1. Any of various cacti of the genera Nopalea or Opuntia, including the prickly pear and similar species.
2. A Authentic Mexican Restaurant located in Lincoln Square, Chicago IL.

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Nopales means cactus and it is the star at Los Nopales Authentic Mexican Restaurant. You will find it as a salad taming the heat of the el camarones en chipotle, as a refreshing accompaniment to the pork tenderloin and studding the plate of the daily specials.

Bib GourmandsLocated in Chicago's Lincoln Square, Los Nopales Authentic Mexican Restaurant is a homey storefront nestled on busy Western Avenue. It has been a favorite dining destination since it opened its doors in April of 2005. Using only freshest ingredients, Los Nopales offers a full menu of delicious Mexican recipes, popular house specialties and luscious desserts.

The cuisine we offer on our menu is both classic and updated preparations of the regional dishes of Mexico. Classic moles, braised and slow roasted meats in traditional marinades, tangy ceviche, fresh guacamole, creamy flan, are all examples of the colorful flavors of Mexico that we serve.

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Open from 11:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. Tuesday - Sunday.
BYOB for a small corkage fee. Reservations are accepted. Take out is available.