El Nopalito Mexican Food Restaurant #1 was started by Guadalupe in 1996 after his son William was born. Before starting his own Texmex Restaurant, Guadalupe got his start in the food industry in Austin, Texas.

After moving to New Braunfels, he worked with his aunt in in her restaurant before opening El Nopalito #1.

After much success, he opened El Nopalito #2 in 2010 and El Nopalito #3 in 2012.

El Nopalito is a family owned business with family running his establishments serving authentic TEX-MEX family recipes.