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El Nopal Mexican Restaurant - CLOSED

3002 Harrison Ave NW, Olympia, WA 98502-2506
+1 360-352-2755
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good0%
  • Average8%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible41%
16 Aug 2012
“Keep on driving”
2 Dec 2011
“The best value, a must try!”
Restaurant Hours Closed
Mexican, Latin, Spanish, Greek
3002 Harrison Ave NW, Olympia, WA 98502-2506
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Reviewed 16 August 2012

Hands down, the worst Mexican food. EVER. Okay. Well, barring the school cafeteria. I brought a small gathering of friends here recently after using a popular search engine's reviews. What a gross error. It should have been a red flag that there was only one...More

1  Thank sydra
Reviewed 3 December 2011

I love Mexican food and this place offers the best quality I have ever experienced. The place is operated by a family and the food is hands down the best. The beans are delicious, and are authentically refried, not poured from a can like soup...More

Thank Mudbaygurl
Reviewed 16 September 2011

first time to this place and it was my last!!! worse mexican food ever!! please everyone just skip this place if ur thinking of eating here! i used to run a mexican restaurant and i dont know how the oweners can be happy with this??...More

2  Thank chiquis12
Reviewed 8 May 2011

I used to enjoy eating here. The Shrimp Enchiladas, the fact that you didn't get a puddle of beans on your plate, fresh salad with quick friendly service. Unfortunately, I will not be eating here again. The food was terrible, the servers grumpy and when...More

2  Thank the_pixigirl
Reviewed 5 August 2010

This restaurant is the best in Mexican Food. The beef is tender and marinated and the shrimp are exceptional. I highly recommend this restaurant no matter if it is for dinner or lunch or dinner or a snack. It is simply the best. The owners...More

Thank VanBeek
Reviewed 31 January 2010

El Nopal has been one of my favorites for a while. Their food is consistent and they have a wide variety of meals. I get the grilled chicken with guacamole and it rocks. My little daughter loves the food and they are so nice to...More

Thank superhungrydude
Reviewed 8 February 2009

Without doubt, the worst Mexican food available in the Olympia, Lacey and Tumwater area. Had dinner with a group of friends and this opinion is well shared. My partners chicken tamale was a beef tamale with chicken meat on the top; every plate had a...More

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Reviewed 11 January 2009


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Reviewed 11 January 2009

Great homemade tortillas and salsa. That's about it.

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Reviewed 29 June 2008

Best tortillas.

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  • Address: 3002 Harrison Ave NW, Olympia, WA 98502-2506
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Olympia
  • Phone Number: +1 360-352-2755
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