I’m a sucker for wasting away my Sundays on a sunny patch of grass, so I was pretty excited that Nopalito’s new to-go window opened just steps from Dolores Park. But location aside, what also makes the window so great is they have exclusive menu items you can’t get at their Broderick location (sadly, their spot in the Sunset closed in June 2020). There’s a colorful chicken and rice bowl and Bi-Rite soft serve topped with things like polvorones and palanquetas. But what keeps me coming back are the totopos con carnitas. The dish easily ranks in the top three of my favorite power combos of 2020 - totopos topped with a generous heap of Nopalito’s excellent tender, crispy carnitas, and crema, onions, cilantro, and shaved cotija. Everything is decadent, delicious, and perfect for an afternoon of people-watching and [REDACTED] at Dolores.
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