El Nopal

A crowd queues at this sliver of a taqueria off the canal for Claudia and Alejandro’s tacos, burritos and quesadillas. There are only two stools in the tiny place, so plan on taking it to go.

Practical information

Address: 3 rue Eugène Varlin, 75010
Nearest transport: Château-Landon (7)
Hours: Closed Monday; Open Tuesday-Sunday for lunch & dinner
Reservations: Reservations not accepted
Telephone: 07 86 39 63 46
Average price for lunch: Less than 10€
Average price for dinner: Less than 10€
Style of cuisine: Mexican, vegetarian options
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Additional Locations

Address: 5 rue Duperré, 75009
Nearest transport: Pigalle (2,12)
Hours: Closed Monday; Open Tuesday-Saturday for lunch & dinner and Sunday from 11am-5pm

Reviews of interest

Le Figaro (2015) “Préparés minute et entièrement maison (les galettes sont laminées en machine à la commande!): tacos (galette de maïs avec garniture au choix: carnitas fondante, chorizo, veggie…), burron (gorgé de riz et haricots), torta (un pain rond un peu lourd) ou, notre favorite, la campechana, une tortilla de blé avec fromage, avocat, cactus et bœuf mariné.”

Hipsters in Paris (2015) “Tortillas are made in-house, giving significant competitive advantage over most of the aforementioned Mexican joints… Whatever you are eating, the food is the most authentic you can find in the city.”

Time Out (2014) “D’ailleurs quitte à emporter son casse-croûte, et à déjeuner au bord du canal autant se payer chez El Nopal, l’un des meilleurs burróns de la capitale. Des haricots rouges, de la tomate, du riz, de la viande (au choix poulet, bœuf, porc mariné…), et quelques fins morceaux d’avocat enroulés dans une tortilla de blé chaude. Copieux, frais et savoureux.”

3 thoughts on “El Nopal”

  1. Alfredo says:

    I visited Paris at the end of 2011 and this place was very good. I am originally from mexico so I can really advise an authentic Mexican food. great people, great service, and very affordable prices! I became a regular in the tiem I visited Paris. I recommend this place 100 %.

  2. Henry Dean says:

    One of the best meals I’ve had in Paris. AUTHENTIC Mexican food. Lovely people, lovely atmosphere, I will now become a regular.

  3. Greg Hawken says:

    Thank you for this review! I’m visiting Paris in mid-April (next month!) and I look forward to visiting El Nopal. Best wishes!

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