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El Nopal

Mexican, Southwestern
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3 Stonegate Ctr, Valley Park, MO 63088-1215
+1 636-861-3855
11:00 - 22:00
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Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:30
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St. Louis
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34 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This is a family run Mexican Restaurant that serves great fairly authentic food with none of the frills of a larger chain restaurant. The margarita's are good and everything is reasonably priced. This is a go to place for my family.

Thank St_LouisBill
Saint Louis, Missouri
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201 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 February 2017

El Nopal is a pretty typical Mexican restaurant with the menu items, prices, and large portions sizes we have come to expect from restaurants like this. The food is good and plentiful, but there isn't anything special about it or the establishment itself. It is pretty clean but it is usually crowded and noisy and the service is hit or... More 

Thank diva3713
Saint Louis, Missouri
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642 reviews
335 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 155 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 February 2017 via mobile

We went on a very crowded Wed night - 20 minute wait so we had Margaritas at the bar. Service was good. Food came quickly and hot and our chips and salsa was replenished often in the meantime. We like it here and will be back.

Thank Bobby44881
Chesterfield, Missouri
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384 reviews
287 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 January 2017

We waited and waited and waited to get water, then to get chips. From the time the first of three plates were served that made up our dinner, to the time we got all of our plates and the couple with us was served was 8 minutes. Deplorable service, terrible waiter. The food was plentiful, that is a plus. The... More 

Thank Stu K
Saint Louis, Missouri
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111 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 November 2016 via mobile

It's always great to go here. Chimichanga! Fajitas! Pitchers margaritas are on sale Thursday, friday for $16. Salsa to go is cheap too.

Thank travelercd
Saint Louis, Missouri
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367 reviews
197 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 September 2016

I ordered the cheese enchiladas with ranchero beef on top. They were plump and full of cheese, but the sauce was minimal not as tasty as I had hoped. The service was good, and I would try something different next time.

Thank Janet L
Saint Louis, Missouri
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37 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 June 2016 via mobile

This is our default Mexican restaurant and have been going here for over 10 years. The service is great and everyone that works there is very friendly. However, in the last few visits we've noticed the portion sizes getting smaller and smaller and when ordering a shrimp dish we seem to get fewer shrimp than previously. In our most recent... More 

Thank lovetodine768
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301 reviews
147 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 June 2016

This use to be our place to go for a good meal, drinks and service, sadly the only thing they can offer now is decent food. The service was just plain horrible. The server was as indifferent as I have ever seen. Had to ask for chips, never were asked if everything was ok when we were eating. Never got... More 

Thank Dan L
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42 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 March 2016

we peruse the menu and ALWAYS go back to our favorite - steak fajitas. the other 'acid test' for a mexican restaurant is the refried beans. are they smooth, hot, just the right amount of cheese? yes to all at El Nopal! our favorite chain mexican restaurant.

Thank jd w
Manchester, Missouri
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11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 16 March 2016

Ate there last night with wife and her sister. I had the grilled chicken fajitas. Great combo of ingredients. Free nachos and sauce good too.

Thank chuckeleejr

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Mexican, Southwestern
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3 Stonegate Ctr, Valley Park, MO 63088-1215
  • Location: United States  >  Missouri (MO)  >  Valley Park
  • Phone Number: +1 636-861-3855

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