The manager of El Nopal, Alejandro, is not often in the restaurant from what I understand, and all these guys are Mexican and come from Monterrey in the north of Mexico. You can of course choose the easy choice to drink beer with your Mexican food, and El Nopal has a good choice of Mexican beers to go : Bohemia, Sol, Dos Equis (amber and lager), Negra Modelo, all for 4,5 € a bottle. I like several of these beers but for a little more (twice that price) I'd prefer to see what Le Verre Volé can offer in wine, as this wine shop is only a couple of minutes down the canal.
I'll needto learn the difference betwee a burrito and a burron, I actually bought burrons which are big size, a single of which making easily your lunch or dinner. Speaking of prices, a burron costs 8 €, a burrito 6,5 €, a veggie burrito 6,5 €, three tacos cost 6,5 €, 2 tostadas 7,5 €, a Campechana 6,5 €, the Quesadilla El Nopal 6 €, a torta 8 € and a gordita 3 €. They have several types of meat : chicken cooked on different manners, beef (plancha or picadillo) and pork. On weekends they have additional Mexican dishes.
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Map location of El Nopal
Map location of Le Verre Volé (very close indeed)
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I shot these pictures in Austin, Texas somewhere in the late 1980s', you can see here an authentic tortilla factory with the Mexican flavor. The quality of the pictures is not rendered by my improvised scanner but the original slides are quite good.
A few pictures of similar historic places in Austin.