306 Broderick St.
San Francisco, CA
Such a disappointment. I really wanted to love this place. Really, I did.
My husband and I had been looking forward to Nopalito opening for months. We live in the neighborhood and love the idea of “local, organic, and sustainable ingredients.” It took us awhile to actually try the place because we have a baby, but we talked about wanting to go there so much that a friend bought us a gift certificate. We decided to do takeout.
The prices are fine for the amount that you get ,especially if the ingredients are organic. No problem there. The problem is that the food is just not that good.
Here’s what we tried:
Gordita de Picadillo $4.50
Carne Asada $14.00
The tamal looked beautiful and the first couple of bites where tasty, but then it was just too much- over-seasoned and too much crema. The Gordita de Picadillo was a waste a tummy space. It was nothing special and the only thing I can remember about it is the salsa, which overpowered the blahness of the other ingredients. The biggest disappointment was the Carne Asada. To be fair I believe this was a brand new menu item and hopefully it will get better. The flavor was fine, but it was by far the toughest piece of meat I have ever eaten. My husband couldn’t even finish his. The Carne Asada came with black beans that were ok, but not great and the home made tortillas were completely underwhelming.
I’m glad that we were given a gift certificate because I would have been upset to spend my own money on the items we bought. We had a relatively large meal and got very little pleasure out of it. All I can say is that it wasn’t terrible and we were full.