Since 1957, El Nopal Restaurant has been serving up Pueblo's finest Mexican food. Along with our Restaurant we also have a great Banquet Room. Our banquet Rooms would be a great place to have your next Graduation Party, Wedding, Family Reunion or Corporate Meeting. We can accommodate small or large parties. We also can bring our Traditional Mexican Food to your next event. We come to you as well.
The traditional Mexican food created here at El Nopal follows the age-old recipes brought here by Rosa "Ma" Torres from various regions of the Mexican countryside as well as her own recipes. Our kitchen combines not only the best ingredients indigenous to both Colorado and Mexico, but also the tools and techniques of both old and new worlds. Mexican cuisine is noted for its delicious blending of herbs and spices in combination with fine meats and fresh vegetables. We use only the finest ingredients and techniques in preparing our food: We use only selected chili pods in making our red chili sauce
Our homemade salsa is made fresh several times daily
We use only quality white meat chicken in our dishes
We use only 100% vegetable oil in our fried foods
We use no artificial flavoring or preservatives in our cooking
Our chili rellenos are handmade and stuffed with only the finest green chilies.
We have eaten at this restaurant since the early 70"s as a couple dating, then as a family, as we married and began our little family, with our extended family filling up that back room, and our memories of the food and fun we shared there are all top notch. One time and one time only did we have a bad experience and "that" was our waitress (she didn't last long). This family has worked hard to keep the integrity of the food the same as it was in the early years, and we are so please to see them expand, sharing the awesome food with people who may not know of the original location. Try the Mexican Pizza (we don't even need a menu)! Did I mention that we moved away and only visit Pueblo when we know that they will be open?