Off the Beaten Plate: Tacos de Nopales at Tortas Jalisco

Tacos de Nopales at Tortas Jalisco, 534 Frontier Road

Tacos de Nopales at Tortas Jalisco, 534 Frontier Road


Tacos de Nopales at Tortas Jalisco, 534 Frontier Road

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Tacos de Nopales

There’s a lot piled into the two tacos of Entree No. 36, the namesake being slices of peppery-tangy grilled nopales — or prickly pear cactus pads (prickly parts removed, of course). Joining the nopales are steak strips, grilled fresh jalepeños, onions, avocado and crumbled queso cotija, a salty white Mexican cheese.

Where to get it: Tortas Jalisco, 534 Frontier Road

What you’ll pay: $9.99 plus tax for an entree with rice and beans.

Try it with: A squeeze of fresh lime, and an order of Tortas Jalisco’s fried-to-order, specially seasoned, 100-percent corn tortilla chips.

Also on the menu: Various tortas (Mexican sandwiches), chilaquiles, Yucatan-style specialties, Mexican breakfast items and mezcal from restaurant owner Angel Alvarez’s hometown in Jalisco, Mexico.

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Geronimo 10 years, 6 months ago

Yum! Their other restaurant downtown, Mexquisito, is also amazing!

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