Nichas Comida Mexicana - Southside
3119 Roosevelt Ave, San Antonio, TX 78214, United States
Review №1

Has been a staple in the community and my family for years. The original by the Mission Drive In is the best!!! MARCO gave us amazing service and met my margarita needs with the Cadillac Margarita! Chicken crispy tacos are a MUST!!! DEFINITELY WORTH THE VISIT.MARCO was amazing with all his tables and guests, will be asking for him when we come back! He made this bad day, an amazing evening and experience, even with his great attitude and attention!

Review №2

Hats off to the cook... Made what I asked for. Barbacoa nachos with Chile con queso and queso fresco.

Review №3

Everything my daughter and I ate was absolutely delicious! Starting from the moment we walked in the service was superb. A host greeted us and sat us promptly, THEN.... The chips and salsa got to the table, the chips without the salsa are amazing but then add the salsa. No mas no, what's amazing PLUS amazing? Don't know? I'll tell you what is, the food and service at Nichas! It looks very nice on the out side and many nice Mexican restaurants have very lousy food in my opinion, so I over looked this restaurant for a long time. But we're not gonna dwell on that dark past because not only were we not let down but very pleasantly surprised, Nicha's does not disappoint! So my food future is looking much brighter these days and my daughter and I will certainly be back to enjoy it again and again. Next time we'll see what else the menu has to offer. Have a blessed day, and thank you for your time.

Review №4

We are from out of town and stumbled upon this place and it was amazing! Service and the food was great! They had the best flour tortillas! I definitely will be coming back next time I'm in San Antonio! Awesome place!

Review №5

Nicha's was a local recommendation and did not disappoint. Excellent food and HUGE helpings. We had to park across the street because the main parking was filled but it wasn't too much of an inconvenience. I would highly recommend the smothered burrito. It was delicious. Wait staff was also very kind and attentive.

Review №6

I'd give it more stars but you only allow 5. I'm from out of town came in got seated right away. Ordered the Carne Gusada it was amazing.... NO IT WAS INCREDIBLE. I've traveled all over the world for more than 20+ years this is definitely in the top 3 of all time....

Review №7

Great place. I really love this location. There is another one near North Star mall and it's also very good. If I had to choose, the south side location wins by very little margin. Great atmosphere. Still one of my favorite places to go.

Review №8

Had the fajitas for two yesterday.. let me just say this is some of THE BEST beef fajita meats I have ever had. Thick, tender and juicy. This spot is a Southside favorite hidden from the Northsiders.. they don't know what they are missing. Such a great spot. Highly recommend!

Review №9

Nice place for tasty mexican food. Went there on a Friday I think. The service was sociable and attentive. Prices were good for how much you get. Atmosphere is similar to a place in Columbus I loved.

Review №10

Love the Texas Fried Burritos. No one compares to them. Only our late mothers Burritos were better

Review №11

My order was not on the menu and special ordered bean and cheese nachos with babacoa and queso. Chef made it happened. Margarita was perfect. I was very happy.

Review №12

Excellent service, Chips and salsa are really good. Carne Guisada was tender and rich. I would definitely be going back. Also enchiladas were terrific.

Review №13

Great food everytime, they have breakfast all day and serve big portions. I love eating here.

Review №14

Great food and service. Justin was a wonderful waiter.

Review №15

Margarita and food wonderful. Wait time not badService great

Review №16

Have tried their tacos & enchiladas plates,for years and the food has been good.Always enjoyed the atmosphere and great service they provide.Great restaurant to go with friends or family.Plus they have more to choose from but those are my favorite's go buy San Anto and give then a try.

Review №17

I don't know about anybody else but I give it a five the authenticity of the food was delicious to me and the plate was hot and enjoyable also they have drinks to enjoy lunch time is the best time also if you want to have a gathering or just to have a date to grab a bite before you head downtown I recommend

Review №18

Mexican food here - yummy. Had a sister come into town and asked me to take her here again. It has a great interior.

Review №19

Delicious coffee, I believe I had 3 or 4 cups. Tacos were off amazing. Staff was wonderful, truly great service. Definitely worth another visit. Will bring others.

Review №20

Went for brunch some of us had breakfast and others lunch, everything was good, we had to send two plates back on was wrong and the other had a piece of plastic in the menudo.

Review №21

I love this place for so many reasons...the cheese is the best but so is the staff. Great food plus the prices are very reasonable. Let us not forget the mixed drinks. Yes I always get a top shelf margarita on the rocks with a chilled shot of Patrón. I drink half the shot and put the rest in my cocktail. I feel just pretty, oh so pretty I love to go for lunch my favorite meals even less expensive.

Review №22

Absolutely delicious! Service was on-point, the ambiance is great and, most importantly, the food is delicious. The Queso Flameado was the best we've had since moving to San Antonio a year ago (forgot to take a photo of it).Nicha's is a popular place (I can see why) so the place was full and quite a few folks waiting for tables, but you can get a drink while you wait on the patio.The parking lot is small but there's additional Nicha's customer parking across the streetHighly recommend!

Review №23

The food here has very good flavor, staff is very kind, and they're very fast.

Review №24

Food and drinks are great. Service is ok. but the salsa charge is not good. That's one of the main reason we go. But with theses trying time I'm trying to save all the little money I have. I'll go to Las Palapas Where it's free

Review №25

It was delicious as always the service was awesome the waiter was kind and funny .

Review №26

Very good food, buena comida y un excelente servicio. It's a place that i want to go back.

Review №27

Must eat if you want mexican food. I'm coming back very soon. Food was delicious and service was fast

Review №28

Service was horrible. We were a family of eight n they got half of our orders wrong. One of those orders was Nachos with beans n beef ONLY. They had to replace it three times. So we indeed up just taking everything home. Second time there. Not really planning to go back. Oh I even bought a bag that cost $35. Margarita bag of some kind. When I got it they didn't even have the bottle of tequila I was so excited to get. Thank goodness I checked the bag. If not all I would of had was a bag with margarita set upSmh.

Review №29

Customer service was great. Food and drinks were delicious and restaurant and bathrooms were clean.

Review №30

Employees were nice. Food was great.. Margaritas were yummy!

Review №31

Greetings amigos, visited Nichas for the first time, it was in the evening and I ordered barbacoa, it was a little dry but had a good Taste refried beans also were tasty, flour tortillas everyone liked, service was excellent, so I'll probably visit establishment again.

Review №32

If you're looking for Great Food, with those Special Ingredients and Spice this is the place. Nicha's has been around for MANY years and their Great Food, reasonable prices and location in the Heart of the Southside is one of the reasons why. They tend to get VERY busy but it's totally worth the wait, wait time is usually less than 15 minutes if that. The main parking area is a little small but there is parking available across the street on the Northside of the building (if you are looking at the front door it'd be your right side since the door faces East) The Staff is Nice and they are very quick. Occasionally you'll get one that forgets your silverware or napkins but they quickly get it for you. I'd recommend this Restaurant to anyone wanting Great Authentic Mexican Food you won't be disappointed.*****Don't forget if you're Handicap or have someone in your group who is drop them off first at the front door then go park. There is a Handicap ramp and parking available.

Review №33

Fast friendly service. Delicious food

Review №34

Great service, great food, and great drinks. I will definitely be back.

Review №35

Always clean and good service the food is excellent we come from Minnesota once a year we make it a point to go at least two times

Review №36

Food was great and server was also very good.I like the restaurant and the food!They have a variety of dishes and the sauce seems to be be hand made and not bought from a store. awesome experience

Review №37

New waitress didn't pay attention to our order and wasn't knowledgeable about happy hour drink specials. But food was good will give them another try because we all need give people a second chance.

Review №38

Great vibe, service, and selection. . .oh, and the food was good too!

Review №39

Love their alcoholic drinks. Lately took one home and honestly the best margarita i had since the pandemic started. Will be back to get more to take home since i hv a little one i need to becareful for. Thinking of trying there party bucket.

Review №40

Placed a curb side order for tacos with chips and salsa never received our cash back had to wait for over 30 minutes for 6 bean and cheese tacos and 2 carne quisada tacos,got tired of waiting so I walked in only to find my order on the counter had to remind attendant for hot sauce and my order,did not complain just happy to finally receive my order,other orders had been expedited rapidly ours got lost in translation,tacos were excellent but the service was awful.

Review №41

Enjoyed the food. After church spot.

Review №42

Very Good Mexican Food. The $$ ($11 to $20 Per Person) Rating is Accurate.

Review №43

Some of the best Mexican food SA has to offer. Enchiladas are great and the tortillas get an A+. Justin was our waiter and he did a terrific job serving us. The food came out quickly, he received all the orders right and the food came exactly how we expected it too. Nothing over or under cooked. Definitely recommend this restaurant for all purposes when looking for good Mexican food.

Review №44

Food very good prices are good service very good. I would eat here again

Review №45

We were looking for Tex Mex food, and found a great place. Food was great, the manager invited us to try their tortilla soup and it was fantastic. We had their traditional margarita, very good. Service was excellent and pricing reasonable. On the bad side: we had to wait about 15 minutes (worth waiting for), and parking was tight for my big truck.Great experience, I recommend it.Santa

Review №46

Too many people. No social distancing. Parking lot is a nightmare.

Review №47

Food was excellent. Your employees are very nice and courteous. They receive the customer with a smile and take the orders correctly.I go to purchase food 3x a week.

Review №48

Never been here but always packed. Been here for years. Guess they're doing something good.

Review №49

Always delicious. Always excellent service

Review №50

Let me tell you the wait is a bit long it was my 1st time going there dam the drinks including the mango and cucumber margarita is so good you go for a second. It's a bit pricey but you pay for what you want well deserve MENUDO was on point so what that means I'll be going again. The waiter was awesome and always helpful she well deserve the wonderful tip I left her keep up the good work Nicha's

Review №51

DELICIOUS food. We're from California + Lok forward to Nichas

Review №52

Love the place. Long time southeast sider. However I must say I was very disappointed in the recent change. They now charge for chips and salsa. This is one of the very few Mexican food restaurants that do this. Food is excellent tho.

Review №53

This location is smaller than the one on 410, but the food is just as delicious. I ordered my all time fav, Fajita Fiesta, with beef fajita. The y smother them with cheese. To drink, I ordered a mojito. It was very good!

Review №54

They got my wives order wrong & charged us to replace it. That in it's self was sorry. Food was pretty good. Cleanliness was ok. Won't be going back anytime soon. 1 up.

Review №55

Authentic Tex Mex food. Simply delicious. Great service.

Review №56

The food was pretty good although the beans were a lil flavorless.

Review №57

The only Mexican restaurant my In-Laws with eat at they love their lengua tacos - I always get breakfast

Review №58

In town for a family wedding... wanted to catch up with friends and he suggested Nicha's. WOW! Not only did they accommodate 14 people quickly to seat... but the food came out quick, hot, and delicious! We're from El Paso and our Mexican food is a little different... but this hit the spot! Thank you for the wonderful service, Stephanie!

Review №59

The service is great and so is the food can't beat it

Review №60

Celebrated my bday here. Food was delicious. Mojito was good. Alissa our waitress was the sweetest thing. Very courteous & attentive. I loved the restaurant's decor. They have a patio outside too. Will come back again.

Review №61

Great food! Texmex well flavored. Good prices & great service. Go here!

Review №62

Great Homemade tortillas. Love the food. Friendly staff. Quick service. Restrooms to small.

Review №63

Nichas is comfort food when I think of the south side. Always get the cheese enchiladas or soft tacos when I go there. The margaritas are so worth the price! Staff is always so welcoming and nice.

Review №64

The food is always good. Sometimes the takeout order gets messed up, but it's minut.

Review №65

This is a great restaurant, and a part of the community. The food is delicious and the service is friendly and very personable. You are treated like family here and the atmosphere is very positive and enjoyable. I highly recommend the empanadas as an appetizer, very yummy. Their fajitas are very flavorful and tender, and their tortillas are home-made.

Review №66

Great mexican food nice restaurant staff is very friendly

Review №67

Foods a lil pricey for the Southside, can go to other Mexican restaurants around the area for 25% cheaper

Review №68

Wow! What a surprise place to eat while in visiting, San Antonio. Staff is super friendly and attentive. Chips are light and crispy, queso super yummy, great salsa, homemade flour tortillas that are delish, Cheese Enchiladas plate & Ranchero Enchiladas plate were both wonderful. My husband loved there ranchero sauce!! He is a picky eater & reviewer. We both left stuffed and happy. Will definitely be back here when we visit!!! (Didn't even slow done to get pics of the food, sorry) Thanks for the great meal Nicha's

Review №69

The waiter, Steven was very friendly and knowledgeable. As a first time customer, I was treated to a free book of tortilla soup. My entree, a Verde chicken enchilada was delicious. Great neighborhood restaurant.

Review №70

Excellent food and excellent service. We went in mid afternoon to grab a bite. Mark was our waiter and was very attentive throughout. My wife ordered the tortilla soup combo and she loved it. I tasted the soup and could see why she was so happy. Great tortilla soup. I ordered the street tacos and they too were a wonderful surprise.We just drove by and decided to do in, we've never heard of Nicha's but we're very happy we gave it a shot. Next time we're in that area, we'll stop again.

Review №71

Great food Great service hadn't been here in 3years

Review №72

Food is always good and prior to COVID they used to have a wait time especially on weekends but their service was always on point

Review №73

The only thing I can say bad about our experience here was the parking, as the main lot was full. It was very busy and we had to wait a bit. But it was damn sure worth the wait. As soon as we were seated, we had our drinks, we soon ordered the Pablano Enchiladas with Charro Beans. The rice, enchiladas, beans all of it was superb. Even the chips and salsa was fantastic. I can't say enough about how good our server was, Irma was awesome! I would highly recommend Nicha's any day. They're a tad more expensive, but they are worth every penny!

Review №74

Their beans were too salty. No one ate the bean and cheese tacos. What a waist

Review №75

I have always loved Nichas. Today our waiter, Justin, was very charismatic and funny. We got our food really fast and it was amazing as always. Really happy that we made the choice to come here tonight.

Review №76

Always a great place for lunch or dinner.

Review №77

Some of the best beef fajitas & carnitas in S.A.

Review №78

I went on a date with Carolina Carolina Delgado and it was so great. She is so amazing and polite.

Review №79

Some of the best mexican food in the area!

Review №80

Great customer service and even better food, tea, and drinks! Been coming here for over 6 years. Chicken Mole enchiladas are a must!

Review №81

$29.00 for two quart's of menudo insanely over priced

Review №82

We love Nicha's Mexican Comida! It's the closest thing to abuelita's good old fashion home cooking. God Bless you'll!

Review №83

The restaurant was a little busy but not over the top packed. Service took long in my opinion. We waited a bit to get our drinks and orders taken. Food took a long time to come out. As far as the food goes, it was "okay". Not really a home run out of the park kinda place for Mexican food. Decent but not great.

Review №84

Customer service excellent. Food the best

Review №85

Upon arrival the hostess never acknowledged us. Granted the restaurant was busy but a sufficient, "hello I'll be right with you", would have been the courteous thing to do. Waitress was nice. I forget her name but she was okay. Forgot out tortillas but I guess we didn't really need them.

Review №86

In general it is a decent place but has to work in a lot of aspects like their service, the hostess was really nice but the waitress made us wait ages for the check even when the place wasn't full at all. I order the street tacos since that should be the closest thing to mexican tacos and they taste good but they were really oily when they originally should not have that much oil ornot at all. but the beans were really good and the onions on the plate were super cold that doesn't match with a hot plate.

Review №87

Our waitress was great and good foof

Review №88

Food and services were excellent..

Review №89

Friendly staff, great authentic food.

Review №90

I love eating here after visiting the missions or the library. Great atmosphere and delicious food.

Review №91

Super fast service, great prices and delicious food! We had fish tacos with a delicious mango salsa and the beef and cheese enchilada plate with extra tortillas. Excellent!

Review №92

One if my favorite Mexican restaurants in San Antonio. Service, Food, and overall experience is consistent from location to location. I like bringing the kids here. They have selections for everyone. Some of my favorite are mini tacos de asada, carnitas, and flautas. My fiancé loves their enchiladas ( Tex Mex style) and the kids always enjoy their bean and cheese tacos or quesadillas. I especially love their Cadillac margarita and their hot green salsa that you have to ask for.

Review №93

Best Mexican Food hands down. And open for Dinner!

Review №94

Great service and very friendly I will come back

Review №95

I just want to say that my waitress was outstanding. Very friendly and everytime she walked by [Which was a lot because it was very busy] always asked if I needed anything. Food was good too. But I'll go back just because of the excellent service.

Review №96

First I would like to know what happened to Nichas?I remember when I would go in & everything would be Awesome!Now the food is still Great but the people who work there are pathetic...We went on Friday & we got a waiter who was Fantastic but was working the whole front cause other waitress didn't want to get tables even through they are getting paid to be working there, My daughter had to get up 3 xs to get things we needed cause our waiter was helping other tables & wants so upsetting is when we asked for something the girls in the front asked if our waiter was so & so & laughed.. I don't know who hired these girls but they sure give Nichas a bad name! Rick or Art should really give the Original Nichas some attention, it was never like this & it's a shame it's come to this even the manager was more into the bus boys then making sure the customers were taken care of..I'm beyond disappointed of how NOW Nichas is being cared for.. It will be again a long long time if or when I go again..(A disappointed costumer)

Review №97

Delicious, fast and friendly service!

Review №98

Service was good and respectful. The Steak I ordered was not freshly cooked. We went there for My wife, Evelyn's birthday. The sombrero, Happy Birthday song, and sopopia's was a nice touch. Over all enjoyed there experience.

Review №99

I was with four other family members and it was our first time here. We all enjoyed the place and it's atmosphere. I t seemed like a pretty popular place. The parking lot was very full when we arrived and led. We all enjoyed our food and the service was excellent as well as the staff is very friendly

Review №100

U get no chips unless u pay 4 them. The waitress acted like I had the plague. If u r a person of colored DO NOT COME HERE STAY AWAY! Put had 2 ask 4 napkins. Poor service. Never get my business again

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4.5 Rating
  • Address:3119 Roosevelt Ave, San Antonio, TX 78214, United States
  • Site:
  • Phone:+1 210-922-3330
  • Mexican restaurant
Working hours
  • Monday:7AM–9PM
  • Tuesday:7AM–11PM
  • Wednesday:7AM–11PM
  • Thursday:8AM–8PM
  • Friday:7AM–9PM
  • Saturday:7AM–9PM
  • Sunday:7AM–9PM
Service options
  • Outdoor seating:Yes
  • Curbside pickup:Yes
  • Delivery:Yes
  • Takeout:Yes
  • Dine-in:Yes
Health & safety
  • Mask required:Yes
  • Staff required to disinfect surfaces between visits:Yes
  • Fast service:Yes
  • Great coffee:Yes
  • Great dessert:Yes
  • Great tea selection:Yes
Popular for
  • Breakfast:Yes
  • Lunch:Yes
  • Dinner:Yes
  • Solo dining:Yes
  • Wheelchair accessible entrance:Yes
  • Wheelchair accessible parking lot:Yes
  • Wheelchair accessible restroom:Yes
  • Wheelchair accessible seating:Yes
  • Alcohol:Yes
  • Beer:Yes
  • Cocktails:Yes
  • Coffee:Yes
  • Comfort food:Yes
  • Happy hour drinks:Yes
  • Happy hour food:Yes
  • Hard liquor:Yes
  • Kids' menu:Yes
  • Late-night food:Yes
  • Quick bite:Yes
  • Wine:Yes
Dining options
  • Breakfast:Yes
  • Lunch:Yes
  • Dinner:Yes
  • Catering:Yes
  • Dessert:Yes
  • Seating:Yes
  • Bar onsite:Yes
  • Good for kids:Yes
  • High chairs:Yes
  • Restroom:Yes
  • Wi-Fi:Yes
  • Casual:Yes
  • Cozy:Yes
  • Family-friendly:Yes
  • Groups:Yes
  • Tourists:Yes
  • Usually a wait:Yes
  • Debit cards:Yes
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