Daily Happy Hour 4-6 pm

Free Chips & Salsa during Happy Hour!

Scroll down to see our Drink Specials

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!

Completely dedicated to protecting the land on which we live, 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

Our Drink Specials 4-6 pm


El Jimador – $7.00

Flavored Margs – $7.50

Draft Beers

Local Drafts – $5.00

Try Our Mezcalitas!

3 shots of liquor per Margarita!

Free Chips & Salsa at Happy Hour!

Milton’s Story

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 Al Pastor tacos for breakfast, lunch & dinner every day I was there in Mexico City. The energy and the thrill of eating these 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 love to serve the food that I was always meant to serve.

Fast Forward a few years, and now I’m a little bit older now 😅 Due to logistics and sanitation codes, it’s more difficult to replicate some of the things found in Mexico City. However, I’ve done my best to re-create these flavors that are so mouth watering!

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

Sunday – Closed