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Nick's Crispy Tacos

Nick's Crispy Tacos

Taco Place, Mexican Restaurant, and Bar$$$$
Polk Gulch, San Francisco
202 Tips and reviews
  • tacos
  • burritos
  • elote
  • margaritas
  • good for groups
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  • Mike W.
    Mike WinstonAugust 13, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Come for the bumpin' nightclub vibe, stay for the incredibly delicious crispy tacos. Don't miss the Pescado Taco and make sure to use the key words "Nick's Way". Read about it on WinstonWanders below! Read more
  • Mike N.
    Mike NadelmanMarch 26, 2012
    Too bad the founder sold out and lost a fortune. I like this place because it's close to my old hang outs in North Beach. The Crispy Tacos are good and I think the night life is excellent here.
  • Laura C.
    Laura CNovember 17, 2011
    Open during the day as it is operated out of a portion of a Night Club. The best tacos, crispy or regular with perfect guacamole, elote and melon juice. Tuesdays: $2 tacos/$10 pitchers!
  • Jessica K.
    Jessica KarleMarch 5, 2014
    The tacos - Pescadoro and Carne Asada — they're bigger than normal corn tacos so you only need two at most. Get them Nick's way. Housemade chips and guac are also a good start.
  • Chefs Feed
    Chefs FeedApril 20
    This fish is grilled and wrapped in two tortillas (one soft, the other crispy) and topped with marinated cabbage, pico de gallo, and a big dollop of fresh guac. Read more
  • Natalie M.
    Natalie MJune 1, 2015
    If you don't get it nick's way I don't know what's wrong with you. The nachos and quesadillas are super good too. They now deliver too!!!
  • Jackson G.
    Jackson GalanNovember 2, 2015
    I like the crispy tacos, especially the chicken, but the best meal I've had at Nicks was the vegetarian burrito. ask for some Habanero salsa
  • Bret C.
    Bret CoxAugust 13, 2014
    Portions are huge here, 2 tacos + chips = full belly. Nick's way with guacamole is great for steak and chicken dishes, not so great for fish and shrimp.
  • Mark G.
    Mark GeyerDecember 29, 2012
    Wondering what to get? Get a 'fish taco' (Nick's way) and the 'corn on the cob', done! It's all you'll need. Yummy stuff!
  • Porfirio L.
    Porfirio LanderosJanuary 20, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Bring cash so you don't have to use the shady ATM. Be sure to order chips and guacamole to enjoy while you wait for your order.
  • Rachel H.
    Rachel HowardOctober 18, 2013
    Vegetarian tacos are super tasty and Guacamole and pico are awesome! If I lived in San Francisco, I'd be a regular.
  • Corinne and Jonathan
    Corinne and JonathanAugust 13, 2011
    If you are in town from the east coast, you have to eat as many tacos and burritos as you can. This place has some of the best tacos!
  • Adam B.
    Adam BartlettJanuary 4, 2014
    The crispy taco (Nick's Way) was totally worth the extra dollar. Tacos are larger than they appear, I are three but would've been fine with two
  • Priya S.
    Priya SaiprasadJanuary 8, 2013
    The $3 dollar margaritas win me over every time. I've definitely had better tacos though - but if you must, order the pescado taco
  • Amanda A.
    Amanda AppiariusJune 11, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Yup, just like everyone says - the baja fish tacos are amazing. I don't even like fish that much, but I crave these! (with guac of course).
  • Claire F.
    Claire FlemingSeptember 6, 2014
    If you want a burrito but refuse to stop raging with your bros, this is the perfect place. Go hard to typically-but-not-exclusively Pitbull while getting your burrito on, bro.
  • Vanessa V.
    Vanessa V.July 30, 2014
    The reviews said the baja fish taco "nick's way" would be life changing, and it was.
  • Shirley L.
    Shirley LiuJanuary 8, 2015
    Def get your tacos Nick's way and try the corn at least once. Check in on Yelp for free chips and salsa.
  • Erin G.
    Erin GleasonJanuary 4, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Cheap and delicious. Pescado Nick's way is the only way to go.
  • Geoffroy B.
    Geoffroy BablonJuly 7, 2014
    Try the pescado burrito. Get it with guac, and sprinkle line on it. Deliciously crispy and refreshing.
  • Dillon F.
    Dillon FerdinandiSeptember 26, 2013
    Taco Tuesday is great, just be sure to get there when it starts, otherwise it's hard to find a seat.
  • Yaron S.
    Yaron SAugust 24, 2014
    Tasty and size size burritos and tacos. They don't skimp on the guac either. I'll definitely be back
  • Carlos M.
    Carlos MApril 30, 2012
    The best fish tacos! Order the elote too! Bunch of games on multiple tv's. Prices are fair
  • Krakatau B.
    Krakatau BataviaJuly 24, 2015
    No Black Beans change with Rice, Salsa, Habanero & spicy chili( ☆)
  • Bobby S.
    Bobby SabnaniMarch 11, 2013
    Get a (fried) fish taco Nick's Way and ask for the habanero sauce they keep behind the counter
  • Amy Y.
    Amy YFebruary 28, 2015
    This isn't authentic Mexican but the tacos are delectable nonetheless. I love the fish tacos
  • arash m.
    arash mOctober 8, 2009
    Been here 25+ times
    Taco Tuesdays are crazy. Line is insanely long and the place is packed. But it's a blast with happy hour specials and $2 tacos (not all kinds). Get there before 6 if you want to have any chance at get
  • Danielle E.
    Nicks tacos, nicks way! - great deal for SF - and get a pitcher to go along with it!
  • catherine
    catherineNovember 26, 2012
    Weekend brunch 10:30 - 3pmBottomless mimosas $7 per person with Nicks food purchase. [btw, be sure to get the tacos "Nicks way". Yum!]
  • harryh
    harryhNovember 30, 2013
    If you're paying in cash they're gonna hand you back coins as change. Amateur hour.
  • Rob R.
    Rob RayDecember 7, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Yes, the tacos are amazing (Nick's way, naturally). Do yourself a favor and give the steak quesadilla a try.
  • Krakatau B.
    Krakatau BataviaJune 29, 2015
    Ask for spicy chilli Habanero, Spicy Level (☆☆☆☆)
  • Reynaldo C.
    Reynaldo CaacbayMay 21, 2015
    Order the pollo asado 'nick's way' and get a horchata while you're at it!
  • Anna C.
    Anna CJuly 31, 2011
    Big tacos! I should have gotten two of the veggie ones; very tasty! Funky interior that probably looks better at night.
  • Helen
    HelenMay 1, 2013
    Get there early for Taco Tuesday and grab a booth, cuz hey, you're funemployed!
  • gregory n.
    gregory nicholasApril 10, 2011
    Don't follow the previous 50 thousand plus tips about fish. Get some the special poppers, have some wild fun and beers.. Then eat food, perhaps jalapeño poppers!
  • Dave M.
    Dave MorinSeptember 25, 2010
    Nick's tacos are famous in NorCal. The only way to order them is "Nick's Way". And, be sure to get at least one Pescado.
  • Mario E.
    The fish taco is awesome and make sure to get it Nick's way.
  • Maya S.
    Yes, the pescado taco nick's way is a must, the crispy tortilla is a nice added crunch.
  • Billy J.
    This is such a bizarre place. It's a sports bar/lounge with a decent taco place in the back. Food is fine but I don't intend to go back
  • Elijah C.
    Elijah ColpittsFebruary 3
    Nick style tacos are where it's at. Get extra napkins, they're messy
  • David A.
    David A.October 15, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    If you're here in before 3pm on the weekend get the Carne Asada Breakfast Burrito!
  • Danielle W.
    Danielle WallisOctober 5, 2010
    Love the monochromatic red interior. Also, definitely get your tacos "nick's way". It is so messy and delicious!
  • Kathy N.
    Kathy N.July 1, 2013
    Cash only, but they have an ATM machine. Order food at the interior counter; order drinks at the bar.
  • Heather P.
    Heather PetersonAugust 14, 2010
    By far, the best carne asado tacos I've ever had...gotta get it crispy. Wish I could eat there every day!
  • Lehua H.
    Get the fried fish tacos and forget about the chicken! Fried fish all the way.
  • Jonathan V.
    Jonathan VuJuly 22, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Fish tacos, nick's way. Elote (corn on the cob Mexican style). Margarita. It's the holy trinity.
  • Mary A.
    Mary AustinJune 12, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    The seating area beyond the partition is Rouge, which is it's own thing. Either stay on Nick's side or take your food to go. Rouge sucks.
  • Nick B.
    Nick BaumJune 21, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Get a grilled fish taco and a pescado Nick's way, throw in a Mexican Coke for good measure.
  • Chuck R.
    Chuck RoslofNovember 8, 2015
    If it's your first time there they'll give you free chips, apparently.
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