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Nido

Nido

Mexican Restaurant and Café$$$$
Produce and Waterfront, Oakland
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    Alex
    "Their bloody mary is the best, esp with mezcal"(4 Tips)
    Stephanie D.
    "totopos adobados"(2 Tips)
    Jim F.
    "Half Haywire Cold Brew and half house made horchata!"(5 Tips)
    Brian S.
    "Fantastic margaritas, taquitos, and birria."(8 Tips)
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  • Russell L.
    Russell LAugust 24, 2015
    Chips are amazing. Entomatadas have well executed over easy eggs, fried beans. Cheeses are overpowered by the spiciness of the sauce but still enjoyable. Coffee comes with free refills!
  • Stuart G.heart icon on user image
    Stuart GriffithsJuly 25, 2016
    Jean Paul (Weekday manager) is an OG. Great customer service pairing alongside a fantastic offering of food+cuisine. Something lowkey most folks don't recognize: Nido's mezcal offering is topnotch!
  • John B.heart icon on user image
    John BobeldykAugust 7, 2014
    Las Tres Amigas (Bloody Mary, Mimosa, and Margarita) will take care of your brunch cocktail needs.
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    joanneDecember 23, 2014
    Been here 100+ times
    top-notch, creative upscale mexican. strong delicious margaritas, but rest of the seasonal cocktail list also keeps up. weekend brunch includes different varieties of chilaquiles and highwire coffee.
  • SFGate
    SFGateJanuary 21, 2015
    You won't find typical tacos and enchiladas on the menu, but the food is soulful and comforting -- every element is considered. The interior is plain, but stylish. Read more
  • ᴡ J.heart icon on user image
    ᴡ JordanFebruary 17, 2018
    Been here 5+ times
    Sotol is interesting, highly recommend the flight if you want something new. I had never even heard of it. Tastes gin and mezcal had a baby and named it sotol
  • katie z.heart icon on user image
    katie zhuAugust 26, 2016
    Been here 10+ times
    carnitas plate is bomb. also the corn esquite (comes with scallops!) is a must – and can be shared with the table. top off with la fresita
  • J T.heart icon on user image
    J TAugust 11, 2017
    All the vegetarian options are good. The ambience at night is particularly beautiful. Great place for a date or for a small group.
  • Tania M.heart icon on user image
    Tania MartinezJanuary 7, 2018
    Real true mexican food, not americanized (you won’t find burritos or chili). Anything you try here is delicious. Love this place!
  • Christian W.heart icon on user image
    Christian WilliamsAugust 6, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Fantastic cocktails, delicious menu - a neighborhood favorite and worth the wait as it definitely gets busy most evenings. Great service!
  • Paul G.heart icon on user image
    Paul GoodmanFebruary 25, 2017
    Everything is great. Try the chilaquiles. If you're into horchata have the black and white, horchata and iced coffee.
  • Mariko T.
    Mariko TamakiAugust 1, 2013
    Lovely date night dinner. A little noisy and busy but fabulous food. Sliced beef dish is amazing.
  • Finn B.heart icon on user image
    Finn BanburyJanuary 24, 2015
    The fish tacos are super great. It took a while for us to get our drinks, however the taste of the agua fresca was amazing
  • Tom C.
    Tom CardenJuly 13, 2014
    Quiet and tasty Saturday brunch. Convenient freeway access. Great service. Good coffee. Delicious pancakes and chilequiles.
  • Francisco N.heart icon on user image
    Francisco NoriegaJanuary 27, 2016
    Been here 25+ times
    Its good, but a meal for 2 will be around $50 dollars.. so a bit expensive for simple traditional food
  • Simon G.heart icon on user image
    Simon GibsonMarch 9, 2019
    Always like sitting at the bar facing the window. Eat everything. It’s all good and good drinks. Mmm Nido 13/10
  • Frank K.heart icon on user image
    Frank KimOctober 29, 2014
    cocktails and margaritas were pretty excellent, too much ice in the margaritas though kinda a rip off, the guacamole was superb, as was the sweet corn, the quesadilla with red mole was only ok.
  • Kayla J.heart icon on user image
    Kayla JohnsonApril 8, 2015
    Loved the flavor of all their food, but one huge suggestion--- get a couple heat lamps outside! Please
  • Best of
    Best ofAugust 22, 2014
    Have you ever tried a pear margarita? Stop by Nido after work and try this delicious recipe while you munch on ceviche. Read more
  • Ronan F.heart icon on user image
    Ronan Flynn-CurranJuly 5, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Everything. Order everything. This place is such a gem!
  • Eulalia S.heart icon on user image
    Eulalia StephensonNovember 8, 2015
    Delicious barbacoa tacos and quesadilla yummy! Service is always pleasant.
  • Hugo A.heart icon on user image
    Hugo AhlbergJuly 22, 2019
    Been here 5+ times
    Excellent service (everyone is so nice!) and food is really delicious
  • Debbie L.
    Debbie LeeJuly 17, 2013
    Love this place. Food, drinks and decor are impressive. Gets a little loud so get there early!
  • Stuart A.heart icon on user image
    Stuart AdlerMarch 31, 2017
    Ingenious Mexican fair; definitely good value and healthy spin
  • Two B.
    Two BillzMay 27, 2014
    Authentic Mexican fair. Enjoyed tostadas with a Victoria beer. Worth a visit.
  • Rochelle S.heart icon on user image
    Rochelle StrykerOctober 11, 2017
    Excellent food and drink. Do yourself a favor and try the Here Comes the Hotstepper.
  • Brian S.heart icon on user image
    Brian StraussAugust 17, 2014
    Fantastic margaritas, taquitos, and birria.
  • Alexheart icon on user image
    AlexNovember 6, 2016
    Their bloody mary is the best, esp with mezcal
  • Dave M.heart icon on user image
    Dave Mullen JnrAugust 31, 2015
    Unique Mexican food. Great beer. Brilliant atmosphere and very friendly staff.
  • KJ
    KJFebruary 2, 2014
    Pretty hipster ambiance with fancy (and good and possibly experimental) Mexican food!
  • Stephanie D.
    Stephanie DarkJuly 17, 2014
    Try the totopos adobados: adobo-smothered tortilla chips topped with crema fresca, quest cotilja, onion, lime& cilantro.
  • Elliot V.
    Elliot VosAugust 5, 2016
    Pretty pricey, and some of the drinks are a tad odd, but the food is good!
  • Nikki S.
    Nikki SJuly 25, 2014
    Brianna is the best server. Ask for her she's amazing!
  • Jodie S.heart icon on user image
    Jodie SteinbergFebruary 16, 2015
    Great food. Fresh and local. Amazing service.
  • Kenny K.heart icon on user image
    Kenny KatzoffJanuary 25, 2013
    Been here 50+ times
    Best new restaurant in the Bay Area. Simply outstanding!
  • Jim F.heart icon on user image
    Jim FazzoneDecember 29, 2013
    Negro y blanco = win win win! Half Haywire Cold Brew and half house made horchata!
  • Lucas G.heart icon on user image
    Lucas GardnerSeptember 22, 2019
    This place knows a good margarita! 😋
  • Steven W.heart icon on user image
    Steven WirtSeptember 21, 2014
    Everything involving Mezcal is perfection.
  • Brian S.heart icon on user image
    Brian StraussOctober 7, 2017
    Maybe the best sit down Mexican Restaurant in Oakland?
  • Robert S.
    Robert ShayeJune 22, 2013
    Pork chop is delicious! And Pacifico on draft...yes please!
  • Michael K.
    Michael KelleherSeptember 11, 2013
    I recommend the tacos washed down with horchata!
  • Rodrigo C.heart icon on user image
    Rodrigo CalderonJune 12, 2017
    The chicken adobado was really good.
  • Ethan I.
    Ethan IbarraAugust 15, 2013
    A few favor Mexican beers on tap! Victoria, Pacifico and Negra Modelo!!!
  • Jay A.heart icon on user image
    Jay AugustinSeptember 18, 2014
    The Shrimp empanada is amazing!
  • ᴡ J.heart icon on user image
    ᴡ JordanDecember 6, 2017
    Been here 5+ times
    Carnitas are 🔥. Also the drinks
  • Kenny K.heart icon on user image
    Kenny KatzoffMarch 20, 2013
    Been here 50+ times
    Great, beer, food and service!
  • Paul W.
    Paul WilliamsDecember 2, 2012
    The house made tortillas are excellent.
  • Mike R.
    Mike RuvoMay 16, 2013
    Cemita. You won't be disappointed. Lunch only.
  • Marshall S.heart icon on user image
    Marshall St. ClairSeptember 5, 2015
    Excellent weekend brunch
  • Marivic N.heart icon on user image
    Marivic NisperosDecember 17, 2015
    Great drinks and specialty food
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