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El Nopal Mexican Restaurant

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4118 Oaklawn Blvd, Hopewell, VA 23860-6514
+1 804-452-0901
11:00 - 22:00
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Lawton, Oklahoma
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Overall good food. The guacamole looks like pea baby food. Doesn't taste right either. Service is pretty good here so overall not terrible.

Thank pnreed1984
Upstate NY
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57 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had the margariatas, several. Dinner was great because of the several margariatas. I remember it looked really good. Service was polite and attentive. We will be back and we will have the matgariates!!

Thank twostick
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14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If you visit El Nopal you have the chance of an excellent visit or a completely disappointing visit. Today the food was excellent service was great and overall the visit was great. That is not always the case. I keep coming back.

Thank Strauss16
Level Contributor
6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 February 2017 via mobile

The food is great & the service was excellent. I highly recommend it. The Place is colorfully decorated in traditional Mexican colors. And it was clean.

Thank Iris R
New Bern, North Carolina
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2016 via mobile

Skip the margaritas. I got the lime margarita, which I thought would be a traditional margarita. Instead it came out a weird lime color, no taste of real lime, and quite weak. Food is at best ok -- not awful, but not good.

Thank Ginny M
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016 via mobile

I have eaten here more then a dozen times, used to be a good Mexican restaurant. Now you'd do better going to Taco Bell. If you do eat there make sure you remember what the prices are on the menu, they add at the register. Food has no taste and is a little warmer then room temperature. Don't waste your... More 

1 Thank Chris C
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016

We visited this restaurant when we were staying at the near-by Stay Over Suites. The food was excellent, one of the best Mexican meals I have ever had and we eat Mexican food quite often. Service was good and the food came out piping hot. Would we eat here again if we are in the area? Absolutely!!

Thank Kerry B
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016 via mobile

Went for dinner I have never had worse food than this place who puts green beans in Spanish rice and the meat was of low quality and flavorless. Awful awful I say

Thank kitcatty69
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

I had a quesadilla del mar from the lunch menu for $7.95 and it was the best I have ever had. Chock full of large, tender, moist, grilled shrimp and scallops, all perfectly cooked and not overcooked, in a creamy cheese sauce, and tossed with 4-5 different kinds of thin sliced peppers. I have eaten shrimps and scallops at much... More 

Thank Michelle M
Moers, Germany
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65 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2016

We went there quite late in the evening, but the staff was friendly with us and they served us really authentic mexican Food which was tasty. We would always come back!

Thank Frank H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 10 - USD 30
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4118 Oaklawn Blvd, Hopewell, VA 23860-6514
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Hopewell
  • Phone Number: +1 804-452-0901

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