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3 Stonegate Ctr, Valley Park, MO 63088-1215
+1 636-861-3855
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:30
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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202 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

El Nopal is a pretty typical Mexican restaurant with the menu items, prices, and large portions sizes we have come to expect from restaurants like this. The food is good and plentiful, but there isn't anything special about it or the establishment itself. It is pretty clean but it is usually crowded and noisy and the service is hit or... More 

Thank diva3713
Saint Louis, Missouri
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605 reviews
312 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 147 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went on a very crowded Wed night - 20 minute wait so we had Margaritas at the bar. Service was good. Food came quickly and hot and our chips and salsa was replenished often in the meantime. We like it here and will be back.

Thank Bobby44881
Chesterfield, Missouri
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355 reviews
264 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We waited and waited and waited to get water, then to get chips. From the time the first of three plates were served that made up our dinner, to the time we got all of our plates and the couple with us was served was 8 minutes. Deplorable service, terrible waiter. The food was plentiful, that is a plus. The... More 

Thank Stu K
Saint Louis, Missouri
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111 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016 via mobile

It's always great to go here. Chimichanga! Fajitas! Pitchers margaritas are on sale Thursday, friday for $16. Salsa to go is cheap too.

Thank travelercd
Saint Louis, Missouri
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346 reviews
183 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

I ordered the cheese enchiladas with ranchero beef on top. They were plump and full of cheese, but the sauce was minimal not as tasty as I had hoped. The service was good, and I would try something different next time.

Thank Janet L
Saint Louis, Missouri
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35 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2016 via mobile

This is our default Mexican restaurant and have been going here for over 10 years. The service is great and everyone that works there is very friendly. However, in the last few visits we've noticed the portion sizes getting smaller and smaller and when ordering a shrimp dish we seem to get fewer shrimp than previously. In our most recent... More 

Thank lovetodine768
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255 reviews
137 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 June 2016

This use to be our place to go for a good meal, drinks and service, sadly the only thing they can offer now is decent food. The service was just plain horrible. The server was as indifferent as I have ever seen. Had to ask for chips, never were asked if everything was ok when we were eating. Never got... More 

Thank danielflakin
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42 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 March 2016

we peruse the menu and ALWAYS go back to our favorite - steak fajitas. the other 'acid test' for a mexican restaurant is the refried beans. are they smooth, hot, just the right amount of cheese? yes to all at El Nopal! our favorite chain mexican restaurant.

Thank jd w
Manchester, Missouri
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9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 March 2016

Ate there last night with wife and her sister. I had the grilled chicken fajitas. Great combo of ingredients. Free nachos and sauce good too.

Thank chuckeleejr
Fenton, Missouri
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40 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2016

A regular at this place for a quick and tasty lunch. Guacamole is good although can very pending on the cook of the day. Friendly waiters and fresh ingredients.

Thank Cindy1167

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3 Stonegate Ctr, Valley Park, MO 63088-1215
  • Location: United States  >  Missouri (MO)  >  Valley Park
  • Phone Number: +1 636-861-3855

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