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Nopalito

310 S. Mesquite St., Las Cruces, NM - (575) 524-0003
Nopalito is a family-run restaurant where you can count on excellent New Mexican food. That means that chile peppers star. Try a stacked enchilada with the works, meaning beans and cheese and a fried egg on top and rice and salad on the side. Or savor excellent chiles rellenos, fried to a crisp and oozing warm cheese.
75% Approval Rating (8 votes)

Scorecard

5 - Overall: Legendary - Worth driving from anyplace
Overall: Legendary - Worth driving from anyplace
Stacked Enchilada
Sopaipillas
Chiles Rellenos
Green chile burger
Avocado Salad
Chile fries
Salsas

Highlighted Reviews

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Michael Stern - Photos (6)
Roadfood.com Editor
"Nopalito is a family-run restaurant (actually two restaurants; the other is at 2605 Missouri) where you can count on excellent New Mexican food. Not Tex-Mex nor Arizona-Mex nor California-Mex nor Sonoran Mex, but the unique cuisine of New Mexico. That means that chile ..."   [Read More]

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Map & Web Site

310 S. Mesquite St., Las Cruces, NM
(575) 524-0003

Hours & Policies

Seasons:Open Year Round
Meals Served:Lunch, Dinner
Operational Hours:Always Call Ahead!
Credit Cards Accepted:Yes
Alcohol Served:Yes
Outdoor Seating:No
Reservations Accepted:No
Delivery Available:No
Takeout Counters:No
Here is a full-dress stacked enchilada, topped with both red and green chile and a fried egg.
"Here is a full-dress stacked enchilada, topped with both red and green chile and a fried egg."
Michael Stern





Chiles rellenos -- long Jim chiles stuffed with cheese, battered and crisp-fried -- is a mild-seasoned dish topped with only a little New Mexican chile. Applying the salsas provided ratchets up the heat.
"Chiles rellenos -- long Jim chiles stuffed with cheese, battered and crisp-fried -- is a mild-seasoned dish topped with only a little New Mexican chile. Applying the salsas provided ratchets up the heat."
Michael Stern


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"Listed as "avocado salad" on the menu, this appetizer is a simple and excellent guacamole."
Michael Stern


Meals at Nopalito begin with green and red salsas and a basket of good tortilla chips.
"Meals at Nopalito begin with green and red salsas and a basket of good tortilla chips."
Michael Stern


The mission-style interior of Nopalito is a comfortable place to enjoy the native foods of New Mexico.
"The mission-style interior of Nopalito is a comfortable place to enjoy the native foods of New Mexico."
Michael Stern


In a week of driving around New Mexico, the version of horchata at Nopalito was the best we had.
"In a week of driving around New Mexico, the version of horchata at Nopalito was the best we had."
Cliff Strutz


The Nopalito on Mesquite is one of two Nopalitos in Las Cruces.
"The Nopalito on Mesquite is one of two Nopalitos in Las Cruces."
Michael Stern



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