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Nick's Crispy Tacos

Nick's Crispy Tacos

Taco Place, Mexican Restaurant, and Bar$$$$
Polk Gulch, San Francisco
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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
  • J K.
    J KJanuary 16
    Every Tuesday, you can achieve the taco experience for $2 Tuesday, two for $5 Fridays, and bottomless mimosa Sundays! For $1.25, the pico de gallo and chips is probably the best value
  • 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.
  • 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
  • Danielle E.
    Danielle EbsteinMarch 13, 2016
    Nicks tacos, nicks way! - great deal for SF - and get a pitcher to go along with it!
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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!
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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).
  • 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.
  • Geoffroy B.
    Geoffroy BablonJuly 7, 2014
    Try the pescado burrito. Get it with guac, and sprinkle line on it. Deliciously crispy and refreshing.
  • Vanessa V.
    Vanessa V.July 30, 2014
    The reviews said the baja fish taco "nick's way" would be life changing, and it was.
  • Erin G.
    Erin GleasonJanuary 4, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Cheap and delicious. Pescado Nick's way is the only way to go.
  • 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
  • Krakatau B.
    Krakatau BataviaJuly 24, 2015
    No Black Beans change with Rice, Salsa, Habanero & spicy chili( ☆)
  • Carlos M.
    Carlos MApril 30, 2012
    The best fish tacos! Order the elote too! Bunch of games on multiple tv's. Prices are fair
  • Amy Y.
    Amy YFebruary 28, 2015
    This isn't authentic Mexican but the tacos are delectable nonetheless. I love the fish tacos
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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!]
  • Krakatau B.
    Krakatau BataviaJune 29, 2015
    Ask for spicy chilli Habanero, Spicy Level (☆☆☆☆)
  • harryh
    harryhNovember 30, 2013
    If you're paying in cash they're gonna hand you back coins as change. Amateur hour.
  • Trucy
    Trucy2 weeks ago
    Been here 5+ times
    The horchata is delicious! Get it with no ice if you want more 😇
  • 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.
  • Maya S.
    Maya ShanmugamAugust 7, 2016
    Yes, the pescado taco nick's way is a must, the crispy tortilla is a nice added crunch.
  • 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!
  • Helen
    HelenMay 1, 2013
    Get there early for Taco Tuesday and grab a booth, cuz hey, you're funemployed!
  • Mario E.
    Mario EstradaMay 1, 2016
    The fish taco is awesome and make sure to get it Nick's way.
  • 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.
  • Ninah R.
    Ninah Randolph3 weeks ago
    The carne asada taco was good. The fried fish tacos which were not very good. Too much batter on the fish and too much cabbage. Gets really crowded after about 6p. Cash only
  • Billy J.
    Billy JacobsonMay 23, 2016
    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, 2016
    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!
  • Chuck R.
    Chuck RoslofNovember 8, 2015
    If it's your first time there they'll give you free chips, apparently.
  • 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.
  • Lehua H.
    Get the fried fish tacos and forget about the chicken! Fried fish all the way.
  • Flavia S.
    Flavia StefaniNovember 1, 2012
    This place is just like a Chevy's or any other chain restaurant that claims to be "authentic Mexican", but is actually quite the opposite. The tacos are OK, some not even that. Food lacks seasoning.
  • 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.
  • Jesus R.
    Jesus RamirezMay 20, 2012
    Try the breakfast taco, only served on the weekend. So good.
  • 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.
  • Francis L.
    Francis LopezSeptember 27, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Can't beat Friday happy hours here! Shot and a beer for $5..SecondServing.com weekend toast meet-up!
  • Brittany B.
    Brittany BensonJanuary 10, 2015
    Been here 25+ times
    The marg pitchers are a bit syrupy but will do the trick for cheap..
  • Helene L.
    Get the elote and the pollo asado quesadilla, with a strawberry agua fresca
  • Martin P.
    Martin PMay 11, 2013
    Ah man, all the seafood tacos here are amazing. Get them "Nick's way"...
  • Dena G.
    Dena GoldbergSeptember 27, 2014
    Make sure to get your tacos Nick's way!
  • Meliza A.
    Meliza AlvaDecember 4, 2014
    Order fish or shrimp tacos Nick's way and pitcher of margarita. It's the way to go!
  • Shaun C.
    Shaun CramptonJune 3, 2012
    Get one of your party to look for seating while you order
  • Claus S.
    Claus SkiffardFebruary 8, 2011
    The best burritos I have ever had! And great atmosphere. Will come back.
  • Raquel F.
    Raquel FajardoMarch 6, 2014
    Come in for the food stay for the live music!
  • Sharon P.
    Sharon P.February 23, 2011
    Grab a beer and drink it while you wait in line for your scrumptious tacos.
  • Gayle M.
    Gayle MacciaMarch 6, 2016
    The soup and tacos rock my boat!!
  • Matthew V.
    Matthew VelardeDecember 30, 2013
    Damn good tacos for a damn good price :-)
  • Chloe C.
    Chloe CondonMarch 8, 2016
    These tacos are not so flavorful, but very big. Even Nick's way.
  • wasabibratwurst
    wasabibratwurstOctober 25, 2013
    Elote and taco Nick's way. Proper.
  • Kelly B.
    Kelly BorterFebruary 18, 2015
    Amazing on Taco Tuesday's - $2 taco special!
  • Dan R.
    Dan RosenbaumDecember 4, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    best Fish Taco in my life. Amazing! Listen to everyone else here and get the Pescado Taco
  • Walsy L.
    Walsy LamApril 18, 2010
    The pescado tacos are sone if the best I've ever had. Get them fried... Well worth the extra calores!
  • Charbay W.
    Best breakfast tacos - and their tortilla soup is divine (and can be ordered veggie style)
  • Julie H.
    Julie HoughFebruary 20, 2012
    Great tacos, must do Nicks way. Shitty bartender tonight though.
  • Daniel G.
    Daniel G.August 27, 2011
    Chips and salsa is chips and pico :( the quesadilla was soggy and the ranch for the jalapeño poppers tastes tangy.
  • Sherry B.
    Sherry BourzacSeptember 4, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Seriously?! Baja fish tacos, Nick's way w/a Mexican Coke. Did you even have to ask? EVERYTHING is better fried and smothered in guac. Amen.
  • Grub Crawl
    Grub CrawlMarch 19, 2011
    For good friday get the Fish Tacos!. Get it nicks way. Pina drink is good too. www.grubcrawl.com
  • Basy H.
    Basy HaOctober 7, 2014
    Really cheap. Self service. ATM next to the cashier as they do cash only.
  • Eric N.
    Eric NelsonNovember 20, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Amazing pescado tacos. Gotta get em' Nicks style!
  • Calhan S.
    Calhan SchneiderMay 20, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    $10 pitchers on Saturday afternoon! Any beer on tap! Are you serious! I'll be here every Saturday.
  • SF Weekly
    SF WeeklyJune 13, 2012
    SF Weekly's Best of Winner 2012 - Reader's Poll - BEST TACOS
  • Gary K.
    Gary KishidaSeptember 6, 2011
    Check-in on Yelp with your phone and get free Chips & Salsa
  • harryh
    harryhNovember 30, 2013
    Apparently this is where you go in SF to watch Auburn Football. #WarEagle
  • Romain
    RomainMay 16, 2011
    great pescado burito & cheap draft beer!
  • David T.
    David TongJanuary 2, 2013
    Try the Tacos - Carne Asada Nick's Way. #SF
  • Oleg R.
    Oleg RJune 2, 2013
    You need a stamp to be eligible for mimosas lol
  • Derek W.
    Derek WardSeptember 18, 2010
    Call ahead on Tuesdays to reserve a booth. You'll feel like royalty.
  • Cynthia
    CynthiaFebruary 5, 2014
    Been here 50+ times
    Love their carnitas tacos done Nick's way!
  • Joanna H.
    Joanna HaasJune 13, 2010
    i love nick's tacos. after a hard day at work, nuthin like getting a nick's tacos, a corona with good peeps!!!!
  • Lijie R.
    Lijie RenSeptember 2, 2013
    Bacon burrito is interestingly amazing!
  • Karsten M.
    Karsten McVaySeptember 2, 2014
    Get em Nick's way, it's worth it!
  • Nana
    NanaApril 8, 2016
    Fun atmosphere, great 🌮🌮🌮 kinda pricey though 🤔
  • Arabella D.
    Arabella DeLuccoOctober 30, 2010
    Breakfast burrito not as good as their tacos. In fact, don't wAste your time. Come back for lunch!
  • The NSA
    The NSAJune 26, 2013
    Get the Fish Taco and upload a picture of yourself! It's the best!
  • Carmen N.
    Carmen NguyenFebruary 12, 2012
    Chips + guac are pretty delicious here! And sooo cheap!
  • Gabriel S.
    Gabriel SuitsJune 20, 2011
    Get the Baja Fish taco, done Nick's Way, everytime. Read more
  • Sally T.
    Sally TruongJanuary 14, 2011
    I've met Nick!!! He is pretty much my hero. You MUST get tacos Nick's Way.
  • Calhan S.
    Calhan SchneiderJune 19, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    The Nachos are amazing! Come on mondays and get em' for $3.
  • Danielle M.
    Danielle MullinsMay 28, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Taco salad with carnitas, hold the corn. YOU'RE WELCOME!
  • Brent S.
    Brent SnookSeptember 7, 2013
    Pescado taco Nick's way.....delicious
  • Marcus
    MarcusNovember 7, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    You have to get your tacos nick's style. It's the best!
  • Daniel D.
    Daniel Dreher2 weeks ago
    Eine tolle Auswahl an Tacos - Enchilladas - Burritos usw. Essen war lecker und üppig - Selbstbedienung an zwei verschiedenen Theken - das Essen wird an den Platz gebracht - die Cola war umsonst 👌
  • Marco Antonio C.
    Tremendo local, re ondero y tiene el mejor burrito de pescado + los poplers de jalapeño. Los precios son bastante buenos para la calidad, un must.
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