Cintron owners open Mexican restaurant Nopal

After great success with his restaurant that opened last year, one Gainesville chef is ready to introduce the city to his new concept, inspired by his love for Mexican food. Another spot for Italian and Greek fare is located nearby as well, bringing two new restaurants to often overlooked northwest […]

Hector Cintrón, the head chef and owner of new restaurant Nopal, 5112 NW 34th Blvd., will serve up fresh Mexican food with the "ol’ Chef Cintrón twist.” [Brad McClenny/The Gainesville Sun]

After great success with his restaurant that opened last year, one Gainesville chef is ready to introduce the city to his new concept, inspired by his love for Mexican food. Another spot for Italian and Greek fare is located nearby as well, bringing two new restaurants to often overlooked northwest Gainesville.

A new food truck has also opened, and news is trickling in from two other establishments whose openings should appeal to Gator fans.

Here’s a look at this week’s restaurant news:

Nopal  

Nopal, the new restaurant from chef and owner Hector Cintrón, will have its soft opening Friday. His other restaurant, Cintrón, opened in the fall in Thornebrook Village and has quickly become a popular spot for a fusion of Floridian and Caribbean cuisine inspired by Cintrón’s background in Puerto Rico. 

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