Unlike the ubiquitous Tex Mex cuisine that tends to pervade California's west coast, Nopalito is the real deal when it comes to deliciously authentic Mexican cuisine. Following the success of their first restaurant venture, Nopa, which is renowned for its earthy organic Californian cuisine, Noplito was opened as a kind of tribute to the exquisite authentic Mexican cooking of Nopa’s Mexican kitchen staff. Nopalito, otherwise known as “Little Nopa”, offers the kind of homestyle Mexican cuisine that you’ll find in the most exceptional cantinas in Mexico. Quesadillas, tamal empipianado, and tortilla chips are made from crumbly, house-ground masa, as fresh and flavorful as the corn it came from. Quintessential Mexican dishes such as tostadas, ceviche, and a rich, complex mole are other highlights of the menu. Chefs José Ramos and Gonzalo Guzman use only organic ingredients sourced from local purveyors and markets to enhance the natural flavours of their cuisine. Nopalito’s extensive menu of artisanal beer offers the perfect compliment to the meal. With stylish, modern interiors, Nopalito’s outdoor dining terrace is a popular alfresco dining spot during the warmer months. While there is a no-booking policy here, you can call ahead to put your name on the waiting list to ensure you’ll be seated quicker. Open seven days a week from 11:30am to 10 pm.