The much-anticipated opening of the new Nido’s Backyard greeted Oakland foodies last month. The colorful, playful and delicious addition to the Jack London Square food scene is the talk of the town and the exciting news has been covered by a number of online restaurant articles at CBS SF BayArea, Diablo Magazine and the SF Chronicle.
A recent (and excellent) Eater SF article describes what patrons will experience at Nido’s Backyard. From the article:
Once they pass over that crosswalk, customers at Nido’s Backyard step onto a much more colorful walking path: A 200-foot-long road that’s styled after a serape, or Mexican blanket. That path winds its way through the space, which is about 4,500-square feet occupied by 14 shipping containers and 200 seats (the rest of the lot is not yet developed). It’s “a yellow brick road, but multi-colored,” says Cory. Along the way, customers will pass backyard games, a dedicated kids area, and Mexican art prints from local Latinx artists.
Be sure check out the entire EaterSF article as they have some amazing photography showcasing the newest foodie addition to the region.
The opening menu boasted such items as Carnitas Y Chicharron tacos with assorted pork confit, chicharrón, pickled carrot, avocado and Volcan De Camarones Al Ajillo, a grilled taco with Oaxaca cheese, garlic shrimp and whole pinquito beans.
If you haven’t had a chance to experience Nido’s Backyard, here is what Yelpers had to say:
Love the space that the Nido owners created here. Margarita pitchers (!!!) are on point and the tetela was amazing. – Erin P.
Best new patio in Oakland. Mushroom and lamb tacos are delish. Lucy took great care of us!! – Amanda D.
Awesome place. When you want a day to just hang out with friends, have drinks (maybe all day), and amazing food there is no place like this in Oakland. Have been a fan of Nido for years and this is a great extension of what they are doing and a great addition to the neighborhood. Love seeing cool stuff pop in in JLS. Highly recommend. – Brandon M.
Nido’s Backyard is open Tuesday-Thursday: 4pm-9pm | Friday: 4pm-10pm ~ bar ‘til 11pm
| Saturday: 11am-10pm ~ bar ‘til 11pm | Sunday: 11am-9pm. Learn more on their website, Facebook Page and Instagram Feed.
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