Some chick from Examiner named Nick’s Crispy Tacos (1500 Broadway at Polk) one of the five best places for Taco Tuesday in San Francisco, alongside the Park Chalet, the Boardroom, Blue Light, and Rubio’s. Translation: she named all five of the places that have Taco Tuesday specials outside of the tortilla-ridden Mission. Her grounds for this decoration? Nick’s “boasts a college atmosphere with college prices,” — souuunds thrilling. Sorry girl, but Mama’s here for the food.
While I’m always happy to see Polk Street spots get some love, I must say that Nick’s doesn’t need any idle praise. So long as you arrive before the Chinatown brats strut their heels into Rouge, Taco Tuesday at Nick’s has a lot to offer. Yes, the drinks and the eats cost two bucks, just like the rest of ‘em, but it’s truly a culinary treat. Those thick, salty chips in rich, chunky guacamole, a double-layer of corn tortillas, lime mayonnaise, Baja-style fried fish, and fresh, piquant pico de gallo? It’s practically a recipe for a 7×7 award. Ohh wait.