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La Nopalera Mexican Restaurant

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1631 Hendricks Ave, Jacksonville, FL 32207-3109
+1 904-399-1768
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun 11:30 - 21:30
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri 11:00 - 22:30
Sat 11:30 - 22:30
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

Everytime I head to LA Nopalera I am presently surprised. The chips are fresh the salsa is spot on and very tasty and always feash. The Margaritas are potent and tasty and always good. I love the enchiladas and it always ends up being more than enough for one I always leave with a box. The fajitas are fantastic and... More 

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Vero Beach, Florida
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166 reviews
135 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 February 2017

Whenever I'm in town or driving through I try and stop here. Been a while since I was here and I found that they relocated across the street. The new building is very funky and I love the staircase to nowhere in the middle of the floor. That being said but I liked it better when it was a dump... More 

Thank SweetTizzyT
Jacksonville, Florida
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53 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2016

The restaurant itself is beautiful. Taking an old brick historic building and renovating it was the best idea ever. It's a lovely atmosphere. However, that's about all that's lovely. Do not order the guacamole. It's think and mushy, not at all what guacamole is all about. You will be hard pressed to find any piece of avocado. We had enchiladas... More 

Thank JaxTinkerbell
Jacksonville, Florida
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16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016

La Nopalera is by far the best Mexican food I have ever had! When my family visits from out of town this is always a must on their to dine places.

Thank tnatek
Jacksonville, Florida
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

I love Mexican food. I could eat it every day. This place is great. However, be patient when they are busy. They are just like any other busy restaurant.

Thank jaxcat54
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61 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

I met some friends for drinks and did not eat so this review is solely about the restaurant itself. There are 3 sections 2 of which had no air conditioning or fans. So in August it was extremely hot. They have 3 bathrooms 2 of which were closed and locked with the light on. No signage saying they were out... More 

Thank tlw529
Savannah, Georgia
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37 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 June 2016 via mobile

My wife and I ordered Buy one get one margaritas, which you could taster Tequila. Then I had fajitas nachos, which were huge and had to bring home half. My wife had vegetarian fajitas, which was also huge and she had to bring home half. When we go again we will split an entree and drink more. Picture was of... More 

Thank Mattybritton
Mount Pleasant, South Carolina
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292 reviews
119 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 230 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 March 2016

Near the entrance there are framed notices saying Jacksonville residents chose La Nopalera as the best Mexican restaurant in Jax. Really? It is barely adequate. Certainly nothing special. Service was good and friendly. Atmosphere was definitely lacking. Most Mexican restaurants look a lot better inside.

Thank BrianAtTheBeach
Bluffton, South Carolina
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64 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2015 via mobile

We were in town for a hockey tournament and had the family dinner at La Napolera. The food was very good and the service was also very good.. Fun family dinner!

Thank Mike P
Pembroke Pines, Florida
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43 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2015 via mobile

Food was amazing! Appetizers were amazing! Margaritas (Frozen) you could taste the tequila and will definitely feel it!! Martin made the whole experience come together!!

Thank Conoso

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 - 21:30
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:30
11:30 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1631 Hendricks Ave, Jacksonville, FL 32207-3109
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Jacksonville
  • Phone Number: +1 904-399-1768

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