Good Things From Mr. Nice Guys

By on May 25, 2016

“Costa Rica” literally means, “Rich Coast” which aptly defines a progressive country with a wealth of cultures and tastes. Bordered by the Caribbean Sea and the Pacific Ocean with a strong Spanish influence there is no wonder that the food from Costa Rica is rich, imaginative and inspirational. Inspired by surfing vacations to the region, Mike Emery experimented with his own recipes and, along with co-owners Scott Vantuyl and Brandon Shelest, created Mr. Nice Guys.

For the last five years, Mr. Nice Guys has been a favorite Tulsa food truck garnering praise from Best of Tulsa and other awards. Now, Mr. Nice Guys offers a take-out opportunity nestled in the heart of mid-town Tulsa, 3711 S Harvard Street, Suite 2. Additionally, these three really nice guys have commandeered the Hunt Club Kitchen in downtown Tulsa which allows Mr. Nice Guys to continue catering special events such as weddings, birthdays and corporate parties.

Mr. Nice Guys’ Menu is small but mighty, power packed with Caribbean inspired seasonings like black bean, corn Pico, cilantro lime. On the day we visited we enjoyed the Spicy Pork tacos that left no question as to why they are a guest favorite. Yet, the Grilled Veggie Tacos were my favorite with their sassy twist of citrus slaw. All tacos come with guest choice of mild, medium, hot or chipotle mayo so customizing your taco is easy and delicious.


It’s hard to improve on the traditional macaroni and cheese yet Mr. Nice Guys makes a good thing great. We tried a version of macaroni and cheese with salmon, a perfect comfort food for a summer day. With it, we sampled Mr. Nice Guys’ chips and guacamole that completed a satisfying, light meal.


Events of fifty or more can be catered by calling 918.991.2357 or by stopping by their take-out location at 3711 S. Harvard, open Tuesday through Saturday 11 am – 9 pm. Be sure to watch for their daily special on Facebook. Order carryout using the free OrderOnMyWay app.


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About The Novel Gardener

"The Novel Gardener", Maurie Traylor, lives, creates, writes, paints, gardens and cooks in Mid-Town Tulsa. Her work has appeared in Oklahoma Gardener, Edible Tulsa Magazine and The Tulsa Literary Review. When not writing or painting, Maurie works with clients in creating meaningful spaces for home and garden. Her inspiration for her creative life stems from her family, namely her grandmother, whose garden and kitchen fed migrant workers and a large family during The Great Depression. Following that example, Maurie begins each day with the question, "What can we create today?"