You probably think you know what you’re getting here: big open windows, cactus-green walls, ridiculously tasty ceviche. And for the most part, you’re exactly right. But you’re also getting something bigger. Roomier.
Call ahead and put your name on the list. Ask if a table is available on the patio.
A place with nearly double the space—meaning a little less time waiting for those no-reservations tables. For now, you’ll come here for some nosh after lovingly staging a scene-for-scene recreation of Road House in Golden Gate Park.
The look is very similar to the original Nopalito on Broderick (they used the same designers, Abeug-Morris)—look for warm wood floors, white-painted exposed brick, lots of the restaurant’s trademark green, and concrete bar tops. You can swing by for lunch and dinner, and you’ll note a few new additions to the menu like albondigas en mole, and tortas for lunch.
Owner Jeff Hanak says they're also offering a new Mexican spiced hot chocolate and cafe de olla (coffee roasted with spices like cinnamon and anise). An expanded menu of tortas, outdoor seating in the back patio and on the sidewalk, and a full liquor license are still on the way.