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Los Nopales

#65 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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4 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW 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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334 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 139 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW 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
Wellington, New Zealand
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16 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Great Mexican food in this popular, no frills cafe. This is a small restaurant in an unpromising location, but the food and service were great. Every table was busy on the Monday night we were there. Closes fairly early (7.30 or 8, I think) so eat early and enjoy!

Thank Lyndle
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5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

One of our favorite places in Tucson. Always great food and excellent service!! Been coming for at least 7 years

Thank Cheri L
Gilford, New Hampshire
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is exactly what type of place my wife and I seek out, the small off beaten path restaurant. It is a drive out of Tucson, but worth the drive. Service was good and quick, food was very good. I had the carne asada and my with had chimichanga. Both were good size orders. The chips and salsa before and... More 

Thank William W
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The best mexican food I have ever had in the states. Good service, small but clean unremarkable atmosphere, great prices.

Thank Robin G
Sault Sainte Marie
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

In th growing culinary capital environment of Tucson, hidden eateries like Nopales may not get the attention they deserve, but their simple home cooking style food and kind service represent true, wholesome goodness. The meatball soup with flavorful ingredients, or the spinach cheese quesodilla were very tasty and very reasonably priced. Not a place for fine dining, but definitely for... More 

Thank Silemi2013
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Delicious enchilidas and the best chili, fast service and and genuine and honest atmosphere. Good value for money.

Thank Tore W
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016 via mobile

Great authentic Mexican food Family run, doesn't look like much but you will enjoy the food. Cheap beer.

Thank gary_oMontreal
Salt Lake City, Utah
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016 via mobile

A small and almost hidden restaurant, we were glad we came for dinner. Filled with locals that knew just how good the food is we were definitely impressed by their delicious authentic food. Big portions and small prices. Don't look anywhere else, this is the place to come.

Thank James B

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