1500 Broadway, San Francisco, CA | Directions 9410937.795952 -122.421986
Sun. 10 a.m.-10 p.m.; Mon.-Fri. 10:30 a.m.-10 p.m.; Sat. 10:30 a.m.-10 p.m.
Neighborhoods: Nob Hill, Northeast
I need a fix every now and then... – They must have a tomato ripening machine or it's someone's job duty...
Fresh, ripe--two words I feel when I chow down the guac and pico de gallo at Nick's. Can't seem to get out of there without ordering chips and salsa or guacamole. Although I like tacos simple--mexico city way (meat, tortilla, onion, cilantro) I have to say, I like it Nick's way too. Carne asada is always flavorful, and it's great to be able to get crisp deep fried fish on my baja tacos. Last time I went the batter was a bit thick, and the grilled shrimp not quite as succulent as eating tacos de camaron in La Paz, but they're still pretty damn good for an american restaurant.
The experience is expensive for simple tacos, but worthy of every penny every now and then.
If you haven't had a taco nick's way, you need to try it at least once.
Excellent tacos,salsa and agua fresca; large portions – On a lunchtime craving we took off for Nick's Crispy Tacos, never been but driven past many times. The idea of crispy tacos should make anyone's mouth water! I ordered a Pescado taco, Baja style (battered & fried), and a carne asada taco Nick's way as well as a basket of chips and salsa; my man ordered a pair of the same fish tacos. The basket of chips n' salsa came out as we were waiting to pay- fresh, warm chips piled high with the freshest, reddest and tastiest salsa I've ever had, bursting with tomato-y goodness. We devoured the entire basket.
The fish taco was good- and changed my mind about fish tacos from previous experience (not good). Two large battered chunks of fresh white fish fried and stuffed into a tortilla with shredded cabbage (it comes with cilantro and onions too) and a light limey aioli. Tasty, albeit the batter soaked up way more of the oil than I would prefer. I like fried, but not greasy. The Carne Asada taco Nick's way was sooooo tasty. beans, carne asada, and pico de gallo (more of the fresh salsa) wrapped in a no-too-crispy fried tortilla and melted white cheese, wrapped in a soft tortilla. The meat was a little dry but well seasoned/flavored and the pico de gallo made up for it.
Wash it down with their agua fresca- this place makes the best. I have never had agua fresca with so much fruit flavor- it is usually so watered down and sweetened I can barely tell which fruit they used. I picked strawberry and the straw didn't have any problems picking up the little chunks of fruit in my cup. An awesome lunch, and I would definitely go back again whenever I get the hankering for tacos! large tasty
Best crispy tacos! – I happened to walk into this place about a year ago and have been in love with it ever since. I wish there were more mexican taco joints in Russian Hill, but this one does the trick! They have delicious asada and chicken tacos, and yummy chips and salsa. Oh, they also serve aguas fresca like I like. Try the watermelon or melon waters if they have them when you come in.
Best Fish Tacos in the city – Try the Pescados - you will not find a better fish tacos in the city. The fish is incredibly fresh, the cabbage slaw is the ultimate accompaniment and the Baja-style sauce adds just the right touch of creaminess and tange.
the best taco outside the Mission – "Nick's Way" is the only way to get a taco here. It's hard to vote for a taco in Russian Hill that beats La Taqueria, but if anyone can do it, it's Nick's.
User review by rae1216 – best mexican I have ever eaten in. Makes your mouth water wanting for more. Highly recommended.
Editorial Review by Citysearch Editors – Tacos, burritos, potent margaritas and more Mexican specialties lure in Russian Hill residents looking for a quick, casual bite.
Supports charity causes – I had the great pleasure of working with Nick from Nick's Crispy Tacos as he generously donated food and service to a World Wildlife Fund event here in San Francisco back in February. The food was delicious and fresh. Nick and his staff were unbelievably friendly. They even went so far as to have an adorable panda pinata created to display at the event which was really going above and beyond expectations.
Great taste, good price – The food at Nick's is consistently fresh and the prices are good. My favorite is the carnitas taco Nick's way. The meat is very flavorful and the cheese, guacamole and pico add to the delicious taste. The agua frescas are good too. The friendly staff helps make this place a great experience. I highly recommend a visit.
Satisfaction – I loved the fish tacos at Nicks. So fresh tasing and cheap. It's a great, cheap, quick place to grab a bite and go. The staff are very casual and friendly. Love the mexican juices! Nice going.
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