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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
Open now
All hours
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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Jacksonville, Florida
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16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles 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
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52 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 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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35 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 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 

Thank Mattybritton
Mount Pleasant, South Carolina
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292 reviews
119 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 229 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 March 2016

Near the entrance there are framed notices saying Jacksonville residents chose La Nopalera as the best Mexican restaurant in Jax. Really? It is barely adequate. Certainly nothing special. Service was good and friendly. Atmosphere was definitely lacking. Most Mexican restaurants look a lot better inside.

Thank BrianAtTheBeach
Bluffton, South Carolina
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64 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2015 via mobile

We were in town for a hockey tournament and had the family dinner at La Napolera. The food was very good and the service was also very good.. Fun family dinner!

Thank Mike P
Pembroke Pines, Florida
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42 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2015 via mobile

Food was amazing! Appetizers were amazing! Margaritas (Frozen) you could taste the tequila and will definitely feel it!! Martin made the whole experience come together!!

Thank Conoso
Jacksonville, Florida
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30 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2015

This is the closest mexican food to my house. I think the chicken fajitas are good and my wife gets the veggie options. I mean its kind of a hole in the wall, but the prices are low and the food taste good and there is plenty of it.

Thank Rahoolio
Vero Beach
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102 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2015

We waited so long for our food, the restaurant was so loud. Like extremely loud. We could not hear eachother speak. The servers walked around in shorts with their bums hanging out. Not a nice place and definitely not for families.

Thank VictoriaLivestoPLAY
Tampa, Florida
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83 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2015

Not the best Mexican I have had, however, pretty darn good. Seems close to authentic. I ordered the Enchiladas Rancheros which were pretty good.

Thank ADiStefano

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Television, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
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?