Our Historia

It all began with one familia

And a passion for great comida

Nichas Divider

The Nicha’s story began in 1977 when our parents, Gene and Dionisia (“Nicha”) Garcia, opened Minit Taco on the south side of San Antonio. Our classic, homestyle Mexican food quickly acquired a loyal following. As a result, we expanded three times into what is now our original location on Roosevelt Avenue, near the historic Mission San Jose. Over the years, all six Garcia children have worked here — our cocina is truly a familia effort.

In 2003, my brother and I bought the restaurant to continue our parent’s legacy. In honor of our mother, we renamed the restaurant Nicha’s Comida Mexicana. Later came a second restaurant on Loop 410 to serve northwest San Antonio. And lastly, we opened a third location in Live Oak, Texas, our most recent location.

Despite these changes...

Certain traditions always remain the same — great food based on our mother’s recipes and fine style of cooking, loyal customers and great atmophere where friends and family can gather. Come taste the tradition created by our familia.