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La Nopalera Mexican Restaurant

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1631 Hendricks Ave, Jacksonville, FL 32207-3109
+1 904-399-1768
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun 11:30 - 21:30
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri 11:00 - 22:30
Sat 11:30 - 22:30
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79 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

La Napolera has been our choice for the best Mexican food in Jacksonville, where the choices are somewhat limited. They closed their prior location and opened just down the street in a great new upscale location with much more seating and much more light. Still great margaritas and food. The fajita salads are always a hit

Thank Hud B
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135 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 April 2017

Walked in after the lunch rush and stood next to the "please wait to be seated" sign for about two minutes waiting for somebody to come over. I assumed one of the waiters was serving double duty as a host, but finally somebody sitting at a table next to the door who had food looked up from her phone and... More 

Thank wheretoadventure
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74 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 April 2017 via mobile

Really disappointed. Out of six meals, Four were brought to the table wrong. Drinks weren't filled and service was totally under par! Management was much help. Stated they were understaffed. Table behind us had the same problems. Orders came out wrong, rice was cold and no refills. To top things off, when we went up to pay, they ran the... More 

Thank jaxdeb
A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 18 February 2017 via mobile

Everytime I head to LA Nopalera I am presently surprised. The chips are fresh the salsa is spot on and very tasty and always feash. The Margaritas are potent and tasty and always good. I love the enchiladas and it always ends up being more than enough for one I always leave with a box. The fajitas are fantastic and... More 

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Vero Beach, Florida
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171 reviews
138 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 February 2017

Whenever I'm in town or driving through I try and stop here. Been a while since I was here and I found that they relocated across the street. The new building is very funky and I love the staircase to nowhere in the middle of the floor. That being said but I liked it better when it was a dump... More 

Thank SweetTizzyT
Jacksonville, Florida
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54 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 December 2016

The restaurant itself is beautiful. Taking an old brick historic building and renovating it was the best idea ever. It's a lovely atmosphere. However, that's about all that's lovely. Do not order the guacamole. It's think and mushy, not at all what guacamole is all about. You will be hard pressed to find any piece of avocado. We had enchiladas... More 

Thank JaxTinkerbell
Jacksonville, Florida
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17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 November 2016

La Nopalera is by far the best Mexican food I have ever had! When my family visits from out of town this is always a must on their to dine places.

Thank tnatek
Jacksonville, Florida
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15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 23 August 2016

I love Mexican food. I could eat it every day. This place is great. However, be patient when they are busy. They are just like any other busy restaurant.

Thank jaxcat54
Jacksonville, Florida
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61 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

I met some friends for drinks and did not eat so this review is solely about the restaurant itself. There are 3 sections 2 of which had no air conditioning or fans. So in August it was extremely hot. They have 3 bathrooms 2 of which were closed and locked with the light on. No signage saying they were out... More 

Thank tlw529
Savannah, Georgia
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37 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 June 2016 via mobile

My wife and I ordered Buy one get one margaritas, which you could taster Tequila. Then I had fajitas nachos, which were huge and had to bring home half. My wife had vegetarian fajitas, which was also huge and she had to bring home half. When we go again we will split an entree and drink more. Picture was of... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Open Hours
11:30 - 21:30
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:30
11:30 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1631 Hendricks Ave, Jacksonville, FL 32207-3109
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Jacksonville
  • Phone Number: +1 904-399-1768

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