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El Nopalito Restaurant

560 Santa Fe Dr, Encinitas, CA 92024-4640
+1 760-436-5775
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good25%
  • Average20%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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“tamales” (6 reviews)
“burrito” (6 reviews)
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6:30 am - 7:30 pm Hours
560 Santa Fe Dr, Encinitas, CA 92024-4640
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Reviewed 16 April 2018

We saw this place on TV (Finnish broadcast) and decided to visit as we were looking for Mexican food. We had fish taco, taco pastor, salsa fresca and ceviche. Taco pastor was really tasty, fish taco quite average, salsa fresca quite alright and the ceviche...More

Thank Jan R
Reviewed 24 February 2018 via mobile

My husband and I went for a snack dinner. The place is not fancy but the food we ordered was made fresh and was tasty. There were some prepared foods in warming dishes that looked like it had sat awhile. Service at counter was pleasant....More

Thank Computernana
Reviewed 23 January 2018 via mobile

Long time resident of the area. Unique in its variety of Mexican “stews”, mole, Barbacoa-like dishes w rice & tortillas. Mostly take out business. Standard variety of burritos,etc.

Thank drbodysrfr
Reviewed 17 October 2017

We love chips, salsa, and guac from El Nopalito so we finally decided to visit their little restaurant in Encinitas... and we loved their chips, salsa, and guac. However, neither the hubby nor I was that impressed with their tacos. They were good but not...More

Thank Anchored
Reviewed 25 September 2017 via mobile

We've been buying their salsa at Daniells Market in Bonsall and have been dying to try their food as the salsa and carrots en escabeche are phenomenal. The food over delivered well beyond my expectations. I had shredded chicken tacos and al pastor taco. Both...More

Thank Paulmichellemartinez
Reviewed 20 July 2017

Good Mexican take out/dine in. Fresh tortillas at nopalito market next door. VEry authentic. Love the mole here.

Thank drbodysrfr
Reviewed 2 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
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
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Open Hours
6:30 am - 7:30 pm
6:30 am - 7:30 pm
6:30 am - 7:30 pm
6:30 am - 7:30 pm
6:30 am - 7:30 pm
6:30 am - 7:30 pm
6:30 am - 7:30 pm
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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