We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

El Nopalito

Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
614 42nd St, Galveston, Galveston Island, TX 77550-1105
+1 409-762-2121
06:00 - 14:00
Closed now
See all hours
Sun - Sat 06:00 - 14:00
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

7 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Showing 7: English reviews
san antonio
Level Contributor
98 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 May 2016

We were told of this place by a"local" worker at a well known coffee shop > they are across the street from a generic chain store taco joint and I just knew there was something better around . This place is not exactly on main street and a little out of the way ...but ... you need to come check... More 

Thank martin c
Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
Level Contributor
58 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 May 2016 via mobile

We found this hole in the wall restaurant and were pleasantly surprised at the delicious authentic Mexican food. Prices are reasonable and the food was delicious.

Valparaiso, Indiana
Level Contributor
24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 April 2014

The food was good but not above average. Very friendly. No atmosphere but very reasonably priced. wouldn't go out of my way to go there.

Thank sissie M
Columbia, South Carolina
Level Contributor
54 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 February 2013

I don't think this is the original, but it is still very good. I live in SC, so there is no good Tex-Mex there and I've been missing it, so it was great to eat here again.

1 Thank David P
Cleburne, TX
Level Contributor
79 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 February 2013

My wife and I have been twice for breakfast with no disappointment. The servings were large and the food great.

1 Thank DickCleburne_TX
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 2013

It is a shame that so many people can't give a new restaurant in a small town a chance. Being in a small town is GREAT! But, small towns are reluctant to change. Armando's El Nopalito is not trying or in any way to duplicate it's founder. It is the same building, different owners, different staff and decor as well... More 

3 Thank 1932BOI
Galveston, Texas
Level Contributor
244 reviews
230 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 430 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 December 2012

For years, El Nopalito was the place for locals to gather for good Tex-Mex. H. Ike closed it down, but after four years it's open again. The building and floor plan are the same, but upgraded with a bright new paint job, new fixtures and furnishings, and a brighter interior to match the brighter colors. The menu is another matter.... More 

3 Thank danny w

Travellers who viewed El Nopalito also viewed

Galveston, Galveston Island
Galveston, Galveston Island
Galveston, Galveston Island

Been to El Nopalito? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Open Hours
06:00 - 14:00
06:00 - 14:00
06:00 - 14:00
06:00 - 14:00
06:00 - 14:00
06:00 - 14:00
06:00 - 14:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 614 42nd St, Galveston, Galveston Island, TX 77550-1105
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Texas Gulf Coast  >  Galveston Island  >  Galveston
  • Phone Number: +1 409-762-2121

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from El Nopalito staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?