No-frills, family-friendly spot offering familiar Mexican plates, plus beer, margaritas & tequila.

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Nopalera is a restaurant located in Galveston that specializes in authentic Mexican cuisine. The atmosphere of the restaurant is warm and welcoming with décor that reflects the Mexican culture. The restaurant’s menu includes a variety of dishes that are made using fresh ingredients and traditional recipes. They offer breakfast, lunch, and dinner options, including vegetarian and gluten-free choices.

The restaurant’s signature dish is the nopalitos, which are cactus pieces cooked with onions and spices, then topped with queso fresco and served with tortillas. Other popular dishes include the chicken tinga, chiles rellenos, and tacos al pastor. In addition to their delicious food, Nopalera also has a full bar with a variety of cocktail options, including margaritas.


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    5001 Broadway Avenue J
    Galveston, TX 77551

    (65.0 mi / 1 hour 4 mins)

    (409) 762-5777


    • Sunday: 7:00 AM – 3:00 PM
    • Monday: Closed
    • Tuesday: 7:00 AM – 3:00 PM
    • Wednesday: 7:00 AM – 3:00 PM
    • Thursday: 7:00 AM – 3:00 PM
    • Friday: 7:00 AM – 3:00 PM
    • Saturday: 7:00 AM – 3:00 PM


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    • Indoors
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