Hours: Lunch, dinner: Sunday, Tuesday-Saturday
Family-run Mexican spot.
The grilled tilapia tacos at this storefront used to be priced so low it felt like you were stealing. Now Los Nopales is the recipient of a Michelin Bib Gourmand. Tangy ceviche with tilapia and shrimp has a splash of orange juice, which adds an appealing sweet aftertaste; tortilla chips come served with two salsas, one with chile de arbol, the other with jalapeño and cilantro. On one visit my entree was grilled pork tenderloin with an aromatic sauce flavored with guajillo and chile de arbol and a side of cactus salad (nopales means "prickly pears"). There are notable specials weekly—for example, enchiladas Michoacanas. The sweet, rich coffee flan we finished with was also a special—one of the friendly owners told us the chef, her husband, is constantly experimenting. That's the kind of thing you'd expect at a place far more swank; to find it in a modest storefront is beguiling.
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