Nick's Crispy Taco's

★★★★★
  • 1500 Broadway

    San Francisco, CA 94109

    Cross street: at Polk

    Map & Directions
  • 415-409-8226

About Nick's Crispy Taco's

Hours
Sun. 10 a.m.-10 p.m.; Mon.-Fri. 10:30 a.m.-10 p.m.; Sat. 10:30 a.m.-10 p.m.

Food

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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

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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

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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

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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

Pros: nick's crispy tacos

Cons: local old man who likes to sing

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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

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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

Pros: good social scene, tasty tacos, cheap eats

Cons: gets crowded on Taco Tuesday

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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

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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

Pros: FREE

Cons: CANT SEE IN THE KITCHEN

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These were seriously the best carnitas tacos i have ever had in my life and the salsas were amazing as well. i have found my new spot!

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These were seriously the best carnitas tacos i have ever had in my life and the salsas were amazing as well. i have found my new spot!

Pros: EVERYTHING

Cons: Cash Only

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These tacos are such a steal. I always order them Nick's way to make them extra-fattening. And yeah, the $2 margaritas on Tuesday nights are not so bad! I love the gaudy red velvet and chandeliers at rouge coupled with tacos in baskets -- so weird but really fun.

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These tacos are such a steal. I always order them Nick's way to make them extra-fattening. And yeah, the $2 margaritas on Tuesday nights are not so bad! I love the gaudy red velvet and chandeliers at rouge coupled with tacos in baskets -- so weird but really fun.

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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

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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

Pros: The tacos looked delicious

Cons: I couldn't get my little hands on one!

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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

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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

Pros: Great crispy tacos

Cons: hard to park in the Polk street area.

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by Juan Carlos
02/01/2008
The burritos are great now that you can get them with rice inside. I never understood why you couldn't before. But you still have to ask for it. The main problems though are 1. The constant reggae music. What does reggae have to do with Mexico? For a couple of weeks they switched it to random classic rock and it was much better. The owners were probably on vacation. Now the constant, annoying reggae is back. 2. NO PEPPER! How can you eat Mexican food without pepper? There is salt on every table. The food does not need salt. No restaurant food ever needs extra salt. But pepper is absolutely mandatory. Every time I ask for it, they don't seem to care or understand why it is so important. I used to eat there every day, but after asking, and asking for pepper, and getting tired of the infernal reggae, I gave up

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by Juan Carlos
02/01/2008
The burritos are great now that you can get them with rice inside. I never understood why you couldn't before. But you still have to ask for it. The main problems though are 1. The constant reggae music. What does reggae have to do with Mexico? For a couple of weeks they switched it to random classic rock and it was much better. The owners were probably on vacation. Now the constant, annoying reggae is back. 2. NO PEPPER! How can you eat Mexican food without pepper? There is salt on every table. The food does not need salt. No restaurant food ever needs extra salt. But pepper is absolutely mandatory. Every time I ask for it, they don't seem to care or understand why it is so important. I used to eat there every day, but after asking, and asking for pepper, and getting tired of the infernal reggae, I gave up

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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?!?)

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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?!?)

Pros: Location in Russian Hill

Cons: Ambiance, soggy "crispy" tacos, wait for service

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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

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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

Pros: Casual

Cons: Parking

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Really good food - I love the tacos!\r
A cute place with great mexican food - Cant wait to head back and try one of the burritos.\r
The place was clean and the place was crowded. My kid loved her food and commented\r
about the good

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Really good food - I love the tacos!\r
A cute place with great mexican food - Cant wait to head back and try one of the burritos.\r
The place was clean and the place was crowded. My kid loved her food and commented\r
about the good

Pros: Great food & service

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They must have a tomato ripening machine or it's someone's job duty...\r
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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.

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They must have a tomato ripening machine or it's someone's job duty...\r
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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.

Pros: Nick's way, fresh fresh, well executed food

Cons: I wish I worked nearby...evening parking sux

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Nicks Crispy Taco is unlike some of the more authentic places in the Mission but one of my favorite places. Try the fish taco. Go when Rouge is open and get $2 drinks.

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Nicks Crispy Taco is unlike some of the more authentic places in the Mission but one of my favorite places. Try the fish taco. Go when Rouge is open and get $2 drinks.

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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

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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

Pros: Great food, great flavors

Cons: a little oily on the fish tacos

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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

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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

Pros: Great food, and served pretty quickly.

Cons: Not the cheapest taco in S.F. but worth it.

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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.

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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.

Pros: Great fish tacos, Best value, Fast service

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"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.

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"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.

Pros: freshness, value, convenience

Cons: Cheesy Rouge

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best mexican I have ever eaten in. Makes your mouth water wanting for more. Highly recommended.

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best mexican I have ever eaten in. Makes your mouth water wanting for more. Highly recommended.

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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

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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

Pros: delicious, inexpensive, friendly

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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

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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

Pros: Inexpensive, Quick, Delicious

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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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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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So rare can you expereince a place that has everything going for it. But Nick's does. In a city that has plenty of good mexican food, Nick's stands superior. The fish tacos are the best I've ever had. All the the meats and fish there

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So rare can you expereince a place that has everything going for it. But Nick's does. In a city that has plenty of good mexican food, Nick's stands superior. The fish tacos are the best I've ever had. All the the meats and fish there

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I don't normally write reviews, but after reading some of the other reviews here I felt that I had to. I will admit upfront I am a regular at Nick's. The atmosphere may be strange but somehow it works. The food is great, I am a huge fan of

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I don't normally write reviews, but after reading some of the other reviews here I felt that I had to. I will admit upfront I am a regular at Nick's. The atmosphere may be strange but somehow it works. The food is great, I am a huge fan of

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For my money and taste Nick's can't be beat. I don't know of another taqueria that uses Niman Ranch meats, range chicken and fresh fish. The decor maybe tijuana chic and the service rushed but it is still fast food,more or less w/out

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For my money and taste Nick's can't be beat. I don't know of another taqueria that uses Niman Ranch meats, range chicken and fresh fish. The decor maybe tijuana chic and the service rushed but it is still fast food,more or less w/out

Pros: fresh, healthy, tasty

Cons: lines, parking

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The conversation in our office turns to Nick's Crispy Taco's about once a week. While it's not very trendy, has questionable service and is never open when you want- the tacos are really good! Not authentic Mexican, but who cares? It's a

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The conversation in our office turns to Nick's Crispy Taco's about once a week. While it's not very trendy, has questionable service and is never open when you want- the tacos are really good! Not authentic Mexican, but who cares? It's a

Pros: cheap, tasty, salsa squeeze bottles

Cons: service, hours

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If there's a better taco in SF, I haven't found it. This place has food that tastes GREAT, it is totally cheap, and the people who work there are friendly as can be. Great for lunch of dinner, this is a staple in the life of any SF person who loves Mexcan food. 5 stars for sure! (Try the Pescado fish tacos)

PROS: Great food, Great prices, Nice People
CONS: Lines can be long on weekday evening - that's b/c it's good though!!

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If there's a better taco in SF, I haven't found it. This place has food that tastes GREAT, it is totally cheap, and the people who work there are friendly as can be. Great for lunch of dinner, this is a staple in the life of any SF person who loves Mexcan food. 5 stars for sure! (Try the Pescado fish tacos)

PROS: Great food, Great prices, Nice People
CONS: Lines can be long on weekday evening - that's b/c it's good though!!

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Suggested by some friends, I tried it once. Had one each of the beef, chicken, and carnitas tacos, made "Nick's Style" which was a medium-large taco, in crispy corn tortilla, wrapped in soft corn tortilla, served with generous helping of

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Suggested by some friends, I tried it once. Had one each of the beef, chicken, and carnitas tacos, made "Nick's Style" which was a medium-large taco, in crispy corn tortilla, wrapped in soft corn tortilla, served with generous helping of

Pros: flavorful tacos, decent prices

Cons: , so-so service

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Nick's Crispy Tacos represents the epitome of SF entrepreneurialism. You won't find it unless you're looking for it, since it's tucked into a corner of Harry Denton's Rouge club, and it only operates during dinner hours, and then has to

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Nick's Crispy Tacos represents the epitome of SF entrepreneurialism. You won't find it unless you're looking for it, since it's tucked into a corner of Harry Denton's Rouge club, and it only operates during dinner hours, and then has to

Pros: Good food, Unique atmosphere, Comfortable booths

Cons: , Large drunk groups

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Nick Fasanella isn't your typical taqueria owner---he graduated from the prestigious Culinary Institute of America and wound up the chef for a private yacht. Frequent trips to South America and Mexico introduced him to the flavors of Latin…

 

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