Nopalito: A Mexican Kitchen


The true spirit, roots, and flavors of regional Mexican cooking come alive in this cookbook from Gonzalo Guzman, head chef at San Francisco restaurant Nopalito. Inspired by food straight from the sea and the land, Guzman transforms simple ingredients like masa and chiles into bright and flavor-packed dishes.

This cookbook, a collection of 100 recipes from the popular San Francisco restaurant, includes fundamental techniques of Mexican cuisine, insights into Mexican food and culture, and dishes including Crispy Red Quesadillas with Braised Pork and Pork Rinds, Toasted Corn with Crema, Ground Chile, and Queso Fresco, Tamales with Red Spiced Sunflower Seed Mole, and Salsa-Dipped Griddled Chorizo and Potato Sandwiches. Capped off by recipes for cocktails, aqua frescas, paletas, churros, and flan—Nopalito is your gateway to Mexico by way of California.