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"The Original" Southside

"The Original" Southside

Cantina

Fresh Handcrafted
Margaritas

  • THE MILLIONAIRE MARGARITA $65

    Indulge yourself with this unique Margarita handcrafted with Avion Reserva 44 Tequila, Grand Marnier Liqueur 100 Year, Hennessy Cognacs, lemon juice and agave nectar.

  • NICHA'S ORIGINAL MARGARITA $8

    Sauza Hornitos Silver Tequila, Paula's Texas Orange liqueur, fresh lime juice and simple syrup. Served on the rocks.

  • EL CAPITAN $10

    Avion Silver, Cointreau, Gran Marnier, lime juice and agave nectar served straight in a martini glass!

  • SKINNY MARGARITA $8

    Sauza Hornitos Silver Tequila, fresh lime juice, agave nectar and a splash of sparkling water.

  • ADIOS FELICIA! $10

    Patron Silver, Brandy Presidente, Gran Gala, agave syrup, and fresh squeezed lemons and lime juices. Served straight in a martini glass.

  • El PEPINO TRADICIONAL $10

    Jose Cuervo Reposado Tradicional, fresh cucumber, agave nectar and fresh lime juice.

  • EL GUAPO $10

    Herradura reposado, cointreau, grand marnier, agave nectar and fresh lemon juice served straight in a martini glass.

  • Zesty Margarita $9

    Tanteo Jalapeno infused Tequila, lime juice, agave nectar, guava puree and Cointreau served with a silver of jalapeno. Served in a martini glass

  • CADILLAC MARGARITA $10

    A local favorite and one of our best sellers! Patron Silver Tequila, Patron Citronge orange liqueur, Grand Marnier and Nicha's own fresh lemon-lime cordial.

Frozen Drinks

  • SIGNATURE CHAMANGO $10

    Our Perfect Frozen Margarita with mango puree, chamoy and Trechas Chili Powder on the rim

  • HOUSE LIME FROZEN $7.50/$9.50

    Add your favorite flavor, Mango, Cucumber, Watermelon, Sangria, Prickly Pear or Strawberry for $1 more.
    Add Grand Marnier floater $2

  • BEER-RITA

    Enjoy your favorite bottled beer with your frozen margarita. Just add the price of your beer to our large house frozen price!

  • PINA COLADA $8
  • STRAWBERRY DAIQUIRI $8

Cocktails

  • Mojitos $9

    Barcardy's Mint Rum, Fresh lime juice ans simple syrup

  • ULTIMATE SANGRIA $7

    Nicha's signature sangria is going to be your new favorite! Presidente Brandy, red wine and a refreshing medley of fresh, seasonal fruit juices.

  • DEEP EDDY'S SPIKED PRICKLY PEAR LEMONADE $7

    Deep Eddy's Vodka, Seersucker Lemon Gin, prickly pear, fresh lemon juice, club soda, mint

  • BLOODY MARY $7

    One of the most popular in the city! Tito's Vodka and our special spices. Delicioso!

  • Paloma $9

    Mexico's most popular cocktail behind the Margarita! Dulce Vida Grapefruit Tequila, fresh lime juice, grapefruit soda and a pinch of salt.

  • Moscow MULE $9

    Deep Eddy Vodka, fresh lime juice and ginger beer.

  • NICHA'S MULE $9

    Your choice of Patron Silver Tequila or Tito's Handmade Vodka, hibiscus, fresh lime and spicy ginger beer

  • PAINKILLER $10

    A vacation in a glass! Nicha's rum blend, shaken with an island-inspired medley of coconut cream, cacao and pineapple & orange juices

  • Mimosa $6

    Sparkling wine and orange juice.

  • Cantarito $9

    Altos Silver Tequila mixed with our special blend of freshly squeezed orange, grapefruit soda and a dash of salt.

  • Prickly Pear Martini $9

    Tito's Vodka, Cointreau, lemon/lime juice and prickly pear. Served with a pink sugar rim

  • Ranch Water $10

    1800 Silver Tequila, fresh lime juice and Topo Chico.

  • EL PEPINO CUCUMBER MARTINI $9

    Fresh cucumber, Effen Cucumber Vodka, cucumber syrup and lime juice. Bright and refreshing!

  • DEVIL'S COFFEE MARTINI $9

    The perfect blend of Devils River Coffee Bourbon and Chila Cinnamon Cream

Bottled Beer

  • 12 oz. $4.00/4.50

    Bohemia, Bud Light Platinum, Michelob Ultra, Negra Modelo, Shiner Bock, Victoria, Angry Orchard, Blue Moon, Corona, Dos Equis, Modelo Especial, Sol, Tecate, Indio and Pacifico.

Nicha's Famous Michelada

  • +$2.50

    Upgrade any of our beers with our house michelada mix
    for $2.50 more.

Happy Hour

Monday - Friday 3:30 pm - 7 pm

Reverse Happy Hour

Friday & Saturday 9 pm - 11 pm

$2 OFF HOUSE MARGARITA

  • LONG ILAND $5
  • WELLS 3.50

  • $5 Bar Bites

    Beef Empanadas
    Mini Flautas
    Jalapeno Poppers (filled with cream cheese)

  • $6 Bar Bites

    Bean & Cheese Nachos
    Chips & Queso

  • $7 Bar Bites

    Chicken Fajita Quesadillas
    Happy Hour Trio
    (3 empanadas, 3 jalapeno poppers & 4 mini flautas)

Dinner

Aperitivos

  • BEAN & CHEESE NACHOS $8.49

    Crispy tortilla chips topped with refried beans and melted cheese, with jalapeños on the side.

  • FAJITA NACHOS $13.49

    A layer of beef or chicken fajita, refried beans, cheese, guacamole and jalapeños, served on a bed of crispy tortilla chips.

  • SUPER NACHOS $11.49

    Crispy tortilla chips topped with refried beans, ground beef and melted cheese. Served with guacamole, tomatoes and jalapeños.

  • EMPANADAS $7.49

    Six empanadas filled with picadillo and Monterey Jack Cheese, deep-fried and served with our cilantro cream sauce.

  • QUESO FLAMEADO $8.99

    Melted Monterey Jack cheese blended with Mexican chorizo, with three homemade corn tortillas.

  • NICHA’S QUESO $6.99

    Melted cheese blended with our spicy salsa and served with crispy tortilla chips. Add Picadillo $1.50

  • LA BOTANA PLATTER $14.99

    The ultimate appetizer platter! Three beef and three chicken fajita nachos, three beef and cheese empanadas, four chicken flautas and a side of queso, pico de gallo, sour cream and guacamole. Mucha comida!

  • MINI SOPES $6.99

    Four fried corn shells with chorizo beans, lettuce, tomato, queso fresco and crema.

  • CHEESE QUESADILLAS $7.49

    Monterey Jack cheese, jalapeños, tomatoes and onions between flour tortillas served with guacamole and sour cream.
    Add Beef Fajita $3 or Chicken Fajita $2

  • SHRIMP QUESADILLAS $9.99

    Sautéed shrimp, cheese, jalapeños, tomatoes, onions and fresh cilantro on toasted corn or flour tortillas. Served with guacamole and sour cream.

  • JALAPEÑO POPPERS $5.99

    Five breaded Jalapeños filled with cream cheese and fried to a golden brown, served with cilantro cream sauce.

Especiales of The Casa

Plates served with Spanish rice, your choice of charro beans or refried, and two flour tortillas.

  • FAJITA FIESTA $14.25

    Make your meal a fiesta! Two flour tortillas rolled and filled with beef or chicken, topped with queso. Guacamole salad and charro beans served on the side.

  • CARNE GUISADA $10.99

    Savory beef tips cooked and simmered in our familia’s special gravy. Served with refried beans.

  • CHILE RELLENO $11.99

    A fried poblano pepper stuffed with Monterey Jack cheese and topped with salsa ranchera. Served with guacamole salad and charro beans on the side.
    With Picadillo $13.99

  • FLAUTAS $10.49

    Three long, thin, crispy corn tortillas (“flutes”) rolled and stuffed with shredded chicken, served with Guacamole, sour cream, lettuce, tomatoes and refried beans on the side.

  • TAMPIQUEÑA PLATE $15.99

    One 5 oz. ribeye steak, one cheese enchilada and a crispy beef taco, served with guacamole salad and charro beans on the side.

  • STEAK RANCHERO $16.99

    For meat lovers! A 10 oz. grilled choice Ribeye steak, served with our special salsa ranchera, refried beans and sliced avocado.

  • CHICKEN ALAMBRE $12.99

    Tender chunks of white chicken breast sautéed with bacon, onions, tomatoes and poblano peppers in our salsa ranchera, topped with Monterey Jack cheese.

  • PORK CARNITAS $13.99

    Tender pork marinated in spices and fruit juice with a crispy outer layer. Served with guacamole salad.

Sopas Y Ensaladas

  • CHICKEN AVOCADO SALAD $10.99

    Crisp romaine lettuce topped with savory grilled chicken, sliced avocado, tomatoes, bacon and cheese. Sub beef fajita $2

  • TACO SALAD $8.99

    Tortilla shell filled with picadillo or pollo, beans, lettuce, tomatoes, guacamole and cheese. Sub Beef Fajita $3 or Chicken Fajita $2

  • GUACAMOLE SALAD $8.99

    Perfect as a dip! Shredded lettuce, tomatoes and mucho guacamole in a tortilla shell.

  • TORTILLA SOUP 6.99

    A traditional favorite, with shredded chicken, tomatoes, avocados, Monterey Jack cheese and cilantro, with crispy corn tortilla strips on the side.

    Small (16 oz.) $6.99
    Large (32 oz.) $8.99

  • TORTILLA SOUP COMBO $9.49

    Mom’s specialty! A 16 oz. bowl of tortilla soup served with one crispy chicken taco, one chicken flauta and guacamole.

  • MENUDO $7.29

    A rich broth with beef tripe and hominy.

    Small (16 oz.) $7.29
    Large (32 oz.) $13.49

  • CALDO DE RES $10.49

    (While Supplies Last)
    Our seasonal tradition. Delicious combination of squash, potatoes, carrots, zucchini, celery, cabbage, onions and tomatoes with beef shank and a side order of rice. Served October-March weekends only. Roosevelt location every weekend all year.

  • CALDO DE POLLO $9.99

    (While Supplies Last)
    Chicken soup with carrots, potatoes, squash and celery, served with a side of rice. Weekends only, except Roosevelt location.

  • TACO & SOPA $9.99

    16 oz. tortilla soup bowl, your choice of one beef or chicken fajita taco, and a side of pico de gallo. No beans or rice.
    Sub Beef Fajita $2

Taco Platos

Not served with tortillas.

  • CRISPY TACOS $8.99

    Three crispy tacos filled with beef or chicken, lettuce, tomatoes and cheese. Served with rice and refried beans. Simple and muy bueno!

  • PUFFY TACOS $10.99

    Two puff tacos topped with picadillo or pollo, lettuce, tomatoes and cheese. Served with rice and refried beans.

  • TACOS RANCHEROS $9.99

    Two soft rolled corn tortillas stuffed with beef or chicken, topped with salsa ranchera, lettuce, tomatoes, and cheese. Served with rice and refried beans.

  • STREET TACOS $10.49

    Four mini corn tortillas filled with tender steak pieces topped with queso fresco and avocado. Served with cilantro, grilled onions, chile toreado, and charro beans.

  • Carnita Tacos 10.99

    Two Pork Carnita Tacos filled with our delicious cabbage slaw and wrapped in corn tortillas. Served with Charro Beans.

Mariscos

  • SHRIMP COCKTAIL $10.99

    A homemade cocktail of shrimp combined with our special cocktail sauce, tomato, onions, cilantro and avocado. Served with crackers on the side. Muy delicioso! Served Friday-Sunday only.

  • SHRIMP TACOS $10.99

    Two soft corn tortillas filled with grilled shrimp, topped with cabbage slaw and your choice of cilantro cream sauce or baja sauce. Served with pico de gallo and sweet potato fries.

  • FISH TACOS $10.99

    Two soft corn tortillas filled with grilled seasoned cod, topped with cabbage slaw and your choice of cilantro cream sauce or baja sauce. Served with pico de gallo and sweet potato fries.

  • Shrimp a la Diabla $16.99

    8 Large shrimp sautéed in a spicy tomato and chipotle sauce. Served with white rice and our Nicha’s side salad.

Pollos & Fajitas

Served with Spanish rice, your choice of charro beans or refried, guacamole salad and two flour tortillas, except where noted.

  • FLAME-GRILLED CHICKEN BREAST $13.49

    Topped with Monterey Jack cheese and your choice of mole sauce, chipotle cream, salsa ranchera, poblano sauce or tomatillo sauce.

  • PORTOBELLO FAJITAS $14.49

    Vegetarian
    Marinated and grilled portobello mushroom, sliced and served on a bed of sizzling onions, and bell peppers. Served with white rice and black beans.

  • PARRILLADA (SERVES 2-3) $42.99

    Marinated beef and chicken fajitas, pork carnitas, country sausage, grilled shrimp and one chorizo and cheese stuffed poblano pepper, all over a bed of grilled onions and bell peppers. Served with pico de gallo and six tortillas.

  • FAJITAS GRATINADAS $14.99

    10 oz. outside skirt cooked to order and covered with ranchero sauce and Monterey Jack cheese.

Fajitas

Eat familia-style! Sizzling marinated beef or chicken fajitas with grilled onions and bell peppers. Served with pico de gallo.

For one (2 Tortillas)

  • Beef $17.99
  • Chicken $15.99
  • Mixed $16.99

For two (6 Tortillas)

  • Beef $34.99
  • Chicken $29.99
  • Mixed $32.99

Enchiladas Plates

Served with rice, refried beans and two flour tortillas.

  • NICHA’S ENCHILADA PLATE $10.29

    A Nicha’s tradition! Two cheese enchiladas covered with our familia’s special sauce and chili con carne. Sub beef or chicken (per enchilada) $0.49

  • ENCHILADAS MEXICANAS 10.49

    Three enchiladas filled with queso fresco and topped with our special chile guajillo sauce.

  • CHICKEN MOLE ENCHILADAS $10.49

    Two chicken enchiladas topped with our mole sauce (contains peanuts) and Monterey Jack cheese.

  • LA BANDERA $10.99

    Want to change it up a bit? Get one cheese enchilada with chili, one green enchilada and one chicken mole enchilada to add a little variety to your plate!

  • POBLANO ENCHILADAS $10.49

    Two chicken enchiladas topped with a roasted poblano cream sauce and Monterey Jack cheese.

  • SPINACH & SHRIMP ENCHILADAS $12.99

    Vegan version also available
    Two enchiladas filled with sautéed shrimp, spinach and mushrooms, topped with poblano cream and Monterey Jack cheese. Served with white rice and black beans.

  • GREEN ENCHILADAS $10.49

    Going green has never been better! Two chicken enchiladas covered with tomatillo sauce, Monterey Jack cheese and sour cream.

  • CHIPOTLE ENCHILADAS $10.49

    Two chicken enchiladas covered with our chipotle cream sauce and Monterrey Jack cheese.

Burritos

  • TEXAS FRIED $10.49

    A Nicha’s original since 1977! Flour tortilla filled with beans, cheese, your choice of meat (picadillo, carne guisada, al carbon or beef or chicken fajita), deep fried and topped with chili con carne and cheese.

  • GORDO BURRITO $10.49

    Soft flour tortilla filled with lettuce, tomatoes, rice, beans, guacamole, sour cream, cheese and your choice of meat (picadillo, carne guisada, al carbon or beef or chicken fajita), topped with gravy, chili con carne and cheese.

Lunch Platos

Plates served with rice, refried beans, and two flour tortillas, except where noted. No substitutions on lunch specials.

  • L1. CHEESE ENCHILADAS $8.99

    A Nicha’s tradition! Two cheese enchiladas topped with enchilada gravy and chili con carne.

  • L2. GREEN ENCHILADA PLATE $8.99

    Go green! Two chicken enchiladas covered in tomatillo sauce, Monterey Jack cheese and sour cream.

  • L3. RANCHERO ENCHILADAS $8.99

    Two chicken enchiladas in a soft corn tortilla, topped with our familia’s ranchero sauce, lettuce, tomatoes and cheese.

  • L4. BEEF OR CHICKEN ENCHILADAS $8.99

    Two beef or chicken enchiladas topped with enchilada gravy and chili con carne.

  • L5. CARNE GUISADA PLATE $9.99

    Savory beef tips cooked and simmered in our familia’s special gravy.

  • L6. CRISPY TACO PLATE $8.49

    Two crispy tacos filled with beef or chicken, lettuce, tomatoes and cheese. No tortillas.

  • L7. FLAUTA PLATE $8.49

    Three long, thin, crispy corn tortillas (“flutes”) rolled and stuffed with shredded chicken and served with guacamole and sour cream.

  • L8. THE LIGHTER SIDE $7.49

    Cup of tortilla soup, one chicken flauta and one crispy chicken taco. No beans or rice.

  • L9. CHICKEN MOLE ENCHILADAS $8.29

    Two chicken enchiladas topped with our mole sauce (contains peanuts) and Monterey Jack cheese.

  • L10. TACO & SOPA $8.99

    16 oz. tortilla soup bowl, one chicken fajita taco, and a side of pico de gallo. No beans or rice.

    Sub Beef Fajita Taco $2

combo Plates

Served with rice, refried beans, and two flour tortillas.

  • MEXICAN PLATE $13.49

    Two cheese enchiladas, one bean, and cheese chalupa and a puff beef taco.

  • SALTILLO PLATE $10.99

    Arthur’s favorite! One beef puff taco and one cheese enchilada topped with our familia’s special gravy and chili con carne.

  • DAD'S PLATE $12.49

    Our padre’s favorite! Two cheese enchiladas and your choice of beef or chicken fajitas or carne guisada and a side of guacamole.

  • THE THREE AMIGOS $10.99

    Enjoy a meal with your favorite amigos — one cheese enchilada, one tamale and one crispy taco.

american Food

  • Hamburger $8.99

    Our classic juicy burger with lettuce, tomatoes, pickles and french fries on the side.
    Add cheese for .99

Dulce

  • TRES LECHES $5.49

    A San Antonio favorite! Vanilla sponge cake, soaked in three types of milk, topped with whipped cream and maraschino cherries.

  • SOPAPILLAS $4.99

    Soft pillows of puffed pastry dusted with cinnamon and powdered sugar and drizzled with honey.
    Add a scoop of vanilla ice cream $2.50

  • CHURROS WITH ICE CREAM $6.25

    Two churros with a heaping scoop of vanilla ice cream

  • CHEESECAKE $4.99

    Our rich New York Style cheesecake with a dense and creamy consistency.
    Add strawberries $0.99

  • HOMEMADE FLAN $4.99

    A velvety baked custard with a hint of Mexican cinnamon and rich caramelized topping served with whipped cream on the side

  • CHOCOLATE GANACHE CAKE $4.99

    A chocolate cake covered with a rich chocolate ganache icing.

Kid's Corner

$6.25

For children 12 and under or Senior Citizens 55 and older (absolutely no substitutions).

Choose one of the following:
Crispy Beef or Chicken, Taco, Cheese Enchilda, Bean and Cheese Chalupa, Cheese Quesadilla
(All served with rice and refried beans)
OR
5 piece Chicken Nuggets or a Foot-long Corn Dog
(Served with French Fries)

Children’s options come with a small soft drink and the choice of orange slices or ice cream bar (when dining in).

Breakfast

Traditional Breakfast

Plates served with refried beans, papas, and two flour tortillas, except where noted.

  • HUEVOS RANCHEROS $4.99

    Two eggs (any style) with salsa ranchera on top.

  • HUEVOS A LA MEXICANA $5.99

    It’s got a kick! Two eggs scrambled with jalapeños, tomatoes and onions.

  • HUEVOS DIVORCIADOS $5.99

    Two eggs over easy sitting on two warm corn tortillas, topped with our special tomatillo sauce and salsa ranchera divided by refried beans and papas.

  • PORK CHOPS $8.99

    (Currently Unavailable) Two pork chops served with two eggs (any style) and papas a la Mexicana.

  • ARTHUR’S SPECIAL $7.99

    Two eggs (any style), served with barbacoa and papas a la Mexicana.

  • AMIGOS DE LARRY $8.79

    Two eggs over easy with bits of tender beef, tomatoes, onions, jalapeños and salsa ranchera on top, and sitting on two warm corn tortillas.

  • CHILAQUILES $7.19

    This one’s got a crunch and a kick! Crispy corn tortillas scrambled with eggs, jalapeños, tomatoes, and onions, topped with cheese.

  • BARBACOA PLATE $9.99

    Tender, slow-cooked meat served with a side of pico de gallo.

  • BARBACOA POUND $18.99

    One pound of barbacoa served with pico de gallo and 6 tortillas.

  • CHORIZO CON HUEVO $6.49

    Mexican sausage (chorizo) scrambled with eggs.

  • MACHACADO CON HUEVO $7.49

    Dried, shredded beef scrambled with eggs, chile peppers, tomatoes, onions and mucho flavor.

  • MIGAS PLATE $6.99

    Crispy corn tortillas scrambled with eggs and topped with cheese.

Tacos

Add cheese, guacamole, avocado slices, or sour cream for only $0.59 

  • BEAN AND CHEESE $1.59
  • CARNE GUISADA 3.79
  • NORTENO TACO $4.19
  • POLLO WITH LETTUCE, TOMATO $2.79
  • PICADILLO WITH LETTUCE, TOMATO $2.79
  • GUACAMOLE WITH LETTUCE, TOMATO $2.79
  • BEAN AND RICE $1.59
  • LENGUA $3.79

    Roosevelt location only

  • FAJITA BEEF OR CHICKEN $3.99
  • AL CARBON (CARNE ASADA) $3.79
  • CARNE A LA MEXICANA $3.79
  • BARBACOA $3.65
  • CHILAQUILES $2.39
  • HAM AND EGG $2.49
  • EGG A LA MEXICANA $1.79

  • MACHACADO $2.79
  • PAPAS A LA MEXICANA $1.79
  • PAPAS RANCHERA $1.79
  • PAPAS AND GRAVY $1.79
  • POTATO AND EGG $1.99
  • BEAN AND EGG $1.99
  • BACON AND EGG $1.99
  • CHORIZO AND EGG $1.99
  • COUNTRY SAUSAGE AND EGG $2.49
  • CHORIZO AND POTATO $1.99
  • CHORIZO AND BEAN $1.99

Omelettes

Omelettes are served with papas and toast.

  • HAM AND CHEESE OMELETTE $7.79

    The classic omelette, just like mama always makes it.

  • Western Omelette $8.99

    Ham, bell peppers, onions, tomatoes and cheese.

  • Spinach And Mushroom Omelette $8.99

    (Currently Unavailable)
    French spinach, mushrooms and Monterey Jack cheese.

Pancakes

Pancakes are served until 2 p.m. only. Includes two slices of bacon or one sausage patty.

  • SHORTSTACK PANCAKES $4.99

    Go pequeño with this smaller portion of our delicioso pancakes.

  • Triple Stack Pancakes $5.99

    Go grande and get more delicioso pancakes.

  • Pancake Meal $9.49

    Two pancakes, 2 eggs (any style, two bacon strips, one sausage patty, and papas.

Bebidas

Pepsi | Diet Pepsi | Sierra Mist | Mountain Dew | Mexican Coke | Iced Tea | Coffee | Hot Tea | Hot Chocolate | Orange Juice | Apple Juice | White or Chocolate Milk | Freshly Squeezed Lemonade (No Refills)

Margarita To-Go

Will you pick frozen or on the rocks? Choose 12 oz. regular for $7 or large 18 oz. for $8.




Margarita Gallon To-Go

Choose a gallon of our frozen or on the rocks house margarita!




Bebidas

Pepsi, Diet Pepsi, Sierra Mist, Mountain Dew, Mexican Coke, Freshly squeezed lemonade (no refills), Iced Tea, Coffee, Hot Tea, Hot Chocolate, Orange Juice, Apple Juice, White or chocolate milk