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South of Nick's Mexican Kitchen + Bar

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Thu, 3/21
8:00 PM

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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner

Food and ambience

Special occasions, Romantic, Large groups, Bar scene

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Avocado,​ roma tomatoes, fresh lime, jalapeno, cilantro, red onion, cracked pepper
Mexican Shrimp Cocktail
House cocktail sauce, fresh lime, avocado, saladitas
With carnitas + 10
Nachos Especiales
Mixed cheese, pico de gallo, refried beans guacamole, sour cream, black olives, fresno peppers
Shrimp Taquitos
Avocado salsa, jumbo blackened mexican prawns chipotle ranch
Pork Empanadas
Corn masa, red chili sauce, lightly fried
Mini Sopes
Roasted pork, chile colorado, sour cream, avocado
Mini Soft Taco Platter
Al pastor, carnitas, citrus chicken, ranchera beef
Uno 10
Dos 13
Tres 14
Served w/ Spanish Rice & Refried Beans
Cheese, chicken, zucchini blossom
Soft Taco
Al pastor, carnitas, citrus chicken, ranchera beef
"Southern California Mexican" Featuring Prime steaks, seafood, and Mexican favorites. An Orange County favorite for Mexican dining.
$10 - $35
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Mexican, Southwestern
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Private Dining, Highchairs Available, Accepts Credit Cards
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I went twice in a two week period and sat at the bar w a friend. The service and good were great. We had appetizers which we enjoyed

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank Meander291265
Reviewed 2 days ago

clean and nice atmosphere, great menu with ample variety. have eaten there several times, never disappointed in quality or service

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank frank s
Reviewed 2 days ago

Other than a little pricey, great place all around! Easy to get to, close parking, friendly atmosphere.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank SonyaMK67
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

All I can say is “lobster enchiladas”!! Fabulous food, service and cocktails. We visited on a birthday staycation. And totally loved this restaurant! Can’t wait to return.

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank SusanA402
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This has always been a favorite, but the last few times of ordering my favorites, the Rancho Filet and the Carnitas, both have lacked flavor. They both used to be so juicy and bursting with flavor. I hope they go back to the way they...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank lisamanning2017
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

South of Nick's is a great start or finish to a day on Del Mar Street. It's located right on the corner of a street full of unique great shopping experiences. Nick's food and atmosphere are perfect to share with friends or family. Nick's has...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Roulette2014
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you are trying to decide between Nick's and Avila's I strongly recommend Nick's. We went to both and Nick's was far and above much better. Food, service and margaritas were the best at Nick's. We only had appetizers and margaritas. The mole is the...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank jeffe23
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I went to this very busy restaurant on December 15th with a friend, service was great, food arrived quickly but I was not impress with the taste of the food overall, even dessert was not good : ( They try to make simple flavors of...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank SanClementefoodie
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We had the seafood enchiladas and the El Gringo salad with carnitas. Both were excellent and the carnitas were tender and very flavorful. Our waitress Vivianne provideded exceptional recommendations and service. The restaurant had good ambiance and the entire staff made us feel welcome and...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank JimH85641
Reviewed February 12, 2019 via mobile

Great service and quality food. Hostesses were very polite and informative. Seafood Chile relleno is very saucey and cheesy, excellent choice!

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Carlos H
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April 10, 2017|
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February 25, 2016|
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Response from Debra R | Reviewed this property |
I think you'll have to contact them directly. They do have a nice room that you could use for private party.
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October 10, 2015|
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