Serving the finest Southwestern cuisine in the Sacramento Area
The nopal cactus, often called the prickly pear, produces two important food crops. One is the "nopalitos," the elongated pad, and the other is the prickly "pear" fruit of the cactus. So central was nopal to the indigenous culture of Mexico that its name forms the root of Mexico City 's Aztec name, Tenochtitlan, meaning "place of the cactus.”
The nopal cactus is also the basis for the name of the Nopalitos Southwestern Café….a popular, cozy neighborhood cafe located on the corner of 56th and H Street in "East Sacramento," California.
Nopalitos offers a rich variety of delicious menu items for both breakfast and lunch. Nopalitos is closed on weekends.