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Taqueria El Nopal

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2902 S Glen Ave Ste D, Glenwood Springs, CO 81601-4419
+1 970-945-7311
10:00 - 21:00
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Fri - Sun 10:00 - 21:30
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Eagle, Colorado
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132 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Having moved from Texas and along the Mexican border, I know what good Mexican food taste like, and what good TexMex food taste like. Having lived in Colorado for 5 years now and tried as many places as I can I have found only a couple of places that I would say meet the bill. I get so tired of... More 

Bali, Indonesia
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136 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 April 2017 via mobile

Only good part was salsa bar. I had al pastor and it was terrible. Never going back again. Blahhhhh.

Thank OysterAddict
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24 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 March 2017 via mobile

Fresh authentic food at a good price. Was busy for a late lunch and I could see why. Will make it here again.

Thank Pylut
Carbondale, Colorado
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52 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 December 2016

Authentic Mexican food done right. You line up to order and they call out your number when it's ready. I love the tacos. Friendly busy atmosphere.

Thank AngeloftheWest
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18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

Here is our experience: friendly owner, order off of a billboard, no chips with your meal, $2 fountain drinks/no refills, you tip while ordering, but once food is served you aren't attended to, no kids menu, salsa bar for a variety of salsas - none tasted like ones we've had before, you MUST remember your order number and listen for... More 

1 Thank masonsmom1
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2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 October 2016 via mobile

I had the chicken quesadillas. It was delicious. The chips were thicker than I like and a little hard. However there were 6 different types of hot sauce to try at the salsa bar. I'd eat there again if I ever make it back this way.

1 Thank Steven H
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 September 2016 via mobile

Food was excellent...ordered an assortment of tacos that were delicious. They have a salsa/toppings/ fixins bar that had some real tasty sauces for your order. Staff was friendly and helpful. Was just passing thru the area but would definitely go back if I ever get back to Glenwood Springs.

1 Thank Wimabean
Englewood, Colorado
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32 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 August 2016

I knew this had to be a popular place when I couldn't find a place to park. Once inside I was overwhelmed by the number of locals eating there. The food is very authentic Mexican and plentiful. You order and pay at the counter and a waitress brings your food to wherever you are seated, calling out your order number... More 

Thank JLGerardi
Senlis, France
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225 reviews
119 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 August 2016

I had a meal at El Nopal three years ago and have dreamed of returning ever since for the carne asada and the different salsas. I had hopes that the quality and taste were the same and was delighted to find that they were! Another delicious meal...don't let the exterior fool you..this place is tops!

Thank marciebelle
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71 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 June 2016

If in Glen wood Springs, and like Mexican food, you have to visit this restaurant. A little whole in the wall, in a very small strip center, is where you will have a great Mexican meal. Everything is fresh and authentic. The carnitas were out of this world. Great variety on the menu. Something for everyone.

Thank arvaco35

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:00 - 21:30
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:30
10:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2902 S Glen Ave Ste D, Glenwood Springs, CO 81601-4419
  • Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Glenwood Springs
  • Phone Number: +1 970-945-7311

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