Phoenix Restaurant Guide

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El Nopalito

From the outside, this place looks like your basic Mexican restaurant strip mall storefront. But inside, the kitchen is turning out central Mexican dishes that you won't find elsewhere in town. Check out huarache, gorditas, sopes and the alambre con queso, all variations on a corn masa theme. The more familiar items are also well-crafted, particularly the pork adobada and carnitas. The chorizo and egg torta is a sandwich gem, and the enchiladas with verde sauce will light your mouth on fire -- in a good way. Read our review.
  • Price: $
  • Hours: Monday, Tuesday & Thursday 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; Friday 9 a.m.-6 p.m.; Saturday & Sunday 8 a.m.-6 p.m.
  • Alcohol: Beer/Wine
  • Reservations: Not accepted
  • Parking: Lot available
  • Takeout
  • Delivery