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Nopalito

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About

Nopalito is a vibrant neighborhood kitchen celebrating the traditional cookery of Mexico and utilizing our philosophy of purchasing local, organic and sustainable ingredients. We also offer full-service catering, bar-tending, rentals and planning for events throughout the Bay Area.

We also welcome parties of 20-50 on our garden patio at 9th Ave. Options range from a fully-customized event with a dedicated bartender, passed appetizers, etc. to a family style meal or simply ordering off our regular menu in a private or semi-private space.

Please contact us with any catering or event questions, and come visit us for lunch or dinner seven day a week at 306 Broderick (between Oak & Fell) or 1224 9th Ave. (between Lincoln & Irving).

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the average catering price per person for buffet service?

$65

What is the average catering price per person for stations?

$65

What is the average catering price per person for hors d'oeuvres?

$45

Which of the following are included in the cost of your full service wedding catering?

Delivery
Set Up
Clean Up
Cake Cutting
Dessert
Server(s)
Chairs
Tables
China
Linens
Flatware
Glassware

What is the starting price per person for bar service?

$30

Which of the following are included in the starting price for bar service?

Bartender(s)
Limited Bar
Open Bar
House Beer
Specialty Beer
House Wine
Specialty Wine
House Liquor
Premium Liquor
Signature Drink

What event services do you provide?

Delivery
Set Up
Clean Up

What catering services do you provide?

Buffet
Cake Cutting
Cocktail Reception
Hors d'oeuvres
Server(s)
Stations

What types of cuisine do you cater?

Latin American
Local
Mexican

What dietary needs can you accommodate?

Gluten Free
Lactose Free
Kosher
Nut Free
Organic
Vegan
Vegetarian

What bar services do you provide?

Bartender(s)
Open Bar
Champagne Toast
Signature Drink

Which of the following items can you provide?

Chairs
Tables

Which of the following items can you provide?

Barware
China
Flatware
Glassware
Linens
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Recommended by 99% of couples
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    Shannon R. Married on 10/03/2020
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    Best vendor we hired.

    Nopalito Catering was all around the best vendor we hired for our wedding.

    I knew I wanted delicious Mexican food and cocktails for our Mendocino wedding, served family style. The cookbook initially pointed us their way, but after a few rounds of family taste testing from Sonoma to San Francisco and some communication online, Nopalito was the clear choice.

    Kyra was an absolute star to work with, walking through the options of food and service to meet our desires and budget. She really helped us think through the schedule of events, food and service related rentals, incorprorated our DIY flourishes, accommodated our guests with dietary restrictions, coordinated with other vendors, and handled our COVID reschedule seamlessly. On the day, she and her team were super professional and friendly in our very rustic setting, and OMG was the food worth every penny.

    We did an informal taste test of some of the menu and drinks in their SF restaurant and I think the food was even better at our wedding. Highlights for me were the paloma cocktails (we added rosemary sprigs), vibrant aguafrescas (perfect non-alcoholic fun drink), homemade paleta popsicles for our cocktail hour (the berry habanero one was SPICY), succulent chicken mole and carnitas for DIY tacos, world's most tender tamales and bright esquite salad for vegetarians, and delicious cups of spiced mexican hot chocolate for our dessert bar.

    If I had any critique, it would be that the appetizers could be a bit more refined for a wedding setting (we had some quesadilla drips on fancy clothes) and the local beer and wine options expanded. But honestly, everything was excellent, I literally had a chef-guest shout at me during dinner that the food was Amazing.

    Do not hesitate to hire this team!
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    Meg A. Married on 08/18/2019
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    Delicious and professional

    Nopalito beautifully catered our wedding for 150 people in the Santa Cruz area. They really know what they鈥檙e doing. Every bite was delicious and served professionally. It is nice that the people who staff their catered events are the same folks who work at their restaurants. It means they know the food and have the same standard for professionalism. Guests raved about their meals. Their staff invited tables of guests up to walk through the buffet. It took exactly how much time they told us it would. In the lead up, Blanca and Alexis were incredibly communicative鈥攔esponding to emails at all hours and answering any questions we had. They helped us choose items for the food and drink menu that would be hits with our guests (some of whom were kids) as well as items that satisfied our more foodie preferences. Given the quality of service and food, we felt the quote was very reasonable. This was money very well spent.
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    Giana L. Married on 02/08/2019
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    Exceptional Service

    Nopalito did an incredible job at our wedding. The cocktails were delectable and unique, the wine & beer was amazing, the hors d'oeuvres were mouthwatering, and the dinner was flavorful and comforting. From growing up in San Francisco, I know people here are all about the food. So I had to have the best (organic, sustainable) food at our wedding. I worked with Alexis and Blanca throughout the whole process, and they were incredible - extremely communicative, highly accommodating, and very professional. They went above and beyond to make the whole cocktail reception, family-style dinner, and dessert wonderful and smooth. I did not worry one bit because they had everything planned perfectly, and you could see how experienced they are with big events.
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Clients and friends frequently tell me that Nopalito is one of their favorite restaurants, and as a wedding planner, they are also one of my favorite caterers. Great people, great service, and absolutely amazing food!

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1224 Ninth Ave. San Francisco, 94122
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Nopalito frequently asked questions

At Nopalito, the cost of the full wedding catering service includes:
  • Delivery
  • Set Up
  • Clean Up
  • Cake Cutting
  • Dessert
  • Server(s)
  • Chairs
  • Tables
  • China
  • Linens
  • Flatware
  • Glassware
The bar service starting price at Nopalito includes:
  • Bartender(s)
  • Limited Bar
  • Open Bar
  • House Beer
  • Specialty Beer
  • House Wine
  • Specialty Wine
  • House Liquor
  • Premium Liquor
  • Signature Drink
Nopalito offers the following event services for weddings:
  • Delivery
  • Set Up
  • Clean Up
Nopalito offers the following catering services for weddings:
  • Buffet
  • Cake Cutting
  • Cocktail Reception
  • Hors d'oeuvres
  • Server(s)
  • Stations
At Nopalito, you can find the following types of cuisine:
  • Latin American
  • Local
  • Mexican
At Nopalito, the following dietary needs can be accomodated:
  • Gluten Free
  • Lactose Free
  • Kosher
  • Nut Free
  • Organic
  • Vegan
  • Vegetarian
Nopalito provides the following bar and beverage services for wedding events:
  • Bartender(s)
  • Open Bar
  • Champagne Toast
  • Signature Drink
To cater to all tastes, Nopalito offers the following food and beverage items:
  • Barware
  • China
  • Flatware
  • Glassware
  • Linens
Nopalito is recommended by 99% of couples who have used their services. Their overall rating is 4.9 out of 5 with the following breakdown: 5 in flexibility, 5 in professionalism, 4.9 in quality of service, 4.9 in average response time and 4.9 in value.

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