Welcome to Nopalitos!
We specialize in fast, casual Mexican food with a Southern California twist
Creating fresh, delicious food is a great passion for us! We make all of our food from scratch every day, nothing comes out of the freezer at our place. It really makes a difference, come by and see for yourself!
Our restaurant is committed to reducing waste by using 100% compostable and recyclable serving plates and utensils
We have Catering for all your needs!
Do you need food for a family or work event? We got you covered, we provide catering services to make your life easier and tastier!
Give us a call! 720-502-4015
Happy Hour Specials 4-6 pm
El Jimador – $7.00
Flavored Margs – $7.50
Local Drafts – $5.00
Mezcalitas aslo avail!
3 shots of liquor per Margarita!
Free Chips & Salsa during Happy Hour!
When I was 23 years old I took a trip to Mexico City and I fell in love with the taco culture.
One of the favorite things to have was the Al pastor tacos, I probably ate tacos for breakfast, lunch & dinner every day. The energy and the thrill of eating the flavorful tacos & more was mind blowing to me.
I grew up in El Salvador but as a teen I moved to the USA. In the US I have met lot of Mexican people and was drawn to the culture & of course the food! I’m now married to a beautiful Mexican woman and I serve the food that I was always meant to served.
Fast Forward a few year now I’m a little bit older now 😅 due to logistic and sanitation it’s more difficult to replicate some of the things in Mexico City but I wanted to re-create those Flavors that I thought were mind blowing to me.
About Our Flavors
Our adobos are made using Guajillo, Pasilla, Ancho & Moritas peppers.
Our chicken is marinated in a Guajillo adobo with toasted spices and vinager the same way the great folk of Mexico City marinate the Al pastor trompo. Since I couldn’t use fresh pineapple to complete the Al pastor style we made a marinade with pineapple juice and spices to better complement the flavor of our chicken.
We love pork in our family so we wanted to pay tribute so we made our Cochinita pibil ( pulled Pork) to represent the Yucatán. We made our own picked red onions to complement the cochinita.
We use three Kinds of peppers for our steak adobo starting with Guajillo, Ancho & Morita to better enhance the flavor of our Carne Azada.
We also make a great barbacoa with toasted spices and a little bit of New Mexico Green Chile’s toasted spices and of course bay leaves.
Our seared shrimp is made with a very special house sauce made with Guajillo & moritas
From our family, thank you for visiting this page and giving us a chance to feed your family.
The Guevara Family
2850 Iris Ave, Suite H
Boulder, CO 80301
Find us in the Diagonal Plaza, we’re across the hall from the Boulder Driver License Office
9 AM – 2 PM
Tuesday – Saturday
8 AM – 8 PM