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Los Nopales

#57 of 1,539 Restaurants in Tucson
Certificate of Excellence
Mexican, Southwestern, Latin, Spanish
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3051 S Kinney Rd, Tucson, AZ 85713-5504
+1 520-883-5353
10:30 - 19:30
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Mon - Sat 10:30 - 19:30
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201 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Wanting to try someplace different we found Los Nopales after quite a drive from downtown. Seems to be a popular "area" joint. Food was ok not great. They did however have the best flan I have found since la fuente closed.

St. Charles, IL
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A very small place with a modest exterior, but inside is colorful and friendly. The food was inexpensive and excellent. The staff was efficient and was a fun place for a casual dinner.

Thank kagfamily
Republic, Missouri
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102 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I think this is one of the best kept secrets in Tucson. Sits in a little strip area you would miss unless you were told where it was. Last year someone suggested we give it a try he had tried to eat there at least once a week while in Tucson. Not much to look at but very clean. Portions... More 

Thank Barb247
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232 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 358 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The place was full with a mix of cultures which is always a good sign. The food is not special but it was very good. much better than the americanized mexican chains. The guacamole had a good avacodo flavor with bits of tomoto and onion. Could have used some cilantro or lime. but it did let the ingredients shine and... More 

Thank tradIndy
Tucson, Arizona
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97 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is a bit hard to find since it is "inside" a small strip mall off of Kinney. It is fairly small and a short wait for a table is not uncommon. But they move diners through fairly quickly and the wait is worth it. Try the chicken soup when it is available.

Thank George H
Tucson, Arizona
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17 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went to eat with family and throughly enjoyed it. Have been back a few times more. The food is great and there are lots of choices.

Thank josie g
Long Beach, California
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24 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We washed our clothes in the same shopping center...earlier...my wife spotted it..at about 5 pm we came...nothing fancy inside...but very warm with great service...we had some vino and dinner...very good...salsa was good...I had a canasta salad...you know...in a fried tortilla shell that wraps around the salad...very good...my wife had the chile relleno and cheese enchilada...very good too..if you are in... More 

Thank tripbhb
Lansing, Michigan
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448 reviews
314 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 230 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

we heard this was a good place on the TA so we stopped. Wow. they had a Tooppo salad like we eat back in Michigan so we had to try that.I had a couple ala carts and the taco was awesome...love the salsa here

Thank s g
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

We stopped on a whim after touring the saguaro national park! We were so hungry for lunch after hiking. We loved the food. Pacificos all around and tacos. Very fast service and friendly service.

Thank Jennifer T
Indian Harbour Beach, Florida
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198 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017 via mobile

Freshly prepared, well prepared, the real kind of food, you want to eat this!! These folks really put their soul into their cooking. We'll be back again and again. Bet you will too!!

Thank Michael S

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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
Mexican, Southwestern, Latin, Spanish
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Cheap Eats, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:30 - 19:30
10:30 - 19:30
10:30 - 19:30
10:30 - 19:30
10:30 - 19:30
10:30 - 19:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3051 S Kinney Rd, Tucson, AZ 85713-5504
  • Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Tucson
  • Phone Number: +1 520-883-5353

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