Nico's Mexican Food
This Ocean Beach location is the Nico's original -- super-consistent and delicious California burritos are their hallmark, and you can always expect friendly service.
Showing up in almost every “best of” list, Nico's has three locations in San Diego and fifteen in Arizona. Jose Carreon (son of the founders), runs the original Ocean Beach location and says that he tries to keep it old school, sticking to what his Mom and Dad started. The average-sized California burritos have the perfect balance of carne asada, crisp fries, melty cheese, and cool sour cream—the only bummer is that guac isn’t included, but trust us, it’s worth the extra charge.
How to order: Seating is on a first-come basis.