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Taqueria El Nopal

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2902 S Glen Ave # D, Glenwood Springs, CO 81601
+1 970-945-7311
10:00 - 21:30
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Tue - Thu 10:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sun 10:00 - 21:30
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Carbondale, Colorado
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49 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Authentic Mexican food done right. You line up to order and they call out your number when it's ready. I love the tacos. Friendly busy atmosphere.

Thank AngeloftheWest
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18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

Here is our experience: friendly owner, order off of a billboard, no chips with your meal, $2 fountain drinks/no refills, you tip while ordering, but once food is served you aren't attended to, no kids menu, salsa bar for a variety of salsas - none tasted like ones we've had before, you MUST remember your order number and listen for... More 

Thank masonsmom1
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2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016 via mobile

I had the chicken quesadillas. It was delicious. The chips were thicker than I like and a little hard. However there were 6 different types of hot sauce to try at the salsa bar. I'd eat there again if I ever make it back this way.

Thank Steven H
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016 via mobile

Food was excellent...ordered an assortment of tacos that were delicious. They have a salsa/toppings/ fixins bar that had some real tasty sauces for your order. Staff was friendly and helpful. Was just passing thru the area but would definitely go back if I ever get back to Glenwood Springs.

Thank Wimabean
Englewood, Colorado
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31 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

I knew this had to be a popular place when I couldn't find a place to park. Once inside I was overwhelmed by the number of locals eating there. The food is very authentic Mexican and plentiful. You order and pay at the counter and a waitress brings your food to wherever you are seated, calling out your order number... More 

Thank JLGerardi
Senlis, France
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225 reviews
119 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2016

I had a meal at El Nopal three years ago and have dreamed of returning ever since for the carne asada and the different salsas. I had hopes that the quality and taste were the same and was delighted to find that they were! Another delicious meal...don't let the exterior fool you..this place is tops!

Thank marciebelle
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68 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2016

If in Glen wood Springs, and like Mexican food, you have to visit this restaurant. A little whole in the wall, in a very small strip center, is where you will have a great Mexican meal. Everything is fresh and authentic. The carnitas were out of this world. Great variety on the menu. Something for everyone.

Thank arvaco35
Aspen Colorado
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53 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 June 2016

Amazing Nepal flavors and many variety of food choices on the menu to pick from. From light appetizers to full delicious meals, great to stop in and enjoy for lunch or dinner.

Thank DancingEagleRanch
Winston Salem, North Carolina
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76 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 March 2016 via mobile

Went twice in two weeks while passing through Glenwood. Not sure where the owners are from but very West Coast Mx style, with lots of seafood and grilled meats. Carnitas was awesome, carne asada too. Real good pico, and pretty sure the corn tortillas were made there. Smothered burrito was delish. We arrived right at opening the second visit, and... More 

Thank Brian M
Phoenix, Arizona
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2015 via mobile

Food was good, that's my only compliment. Bad parking, dirty tables, my food was not prepared the way I ordered, chips and salsa cost money, no free refills on soda. I've never been to a Mexican restaurant that did not refill a soda.

Thank boone41

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Open Hours
10:00 - 21:30
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:30
10:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2902 S Glen Ave # D, Glenwood Springs, CO 81601
  • Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Glenwood Springs
  • Phone Number: +1 970-945-7311

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