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“The absolute best fish tacos, period.”

Nick's Crispy Taco's
Ranked #543 of 5,644 Restaurants in San Francisco
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $5 - $10
Cuisines: Mexican, Bar, Pub
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Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget, Large groups
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Full Bar, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Wheelchair Accessible
Neighborhood: Russian Hill
Oregon
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“The absolute best fish tacos, period.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 31, 2013

Forget Fisherman's Wharf, never mind Lombard Street and cable cars. Ghirardelli Square can wait. Head straight for Nick's. You can get tacos regular, with choice of meat, chicken, fish, grilled or deep fried. In my humble opinion, Nick's sets the standard for fish tacos. You can also get them "Nick's way", which adds chees and guacamole. Lots of it. And it's all fresh.
Nick's occupies a corner of Rogue, a sports bar in a 1940's over-decorated, floor show, red vinyl boothed space. I love it!
After Nick's, go a few doors down and grab a cookie at Batter.

  • Visited December 2013
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
“Great recommendation from our tour guide”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 3, 2013

Did the Real SF Walking tour and Hudson made mention of this place; and happy that we went there for dinner. The place is a bit funky in some ways. Tables were first come first served, with you placing your order at the kitchen counter. The cocktail waitress was attentive and helping for first time visitors. Be warned the food is cash only, not sure about cocktails. It does come off as a sports bar.

  • Visited September 2013
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Santa Clarita, California
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32 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“ENJOYABLE”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 25, 2013

This resturant was 1/2 block from our hotel, the food was awesome and the drinks were great. Busy place, but they take good care of everybody. Not fancy, just a stop in and enjoy place at a resonable price.

Visited June 2013
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Thousand Oaks, California, United States
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48 reviews
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“Love this place!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 6, 2013

Whenever we visit SF we make sure to go to Nick's Crispy Tacos. It's so funky but the food is delicious and we love the tacos "Nick's Way". The chips are always fresh and the Mexican corn so yummy! Make sure you get there just as they're opening for lunch to insure yourselves a table because the place gets crowded really fast!

  • Visited August 2012
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“Dinner & breakfast”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 27, 2013 via mobile

Great atmosphere! Tacos are huge and great. Went back next morning for breakfast. A great local hangout for big sports games.

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