! We did give them a second chance, but it was just as bad and bland.... More 

Thank AliceinAjijic
Louisville, Kentucky
Level Contributor
52 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 September 2015

Love the food! Monicas Platter is sooo good. Free chips and salsa.. tastes so good. Friendly staff..

Thank Amanda T
Louisville, Kentucky
Level Contributor
41 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 September 2015

The beer was cold and the service was fast and friendly. However, the food was just average. The atmosphere was nice enough. I plan to go back when I just want something quick and Mexican but not of the higher quality.

Thank Steve G
Louisville, Kentucky
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384 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 188 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 June 2015

Great service, nice cuisine, and excellent atmosphere. I like taking my family here. The people are friendly and easy parking.

Thank Ben S
Louisville, Kentucky
Level Contributor
113 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 December 2014

We liked everything there is to like about a Mexican restaurant. Friendly service, quick waitstaff, great food, uncrowded seating, unlimited chips and salsa. Nothing to dislike

Thank david52111
New Haven, Illinois
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30 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 July 2014

This restaurant had exceptionally good food with exceptional uncleanliness. You could either love or despise this restaurant, depending on what kind of person you are.

Thank DBrad2014
Louisville, Kentucky
Level Contributor
119 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 February 2014

El Nopal has what any other Mexican place has for about the same price. You won't find any surprises here, but it's not bad for a burrito or taco and a margarita or beer.

Thank rlh912
Louisville, Kentucky
Level Contributor
526 reviews
361 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 133 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 November 2013

This is a cute place to stop for a meal. The decorations are really colorful! They do have great drinks and quick service. The food is good and more on the authentic side. It is worth a stop if you are in the mall shopping. The servers are very nice and try to be helpful.

Thank betagirl67
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109 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 April 2013

El Nopal has all that you'd want when you're in the mood for good Mexican food. Lots of choices on the menu, large portions, great quality, friendly service. All of this plus they make a really good margarita, various choices of size.

Thank rebky
Louisville, Kentucky
Level Contributor
29 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 October 2012 via mobile

The atmosphere is much better than at other El Nopal restaurants. Our server was attentive and conversational. The food was as good as it usually is at any other local chain restaurant. Good, satisfying and consistant. The experience was marred by a nasty shift manager who called all of her wait staff to the hostess podium and proceeded to talk... More 

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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Seating
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 9424 Shelbyville Rd, Louisville, KY 40222-5116
  • Location: United States  >  Kentucky (KY)  >  Louisville>  > East Louisville
  • Neighbourhood: East Louisville
  • Phone Number: +1 502-326-3848

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