Monday, April 4, 2011

lunch at nopalito

lunch

Finally got Brent to come to Nopalito with me! I'd been there before (it's less than two blocks from my apartment!) but we always end up going somewhere else on our lunch dates when Brent is in the area. I've been a little lazy about taking out my camera when I go to restaurants and I think that my new phone is to blame since it's so much easier to records meals with an iPhone except I'm less inclined to blog about it here and more likely to post it on Tumblr.

totopos con chile
enchiladas de pollo con mole
torta de carnitas

When you read the Yelp reviews most people complain about how it's not really authentic Mexican food... well, one, I abhor most self proclaimed "foodie" Yelp reviewers, and two, most of the Mexican food people consider authentic is just as Americanized as Chipotle in my opinion, even in the Mission. Whatever dude, as long as my food is juicy and flavorful I don't give a crap about authenticity. We started with the totopos con chile which were tortilla chips dipped in a chile salsa sprinkled with cheese and cilantro and crema on the side. Brent went with the enchiladas de pollo con mole and I got a torta de chilorio which is what I usually get there. Everything was satisfying and delicious as per usual and I washed my food down with their homemade iced tea while Brent drank rosé (he said something about really liking their wine list, I guess).

iced tea
nopalito
brenty

62 comments:

Blithely Unaware said...

This looks DELICIOUS.

We're v v v restricted here in Melbourne Australia by limited Mexican eateries... :( :( :( So send the foodies here they would have a LOT to complain about hahahaaaa

Alice said...

That kills me. It looks sooo delicious! Ah I'll have to go one day when I finally make it down to your parts... I didn't mean that in a dirty way! LOL
Just a Silhouette

Aquí said...

Looks so amazing!! The little chips n' dip looks so tasty!

Kuleigh said...

The inside of that restaurant looks so modern! I love the decor. Your food looks delicious! I can appreciate any kind of Mexican as long as it's full of spice and layers of flavor!

Judy said...

All the dishes look so delicious!

xx.
Judy

Francesca said...

mmmmm yummy!

Is this it? said...

looks pretty ddam good to me! and im mexican and this looks authentic enough for me!

Shini said...

Yeah you're right, I love the version of food that develops into this BURST OF RAINBOW AND PORKCHOPS IN MY MOUTH, who cares about authenticity. Authentic versions tend to be slightly boring... we love fusions, mixed-bloods and all that, why not in food, eh? Fusion between authentic Mexican and ERECT TASTEBUDS.

I'm making this sound like it'll end up in spam.

Steffys Pros and Cons said...

mmm looks fantastic and the pictures of it are even better!


<3 steffy
Steffys Pros and Cons

Nina said...

That looks incredibly scrumptious. I love the look of that home made ice tea! ♥

LAVEL said...

Mm, food <3 <3 Hehe :>

Miss Flying V said...

Mmmm, I always love your food posts... :)

xx Viola

Sweet Harvest Moon said...

looks so good!

Debby said...

we go here every time i'm in SF. It's amazing food. Period!

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MELISSA Z. said...

All this food looks delicious, yummy!<3

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KcomeKarolina said...

oh my! looks so delicious!!!



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K.
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Veronica said...

this looks delicious...Ooh yummi..:P

RDYN! said...

Oh yum, I love how everything is arranged and how open and bright everything is set. I want to just take a bite out of burger. :O

Caroline Weiler said...

Yummy food, looks so gooooood
Caroline
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Rosalinda Tjioe said...

Looks delicious! Great pictures!

xx
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Jessie said...

mmm that lunch looks incredible. where is this place i want to try it!

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The Fancy Teacup said...

So delectable! Especially the dip dish.

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much love.

thefashionguitar said...

Mmmmm looks delicious!

xo thefashionguitar

Whitney said...

Mmm. I could go for that burger...right about.now.
That place looks so neat!

erika said...

mmm...more I watch your blog more I want to fly to San Francisco:)!!

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Stefanie said...

THANK YOU for saying that about "authenticity". Who CARE? It's food, dude. Just eat it cause it's delicious! I've been thinking about that a lot lately...
Anyways, your meal looks amazing and I'm kind of hungover right now so that tea is CALLING my name.

Krissy ~ said...

this looks overly delicious!
i can literally eat everything on that plate!
Krissy xoxo

SAMANTHA said...

Glad you brought your camera - looks amazing! I must try and go :)


xx
www.dragonnfruit.com

Milena said...

So delicious pictures! And the place looks very sweet. :)

GINA ESPOSITO said...

what did brent think of the mole sauce? i HATED it when i went!

Le garçon avec les lunettes, said...

mmmm mmmm mmmm so good!!! Amazing photos!!! :-)

MY CUP OF COFFEE

Rania said...

That looks so good and the restaurant is adorable. x

Ambyr said...

This looks so yummy!

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Reckless Rekha. said...

Food looks so great! I'm Hungry now <3

Velvet said...

It looks like a pleasant place! And the food you describe sounds really yummy.

jamie-lee said...

ohh man, this all looks delish. thanks for making me hungrier than i currently am ;)
might have to check it out when i go to SF

Christine said...

Love it :)

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La Petite Olga said...

These photos are great! Make me want go on a trip somewhere...

xx Olga
La Petite Olga

Cinja said...

aww you always post such delicious photos.....haha

Sydney said...

Mmmmm this made me so hungry

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Jane Alisa said...

Your lunch looks delicious. xoxo

Ale. said...

Your post made me get so hungry!

xx,
Ale.

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Nicole C said...

that all looks delicious and so nicely done!


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naomi said...

i agree! as long as my food is juicy and flavorful!

finkalixius | Fashion said...

Dear I'm so hungry now, you so mean! haha anyways love your blog too muchy..:)

Celebrities and Fashion said...

looks you had fun there, Will visit that place soon..:)

flowercake said...

Looks so fresh in the restaurant and the food looks really yummy!

Tim said...

Cool stuff.

JT said...

ooo, looks so delicious!
J

Carissa said...

what a cozy atmosphere. wish I could go there and taste some :D

Alexandra said...

my struggle for keeping a diet doesn;t get any help from all the food you post,but it sure is amazing !<3

alexandra @
shoependant.blogspot.com

nez said...

god looking at the pictures literally made my mouth water. gonna drive up to SF in a week and been looking for good places to eat. guess i'll have to mark this one up!

margaret said...

is that a do it yourself arnold palmer? woodhouse also makes them nom

Fleur Rebelle said...

Wow
Looking good!

xx

fleurrebelle

**OnYxStA** said...

The food looks SO yummy! I just ate and yet my belly's just did a lil celebratory flip at the sight of these bubbas! I want lol

Onyxsta says BLEURGH!!
http://say-bleurgh.blogspot.com

Meg said...

looks yummy

Fashion Intel said...

Ha, love your review! As a fellow Mexican, I notice that people have NO idea what is the actual cuisine of Mexico. This place looks tasty, I just might check it out.

mphretz said...

aahh you make me hungry!! its 11 pm now...

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kelly frances said...

mmmmm so yummy!

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