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Nico's Taco Shop

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3860 Valley Centre Dr Ste 404, San Diego, CA 92130-3312
+1 858-481-2628
06:00 - 22:00
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San Diego, California
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17 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It's a nice little spot in the Piazza Carmel shopping area. Initially, I was not a huge fan of their burritos. I have since moved on to other items that I think are superb. I really have grown a liking towards their beef and chicken rolled tacos. Get them with the usual cheese, guac and sour cream. Their sauces have... More 

Thank Mike T
New York City, New York
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294 reviews
160 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 136 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 February 2017 via mobile

Stop here for a quick bite and left with much more. The best tacos in OB, food was fresh and delicious.

Thank Mac2105
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26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

Not worth to get cash. Food was eh. How do places exist where they do not take cc. I have a feeling they are hiding money from the government. Shady place. Stay away.

Thank Paranoid56
Bluffton, South Carolina
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50 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 November 2016 via mobile

I've been going here for over 15 years. First while I attended high school in the area. Then just stopping in from time to time. And now it's a must have when we come to visit (we no longer live in San Diego). It's cash only, always has been- always will be! You can walk to vons and grab a... More 

Thank Maria G
Cedar Point, North Carolina
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 20 September 2016 via mobile

Planned to eat here for dinner, but after placing my order, I was told that they only accepted cash. There may have been a sign, but I missed it. To be in a major metro area like San Diego and not accept cards is weird, so I ate dinner at another restaurant in the same shopping complex that accepted cash... More 

Thank Riley B
San Diego, California
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 31 July 2016

Excellent food. Blown away by the quality... The burritos were especially good and the quesadilla was a big portion.

Thank pcunnin4
Salt Lake City, Utah
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20 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 May 2016

Stayed in Ocean Beach for a week and we got take out from Nico's four or five times. The beans, rice, carne asada fries, California burrito, and tortillas are very good. I didn't like the red salsa though. Get the green salsa instead. We loved it.

1 Thank GoGo94
Fresno, California
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30 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 August 2015

Nico's Taco Shop, like its name implies, is a simple taco shop in a slightly upscale strip mall. The food is quick and simple...perfect if you need to grab a bite on the run. Lots of locals stop by and pick up food to go on their way home from work. The California Burrito is one of my favorites here.

Thank Vicki D
San Diego, California
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 May 2015

Wherever I go to ocean beach I always get Nico's after. The prices average, but for the food. The food is so good and if I could eat there every day I would. They also do fun rafles.

1 Thank Angelina365
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225 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 January 2015 via mobile

Delicious California burrito, if you are in the area don't go past this place just because it is in a mall, it is worth it!!

1 Thank Openfj0re

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$10
Mexican, Latin, Fast food, Spanish
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Open Hours
06:00 - 22:00
06:00 - 22:00
06:00 - 22:00
06:00 - 22:00
06:00 - 22:00
06:00 - 22:00
06:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3860 Valley Centre Dr Ste 404, San Diego, CA 92130-3312
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego
  • Phone Number: +1 858-481-2628

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?