Nick's Crispy Taco's
1500 Broadway, San Francisco, CA 94109
Bike Parking: Yes
Take Out: Yes
Cuisines: Caterers, Mexican, Latin American
Alcohol: Full Bar
Takes Reservations: Yes
Outdoor Seating: Yes
Price Range : Below Average
What a great little find. The Baja fish tacos are delicious and completely stuffed with toppings! Mmmm. The chips and guac are also tasty. Their chips are some of my favorite, just the right amount of crispity crunch. Ordering online was fast and easy and definitely the way to go.
06/08/2010Provided by Citysearch -
Granted I think I am the only one here over 30 years old on Taco Tuesday, but I don't care. I am so into the tacos I will ignore the 21 year olds in line next to me talking about how to get their parents to give them more money for off campus food rather than campus meal plans.
Nicks only takes cash FYI. But there is an ATM next to the front where you pay for the food. At the bar where you order drinks in the red chandelierish room, they take credit cards. Another FYI, you don't order your alcohol and your tacos from the same places. I am not sure if it's because Nicks' and the red chandelierish room are too different places ( the red chandelierish room has a door leading outside with a sign on it saying Rogue) but who knows?
Anyway when ordering a taco, to me, the only way to go is Nick's way: which entails it being FRIED, and covered in cheese and guac. I mean, isn't that the point of a taco? I've had the tacos here once when it wasn't Nick's way and I didn't even finish it as it didn't compare.
What else is there to say about the place? Oh on Taco Tuesdays, the Tacos are $2, or $2.95 Nicks' way. Normal days I think they are maybe $4. If it's Taco Tuesday and you are coming with more than 4 people get there before 5pm to get a table as after that you're gonna have to wait. And after 6pm be ready to wait in line for both drinks and tacos. But it moves pretty fast considering.
It's worth it either way. So worth it.
05/31/2010Provided by Citysearch -
Went to Rouge last night to drink a $10 Sierra Nevada pitcher (I swear I shared some of it!). Attached is this little mexican food place, Nick's Crispy Tacos. We were all pretty hungry so we ordered chicken tacos, steak nachos, and a quessadilla (again....I swear I shared!) They served us right at the bar so we could happily enjoy our pitcher and food. The tacos were to die for! Sooo crispy and delicious! If not just for the 90 year old drunk singing man at the bar, I will be coming back to Rouge and Nick's Crispy Tacos for more! YUM!
05/07/2010Provided by Citysearch -
OK, so we all know that the best Mexican food is in the Mission. But if you live up here in the yuppie area of town, who really wants to go all the way down there to get your Mex fix? Not I. Enter Nick's Crispy Tacos. It's your one-stop shop for solid Mexican eats with the comfort of non-shady surroundings (unless you count the creepy red suede booths that are around for when the joint turns into Rouge Nightclub).
Not only do they have pretty tasty tacos & burritos, but the breakfast is pretty good too. I recently had the breakfast burrito with Andouille sausage, and I very much enjoyed the slight spicy kick to wake me up on a Sunday morning. Taco Tuesday are great for some cheap eats as well.
N ice, convenient location on Polk at Broadway, in Russian Hill.
I t's cash-only, so hit up the ATM outside before you go in.
C heap and delicious... like any good Mexican place should be.
K eep away on Tuesdays if you can't handle a crowd.
S olid eats at an affordable price.
04/19/2010Provided by Citysearch -
Wow, read many great reviews about this place. Im finally in the neighborhood , lets go. Daughter and I take a while to finally choose our lunch ( carnitas taco, carne asada taco, fish taco, shrimp taco) and drinks (horchata, melon). The very helpful cashier now informs us that we are the LUCKY winners of a free lunch (100th customer of the day ). Im playing lotto after this. Food comes, everything was great. Finally time to watch SURVIVOR , but uh-oh Im feeling a rumble in my jungle, (no details)... well just a few ( awake all night, lucky to have the COSTCO pack of tissue, daughter doesnt go to school , I dont go to work, dog doesnt go for a walk ). THANKS for the free lunch but i didnt need a FREE FLUSH!!
05/06/2009Provided by Citysearch -
haha this is a pre-review. I haven't actually had the tacos yet because I went yesterday for Cinco de Mayo and Tuesday happy hour from 4-9PM but it was so packed that I was too lazy to try to get a taco. But I did see a bunch of tacos being eaten and they did look delicious.
09/03/2008Provided by Citysearch -
This place is always fresh and quick. I love the fish tacos but really everything is good. Try the guacamole too, it's one of the best I've had. This is a great spot for late dining after watching a game or hanging out at Shanghai Kelly's accross the street. Sometimes it's just the simple pleasures like this place that's been around forever.
05/18/2007Provided by Citysearch -
Nothing special about Nicky's, really, but it's the only place on the north end of Polk where you can get mexican (Panchos is about 6 blocks south). The decor is super lame and the items are a little pricey ($5 for chips and salsa?!?) but the happy hour thing with rouge next door is pretty cool as margs are only $2-3. Also, the staff can be kinda weird but that might be because it's always made busy there. The food is decent - not great, though. Again, more of a location thing than anything else.
Last, I should mention that it's ironic considering the name that their tacos are actually soggy - not crispy at all. Weird.
02/09/2007Provided by Citysearch -
The first thing I think of when I wake up on saturday morning is a pescado taco nick's way. It is perfection. Nick's is not where I would go to when I am craving traditional Mexican food, but it is where I go to when I crave Nick's (which is all the time). The guacamole is good, and the salads look tasty... but to be honest the first thing I had when I dined at Nick's was the fish taco, and I can't seem to go in there without ordering one. This severely limits my ability to try new things from the menu.
Happy hour on Saturday (and maybe every other night of the week for all I know) with $2 margaritas from the bar.
One warning: take-out does not do Nick's justice!