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Nopalito Restaurant

$$ - $$$
Mexican, Southwestern
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310 S Mesquite St, Las Cruces, NM 88001-3533
+1 505-524-0003
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08:30 - 20:30
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Mon - Tue 09:30 - 20:30
Thu - Fri 09:30 - 20:30
Sat - Sun 08:30 - 20:30
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Las Cruces, New Mexico
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34 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2017 via mobile

For a change the Friday lunch bunch decided to meet here. This was the first time for several of us. The restaurant was quite and not packed at the time we were there but still the service and food was first rate. All orders were delivered quick and orderly without mistakes. This is good as no two orders were the... More 

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Thank hoboat62
Las Cruces, New Mexico
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21 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

Great lunches, homemade Mexican food and the prices are reasonable. The decorations are attractive and the staff is super friendly. Great for families.

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Thank Vincent L
Las Cruces, New Mexico
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16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2016

We enjoy the food here but especially like to take out of town guests to this interesting building and area.

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Thank NewMexicoHawkeye
Silver City, New Mexico
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57 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2016

I don't know how they are ranked #61 on Trip Advisor? Maybe because the Locals want to keep it a secret. I am here to let you know if you want some of the best salsa in New Mexico? You need to try the green salsa they give you. if you ask for more it is because people buy it... More 

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Thank Jaimė R
Las Cruces, New Mexico
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196 reviews
153 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

The warm Green Chile Salsa and chips were the best part of the meal. The food was served hot and was edible but not memorable. The beans had little flavor and the rice was dry and tasteless. The Chile Rellenos had very little sauce (neither green nor red) on top although the batter was light and eggy. The fries were... More 

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Thank Hootyj
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35 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

Our usual haunt for Mexican food is just down the street. Having driven by this restaurant numerous times we decided to give it a go. It is a large, very clean restaurant with a half dozen or so booths in the main room with the remainder being tables (mostly for four) with cushioned chairs. They have a luncheon menu which... More 

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Thank dee1935
Spokane, Washington
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26 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

GF always challenging in Mexican restaurants- especially if you're dairy free also. No problemo here. The waitress suggested a bowl of their GF green chile meat "sauce" which was a fantastic bowl of green chile pork stew simply prepared. I garnished it with guacamole and fresh onion. Ultra delicious. Waitress super friendly and didn't look at me sideways for my... More 

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Thank MissGermanGirl
Las Cruces, New Mexico
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45 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

My wife and I just finished having a great lunch here. Trip Advisor needs to eliminate the menu they have indicated. Go to the restaurant's website to see the real menu. Being diabetic I can't eat the normal menu items but they were very accommodating in preparing a grilled chicken dish for me. We will definitely return.

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Jacksonville, Florida
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45 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016

This place has a lot of local history behind it. Walking in we wanted to sit at a booth but the three open booths were all dirty, one had chip crumbs all over it, the other water covered the tabletop and the other by the pos system had chip crumbs so we chose a table. My wife got something sticky... More 

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Thank David Z
Pearland, Texas
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25 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016

I have been waiting to return to this restaurant since 1993 when I last went to NMSU. When I lived in Las Cruces, this was my favorite restaurant. I was so excited when I got the opportunity to go back this weekend. The food was just as great as I remembered. The green chile is phenomenal! I would highly recommend... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Mexican, Southwestern
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Sunday
08:30 - 20:30
Monday
09:30 - 20:30
Tuesday
09:30 - 20:30
Thursday
09:30 - 20:30
Friday
09:30 - 20:30
Saturday
08:30 - 20:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 310 S Mesquite St, Las Cruces, NM 88001-3533
  • Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  Las Cruces
  • Phone Number: +1 505-524-0003

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