Los Nopales is just what you would expect. A good neighborhood Mexican restaurant, and, as its name suggests, it features cactus (cacti?) in several dishes. It’s a BYOB with a small corkage fee which is always a nice option.
On the other hand — the blogger wants to go off road and plug Taqueria La Haciendita at 5151 S Kedzie in Chicago, where she had the BEST tacos. This restaurant is so neighborhoody it makes Los Nopales look like a theme restaurant. The blogger would definitely return to Los Nopales if she were in the neighborhood, but she would drive to Tacqueria La Haciendita.
Cuisine and style of dining: It’s a casual neighborhood Mexican restaurant.
4544 N. Western, Chicago, IL
Visited on January 18, 2014