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South of Nick's - Del Mar, San Diego, CA

South of Nick's - Del Mar

4.6
4.6
439 Reviews
$31 to $50
Mexican
An essential stop in San Diego for Southern California Mexican Cuisine.

South of Nick's Mexican Kitchen & Bar features Classic Mexican favorites, prime steaks and seafood with a So Cal twist. Fine Tequilas & Margaritas

Our food and drink meets the highest standards of quality, freshness and seasonality and combines both modern-creative and traditional styles of cooking.

Nick’s is dedicated to perfecting the dining experience through continuous innovation, offering the highest quality food and beverage, and executing impeccable standards of hospitality. The deeply instilled Nick’s culture is personified by its Ladies and Gentlemen – professionals who share a single focus and are inspired and committed to offering great service and creating positive memorable experiences.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 40 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Mexican, American, Contemporary Mexican
  • Hours of operation
    Daily 11:00 am–10:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (858) 465-7145
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive chef
    Omar Gonzalez
  • Catering
    Please contact fran@nicksrestaurants.com for our platter menu and options.
  • Neighborhood
    Del Mar
  • Parking details
    Public Lot
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Firepit, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 439 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • San Diego

    Mexican

439 Reviews
  1. Shari

    San Diego

    49 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    49 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We really enjoyed our lunch at SofN. They offer free chips and salsa once seated and those are probably some of the best chips and salsa combinations you’ll find. The chips are fresh, warm and crispy and there are two salsas plus a black bean dip - all are great. Hubby had the chicken flautas and liked them. I ordered the seafood enchiladas and they were awesome. I definitely look forward to returning to try more things on the menu. We had lunch there and it was pretty quiet but I’ve heard the place is much busier in the evenings.

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious food and great service! Will definitely go back!

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely delicious. Everything we had. Drinks were fabulous too.

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  4. MichaelE

    San Diego

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent found. Toasted coconut is wonderful. Sarah was awesome

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  5. Great

    San Diego

    39 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    39 reviews

    Dined on May 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food never disappointments! Great cocktails, best Paloma in town. Service has always been great as well. Love sitting on the patio. Indoor space is nice as well but the acoustics are bad if you are there when it is crowded. Also the bathrooms are not well kept - the hooks have been torn off the bathroom stalls forever and it could be kept cleaner. Overall, I love this place, my favorite Mexican sit down in San Diego!

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Delicious food and wonderful service! Beautiful decor

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  7. JodiA

    Phoenix

    1 review

    vip
    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 18, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Service was a little slow. Kitchen ran out two items that we ordered.

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  8. SandraC

    San Diego

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on May 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Three of us shared 3 appetizers and a taco plate. The appetizers were all so awesome. The Fundido, shrimp taquitos, and ceviche. Even their chips and salsas that they bring to the table were delicious. The shrimp tacos were ok. Nothing special, but nothing wrong with them either. Just not as flavorful as the appetizers. Will definitely go back!

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 18, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was delicious. Drinks were great. Our server was not good. The manager was very apologetic and made things right. I will definitely go back. It took about 10 minutes to get our drinks after the server brought us water. After we complained, it seemed like she did the bare minimum. She took our food order and left us alone without really checking back. Literally walking by the table without looking at us. Then when we had to track the manager down to pay our bill so we could leave. Looks like a great place and does have delicious food. Unfortunately, this was not the best first experience service wise.

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  10. LisaC

    San Diego

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    We loved our food, but didn’t have a server for 20 minutes and with reservations we were sat by the bathroom.

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FAQs

South of Nick's - Del Mar is rated 4.6 stars by 439 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 40 times today
Google Map for South of Nick's - Del Mar

3377 Del Mar Heights Rd, San Diego, CA 92014

Additional information

  • Neighborhood
    Del Mar
  • Hours of operation
    Daily 11:00 am–10:00 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Mexican, American, Contemporary Mexican
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Public Lot
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Omar Gonzalez
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Firepit, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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