Saturday, 14 April 2012

El Nopalito in Encinitas

A family-run business that offers fresh tortillas, salsas, carnitas, queso fresco...this is the place to pick up everything you need for a Mexican dinner.

Spices and whole dried chile peppers for making sauces.

A case of frozen treats like horchata (rice and cinnamon) popsicles.

Gelatins - strawberry, mango, walnut and more.

Mexican cheeses. Seafood. Meats. Chicharrones (fried pork rinds) and carnitas (a pork dish that can be used in tamales, tacos and burritos).

Brightly colored piƱatas.

And across from the parking lot is their restaurant with an extensive list of menu items.

No need to go home and cook if you'd rather sit down to a plate of cheesy enchiladas and homemade tortilla chips.

Just off the 5 freeway, east on Sante Fe Drive, it will be on your left.


  1. Great story! Great photos! Excellent close-up of the tortilla guy!

  2. Hola!
    Can I use a link to this blog post for El Nopalito facebook? I would love to share if you don't mind.

    Thank you for considering