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Restaurants, Mexican Lower Haight
5 out of 5 stars
Photograph: Flickr/Premshree Pillai Carnitas at Nopalito

Time Out says

5 out of 5 stars

Authentic Mexican fare made with complex, slow-cooked flavors and sustainable, organic ingredients.

Nopalito is the antithesis of slapped-together street food. Its authentic dishes made with local, sustainable and organic ingredients are carefully composed with subtle flavors to create deliciously complex interpretations of traditional Mexican meals: carnitas is slow-cooked and braised in orange, bay leaf, milk, cinnamon and beer; mole coloradito con pollo is made with toasted chiles, almonds, Ibarra chocolate, dried plums and a huge array of spices. Don't miss any version of tangy, tender nopales (cactus leaves), frequently on the menu in the form of tamales or in dishes such as queso flameado con chorizo y nopales (flamed Oaxacan and jack cheese with grilled cactus and chorizo). At brunch, Nopalito serves some of the best chilaquiles in the entire Bay Area.

By: Shoshi Parks



Address: 306 Broderick St
San Francisco
Cross street: at Oak St
Transport: Bus 16X, 44, 71
Price: $$
Opening hours: Sun-Thu 11:30am-10pm, Fri-Sat 11:30am-11pm
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